11 Jun 2015

Army Honor Guard Banned From 4th of July Celebration at Historic Church

The anti-Christian bigotry from the Obama Administration in our armed services continues to push ahead full force. 
From court-martialing Marines for having Bible verses on display, to removing chaplains for private counseling advice consistent with their faith and sponsoring denomination, to demanding an Air Force general be removed simply because he spoke at the National Day of Prayer – a publicly proclaimed holiday, the Obama atheists are out with the “long knives” to destroy all vestiges of Christianity from the ranks of our most honored institutions.

Now, Allen West provides the latest example of this puerile hatred:

Sometimes things happen which make me absolutely furious and sadly I must share a story that involves two things I love dearly — my home state of Georgia and the U.S. Army. We are less than a month away from celebrating the 239th birthday of another thing I cherish, love, and took an oath to defend — our Constitutional Republic, America. But what I find completely disturbing is the disregard being shown to our Independence Day by this current administration.
As reported by Fox News, “For nearly two decades, the U.S. Army has provided an honor guard for an Independence Day celebration at a Baptist church that predates the founding of the nation. But this year – that tradition has come to an end. Officials at Fort Gordon, Georgia say they will not be able to send an honor guard to a July 5th service at Abilene Baptist Church because it violates a military policy banning any involvement in a religious service. “While there are conditions under which the Army can participate in events conducted at a house of worship, we cannot participate in the context of a religious service,” according to Public Affairs Officer J.C. Mathews. He said officials at Fort Gordon as well as the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate reviewed the church’s request and determined they were in fact holding a “religious service.”
This is absolutely absurd!  Are we to believe that a military honor guard is no longer to participate in a celebration of the founding of our nation simply because it is in a church?  This is a slap in the face of every military chaplain who has ever given their lives for our nation.  It is also a slap in the face of all of our Founding Fathers who attended church regularly in order to find divine guidance in the creation of our nation.

Allen West gives more background:
Abilene Baptist Church was founded in 1774 – one of Georgia’s most historic churches and the second oldest in the state. The founding pastor was arrested by a colonial magistrate for “preaching in Georgia” and the first pastor, Reverend Loveless Savage, was a chaplain in the Revolutionary Army. I would presume that Rev. Savage — what an awesome name — could be considered a member of the Black Robe Brigade. “It was an absolute shock,” said Brad Whitt, the current pastor of Abilene Baptist Church. “What a sad commentary on the state of affairs in America – when we cannot even allow the flags to fly if they are in a church building.” “We’ve had a tremendous working relationship with the fort,” Whitt said. “We’ve hosted all sorts of events for military families. We really try to show our love and respect and we try to honor our military folks.” The July 5th church service is scheduled to be a “God and Country”-themed celebration with patriotic music and lots of red, white and blue. Afterwards, the church is hosting a Sunday picnic – complete with hot dogs and hamburgers.”

This tyranny must not be allowed to stand!  If those in uniform cannot speak up for fear of reprisals from Obama and his allies – the Freedom From Religion Foundation and atheist Mickey Weinstein – then we, the people of the United States must speak for them.

7 comments:

  1. Talk. Nothing but talk. No one does anything but talk.

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  2. Good, because Christians and the military are opposites and should have nothing in common. If young people want to join up and go kill innocent people on the other side of the earth, go ahead but don't call yourselves Christian and don't ask God to bless your crusade to steal murder and conquer the world for the elite. A true Christian would know the difference between "defending their country" and empire building.

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  3. Drones that attack the Middle East are flown by soldiers at Ft. Gordon.

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  4. 4th of July?? is that something we still celebrate, because if we do we don't deserve too the way most Americans let this Govt. run rod-shot over the people without one sherd of resistance.

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  5. Christians??? good one they do nothing in this country to speak out about the thugs that run this Govt. and are all yes men

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  6. As a US Senator, Obama advised his cousin in Kenya, R. Odinga, in his failed race for president. When he lost, he told his Muslim followers to attack Christians and they killed about 800 and destroyed thousands of homes and churches. Kenya created the post of Prime Minister and appointed Odinga to stop the violence. Of course, Obama and Odinga are still friends.

    One of Obama's brothers is the treasurer of the Muslim Brotherhood, which has been linked to many attacks on Christians in Egypt, and he has visited Obama many times in the White House.

    Obama is anti-Christian and should be impeached.

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  7. Christianity and the military are opposites and do not belong together. Anyone who has even briefly studied the bible knows this.

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