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One Nation Under Siege: Pentagon Confirms It May Court Martial American Soldiers Who Share Their Christian Faith


Classifying evangelical Christianity and Catholics as extremists isn’t enough. Tip of the hat to otcaaron for the link …

By Ken Klukowski, Breitbart – “The Pentagon has released a statement confirming that soldiers could be prosecuted for promoting their faith: ‘Religious proselytization is not permitted within the Department of Defense…Court martials and non-judicial punishments are decided on a case-by-case basis…’.

The statement, released to Fox News, follows a Breitbart News report on Obama administration Pentagon appointees meeting with anti-Christian extremist Mikey Weinstein to develop court-martial procedures to punish Christians in the military who express or share their faith.

(From our earlier report: Weinstein is the head of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, and says Christians–including chaplains–sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ in the military are guilty of ‘treason,’ and of committing an act of ‘spiritual rape’ as serious a crime as ‘sexual assault.’ He also asserted that Christians sharing their faith in the military are ‘enemies of the Constitution.’)

Being convicted in a court martial means that a soldier has committed a crime under federal military law. Punishment for a court martial can include imprisonment and being dishonorably discharged from the military.

So President Barack Obama’s civilian appointees who lead the Pentagon are confirming that the military will make it a crime–possibly resulting in imprisonment–for those in uniform to share their faith. This would include chaplains—military officers who are ordained clergymen of their faith (mostly Christian pastors or priests, or Jewish rabbis)–whose duty since the founding of the U.S. military under George Washington is to teach their faith and minister to the spiritual needs of troops who come to them for counsel, instruction, or comfort.

This regulation would severely limit expressions of faith in the military, even on a one-to-one basis between close friends. It could also effectively abolish the position of chaplain in the military, as it would not allow chaplains (or any service members, for that matter), to say anything about their faith that others say led them to think they were being encouraged to make faith part of their life. It’s difficult to imagine how a member of the clergy could give spiritual counseling without saying anything that might be perceived in that fashion.

In response to the Pentagon’s plans, retired Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin, who is now executive vice president of the Family Research Council (FRC), said on Fox & Friends Wednesday morning:

It’s a matter of what do they mean by “proselytizing.” …I think they’ve got their defintions a little confused. If you’re talking about coercion that’s one thing, but if you’re talking about the free exercise of our faith as individual soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines, especially for the chaplains, they I think the worst thing we can do is stop the ability for a soldier to be able to exercise his faith.”

FRC has launched a petition here which has already collected over 30,000 signatures, calling on Secretary Hagel is stop working with Weinstein and his anti-Christian organization to develop military policy regarding religious faith.” Source – Breitbart.

‘Deeply Disturbing’: Pentagon Blocks Access To Southern Baptist Convention Website Due To ‘Hostile Content’ – “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.” Read more.

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.

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  1. 05/01/2013 at 3:29 PM

    It is long past time to NOT SUPPORT THE TROOPS or the military.

    Our military has become a standing army, ignoring posse comitatus, fighting evil wars of aggression rather than righteous self defense.
    It’s has been used for generations to steal our rights not to protect them.

    Ignore my warning at your peril….. Until we get control of our government again, the military is not ours. It like the UN army is a tool of the globalists.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2013/05/01/Breaking-Pentagon-Confirms-Will-Court-Martial-Soldiers-Who-Share-Christian-Faith

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  2. 05/01/2013 at 4:25 PM

    “…Weinstein is the head of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation…” I love the name of this organization “Military Religious FREEDOM Foundation”…what a “crock!!!”

    How in the HELL, is the Pentagon…oops! NOW…I get it! “PENTAGON!” the HEAD of the “Illuminati!”

    “My BAD!!!”

    Well, all you have to blame is “your” President Obozo for the actions of the Pentagon and others in office that are acting against “us”…the citizens of the United States!!!

    “IMPEACH, OBOZO…NOW!!!”

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  3. 05/02/2013 at 2:08 AM

    I wonder what restrictions, if any, have been placed on Muslims in the military. They pray on their rugs 5x a day. Do they have to do it in private? It might offend the atheist or the Pagans.

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    • 05/02/2013 at 4:53 PM

      No restrictions, Denise! Mudslimes are Politically Correct with this administration!!!

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  4. David Armstrong
    05/03/2013 at 10:26 PM

    How do we appose the Godlessness in the military.

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    • 05/03/2013 at 11:04 PM

      I suppose that cowardly Atheists, like Mikey Weinstein, never have issues with Muslims praying publicly to their god, anywhere from 3 to 5 times a day. Why doesn’t Mikey want to Court Marshal them?
      Why? Because he is a gutless SOB, he knows that most Christians will turn the other cheek. He also knows that followers of Allah will kill him just for being a Jew.
      Sorry David, I got side tracked. The most powerful weapon that we have is prayer, G-d’s word, and obedience. We know that all prophecy will be fulfilled. We are entering into the most evil time that humanity, has, or will, ever experience. We can use the tools that HaShem has given us, and we can be a support and an encouragement to each other in these perilous times. Share the gospel of Jesus with anyone who will listen, endure till the end, and wait on the Lord.

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