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The Threat to Religious Liberty in the Military

The Threat to Religious Liberty in the Military

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Washington DC - -( A report issued by the Family Research Council (FRC) and distributed on Capitol Hill on July 9 2013 claims Christians face growing hostility toward their faith within the American military.

In the report, titled “A Clear and Present Danger: The Threat To Religious Liberty In The Military,” FRC lists incidents from the past few years that show the military’s increasing intolerance of all things Christian.

For example, an ethics course at Vandenberg Air Force Base was stopped on July 27, 2011, although it had been taught for 20 years. It “was pulled for ‘thorough review’ by the Air Force primarily due to its use of Christian reading materials” in the study of St. Augustine and the just war theory.

The day before the ethics course was pulled, U.S. Congressman John Culberson (R-TX) “determined that Houston National Cemetery was preventing Christian prayers from being said at military funerals.”

The report also highlights the way Rev. Billy Graham’s son, Franklin Graham, was “disinvited” to pray at the Pentagon’s National Day of Prayer service in 2010 because of outside comments in which he referred to Islam as “evil” and said the treatment women receive under Islamic law is “horrid.”

More recently, on June 7, 2013, FRC claims the “Pentagon directed the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, in Trenton, New Jersey, to take down a video that mentioned ‘God’ because it might be offensive.”

The Threat to Religious Liberty in the Military

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  • 5 User comments to “Hostility Toward Christianity Grows in the Military”

    1. Well, when you have an avowed Muslim as POTUS, what do you expect? He has worked his a_ _ off to move the people of America as far away from christianity as he can without coming out and outright banning it. I’m sure that has probably crossed his mind! Maybe, he will make that one of his next executive orders before he leaves office to rule the world as head of the United Nations under OBAMA….

    2. historically, it can be noted, that all great militarys have imploded due to such…not too mention, homosexuality in the military is reminiscent of rome, greece…i would imagine that babylon suffered a similar fate….there is also a strong correlation that most seasoned criminal psychology majors are aware of, and that has been buried… that homosexuality tends to lead to pedophilia…. also to note:
      for some more info:

    3. [...] Hostility Toward Christianity Grows in the Military – (h/t:E) Actually, there is no threat to “religious liberty” in the US military–as long as one isn’t a Christian. The US military has been more than accommodating to pagans, Wicans, atheists, druids, satanists and others. [$80,000 US Air Force Academy Pagan Site up and running and Air Force Academy defends Pagan Circle.] [...]

    4. Jim Stone on July 12, 2013 at 9:06 AM said:

      Come on….”A just war” .In the military members don’t have the option of selecting who they will kill, or why. Politicians do that. You either follow orders or get punished or thrown out. It takes a certain level of brainwashing to get the average person to accept this. Anything that goes against it is not good for the soldier or the military. Do it, accept it blindly or get out and start a church.As a combat veteran I subscribe to quit prayin and start shootin.

    5. This is fine. Christians need to get out of the military anyway.

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