Soon there may only be atheists in the foxholes.
Christians are leaving the U.S. military or are discouraged from joining in the first place because of a “hostile work environment” that doesn’t let them express their beliefs openly, religious freedom advocates say.
Michael Berry, senior counsel at the Liberty Institute, a Texas-based legal organization dedicated to defending religious liberty in America, said recent high-profile cases of military chaplains facing punishment for private counseling sessions that reflected the teachings of their religion could cause devout Americans who are qualified for military service to think twice about joining the military.
In a way the US Military is different from all other branches of the US Government. The officer that stormed the beaches of France, trained the man that lead his troops in Vietnam and that man’s leadership and guidance inspired the General who devastated Suddam Husseins army in the Gulf Wars. Break the chain and something special dies.
In December, a chaplain for a Ranger training battalion received an administrative letter of concern after a soldier complained that he advocated Christianity and used the Bible during a mandatory unit suicide-prevention training session. The Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers said the chaplain “used his official position to force his personal religious beliefs on a captive military audience” in an article the group posted on its website.
And, last month, a Navy chaplain was removed from his post and may lose his career after some sailors complained about his private counseling, in which he reportedly advocated against homosexuality and sex outside of marriage.
There’s no place for this shit in the military. “The Military Association of Atheists..” ? Why not relocate the Pentagon to San Francisco? Cut holes in the soldiers pants to show their cheeks and drill in makeup application?
“I know people who get out, officers and chaplains, who’ve said, ‘I can’t serve the way I want to in this environment,’” said Mr. Lee, who also served as an Army chaplain. “People who’ve said, ‘Because of the religious liberty challenges I see, I think I’ll serve somewhere else.’”
Not being able to recruit or retain these individuals is very dangerous from a national security standpoint, said Mr. Berry, because they could be the military’s next group of leaders, but will never serve because they don’t think they’re welcome.
“Dear Leader” has been wildly successful in his grand plan to weaken if not destroy this country. Now we know what he meant by his strange declaration “America is a great country, help me change it!” (???).
having religious leaders (chaplains) in the military serves as propaganda for Islamic extremist groups, who try to paint the U.S. military as the latest group of religious crusaders, he said.
If only. In two more years this country will be past saving. Torch the wreckage rebuild from scratch and no more welfare payments!
God help us.