ATHEIST ACCUSES CHRISTIANS OF TREASON OVER BELIEFS
That there have been those who oppose Christianity in all its forms and expressions at any time anywhere isn’t new. Those are personalities like Mikey Weinstein, of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, who recently said, “We face incredibly well-funded gangs of fundamentalist Christian monsters who terrorize their fellow Americans by forcing their weaponized and twisted version of Christianity upon their helpless subordinates in our nation’s armed forces.”
The fact the military is listening to him is new.
That was confirmed in a report by Fox News’ Todd Starnes, who said Weinstein “and others from his organization met privately with Pentagon officials on April 23.”
“He said U.S. troops who proselytize are guilty of sedition and treason and should be punished – by the hundreds if necessary…” Starnes reported.
And the military seems to be listening, he noted, based on a statements obtained from Lt. Cmdr. Nate Christensen: “Religious proselytization is not permitted within the Department of Defense. … Court martials (sic) and non-judicial punishments are decided on a case-by-case basis and it would be inappropriate to speculate on the outcome in specific cases.”
“Someone needs to be punished for this,” Weinstein told Fox. “Until the Air Force or Army or Navy or Marine Corps punishes a member of the military for unconstitutional religious proselytizing and oppression, we will never have the ability to stop this horrible, horrendous, dehumanizing behavior.”
The Washington-based Family Research Council, which recently came under the gunfire of a leftist who said his goal was to kill as many people as he could, said the situation simply doesn’t make any sense.
“Why would military leadership be meeting with one of the most rabid atheists in America to discuss religious freedom in the military,” asked FRC chief Tony Perkins in a Fox interview. “That’s like consulting with China on how to improve human rights.”
Lt. Gen. William Boykin, who retired from the military and now is vice president at FRC, said, “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.”
He said, “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.”
The organization has launched a petition to the Pentagon to scrub plans to censor religious beliefs.
The FRC petition states, “Our brave troops deserve better. Subverting the religious freedom of our troops both hurts the morale of our troops and puts our nation at risk by labeling courageous military personnel as enemies.”
“I urge you to resist the demands of anti-Christian activists who are calling for a court-martial order upon chaplains and service members who share their faith,” it says.
Tens of thousands of Americans already have joined the effort, which was brought about, according to the FRC, because of claims that “religion is one of the chief problems plaguing our troops. … [with] some saying that ‘religious proselytizing’ is at the top of the list of problems in the armed forces – even on par with sexual assault.”
The FRC noted the Washington Post reported that the Air Force had created a 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.’”
Ron Crews, of the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty, told Starnes, “Saying that a service member cannot speak of his faith is like telling a service member he cannot talk about his spouse or children. I do not think the Air Force wants to ban personnel from protected religious speech.”
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