Friday, June 14, 2013
The War on FAITH?
What is Obama afraid of? HERE is an interesting piece about religious rights in the military. The linked article says:
"In other words, Obama says he will veto any bill that forbids his appointees or officers from telling a soldier that he cannot mention Jesus during prayer or have a Bible on his desk, or that keeps those appointees from telling a chaplain (who is an ordained clergyman) what religious teachings he is allowed to give in worship services, or what spiritual counseling he can give to another soldier."
It's like Obama's hell bent (you should pardon the expression!) to make sure people cannot celebrate their faith. How darned offensive is a Bible sitting on a desk or a soldier's mentioning Jesus in prayer? I'm thinking that being in the service, particularly in combat or the kind of scary duty our soldiers have now patrolling enemy homes (I mean in Afghanistan and Iraq, not here, of course :-)...might be just the time soldiers start praying for help and comfort. Can you IMAGINE Obama and the Pentagon banning korans? :-) I can see the headlines now, right? NEVER HAPPEN!!
And why the HECK is the Pentagon jumping to Mikey Weinstein's bidding? Think THAT is coincidence?
Then there's THIS article which includes:
"The third amendment is the most consequential. Rep. John Fleming (R-LA) offered an amendment specifying that the religious speech and actions of all service members is a protected right, and that the Department of Defense will enact regulations to allow and accommodate those beliefs in both word and deed."
Anybody find that offensive?
Funny, I was watching one of my favorite war movies, DESTINATION TOKYO, and a kid has to have an appendectomy on a submarine performed by a guy who's barely a medic. They say The Lord's Prayer...all the sailors. Gee, nobody was offended, fancy that!
I have no desire, nor do I think it's right, to push any one faith in the military, but to deny chaplains the right to say Jesus or deny soldiers to have a Bible on their desk? Really? "Psssst! if you don't like it, don't read it"
Enough said? What're your thoughts?
Posted by Z at 12:00 AM