Skip to comments.The Pentagon Wages War On Christians
Posted on 05/03/2013 2:42:28 AM PDT by LD Jackson
The United States Department of Defense is waging another war, but not against another country. Their target? Christians in our own military.
Obama appointees at the Pentagon have jumped into bed with Mikey Weinstein, founder of the Military Religions Freedom Foundation, who will be a consultant in developing new policies on religious tolerance in the military. The new policies will include a court-martial for military chaplains who share the Gospel during spiritual counseling of American servicemen and women.
Weinstein wrote an angry column for the Huffington Post in which he said, “Today, we face incredibly well-funded gangs of fundamentalist Christian monsters who terrorize their fellow Americans by forcing their weaponized and twisted version of Christianity upon their helpless subordinates in our nation’s armed forces.”
Weinstein has also compared sharing the Gospel to rape and said, "It is a version of being spiritually raped and you are being spiritually raped by fundamentalist Christian religious predators." He told the Washington Post that proselytizing is a "national security threat."
The Pentagon would not confirm or deny that anyone has been prosecuted for sharing their faith, but did confirm that soldiers could be prosecuted under military regulations for doing so.
In his column Weinstein endorsed the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), which has labeled Christian groups supporting traditional marriage as "hate groups." The SPLC is the group which supplied the training material presented to a Pennsylvania Army Reserve unit which said that Evangelical Christians are the number one extremist threat to America. Not the Muslim Brotherhood. Not Al Qaeda. Not Hamas. Not the Ku Klux Klan. Evangelical Christians are at the top of their list.
Congressman Randy Forbes (R-VA) has been monitoring religious discrimination complaints in the military and he told Fox News that it's getting worse. He said, "It's been a steady attack on faith and religious freedom that we've seen in our military like we've never seen before. We are getting a lot of calls from soldiers saying 'we're afraid of going to church, we're afraid to be seen praying, we're afraid that would hurt our careers, our promotions.'"
Forbes asked Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel about the religious liberty issues and listed specific examples:
Could it be that the dictator-wanna-be needs to have an all liberal military that he can count on to do his bidding one day?
It would appear that for our sins God has confounded logical, rational thinking in America...
...we all know what follows.
“Secretary Hagel said he had no idea what Forbes was talking about.”
Why does that not surprise me?
Thank you SOOOOO much for posting this. The blog item it links to is documented for each point. WELL WORTH a bookmark - so you can shove it in the face of any libtard family members or “friends” who insist that Obutthead isn’t anti-Christian/anti-Jewish and promotes Islam.
It’s more in Obama’s fight to destroy America.
The military filled with Queers and women and now they drive out Christians, then what is left?
Now if they can outlaw civilians with guns we can be taken over by the first country to decide to do so.
It’s all part of the plan. Americans voted for it. or at least the polls showed they did, By fraud and deceit? A lot of it and next time more since Romney accepted it and went back to getting richer.
Drum beats of pending revolution!
At some point soon there will be the last straw...apparently this is not it, if not this... WHAT?
Not fair to smear all women. A great many of whom have had long histories of their families fighting for this country. It’s OUR country too. I know many women who have proudly and honorably served, some from my family [which has served this country since the revolutionary war, and save the Spanish American war, had a service member in every fight we’ve ever had. So sucks to you for knocking women! (And no, I’m not for allowing women into every role, for instance, submarines.]
I’m hoping Christians will enlist in droves.
I can imagine lots of ways this could play out. If all the Christians in the military broke this rule, the military courts would stagger under the burden of litigation.
Hmmmm. Where could this be headed?
Thanks for posting this.
I’m not shocked that a Muslim President is warring on Christians. I’m only shocked that he ever got elected twice and that there is no outcry about it.
I am all for women In the Waves, The Wacs and other womens service organizations.
They do not belong in the military mixed in with men and they do not under any circumstances belong in Combat.
Now that isn’t an attitude taken because I dislike women, but because I respect them—as women.
If that sucks, then so be it. I love women. I respect them.
Elections have consequences, I blame this on all the brain dead democratic voters who ignored Barack Hussein Obamas choice of religion, which regardless of what sources may try to steer you into believing is and always will be Islam.
And islam is the law of the land, ushered in thanks to the efforts of The Muslim Brotherhood.
I don’t remember any attempts at conversion going on when I was in the USAF. We did have to attend chapel on Sunday but no one was forced to go forward. Out of Basic you were on your own to chose which church you wanted to go to, or no church.
While I am seeing a very anti-Christian attitude in this admin I must mention that I do have a book by a former Military Chaplan which is very anti-Catholic and he bemoans the fact that he can’t really preach the way he wanted to. He was a Campbellite chaplan.
I definitely would not want HIM trying to convert soldiers to his way of thinking, having run into a lot of CofC preachers in the past. Remember the Campbellite Wars her on FR back about 2004-2008?
I also have TWO New Testaments published by the US Government Printing Office. One from 1941, and one from 1957.
THE WHITE HOUSE
March 6, 1941
To the members of the Army:
As Commander-in-Chief I take pleasure in commending the reading of the Bible to all who serve in the armed forces of the United States. Throughout the centuries man of many faiths and diverse origins have found in the Sacred Book words of wisdom, counsel and inspiration. It is a fountain of strength and now, as always, an aid in attaining the highest aspirations of the human soul.
Very sincerely yours,
FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT
Freepmail wagglebee to subscribe or unsubscribe from the moral absolutes ping list.
This is, IMHO, due to a few things: The insidious infiltration of Islam in our military and government, generalized atheistic communism/socialism, and the homosexual agenda. I have no doubt that observant Jews will be next to be discriminated against. Note that Weinstein said elsewhere (I didn't see it in this article) that he's never seen a fundamentalist Moslem. I wonder if this will be enough for those who've taken oaths to seriously consider them.
Anyone wanting on/off either ping list, freepmail me.
I’ve read many personal experience of those in the military and 98% of them agree with Venturer.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.