The plague of political correctness is infecting just about everything in the West. But when it starts doing its worst on our defence forces, then we are in real big trouble. It seems Emperor Obama has declared war on Christianity, especially in the military. One nasty case of anti-Christian bigotry after another has been coming forth from the Obama regime, and it is beginning to look real ugly.
Under the reign of terror by BHO, the military has enacted a number of shocking anti-Christian policies, and there seem to be no signs of a let up. It appears that Obama is fully intent on eradicating every last Christian from the military. Here are just a few recent examples. But because there is so much to choose from, let me just offer quotes from a number of representative articles on this theme:
“Religious liberty groups have grave concerns after they learned the Pentagon is vetting its guide on religious tolerance with a group that compared Christian evangelism to ‘rape’ and advocated that military personnel who proselytize should be court martialed. The Military Religious Freedom Foundation is calling on the Air Force to enforce a regulation that they believe calls for the court martial of any service member caught proselytizing.”
“During a briefing with an Army Reserve unit based in Pennsylvania, a U.S. Army training instructor listed Evangelical Christianity, Catholicism and even ‘Islamophobia’ as examples of ‘religious extremism,’ Fox News’ Todd Starnes reports. Listed alongside them were the Ku Klux Klan, Hamas and al-Qaeda. The incident reportedly occurred during an Army Reserve Equal Opportunity training brief on religious extremism. At the top of the list is Evangelical Christianity. However, other extremist groups included Sunni Muslims, and Nation of Islam and the Jewish Defense League.
“Col. Crews recounted an interchange in 2010 between Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and a military chaplain. While Adm. Mullen was briefing the troops on what the repeal might look like, the chaplain asked if those with ‘biblical views that homosexuality is a sin [would] still be protected to express those views?’ Adm. Mullen reportedly responded, ‘Chaplain, if you can’t get in line with this policy, resign your commission’.”
“The Pentagon’s top brass has dealt another blow to a decorated Army officer who was fired last year as a war college instructor because of his teachings about radical Islam, his attorney told The Washington Times. A four-star general’s rejection of Lt. Col. Matthew Dooley for consideration for command of a combat battalion likely means the end of a promising Army career of an armor officer who was decorated for valor in Iraq and received glowing evaluations.”
“U.S. soldiers assigned to Camp Marmal in northern Afghanistan said the removal of a cross from an Army chapel has created a ‘huge controversy’ and at least one soldier called it a ‘direct attack against Christianity and Judaism.’ A Pentagon spokesman told Fox News & Commentary that the cross was removed after someone complained. He also said the cross violated Army regulations.”
One of the most recent stories says in part: “An Air Force spokesperson said personnel are not allowed to proselytize but are free to express their personal religious beliefs so long as it ‘does not make others uncomfortable.’ But a critic pointed out an Air Force officer was told to remove a Bible that was on his desk. ‘When on duty or in an official capacity, Air Force members are free to express their personal religious beliefs as long as it does not make others uncomfortable,’ Lt. Col. Laurel Tingley said in a statement to Fox News. ‘Proselytizing (inducing someone to convert to one’s faith) goes over that line.’
“Tingley said Air Force leaders ‘must avoid the actual or apparent use of their position to promote their personal religious beliefs to their subordinates or to extend preferential treatment for any religion.’ That statement has caused alarm among a number of religious liberty groups – including the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty.
“‘What does “As long as it does not make others uncomfortable” mean,’ executive director Ron Crews asked Fox News…. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) also took issue with the Air Force spokesperson’s use of the word ‘uncomfortable.’ ‘If that is the standard, then Christianity will be over because there will always be somebody who is uncomfortable no matter what someone’s belief is when it comes to Judeo-Christian beliefs,’ he told Fox News. ‘It appears it is getting more and more difficult to be a Christian and serve in the military’.”
Did you get that? As long as it “does not make others uncomfortable”! Can I begin to tell you all the things that people say that make me uncomfortable?
-I feel uncomfortable when people tell me that they hate God.
-I feel uncomfortable when people tell me that they can’t stand Christians.
-I feel uncomfortable when people tell me that they are pro-baby killing.
-I feel uncomfortable when people tell me that they are Marxists.
-I feel uncomfortable when people tell me that they voted for Obama.
-I feel uncomfortable when people tell me that they don’t like books.
-I feel uncomfortable when people tell me that they don’t like donuts.
-I feel uncomfortable when people tell me that they are not Geelong fans.
I could go on all day. So should all these people be forced to shut up simply because what they say makes me feel uncomfortable? What sort of idiocy have we got happening in the military? Is there anything Obama won’t do in his war against Christianity?
As one commentator notes, “Obama has a history of thinly-veiled hostility towards Christians and Jews. Certainly, this announcement comes under his watch and with his blessing. . . . And now, being Christian and doing what Christ commanded, which is to share Christian love and faith, will get you a court martial.
“Nobody knows exactly what Obama’s playing at, but it stands to harm our fighting forces and is probably contrary to our Constitution and good sense. Now, like Nero before him, Obama intends to discipline any soldier who professes Christianity. This has happened before, soldiers punished for being Christian. The time and place was that of the Roman Empire. Of course, we know what happened to them.”
BHO is certainly our most PC and anti-Christian president ever. If the military is anything to go on, it will only get worse. And Christians voted for this guy? And twice?