Sunday, May 19, 2013

De-Christianizing Our Military

From Crisis:
Defense Department materials classifying Catholics and Evangelicals as extremists on par with jihadists came to light recently. The Pentagon pooh-poohed these materials, which were used for a U.S. Army Reserve presentation, as a random incident. But it wasn’t. Christians are routinely treated as extremists by Obama’s politically correct generals.

In 2010, Admiral Michael Mullen informed a Christian chaplain who opposed the repeal of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy that “if you cannot get in line, resign your commission.” That same year Lieutenant General Thomas Bostick told “bigoted” soldiers to “get with the program” or “get out.”  In 2011, the Army, until a backlash prevented the change, planned on tweaking its visiting guidelines at Walter Reed Medical Center to read: “No religious items (i.e. Bibles, reading materials and/or facts) are allowed to be given away or used during a visit.” In 2012, officials at the Air Force erased the Latin word for God, Dei, from the logo of the Rapid Capabilities Office. The logo had said in Latin “Doing God’s Work with Other People’s Money.” It was changed to: “Doing Miracles with Other People’s Money.”

The same Air Force that this week admitted to a “cancer” of sexual assault among its members evidently finds too much Christianity worrisome. In 2011, it cancelled a course on Just War theory that had been taught for 20 years on the grounds that it made use of the writings of St. Augustine and other theistic thinkers. Mikey Weinstein, president of an aggressively secularist group misnamed the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, led the lobbying for that change by the Air Force. Soldiers, he bragged, will no longer be exposed to the “Jesus loves nukes speech.” (Read entire article.)

1 comment:

Brantigny said...

Elena-Maria, I retired from the Marine Corps in 1995, just before I retired my Marine Air Group received a Woman Marine who had an ax to grind with "morality" who made it her business to inflict all the punishments she and every woman had ever endured.

One of her tricks was a squadron by squadron meeting in the theater were she and the Chaplain (not Catholic, thak God) took it upon herself to show Marines, Men and Women how to use condoms, and dental dams.

I was grossly outraged.

At the time most Marines were Catholic, they my still be. I think I could have done without that brief so I left.

Earlier in the year this "officer" tried to get my Commanding officer into admitting that he would not legislate morality, or report them overseas. the Sergeant Major had to track down every copy of that seminar.

This is the state of the military today. They wish to remove all the decisions from free men. Including religion. No free will is allowed, and it will be monitored.