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‘Deeply Disturbing’: Pentagon Blocks Access To Southern Baptist Convention Website Due To ‘Hostile Content’


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By Todd Starnes, Fox News – “The U.S. Military has blocked access to the Southern Baptist Convention’s website on an unknown number of military bases because it contains ‘hostile content’ — just weeks after an Army briefing labeled Evangelical Christians and Roman Catholics as examples of religious extremism, Fox News has learned.

The Southern Baptist Convention is the nation’s largest Protestant denomination known for its support of the pro-life movement and its strong belief in traditional marriage.

Southern Baptist chaplains reported that SBC.net had been blocked at military installations around the nation. The censorship was made public after an Army officer tried to log onto the denomination’s website and instead — received a warning message.

‘The site you have requested has been blocked by Team CONUS (C-TNOSC/RCERT-CONUS) due to hostile content,’ the message read.

Team CONUS protects the computer network of the Dept. of Defense. The SBC’s website was not blocked at the Pentagon.

It’s unclear what the ‘hostile content’ might have been. The SBC is pro-life and opposed to same-sex marriage.

‘So the Southern Baptist Convention is now considered hostile to the U.S. Army,’ the officer wrote in an email to the American Family Association.

Sing Oldham, spokesman for the SBC, told Fox News he had been in touch with the Dept. of Defense and had serious concerns.

‘This is deeply disturbing,’ he told Fox News. ‘While the Deputy Chief of Operation of the US Army has assured us this is a random event with no malicious intent, the Army must run this to the ground to assure that this is the case.’

However, Fox News has received reports from across the country of Southern Baptist chaplains unable to access the website.

‘If the government blocked any portion of the SBC.net Web site for any purpose, that would be an unconscionable breach of trust with the American public,’ Oldham said. ‘The First Amendment exists to protect the church from governmental censorship of or infringement upon religious speech and the free exercise of religion.’

The Dept. of Defense confirmed to Fox News late Wednesday that the SBC website had been blocked — but not intentionally.

‘The Department of Defense is not intentionally blocking access to this site,’ said Lt. Col. Damien Pickart. ‘We are working diligently to investigate what might be causing access issues for some of our service members and to correct the situation as quickly as possible.’

The AFA sent out an action alert urging its members to contact the Pentagon and ask them to ‘stop the military’s alarming trend of hostility towards faith and religious freedom in our military.’

‘Most disturbing to him (the Army officer) was the fact that the military labeled his personal religious faith as ‘hostile’ to the U.S. Army,’ AFA spokesman Randy Sharp told Fox News.” Read more.

Flashback: US Military Groups Evangelical Christianity, Catholicism, Islamophobia As Forms Of ‘Religious Extremism’ Alongside Islamic Terrorism – “The U.S. Army listed Evangelical Christianity and Catholicism as examples of religious extremism along with Al Qaeda and Hamas during a briefing with an Army Reserve unit based in Pennsylvania, Fox News has learned. ‘We find this offensive to have Evangelical Christians and the Catholic Church to be listed among known terrorist groups,’ said Ron Crews, executive director of the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty. ‘It is dishonorable for any U.S. military entity to allow this type of wrongheaded characterization.’” Read more.

  1. The MAD Jewess
    04/25/2013 at 11:10 AM

    #Communism.

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  2. Mrs. Patsy Strifler
    04/25/2013 at 12:23 PM

    This makes my blood boil! Southern Baptist is a soul winning group. It is nothing like the people that call them selves Baptist that protest at soldiers funerials, etc.
    So help me, that group is a different breed. Should not have the right to be called Baptist.

    Southern Baptist are trying to keep people from going to Hell. The HOLY Bible is GOD’S WORD, Why doesn’t whom ever is responsible for blocking the Southern Baptist web site,
    get Him/Her self a KING JAMES , RED LETTER EDITION (when the writing is in red means Jesus is speaking)OF THE HOLY BIBLE, not a revised version, they have left out scriptures and changed words meanings.
    Southern Baptist believe in GOD THE FATHER, GOD THE SON AND GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT,THEY ARE CALLED THE TRINITY.

    John 3:16 JESUS was crucified on the Cross for your sins and mine, He was buried for 3 days, He arose and in 40 days asended into HEAVEN TO sit on the right hand of God. Jesus sent The Holy Spirit to be our intercessor to Jesus. This way everyone can talk to Jesus at once, the Holy Spirit is our intercessor to Jesus.

    Romans 10:9 If you will repent of your sins (truly be sorry for) and confess with your lips that “JESUS is LORD”, believe in your heart that He was crucified on the cross, was buried and GOD RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD, invite JESUS TO RULE AND REIGN in your heart. You can be saved. The proud “I” is crucified , removed from the throne of your life, bow down as JESUS loyal subject. “I” have no further claim on my life. God/Jesus is your Lordship.
    While a dead Christ might be respected, He could not rule over us.

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    • Jeffrey Hardin
      04/26/2013 at 3:09 AM

      You are our champion, well said Mrs Patsy…

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  3. 04/25/2013 at 9:37 PM

    The military has been becoming increasingly hostile toward Christianity for some time now. This is frightening in that it does not bode well for those who are religious. A Communist government and a military that is wed to this ideology feel threatened because they are not able to get these people to tow the party line. We are renegades who must be swiftly dealt with. We are a threat to their iron grip on power. Patriots are demonized as well. We will be killed or put into FEMA camps. i.e. death camps.

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    • Jeffrey Hardin
      04/26/2013 at 3:08 AM

      And your absolutely right on it…But for the better part, the Marines have been loyal to us, the Navy is a strong part of that loyalty to as to a degree the Air force are, but the Army is hell bent on regulating against us. They are truly the ones who are hostel towards Christianity…

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      • 04/26/2013 at 7:11 AM

        Perhaps it’s time to start doing it like the Marxist, Communists, Fascist, Socialists, Liberals, or Progressives, do it. They are all the same ideology, they just keep changing their name. One month we will be Baptists, the next month we will pop up again, this time as the Non Baptist pro Baptist Movement,, next as the Southern Fishers of Men. After that the Hickory Switch Fellowship, we could go on like this forever.
        Who would have thought that in America that being a Christian would be considered a hate group, and that sharing the gospel, hate speech. Now Christians are beginning to experience what it’s like to be Jewish, to be hated without cause. Yeshua said that in the last days that we would be hated for His name sake. This is just another fulfillment of bible prophecy and further proof that we are on the precipice of entering into the Tribulation. We are to consider ourselves blessed when men despise us because we share the everlasting gospel of salvation with any who will listen.

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        • Jeffrey Hardin
          04/26/2013 at 1:11 PM

          LOL, Ewww, Your a devious little Baptist!
          We have to keep in mind, these people are already lost and theirs are no turning back, I truly believe them to be of a reprobate mind…They will never come to terms with Christ and especially will deem us a threat because we are all that holds them back from their pure evil intentions…
          I never thought for a moment that we would be spared here, but the reality of it is truly sinking in, I am begging family to reassert their commitments to their faith and to preach about the horrors that are to come to their children, and make no mistake, they are charging at us, it would serve us all well to start preaching Revelations again and not worry about who is offended by it, perhaps it would serve many to fear the Judgements of YHVH instead of what Obama can do to us, he’s but a bee sting compared to what hell will inflict upon the uncleansed…

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          • 04/26/2013 at 1:56 PM

            Nothing to add, from an old Free Will Baptist, except Amen!

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            • Jeffrey Hardin
              04/26/2013 at 2:11 PM

              I do love that title “Free Will Baptist,” makes a body good :)

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  4. Jeffrey Hardin
    04/26/2013 at 3:01 AM

    I’m a Southern Baptist as are and were the many generations before me, and though we take pride in our Fire & Brimstone no nonsense to the scripture saving grace Revivals, we are far from violent..
    Lets clear one other matter up as well…The Baptist/Southern Baptist have no figure head Church such as the Catholics, Methodist, Church of Christ and others do…We pride ourselves as being independent, one from the other. Each Church has it’s guidelines and teachings and no two are alike…Just as we have a one on one relationship towards Christ Yeshua, so do we with our churches as well…
    Yes, we do hold to the same strict scriptural principles and teachings but there are vast differences in each of the Church groupings such as the Calvinist, and Lutheran faith in the Baptist Church to which I am against, but each church is it’s own and YHVH is the figurehead of each of the Baptist Churches!

    This also means that one church cannot be held responsible for the other as they can the Catholic Church? Westboro Baptist church for example was denounced over whelming by us, but we can do nothing else to them, they are as an independent church from us, as we are each other?

    So here is a fact that the daft Government and this godless cultist of a president will never come to terms with, you cannot label Christianity, it is a personal restored relationship between the believer and his/her father YHVH through Yeshua’s saving grace, not the church that dictates our behavior…
    I am a proud Southern Baptist anti government antagonist, and yes, come against me as an enemy and I’ll gladly be an enemy combatant against you…

    So! I’m profoundly delighted that this particular government and it’s leading administration has labeled me HOSTEL, as a Southern Baptist Christian Constitutional Conservative and devout Patriot of this exceptional United States of America I am most dearly committed to wage war against their pronounced evil and we now know where that evil is taking us, now don’t we….
    And make no err, I am very Hostel towards that evil :)

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    • 04/27/2013 at 4:01 PM

      Shabbat Shalom Jeff,
      Much to my eternal shame, I was once a lost Democrat. I came to faith by returning to the ancient paths: Messianic Judaism.
      These are certainly interesting times that we live in. Dark days, days that the ancient prophets spoke of, are coming to past. Increasingly, desperate times will continue until the Lord returns. Those who proclaim the name of the Lord and tell of His free gift of salvation, through His “Freewill offering,” for the sins of humanity, will be hunted down and put to death, because we carry His name on our lips. What a privilege!

      It’s high time we realize that our government is at war with us. The time for lamenting the death of America should be over. Like father Abraham, I am looking forward to the city made without hands; the new Jerusalem. Let those who are willing to forfeit their souls for some satanic ideology, and the hope of attaining power, have this world, and all of the filth contained in it. We have eternity, and fellowship, with the most high GOD to look forward to. I’m stoked!

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