Monday, September 23, 2013

Christians in Obama's Military? Don't Ask, Don't Tell

As conservatives have warned for years, homosexualists' demands for "gay rights" must, by default, result in stripping America of religious liberty.  That prediction is now reality in a military recreated into President Obama's image, where Christians are now "forced into the closet."
“Yes, it’s a real turnabout where you, at one time, had to come out of the closet to admit you’re homosexual, and now you have to come out of the closet to admit that you’re a Christian.”
-- Lt. Gen. (Ret.) William “Jerry” Boykin, former commander of the U.S. Special Forces Command
For background, read Homosexualists Say Gay Agenda will be Complete when Christians are Muzzled and also read Senator Ted Cruz Says the Gay Agenda Ends Christian Liberty as well as Pentagon Gay Agenda: Christians are 'Hate Groups'

In addition, read of
President Obama's homosexualization of the American military -- what was once the greatest force for good in the world.

-- From "Sen. Vitter: Military Suppressed Religious Rights In 42 ‘Documented Cases’" by Alissa Tabirian, 9/20/13

Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) urged Deborah Lee James, President Obama’s nominee for Secretary of the Air Force, to look into specific cases in which the military allegedly suppressed service members’ religious rights before she is confirmed by the U.S. Senate. "We're going to give you about 42 specific examples as a followup," Vitter told her.

“A lot of us are very concerned about what in our opinion is political correctness run amok on steroids quashing legitimate exercise and expression of religion in the military, things like… telling somebody they can’t have a Bible on their desk - that’s a documented case. Telling a Christian chaplain he can’t end a prayer in Jesus’ name – that’s a documented case,” Vitter told James at her nomination hearing Thursday.

However, committee chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich) said during Thursday’s hearing that “in terms of the reference to prayer, depending on where a prayer is made, if it’s made to a general audience, it could be a different responsibility for a chaplain than if it’s made to an audience of his own religion.

“This is a very sensitive area, because we want to protect freedom of religion for chaplains and for our troops, but we also want to protect the freedom of religion for people who are listening to chaplains,” Levin continued.

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From "Vitter Urges Air Force Secretary Nominee to Address Religious Freedom" press release by office of Sen. Vitter 9/20/13

“Religious freedom is one of the core principles that make our nation great,” Vitter said. “Unfortunately there are far too many cases of the military restricting the men and women who serve our country from expressing their faith. That’s just not right, and I want to make sure the Air Force Secretary nominee does everything she can to fix it.”

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From "Former Special Forces Commander: Now It's Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell for Christians" by Michael W. Chapman, 9/20/13

“There was a meeting in San Antonio yesterday [Sept. 17] where 80 members from Lackland Air Force base came and talked about the persecution they are under at Lackland Air Force Base,” said the general.  “That’s significant. And now, you’re an open Christian at your own peril in many places, under many of the commanders in the military today and that’s a major change, a major paradigm shift in our society.”

“They’re trying to force Christians underground so that our faith and our values do not impact the public sector. So that’s what you’re seeing unfold today,” said Boykin, who was one of the original members of Delta Force.

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