The Obama military leadership is considering the discipline to be leveled against a Christian chaplain for an essay he wrote in which he used a well-known phrase, there are “no atheists in foxholes.” The phrase has historic significance in addition to being commonly used, but it offended the anti-Christian minority led by Mikey Weinstein.
This is part of a movement to ban Christianity and Christian chaplains in the military. We are no longer a Christian nation. We are the secularists.
Lt. Col. Kenneth Reyes, a Christian chaplain at Air Force Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska, is facing discipline for an article he wrote for his base’s website, titled “No Atheists in Foxholes,” according to Newsmax
The article was posted in the section titled, “Chaplain’s Corner.” The title made reference to a comment made by Father William Cummings, a Catholic priest in the Second World War and which was later used by President Dwight D. Eisenhower during a 1954 speech. It refers to finding God when placed in harm’s way.
Mikey Weinstein, president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, complained about the article almost immediately. If one looks at Weinstein’s website, one might say he appears to be a Christian-hater who likes to sue people he opposes.
The article was taken down within five hours of being posted. Lt. Col. Reyes also had to apologize to Weinstein. That apparently wasn’t good enough. Weinstein is demanding the chaplain be disciplined.
Weinstein wrote in his letter to the base commander that the chaplain, “Beyond his most obvious failure in upholding regulations through redundant use of the bigoted, religious supremacist phrase, ‘no atheists in foxholes,’ he defiles the dignity of service members by telling them that regardless of their personally held philosophical beliefs they must have faith.”
He also wrote, “In the civilian world, such anti-secular diatribe is protected free speech.”
Weinstein truly is a despicable man.
Weinstein claims that he represents 42 anonymous atheists on the base who say they were offended.
A Christian chaplain not being allowed to express his right to free speech in a column specifically for chaplains is a sad state of affairs.
The House has pending legislation to protect religious liberty in the military but Obama is threatening to veto it and undoubtedly will.
There apparently is no free speech for Christians, even Christian chaplains, on military bases in our country thanks to new rules out of the Obama administration. If you will remember, evangelizing and proselytizing on military bases became the topic this past May. Troops are no longer allowed to talk about their faith. They can try but the vague and threatening rules make that a dangerous task.
The Department of Defense, under Obama, is in line with the Mikey Weinsteins in our country. A minority of far-left loons are banning God and Christianity in the military and elsewhere.
Atheists are also demanding atheist military chaplains. They are passing off Humanism and atheism as religions. That battle is coming up within the next couple months.
The atheists will go as far as the secularist Obama will let them, which is all the way to banning God and Christians.