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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 8:25 pm    Post subject: NOT SO FAST, CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS!!! Reply with quote

Ya can't make this stuff up.

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Not so fast, Christian soldiers

Maybe what the war in Iraq needs is not more troops
but more religion. At least that's the message the
Department of Defense seems to be sending

Last week, after an investigation spurred by the
Military Religious Freedom Foundation, the Pentagon
abruptly announced that it would not be delivering
"freedom packages" to our soldiers in Iraq, as it had
originally intended

What were the packages to contain? Not body armor or
home-baked cookies. Rather, they held Bibles,
proselytizing material in English and Arabic and the
apocalyptic computer game "Left Behind: Eternal
Forces"
(derived from the series of post-Rapture
novels), in which "soldiers for Christ" hunt down
enemies who look suspiciously like U.N.
peacekeepers

[snip]

The Pentagon's inspector general recently released a
report recommending unspecified "corrective action"
for those officers who appeared in the video for
violating Defense Department regulations. But, in a
telling gesture, the report avoided any discussion of
how allowing an evangelical group to function within
the Defense Department is an obvious violation of the
establishment clause of the 1st Amendment.

The extent to which such relationships have damaged
international goodwill toward the U.S. is beyond
measure. As the inspector general noted, a leading
Turkish newspaper, Sabah, published an article on Air
Force Maj. Gen. Peter Sutton, who is the U.S. liaison
to the Turkish military -- and who appeared in the
Christian Embassy video. The article described
Christian Embassy as a "radical fundamentalist sect,"
perhaps irreparably damaging Sutton's primary job
objective of building closer ties to the Turkish
General Staff, which has expressed alarm at the
influence of fundamentalist Christian groups inside
the U.S. military.

Our military personnel swear an oath to protect and
defend the Constitution, not the Bible. Yet by turning
a blind eye to OSU and Christian Embassy activities,
the Pentagon is, in essence, endorsing their
proselytizing. And sometimes it's more explicit than
that

It's time to actively strip the so-called war on
terror of its religious connotations, not add to them.
Because religious wars are not just ugly, they are
unwinnable. And despite what Operation Straight Up and
its supporters in the Pentagon may think is taking
place in Iraq, the Rapture is not a viable exit
strategy.

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-aslan22aug22,0,4674900.story

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I love that last line:
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And despite what Operation Straight Up and
its supporters in the Pentagon may think is taking
place in Iraq, the Rapture is not a viable exit
strategy.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like Bush is gonna wait for it though.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bush is a puppet....

Damnit.
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