Friday, May 12, 2006

God help us:

The WaPo reports that along with spending half a trillion dollars on the new defense bill Congress has struck another blow for religious freedom.

The "defense authorization bill...includes language intended to allow chaplains to pray in the name of Jesus at public military ceremonies, undercutting new Air Force and Navy guidelines on religion."

As we all know, Christianity is under attack from the liberal, homosexual agenda so Congress had to act to make sure our troops aren't infected. See, the rub for the protectors of Christianity is that new Navy and Air Force rules call for chaplains to use nonsectarian prayers at public ceremonies, especially those where attendance is mandatory. This sort of lilly-livered kowtowing to the homosexual agenda was too much for those in the Christain community --- under siege as they are.

The WaPo writes:

"Focus on the Family, the Christian Coalition and other evangelical Christian groups have lobbied vigorously against the Air Force and Navy rules, urging President Bush to issue an executive order guaranteeing the right of chaplains to pray in the name of Jesus under any circumstances. Because the White House has not acted, sympathetic members of Congress stepped in."

The National Conference on Ministry to the Armed Forces, a private group that provides 70% of the chaplins to the military says though that this isn't such a hot idea. They feel chaplains should represent all the religious views of those they serve. Wrong! Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) offered an amendment that would have placed language into the law that said there should be, "sensitivity, respect and tolerance for all faiths," but it was defeated on a party-line vote in committee.

Tolerance for all faiths, what kind of bullcrap this that? Christianity is under attack, we can't afford to be tolerant. John McCain understands this, that's why he's done an about face on his rhetoric about not "pandering to the outer reaches of American politics and the agents of intolerance." Instead he's decided to embrace intolerance by going to see Jerry Falwell and giving the commencement speech at Liberty University.

Next up, a move to amend the consitution to ban gay marriage and the passing of the Religious Liberties Restoration Act which will prevent ther Federal Judiciary from ruling on any matter regarding religion. No more fights over creationsm or the 10 Commandments on public property. The states can work all that out for themselves.


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