We all know that Obama is secretive about his history, background and beliefs.  His close friendship with a known and unrepentant terrorist and bomber should have warned us.  Now he is on a jihad against religion—at least against Christians and Jews.  He is using the military to part of his War Against the First Amendment.

“As the Army removes crosses from an Army chapel in Afghanistan that offends Muslims, a training instructor lists evangelical Christianity and Catholicism as examples of religious extremism.

It has been said that there are no atheists in foxholes, but like so many things askew in our politically correct modern-day universe, there are apparently some. An atheist U.S. soldier made a formal complaint about the steeple and crosses on a chapel located at Forward Operation Base Orgun-E.

“We can confirm that those items were removed from the chapel,” said a spokesman for the ISAF Joint Command. “These items were removed out of respect for the beliefs of other faiths.”

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Has U.S. Army Declared War On Christianity?

Investors,  4/8/13

Defense: As the Army removes crosses from an Army chapel in Afghanistan that offends Muslims, a training instructor lists evangelical Christianity and Catholicism as examples of religious extremism.

It has been said that there are no atheists in foxholes, but like so many things askew in our politically correct modern-day universe, there are apparently some. An atheist U.S. soldier made a formal complaint about the steeple and crosses on a chapel located at Forward Operation Base Orgun-E.

“We can confirm that those items were removed from the chapel,” said a spokesman for the ISAF Joint Command. “These items were removed out of respect for the beliefs of other faiths.”

This was done after the atheist soldier complained and the president of American Atheists sent a letter to the Pentagon.

“It inflames this Muslim vs. Christian mentality,” American Atheists President David Silverman told Fox News. “This is not a Muslim vs. Christian war — but if the Army base has a large chapel on it that has been converted to Christian-only, it sends a message that could be interpreted as hostile to Islam.”

Excuse us, but Christian American soldiers have died in Afghanistan protecting Muslims, just as they died in Iraq. Americans put their lives at risk in Bosnia to protect Muslims, and the notion that a cross on a chapel on a battlefield where Americans put their lives on the line is interpreted as a reincarnation of the Crusades is, to put it charitably, nonsense.

Mosques dot the American landscape and we were told that to put a Muslim “cultural center,” a mosque by a different name — within walking distance of where terrorists brought down the World Trade Center — was a symbol of tolerance.

We are also told a cross on a chapel at an Army base is offensive to Muslims.

Tolerance, it seems, is a one-way street.

The Army does require chapels to be religiously neutral, but some suspect this is not why the crosses and steeple were removed. “My personal feeling is that it is a direct attack against Christianity and Judaism,” one soldier told Fox News. “When you look at the regulation and you notice the four items directly quoted are crosses, crucifixes, the Star of David and the menorah.”

Another incident here at home, reported by Fox News Radio’s Todd Starnes, raises the question of whether the Army and the Pentagon are being neutral toward religion or increasingly hostile to it.

In the incident, a U.S. Army training instructor listed evangelical Christianity and Catholicism as examples of religious extremism along with al-Qaida and Hamas during a briefing with an Army Reserve unit based in Pennsylvania.

The incident occurred during an Army Reserve Equal Opportunity training brief on extremism. Topping the list is evangelical Christianity. Other organizations listed included Catholicism, al-Qaida, Hamas, the Ku Klux Klan, Sunni Muslims, and Nation of Islam.

“We find this offensive to have evangelical Christians and the Catholic Church to be listed among known terrorist groups,” said Ron Crews, executive director of the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty. “It is dishonorable for any U.S. military entity to allow this type of wrongheaded characterization.”

The Archdiocese for the Military Services was shocked to learn that the Army considered Catholicism to be an example of extremism.

“The Archdiocese is astounded that Catholics were listed alongside groups that are, by their very mission and nature, violent and extremist,” the Archdiocese said in a statement.

The Army explanation in this case was that the materials used were independently produced and not with the approval of or review by the Army. Yet this was an Army reserve training session paid for by American taxpayers, including evangelicals and Catholics.

The mainstream press is again silent. After all, we are not talking about Muslim prisoners at Guantanamo being denied the free exercise of their religion.

 

 

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