Fox News reported yesterday that the Secretary of the Army has ordered military leaders to halt all briefings that label evangelical organizations as “extremist” or “domestic hate groups.”
Those groups included the American Family Association and the Family Research Council.
According to Secretary of the Army John McHugh:
“On several occasions over the past few months, media accounts have highlighted instances of Army instructors supplementing programs of instruction and including information or material that is inaccurate, objectionable and otherwise inconsistent with current Army policy.”
Several Congressman sent a letter of concern to the Pentagon expressing their concerns about the smearing of Christian groups by the military.
The letter noted, in part: “This most recent mislabeling of a Christian organization reflects what appears to be a troubling trend of religious intolerance in the military. We are very troubled.”
The smearing of Christian groups is deeper than previously known. Just last week, soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas were warned about giving money to evangelical groups or to Tea Party groups. They were told they could receive military punishment for doing so. This occurred on a base where Nidal Hasan killed 13 soldiers and an unborn baby and wounded dozens more – and his actions were labeled “workplace violence” – even as he shouted praise to Allah. How many Baptists have opened fire on unarmed soldiers at military bases around the world and shouted “Praise Jesus”? We know who the “extremists” are, but Obama doesn’t seem to.
Anti-Christian Hatred Comes From The Top
The anti-Christian hatred being spread throughout the military is coming from the top of the Obama Administration. It was never like this before he took office.
Obama has made it clear that he will do everything he can to protect Islam and Muslims from criticism, but it is obvious that he will do nothing to protect Christians in the military.
According to FrontPageMagazine writer Joseph Klein:
This [anti-Christian] bias appears to reflect the Obama administration’s thinking at the highest levels. Indeed, as reported by Breitbart News, rather than embrace an amendment passed last June in the House Armed Services Committee protecting religious speech of service members in the military, the White House released a Statement of Administration Policy with a threat to veto the bill if it passes the full House and Senate. “In other words,” Breitbart News concluded, “Obama says he will veto any bill that forbids his appointees or officers from telling a soldier that he cannot mention Jesus during prayer or have a Bible on his desk, or that keeps those appointees from telling a chaplain (who is an ordained clergyman) what religious teachings he is allowed to give in worship services, or what spiritual counseling he can give to another soldier.”
The Obama administration bends over backwards to avoid hurting the sensibilities of Muslims, even referring to Hasan’s jihadist attack at Fort Hood as merely “workplace violence.” But traditional Christians are a subject of mockery and disrespect by this administration.
Obama has a long history of anti-Christian animosity. He was exposed during his first campaign for the presidency in San Francisco making fun of those who cling to their guns, and god. In 2008, he gave a speech mocking the Bible and interpretations of the Bible.
And, of course, he is silent on the slaughter of Christians overseas by Muslim terrorists.
Read more: Reporter: More evidence of anti-Christian bias in military briefings; Pro-family group challenges military’s ‘hate group’ accusation; Exclusive: Army halts training program that labeled Christians as extremists | Fox News; Obama’s War on the Christian ‘Extremist’ Threat | FrontPage Magazine.