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Military warned 'evangelicals' No. 1 threat  


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April 10, 2013 7:55 pm  

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Military warned 'evangelicals' No. 1 threat

Christians targeted ahead of Muslim Brotherhood, al-Qaida, KKK

Soldiers in the U.S. military have been told in a training briefing that evangelical Christians are the No. 1 extremist threat to America – ahead of groups like the Muslim Brotherhood, KKK, Nation of Islam, al-Qaida, Hamas and others.

“Men and women of faith who have served the Army faithfully for centuries shouldn’t be likened to those who have regularly threatened the peace and security of the United States,” said Col. (Ret.) 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. It also appears that some military entities are using definitions of ‘hate’ and ‘extreme’ from the lists of anti-Christian political organizations. That violates the apolitical stance appropriate for the military.”
The briefing, which was given to an Army reserve unit in Pennsylvania, came from a U.S. Army Reserve Equal Opportunity training brief titled “Extremism and Extremist Organizations.”

The material mentions neo-Nazis, the KKK and other white supremacist organizations. Pictures are shown on various slides of people in Klan attire and Nazi flags. The significance of gang tattoos, and racist acronyms and the significance of numbers were also discussed.

While the material on gangs and racist organizations is similar to what one might receive from a local police briefing on gang issues, after teaching on neo-Nazis in the military such as Timothy McVeigh, the material makes an amazing link.

A slide titled “Religious Extremism” lists multiple organizations such as the Muslim Brotherhood, al-Qaida, Hamas, the Nation of Islam, the Ku Klux Klan and the Christian Identity movement as examples of extremist groups.

However, the first group on the list is evangelical Christianity. Catholicism and ultra-orthodox Judaism are also on the list of religious extremist organizations.

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April 10, 2013 8:41 pm  

Just the opposite has been going on too. Religion and the Military do not mix! Religion and Government do not mix.

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April 11, 2013 2:34 am  

There is some truth in those warnings. It has become obvious that right wing evangelical Christians and Mormons are behaving more like religious terrorists than gentle religious advocates.

Besides the claims that non believers will go to "hell" ,the right wing is now successfully supporting laws that make criminals of woman who choose to control their own reproductive process. The right wing christians and mormans also have supported and paid for attacks on gays and lesbians throughout the US.

A state representative in Kansas has likened the zealous christian supporters of anti abortion laws as "taliban like". In fact Kansas has now passed a suffocating anti abortion law. So it does appear that the christian evangelicals are behaving more like Nazis and the KKK than followers of Christian ethic.

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