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Army Labeled Evangelicals as Religious Extremists
foxnews.com ^ | April 5, 2013 | Todd Starnes

Posted on 04/05/2013 4:26:16 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012

A U.S. Army training instructor listed Evangelical Christianity and Catholicism as examples of religious extremism along with Al Qaeda and Hamas during a briefing with an Army Reserve unit based in Pennsylvania, Fox News has learned.

“We find this offensive to have Evangelical Christians and the Catholic Church to be listed among known terrorist groups,” said Ron Crews, executive director of the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty. “It is dishonorable for any U.S. military entity to allow this type of wrongheaded characterization.”

The incident occurred during an Army Reserve Equal Opportunity training brief on extremism. Topping the list is Evangelical Christianity. Other organizations listed included Catholicism, Al Qaeda, Hamas, the Ku Klux Klan, Sunni Muslims, and Nation of Islam.

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If this doesn't outrage you, nothing will.
1 posted on 04/05/2013 4:26:16 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

But the muslim that gunned down people on an Army base was just having a bad day.

To label Christians with the KKK and Al Queda.

Sickening.


2 posted on 04/05/2013 4:29:53 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: ilovesarah2012

It’s not like the Army’s had Christian chaplains for literally hundreds of years... oh, wait.


3 posted on 04/05/2013 4:31:29 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: autumnraine

I used to believe our military would stand with “we the people” in a crisis. Now I’m not so sure. They, too, are being brainwashed.


4 posted on 04/05/2013 4:33:48 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

Whai is outrageous is that the person who did this has not been identified and has not been dismissed.


5 posted on 04/05/2013 4:35:42 PM PDT by allendale
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To: ilovesarah2012

The Pentagon has to do whatever Barry Soetoro, Valerie Jarrett and any other leftwing extremist bomb thrower who comes down the pike tells them to do. The kids are running this chicken coop now! Elections do have consequences.


6 posted on 04/05/2013 4:37:53 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Bill of Rights?)
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To: ilovesarah2012

They hated Jesus first keeps coming to mind. Evangelical Christians are at the top of the hated list and the left’s number one target.


7 posted on 04/05/2013 4:39:31 PM PDT by yellowdoghunter (No man is without sin.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Army spokesman George Wright told Fox News that this was an “isolated incident not condoned by the Dept. of the Army.”

Isolated incident, my a$$.

8 posted on 04/05/2013 4:40:05 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

So all the Army did was have the presenter delete the material from usage. As a Catholic I feel so much better now.


9 posted on 04/05/2013 4:43:05 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Our day of being “thrown into the colosseum” so to speak is coming....it’s coming.


10 posted on 04/05/2013 4:43:06 PM PDT by MachIV
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To: ilovesarah2012

Anyone wonder if your military will fire on you?


11 posted on 04/05/2013 4:45:05 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome

That’s what I said. I always assumed our military would be on our side. I don’t any more.


12 posted on 04/05/2013 4:46:22 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: autumnraine

Beyond that, to label the KKK alongside AL Queda is ridiculous. They haven’t done anything major in decades, they’re membership is TINY, and they’re also a domestic group. When would the military ever have any contact with them? The same goes for organizations like the Black Panthers.

This is yet another example of social engineering in the military. “Not all terrorists are Muslims!”
Yes, but the ones you need to worry about ARE!

The fact that Evangelicals and Catholics are listed as terrorists is an outrage, and church leaders (including the Pope) should condemn this in the strongest terms.


13 posted on 04/05/2013 4:48:08 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: xzins; Mad Dawg; lightman; cindy-true-supporter; EDINVA; Tom the Redhunter; Tax-chick; ...

ping...


14 posted on 04/05/2013 4:49:19 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Commies out of D.C.!" --Raoul Deming, 1955-2013)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Starting to get a Daniel complex...


15 posted on 04/05/2013 4:51:36 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome
Anyone wonder if your military will fire on you?

I do not believe our military as a whole would act in an organized fashion against the people of the United States. If, as a hypothetical, the Army received an unlawful order from an anti-American communist who claimed to be Commander-in-Chief, the reaction would surprise the far left fringe (or maybe not and that is why the socialists are taking things comparatively slowly). For example, I do not believe any substantial portion of the military would aid and abet a systematic or widespread effort to infringe upon the right of the people to keep and bear arms. BATFE may disarm individuals, in some cases unlawfully, but the US Army and the United States Marines would be unreliable tools for that task.

16 posted on 04/05/2013 4:54:01 PM PDT by Pollster1 (A war can only be just if it is fought with a reasonable chance of success.)
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To: Viennacon

Surprisingly

Race baiter and south hater freepers here right now

Act like the Klan is at the door and dominated CPAC

utter loons

They left for wideswakes to antifreep years ago

Now they are back in force and with some mods in tow

A sad turn of events here IMHO


17 posted on 04/05/2013 4:56:30 PM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: ilovesarah2012
From the article:

Army spokesman George Wright told Fox News that this was an “isolated incident not condoned by the Dept. of the Army... and certainly does not reflect our policy or doctrine,” he said. “It was produced by an individual without anyone in the chain of command’s knowledge or permission.... “In the notes it was clearly stated that the presenter was not a subject matter expert, and produced the material after conducting Internet research,” Wright said.

So if the presenter was not an expert, what were they doing presenting the material, Crews asked.

He said...she told him that she got her information from the Southern Poverty Law Center.



More from Todd Starnes:

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Army Silences Catholic Chaplains

Congressman: There is a War on Religious Belief in Military

Air Force Removes ‘God’ From Logo

Army Removes Crosses, Steeple from Chapel

18 posted on 04/05/2013 5:05:27 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Commies out of D.C.!" --Raoul Deming, 1955-2013)
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To: wardaddy

Really? I haven’t witnessed that, but its sad if true.


19 posted on 04/05/2013 5:39:58 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Albion Wilde

Hi Albion,

Here are the relevant pieces that I took out of it:

• a briefing with an Army Reserve unit based in Pennsylvania,
• The incident occurred during an Army Reserve Equal Opportunity training brief on extremism.
• This was an “isolated incident not condoned by the Dept. of the Army,” he said.
• “This slide was not produced by the Army and certainly does not reflect our policy or doctrine,” he said. “It was produced by an individual without anyone in the chain of command’s knowledge or permission.”
• Wright said after the complaint was lodged, the presenter deleted the slide, and apologized.

Knowing these things, there was a Reserve unit that had a training. Routinely, units will task a young troop to do a briefing as a means of growing. My guess is this was put together by a corporal, a buck sergeant, or a butterbar lieutenant. They got their info off the internet and presented it as a class to fulfill a requirement for “equal opportunity training” during one of their training sessions during the year.

So, I’m willing to give the Army the benefit of the doubt on this one. The soldier, though, has been thoroughly indoctrinated by the culture considering he didn’t realize the propaganda he was spewing.

Faith,

Xzins


20 posted on 04/05/2013 5:43:10 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

If they manage to drive Christians out of the military we will see a very different America.


21 posted on 04/05/2013 5:44:18 PM PDT by marron
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To: ilovesarah2012

Documentation File on the negative impact of the Obamanation Counterculture on America.


22 posted on 04/05/2013 8:15:33 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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Serious Christians are under assault in America. Their continued opposition to the mass killing of unborn children and their refusal to accept the ludicrous idea of marriage between persons of the same sex makes them targets. Their beliefs are mocked in the media, in the sitcoms and by the
late night comics. A Broadway play, the Testament of Mary mocks the Christian belief in the divinity of Jesus. The playwright, director and principal actor are all overt homosexuals. Mocking and ridicule often presage more hard core persecution.
23 posted on 04/05/2013 10:11:56 PM PDT by Godwin1
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To: MachIV

.....And we WILL FIGHT BACK.


24 posted on 04/06/2013 3:32:58 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Revolt is coming.


25 posted on 04/06/2013 3:34:34 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: ilovesarah2012; fellowpatriot; MarineMom613; Ron C.; wolfman23601; ColdOne; navymom1; Pat4ever; ...
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Add me / Remove me

Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of general interest.

26 posted on 04/06/2013 3:47:52 AM PDT by narses
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To: Biggirl

Locked, cocked, and ready to Rock.


27 posted on 04/06/2013 4:24:43 AM PDT by MachIV
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To: ilovesarah2012

SPLC anyone?


28 posted on 04/06/2013 4:31:30 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: xzins
My guess is this was put together by a corporal, a buck sergeant, or a butterbar lieutenant. ... got their info off the internet... to fulfill a requirement for “equal opportunity training”... I’m willing to give the Army the benefit of the doubt .... The soldier, though, has been thoroughly indoctrinated by the culture considering he didn’t realize the propaganda he was spewing.

"He" was a "she" -- I'm thinking Obama voter. LOL! And it does seem like a casual mistake, until one reads some of the other articles I linked there. It's a spitstorm of incremental anti-Christian hate, top to bottom.

Blessings to you. Jehovah remains in charge.

29 posted on 04/06/2013 9:40:37 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Commies out of D.C.!" --Raoul Deming, 1955-2013)
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