Pentagon Confirms That Soldiers Could Be Court-Martialed for Sharing Faith
A fight is heating up between conservative Christians and Obama's Department of Defense over the Pentagon's admission that U.S. military personnel could face court-martial for sharing their Christian faith with others. In a statement provided to Fox News, the Pentagon confirmed: âReligious proselytization is not permitted within the Department of Defense.... Court martials and non-judicial punishments are decided on a case-by-case basis.â
The statement follows on the heels of a column by the Family Research Council's Ken Klukowski, appearing on Breitbart.com, in which Klukowski noted that the Pentagon has turned to atheist activist Mikey Weinstein (shown), founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), to help the Defense Department âdevelop new policies on religious tolerance, including a policy for court-martialing military chaplains who share the Christian Gospel during spiritual...
Jim: So you do not believe Patton is revered as a military leader as I said? You would prefer a person whom you consider a nominal Catholic be barred from encouraging his troops to pray and be court-martialed for it?
When I was in the army during the Vietnam War, I never saw a Christian chaplain--until I was over there. So, this is nothing new. Since many of these chaplains are Catholic, why should they be interested in Christianity? This would also go for the Muhammadan ones, and the various other religions as well. Are they suppose to proselytize? There were quite a few Mormon draftees as well when I was in there. I'm sure quite a fistfight could be started over religion. More so now, than when I was in it. Conversely, since many of the people in the Middle East wars are Reserve/Nat. Guard types, they perhaps had a better chance of being Christian than those of the Viet Nam era?
Patton? He was no Christian he was a Catholic-Paganist. He might be considered a Popular Folk Catholic, which is somewhat strange for a North American, but if you ever saw the movie "Patton," you would know this is the term that best describes him.
In any even don't even think the military is Christocentric, I doubt that stop being the case even before the end of the 19th century.
"We must get not only chaplains but every man in the Third Army to pray. We must ask God to stop these rains." Gen.Patton
I wonder if the new policy is retroactive. Convict all the honored military men...Washington at Valley Forge, Patton at Bastogne, Stonewall at.. anywhere. Is warfare spiritual? Ask any man in a foxhole or a minefield
".... the Pentagon has turned to atheist activist Mikey Weinstein ...to help the Defense Department âdevelop new policies on religious tolerance, including a policy for court-martialing military chaplains who share the Christian Gospel during spiritual ..."
Let's see if I got this. You can be court martialed for sharing the Gospel under a new policy on religious tolerance, developed by an atheist. The inmates are really in charge of the asylum, aren't they?