“The moral principles and precepts contained in the Scriptures ought to form the basis of all of our civil constitutions and laws….All the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible.” Noah Webster ~the father of public education in America
So far this April, I have written two articles about anti-Christian trends in our US Military. Little did I realize that only days later a new piece of news would further indicate that the leaders of our military are demoralizing and creating a hostile workplace against Bible believing Christian members of our Military.
It seems that the Pentagon has recruited a religious tolerance consultant. Tolerance has become a code word for anything other than Bible-believing Christians. So who is this consultant, Mikey Weinstein and why does any of this matter? Weinstein describes himself as an Attorney, Author, Civil Rights Activist, and Founder & President of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation.
Like many who are militantly antichristian, he is all for freedom except for Christians freedoms. For the Pentagon to hire such a person as Mr. Weinstein, it is a direct attack on Christians who serve our country. Now some folks might get touchy with me calling this an attack, but I’ll let his words speak for themselves. In an op ed piece for the Huffington Post earlier this month, he doesn’t even warm up his readers first before labeling Christians as bloody monsters. That’s just in the first sentence.
He claims that he started his ‘civil rights fighting organization’ specifically to “fight those monsters who would tear down the Constitutionally-mandated wall separating church and state in the technologically most lethal entity ever created by humankind, the U.S. military.”
For one sentence, I can find a few things to point out to Mr. Weinstein. First and foremost is the old tired out atheistic argument that there is a wall of separation in our Constitution. When all words of the Founding Fathers are taken into account with the rights granted in our 1st Amendment and taken in consideration with the Founders intent, and when one actually investigates where that “wall” issue came from, one would understand that it is a God given right that people have freedom of religion, not freedom from it.
The whole separation issue is taken completely out of context, from a letter from Thomas Jefferson to the Danbury Baptists and meant that government or State cannot involve itself in the Church. There is nothing about the church not being involved in the State. If the Founders intent was to keep church and government separate, men like George Washington who was the General of the Continental Army, would never have said things such as, “While we are zealously performing the duties of good citizens and soldiers, we certainly ought not to be inattentive to the higher duties of religion. To the distinguished character of Patriot, it should be our highest Glory to laud the more distinguished Character of Christian.” Early Supreme Court justices such as John Jay who also helped author the Federalist Papers would never have said, “Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.” Consider also the fact that the Black Robe Regiment was made up of Pastors who were heavily involved in the shaping of our Revolution and new Country is further evidence that Christians were very involved in politics from the beginning.
It’s been suggested here, that Obama take a walk to see all of the historical references to God and our Judeo/Christian heritage which are found all around Washington D.C. Might I make a further suggestion that he take Chuck Hagel, members of the Pentagon and their newest “religious tolerance” consultant with him.
It is incredibly hypocritical for those who like Mr. Weinstein, preach tolerance yet are actively participating in bigotry against a large portion of Godly young men and women who are serving in our Military. Our military people more than anyone deserve to have their rights protected, yet many of these decisions against Christians are dangerously close to stripping away their Constitutional rights, endowed by our Creator, which no man has a right to take away. While the men and women in uniform are fighting for freedoms of oppressed people around the world and thereby preserving our rights here at home, it is unconscionable that those who are superior over them would be working to strip them of the same which they are fighting for.
This nation was built on Judeo/Christian beliefs. Our Armed Forces once held the same. It’s a shame to see such a display of progressive intolerance in an institution, which has been the most honorable one world over. Sun Tzu said in the Art of War, “Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys. Look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death!” It is not showing any regard for a majority of our soldiers, during a time when they are needed more than ever before, because of social experimentation, which is what our military is turning into.
I have the utmost respect for those who have and are still serving our country. I have the utmost respect for our Constitution, and the Founding fathers of this greatest of nations. It would do well for those who believe that America needs to be transformed to remember the words of Patrick Henry who said, “It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here.”
Take an honest look at other nations who are not Christian nations. In Saudi Arabia, if you are found to travel there with a Bible, it will be confiscated. There are no churches or synagogues in Saudi Arabia. In Iran, Syria, Iraq, Libya and Egypt persecution of Christians is fierce. Persecution of Jews if they exist in any of those countries is worse. Compare that with the US. Mosques, synagogues and places of worship for every religion are prevalent across the nation, as is the right to practice atheism. In the Pentagon, there is a place of worship for Muslims. There are many religions and philosophies, which are recognized in our military. Christianity has always had a place in our Military, but it seems that may soon change, where Jesus, God the Son is no longer welcome.
If someone could see into the future of a nation which took God and kicked Him out, one only needs to look to the past and heed the words of Alexander Solzhenitsyn, “If I were asked today to formulate as concisely as possible that main cause of the ruinous revolution that swallowed up some 60 million of our people, I could not put it more accurately than to repeat: ‘Men had forgotten God; that is why all this has happened.”