The War Against Christianity: Our Armed Forces, The SBC, and Me

WashingtonPrayingApproximately 78% of Americans proclaim Jesus Christ as their Personal Savior.  This percentage has remained consistent for several years now, no matter what “the smartest people in the room” may tell you.

Christianity has been the moral and ethical compass of this nation, since before its birth. And, no matter how the Progressives, on both sides of the aisle, try to re-write American History, there is no way for them to avoid this unalterable fact.

For the last couple of decades, the Liberal battle cry of  DIVERSITY! has been shouted from the mountaintops, from sea to shining sea, and force-fed to the American citizenry via every form of media imaginable.

What I have found to be hilarious is the fact, that while “the smartest people in the room” were promoting DIVERSITY!, average Americans had already been practicing it in their homes, neighborhoods, schools, churches, and workplaces.

America was already a melting pot.

But, that was not the Liberals’ goal.

Their goal was, and is, Assimilation. Not Diversification.

And, dissent will not be allowed.

The U.S. Military has blocked access to the Southern Baptist Convention’s website on an unknown number of military bases because it contains “hostile content” — just weeks after an Army briefing labeled Evangelical Christians and Roman Catholics as examples of religious extremism, Fox News has learned.

The Southern Baptist Convention is the nation’s largest Protestant denomination known for its support of the pro-life movement and its strong belief in traditional marriage.

Southern Baptist chaplains reported that SBC.net had been blocked at military installations around the nation. The censorship was made public after an Army officer tried to log onto the denomination’s website and instead — received a warning message.

“The site you have requested has been blocked by Team CONUS (C-TNOSC/RCERT-CONUS) due to hostile content,” the message read.

Team CONUS protects the computer network of the Dept. of Defense. The SBC’s website was not blocked at the Pentagon.

“So the Southern Baptist Convention is now considered hostile to the U.S. Army,” the officer wrote in an email to the American Family Association.

The Dept. of Defense confirmed to Fox News late Wednesday that the SBC website had been blocked–but not intentionally.

“The Department of Defense is not intentionally blocking access to this site, said Lt. Col. Damien Pickart. “We are working diligently to investigate what might be causing access issues for some of our service members and to correct the situation as quickly as possible.

The AFA sent out an action alert urging its members to contact the Pentagon and ask them to “stop the military’s alarming trend of hostility towards faith and religious freedom in our military.”

“Most disturbing to him (the Army officer) was the fact that the military labeled his personal religious faith as ‘hostile’ to the U.S. Army,” AFA spokesman Randy Sharp told Fox News.

Ron Crews, executive director of the Chaplain Alliance, told Fox News that Southern Baptist chaplains on military bases around the world have been unable to access the website.

“It’s a concern for the Dept. of Defense to block the website of one of the major evangelical denominations in the country,” Crews told Fox News. “The Southern Baptist Convention has the largest number of chaplains in the military representing Southern Baptist soldiers and churches. Those chaplains need access to their denomination’s website.”

An Army Reservist contacted Fox News and said he tried to log onto the site and an “Access Denied” message appeared on the screen.

“You request was categorized by Blue Coat Web Filter as ‘Religion,’” the message read.

Richard Land, president of the SBC’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission denounced the censorship and demanded that Southern Baptist soldiers be provided access to the site.

“This is outrageous,” Land told Fox News. “Southern Baptists make up a higher percentage of the all-volunteer military than in the general population. It’s outrageous that our website would be blocked for Southern Baptists serving in the military and defending the freedom to access websites.”

Land said the military censorship was part of a “disturbing trend.”

Indeed.

Other “happenngs in this “Trend: (Courtesy of Todd Starnes, Fox News):

A War Games scenario at Fort Leavenworth that identified Christian groups and Evangelical groups as being potential threats;

A 2009 Dept. of Homeland Security memorandum that identified future threats to national security coming from Evangelicals and pro-life groups;

A West Point study released by the U.S. Military Academy’s Combating Terrorism Center that linked pro-lifers to terrorism;

Evangelical leader Franklin Graham was uninvited from the Pentagon’s National Day of Prayer service because of his comments about Islam;

Christian prayers were banned at the funeral services for veterans at Houston’s National Cemetery;

Bibles were banned at Walter Reed Army Medical Center – a decision that was later rescinded;

Christian crosses and a steeple were removed from a chapel in Afghanistan because the military said the icons disrespected other religions;

Catholic chaplains were told not to read a letter to parishioners from their archbishop related to Obamacare mandates. The Secretary of the Army feared the letter could be viewed as a call for civil disobedience.

About a month ago, an old friend of mine from high school, sent me a personal message on Facebook, that this blog was blocked at her job. She and her husband live in Virginia and work in Washington, DC for the Federal Government.

Additionally, on Tuesday, when I went to post that day’s Blog on Facebook, I was informed that, as a “security check”, I would have to complete a “Captcha”, in order to post my blog. In fact, every time I went to post my blog on a different Facebook Page, I had to fill out another “Captcha”. But hold on, Bat-fans, that’s not all. When my friends went to share my Blog, they were asked if my Blog was “Spam”.

It is widely known that the founder of Facebook is a friend of this Administration. I am not the only Conservative, whom they have done this to. And, it continues…

Between this Administration using our Brightest and Best as guinea pigs for their social experiments and now infringing on their Constitutional Right of Freedom of Religion, and blocking Conservative Christian Blogs in Government Buildings, one might come to the conclusion that they are intimidated by Christianity and Conservatism, both protected by our Constitution.

Add onto that, the management of Facebook making it difficult for Conservatives to post, and one might draw the conclusion that Liberals are downright intolerant of opposing viewpoints.

Isn’t it funny how those among us, who claim to be the most tolerant, are actually the least tolerant of all?

Until He Comes,

KJ

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One Response to “The War Against Christianity: Our Armed Forces, The SBC, and Me”

  1. Gohawgs Says:

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