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Protect the Religious Freedom of Our Troops!

from FRC.org – The very troops who defend our religious freedom are at risk of having their own taken away.

Last week, anti-Christian and left-wing activists met at the Pentagon with military officials to discuss pressing issues in the military. What issues would be of such importance to gain such a high-level hearing?

According to these far-left consultants, religion is one of the chief problems plaguing our troops. As the Washington Post reported, some are saying that “religious proselytizing” is at the top of the list of problems in the armed forces — even on par with sexual assault.

As a result of such complaints from the left, the Air Force has — according to the Post –published, but not yet distributed a new document with the directive that leaders of all levels (including chaplains) may not “promote their personal religious beliefs to their subordinates or to extend preferential treatment for any religion.” The penalty these secularists are seeking for those who don’t comply with their view of religious speech is court-martial.

If this policy goes forward, Christians within the military who speak of their faith could now be prosecuted as enemies of the state. This has the potential to destroy military recruiting across the services as Americans realize that their faith will be suppressed by joining the military.

Our brave troops deserve better. If chaplains and other personnel are censored from offering the full solace of the Gospel, there is no religious freedom in the military.

Please join me in signing the petition to Secretary Hagel urging him to protect the religious freedom of our troops – and not to proceed with the purge of religion within the ranks called for by anti-Christian activists.

Sincerely, Lt. Gen. (Ret.) William “Jerry” Boykin Executive Vice President

P.S. Please forward this alert to friends, family and fellow church members, and post to your favorite social networks


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Graham Epp
9 years ago

The want to curtail aggressive proselytizing is in defense of religious freedom, and not the other way around. It has been noted that chaplains are waiting until soldiers are in a state of extended deprivation from food, water, and sleep before they approach them with an aim to recruit- and then they badger them half to death. It is this kind of immoral and unethical behavior that the current administration wishes to stop. Soldiers are always free to continue to pray and seek spiritual counseling- so there is no possible way that a breech in religious freedom is reasonably attached to the changes proposed. Conversely, there are those who feel that religion should be used as a weapon of commitment, and will want to counter an edge perceived to exist in those rotten terrorists. Should we become as them: misinterpreting the nature of religious freedom? They want freedom from all but their religion, and this is exactly what this petition proposes. Where should our allegiance lay?

Jim Burns
9 years ago

Link to Post Article: “http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-04-26/national/38838247_1_sexual-assault-pentagon-budget-chaplain

PaulE
9 years ago

This would violate both the right of freedom of speech and also freedom of religion. It’s hard to see how this would ever survive a court challenge. Then again, if the Obama administration puts it in front of a liberal enough judge, I guess anything could be deemed “lawful”. Something tells me this is another issue destined for the Supreme Court.

Isn’t it truly pitiful what this country is being turned into?

Darlene
9 years ago

I can’t find confirmation on the Washington Post site. Could you please include a link to confirm this? Thanks!

Don Tomalino
9 years ago

GIVE ME LIBERTY.

Don Tomalino
9 years ago

Never take away our religious freedom if you do that this will no longer be America .

LORRAINE PICKENS
9 years ago

FREEDOM OF RELIGION IS OUR RIGHT AND ARE NOT TO BE TAKEN AWAY!!!!!!!!!

Ed Goodwin
9 years ago

Link to petition is BROKEN!!!

Admin
9 years ago
Reply to  Ed Goodwin

Thank you for bringing this to our attention, the link has now been corrected. Kindly try again.

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