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May 1, 2013 - 11:01 am

In Barack Obama’s military, gays may serve openly, but Christians may not.

The Pentagon has released a statement confirming that soldiers could be prosecuted for promoting their faith: “Religious proselytization is not permitted within the Department of Defense…Court martials and non-judicial punishments are decided on a case-by-case basis…”

The statement, released to Fox News, follows a Breitbart News report on Obama administration Pentagon appointees meeting with anti-Christian extremist Mikey Weinstein to develop court-martial procedures to punish Christians in the military who express or share their faith.

(From our earlier report: Weinstein is the head of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, and says Christians–including chaplains–sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ in the military are guilty of “treason,” and of committing an act of “spiritual rape” as serious a crime as “sexual assault.” He also asserted that Christians sharing their faith in the military are “enemies of the Constitution.”)

Military chaplains could easily find themselves targeted for prosecution under the policy, as could any Christian who professes their faith even with close friends in the military.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Weinstein's use of the terms "treason" and "enemies of the Constitution" are glaring examples of progressive, Orwellian "Newspeak." Patriotism is being turned on its head. Remember that Tom Hanks accused Obama opponents of being "unAmerican" for opposing Obamacare, and Biden said it was "patriotic" to pay higher taxes. Also, the term "federalism" has been hijacked so that it will soon no longer have its original meaning. "Anti-federalism" to the Left is being re-defined as a synomim for "anti-government," which was already an outrageous libel.
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Don't be silly, of course this doesn't apply to Islam. Everyone knows that Islam is a religion of peace, we're only concerned with curtailing the really violent faiths.
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Attention fellow atheists: this right here is why we have a bad name. This is why so many faithful hate us. Mickey Weinstein is to atheism what Fred Phelps is to Christianity and he should be called out for it, loudly and often.

If someone wants to pray for you just say "thank you" and let them. If someone is "proselytizating" to you and you just can't bear it there's this wonderful tactic I've developed that I like to call "walking away". Works equally well on all religions and can also be applied to rabid sports fans and people who won't shut up about American Idol. And if you're honest in your contempt of religious extremism then stop being an extremist yourself.
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Why could not some chaplains lawyer up and take this to the Supreme Court as an obvious infringement of the First Amendment?
And anyone who equates being proselyted with being raped is obviously a) a no-nothing about either, has obviously never been within a hundred miles of either,thinks "rape" is just another way of saying "I personally HATE it", and has no standing to be saying such insane things. You can walk away from a Christian missionary safely and unharmed,and even cuss at him if you like. A rapist, not so much. I have never ever heard of a proselyting/murder victim, but rape/murder victims abound.
Who does this Mikey Weinstein think he IS, forcing HIS vicious anti-Christian views on ALL of us??!!!
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"At Notre Dame in Paris was the largest ceremony of them all. The Christian altar was dismantled and an altar to Liberty was installed; the inscription "To Philosophy" was carved in stone over the cathedral's doors. The proceedings took several hours and concluded with the appearance of a Goddess of Reason who, to avoid idolatry, was portrayed by a living woman.[7] The overarching theme of the ceremony was aptly summarized by Anacharsis Clootz who claimed that henceforward there would be "one God only, Le Peuple."[8]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cult_of_Reason
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Sounds like something Weinstein would have wanted to attend.
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How will members of the military curse now?
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Another note:
Weinstein's use of the terms "treason" and "enemies of the Constitution" are glaring examples of progressive, Orwellian "Newspeak." Patriotism is being turned on its head. Remember that Tom Hanks accused Obama opponents of being "unAmerican" for opposing Obamacare, and Biden said it was "patriotic" to pay higher taxes. Also, the term "federalism" has been hijacked so that it will soon no longer have its original meaning. "Anti-federalism" to the Left is being re-defined as a synomim for "anti-government," which was already an outrageous libel.
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Nobody's going to get shot. When was the last time anyone was shot for treason or cowardice in the military? Wasn't it Eddie Slovik in WWII? Please...

However, I'm pretty sure a lot of careers and reputations will be ruined by this. We could see the end of the institution of chaplaincy in the armed forces. I'm wondering what an officially atheist military will be like.
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"I'm wondering what an officially atheist military will be like."

Small. Ineffective.
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I wonder how many atheists join the military.
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I did. In five years in the navy I met maybe half a dozen actual atheists and twenty or thirty agnostics. The overwhelming majority of the folks I met were some kind of Christian, maybe 1/4 of whom were regular practitioners.

That's all anecdotal, obviously. Take it for what it's worth.
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Probably alot - especially if your purpose is tio purge the military of Christians.

Back in the 20's militant homosexuals infiltrated the Catholic Church in order to undermine it from the inside. By the 60's they were in positions of power and the molestations and cover-ups started. What better way to destroy a future Catholic than to destroy a childs faith in God and the church?
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Gee - I wonder when they will start to kill us out in the open?
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are cadets and boots still required to attend chapel? if so, will we be seeing the court martial of the commanders of the military schools?
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This is what it looks like when the enemy is through the gates and in the halls of power. I saw a comment elsewhere, “the mask hasn’t slipped, they took it off and threw it in the trash”.
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We brought this on ourselves when we allowed the Left to take over Hollywood and academia over the last 50 years, with virtually no argument from us. Two full generations have now been raised to think crap like this is reasonable.
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We didn’t so much let them, as we were too busy leading real lives; building real things and not living in the land of make-believe.

I have hope though with the explosion of natural gas exploration the world will come around to growth being the way forward and not looking backward. There is a great article in today’s WSJ about Gazprom getting squeezed by European neighbors. I see it as a positive sign that we won’t let ourselves be lead into an artificial poverty.

The ride from here to there, however doesn’t look pleasant.
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The Left are overwhelmingly chilldless (especially the homosexuals) or only have one (most believe in the overpopulation problem),so while we conservatives were graduating college,marrying, starting families with 2 or more kids, and building things, THEY had LOTS of free time and LOTS of extra money for working on and funding their pet causes. Also, liberalism, like Communism, is sort of like a deep religious conviction, where they think they have some mission to remake the world into THEIR vision of it, and things like God, the Constitution, and "rugged individualism" are dangerous concepts that must be destroyed or at least rendered powerless.
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We argued - and they destroyed those people as an example of what they'd be prepared to do to the next person who opened their yap.
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Has anyone heard the old saying "there are no atheists in foxholes" ? Would this mean if a soldier prays out loud to God that his position doesn't get hit and overrun he could get pulled from the line and thrown in some rear position brig because his CO happened to overhear him? That would go over real well with his buddies still stuck on the line now a man or two short. My bet is the whole unit would get very vocal about their religion real quick.
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What you're implying is that, like the Communist armies, there will be "military commissars" in the U.S. military, and they will be on the front lines to insure "compliance." Unfortunately that time seems to be coming. This is not the only story, but one of many, that shows the Long Gramscian March has reached the Pentagon.
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