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Posted: 9/16/2014 3:03 PM PDT
Oh please, firstly the spirit of the first amendment is to disestablish church and state, I find it highly amusing that you're using it to defend people speaking out about their superstitions as members of a governmental body.
Religion has never had any place in government. You need only look at the constitution itself to observe how the founding fathers had this in mind.
Your title is so biased and editorialised it's truly sickening. Calling christians in the military 'targets'. Lmao. You understand that the US military, and indeed the US itself is majority christian? There is no secret agenda against christianity in the US, only a (legitimate) movement to put it in it's place, that is, squarely in the homes of the people who choose to practise it. It has no relevance to anything else - least of all in the US military.

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Posted: 9/15/2014 7:57 AM PDT

I want to add that the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which is known as the Bill of Rights, begins with the words;

"Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion, nor prohibiting the free practice thereof."

This mean that ordering anyone in the American Military, or in any branch of the Government to not speak about his or her religious beliefs in any way, is illegal.  

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Posted: 9/15/2014 6:54 AM PDT

American Christians are also Citizens who vote and pay taxes. 

What this does is tell them, "Just do what you're told, pay your taxes and keep your mouths shut." 

That is tyranny.

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Posted: 9/14/2014 9:16 AM PDT
This is sensationalised and editorialised nonsense. We can only hope and dream of a day where religions are ousted well and truly from governmental organisations, but alas, it is not today.
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Posted: 6/15/2013 7:52 AM PDT
Obama Confirms Christians in Military are Targets Posted on June 13, 2013 by Tad Cronn Filed under 1st Amendment, Atheism, Christianity, Constitution, Email Featured, Government, Liberal Bullying, Military, Politics, Religion0 977 digg0savesSave6 inShare. 13EmailPrint President Obama has threatened to veto a bill that would protect military members' religious free speech rights, confirming fears that his Administration plans to target Christians who discuss their faith. The House Armed Services Committee last week passed an amendment on H.R. 1960, the National Defense Authorization Act, that would protect Christians and members of other faiths. The amendment was made necessary because of recent revelations that the Pentagon has been working with notoriously anti-Christian atheist activist Mikey Weinstein, founder of the misleadlingly named Military Religious Freedom Foundation, to craft a policy that could subject Christians who are caught talking about their faith to punishment, including court martial. The Pentagon denies that's the plan, trying to draw a distinction between "proselytizing"; and "evangelizing" which are synonyms in most dictionaries. Weinstein is a far-left fanatic and loose cannon who has publicly stated that Christian evangelizing is tantamount to treason and that Christians should be punished, by the hundreds if need be. He also apparently has easy access to the upper echelons at the Pentagon and to left-wing bigshots such as former Ambassador Joe Wilson, he of the "yellowcake" fame. The amendment introduced by Republican John Fleming of Louisiana drew an objection from the White House, which released a message that states: "Expansion and Implementation of Protection of Rights of Conscience of Members of the Armed Forces and Chaplains of Such Members: The Administration strongly objects to section 530, which would require the Armed Forces to accommodate, except in cases of military necessity, 'actions and speech' reflecting the 'conscience, moral principles, or religious beliefs of the member.' By limiting the discretion of commanders to address potentially problematic speech and actions within their units, this provision would have a significant adverse effect on good order, discipline, morale, and mission accomplishment." The statement also includes a threat that Obama will veto the bill if it arrives at his desk with the amendment intact. The policy that has been developing at the Pentagon would also cover chaplains, not just ordinary troops, who try to persuade other military members to adopt Christianity or any other religion. Although coercing someone in religious matters has long been prohibited by the military branches, it's never been perceived as a widespread problem until recently, largely due to Weinstein's lobbying, by all accounts. "Someone needs to be punished for this" Weinstein said. "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 is part of the cadre -- dare we say cabal? -- of foes of Christianity who seek through the courts, government agencies and legislation to force biblical religion out of public sight while installing their own religion, atheism, as a state-mandated faith. By calling atheism a "nonreligion" and hiding behind phrases like "separation of church and state"; and "religious freedom" the atheist agenda is advanced. By threatening to veto the amendment to the defense bill, President Obama is continuing his Administration's record of attacking biblical religion. Read more:
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