Christians, however, had better beware of what they say:
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.”)
……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.
Mikey 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 – to stave off what he called a “tidal wave of fundamentalists.”
“Someone needs to be punished for this,” Weinstein told Fox News. “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.”
Weinstein’s objective is to target Christians and Jews specifically. Islam and all its violent rhetoric and atrocities aren’t on his radar:
But Weinstein said they count thousands of Protestants among their ranks – and said they are simply going after fundamentalists.
“As soon as we find a fundamentalist Muslim, atheist, Jewish person or anybody else, we will be happy to fight them – but so far they have been few and far between,” he said.
Few and far between??? Mikey has paid much attention. The Boston bombings were just the latest round in the muslim war on Western civilization. It’s bad enough Jews and Christians are persecuted by muslim thugs, worldwide. Now we’ve got a contingent of leftwing Dhimmi jackboots assigned to every branch of the United States armed forces to crack down on religious freedom.
It’s happening right now.
There’s a draft Army Manual that forbids criticism of the Taliban, Islam, and the muslim male propensity for pedophilia. It also bans the promotion of women’s rights.
The military’s double standards on radical muslims and freedom of speech are sickening and egregious.
A few years back U.S. Muslim Soldier Nasser Abdo appeared on Al-Jazeera TV (in full uniform) to denounce the U.S. Abdo never got in trouble for doing this; he only got in trouble after the government allegedly found him in possession of child porn and later still after he allegedly planned to massacre U.S. Troops a la Nidal Hasan.
On or about the same time, U.S. Muslim Soldier Zachari Klawonn went on Al-Jazeera TV (in full uniform) to denounce the U.S.
And if CNSNews.com is accurate, not only did Klawonn not get in trouble for doing this, the Army actually approved his right to do what he did.
“A spokesman for Fort Hood told CNSNews.com that, as an American, Klawonn had a right to express his views and that he had informed his commanding officer that he was going to appear on Al-Jazeera. The spokesman said the Army did not agree with what Klawonn said.”
Also from CNSNews.com:
“Chris Haug, Army branch chief of media relations for Fort Hood, told CNSNews.com that Klawonn has the right to share his personal opinions with the media, even though the Army disagrees with the statements Klawonn made, which Haug said were “inaccurate.”
“He’s an American citizen” Haug said. “As long as there is no security risk, the military can’t stop him from speaking to groups like Al-Jazeera or saying these type of things.”
Haug said Klawonn informed his battalion commander that he would be speaking to Al-Jazeera.
Proselytizing for Islam is okay. Proselytizing for Judeo-Christian values, not so much.
Pandering to Islamo-thugs has been part of SOP since 9/11.
Muslim terrorist operative Anwar al Awlaki was recruited by the Army to train muslim chaplains.
An Ohio Army Reserve public affairs unit paid a friendly visit to a mosque that is a known terrorist sponsor.
The DOD classifies muslim acts of terrorism against the military as “workplace violence”.
A Lieutenant Colonel at Ft. Campbell sent an email to dozens of his subordinates classifying Christians as “racist and terrorist”.
The Dhimmification of the United States military is complete. With “leadership” like this, who the fuck needs Al Qaeda?