According to Todd Starnes at Fox News, 27-year veteran of the Utah Air National Guard, Technical Sergeant Layne Wilson said he was reprimanded after he wrote an email objecting to a gay wedding in the West Point chapel and was later told to prepare for retirement because his personal beliefs about homosexuality were not compatible with the military’s policies. The United States government has managed to turn morality on its head in a disgusting display of Luciferian Bizarro World logic (or lack thereof).
Mikey Weinstein of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (the name of the foundation is a lie itself, because their goal is to prevent Christians from exercising their First Amendment right to Freedom of Religion within the United States military) according to a related Fox article by Starnes, “If a member of the military is proselytizing in a manner that violates the law, well then of course they can be prosecuted,” he said. “We would love to see hundreds of prosecutions to stop this outrage of fundamentalist religious persecution.”
Weinstein and his group said they will continue to push for the Pentagon to fully implement its ban on proselytizing.
“There is a time, place and manner in which proselytizing is not only allowed, but it’s something we support among our Christian clients,” Weinstein said. “However, you can’t scream fire in a crowded theater and you can’t scream Jesus in a crowded theater at certain times, places, and in certain manners.” According to the First Amendment of the United States Constitution, Mr. Weinstein would be wrong, because that would be “preventing the free exercise thereof.”
If the Air Force policy is implemented, former Lt. General Jerry Boykin said to Fox News that Christians who speak of their faith “could now be prosecuted as enemies of the state.”
Joe Carter, a former Marine and editor for the Gospel Coalition, a Birmingham, Ala.-based group, said coercion has no place in faith.
However, Carter said, Jesus told his disciples to spread the faith in Matthew 28, in a passage known as “The Great Commission.” That’s an essential part of the faith for many Christians, he said.
“We don’t want your boss saying you have to go to a Bible study,” he said. “But what if he just invites you?”
Just “inviting someone” appears likely to be included in the U.S. military definition of proselytizing as Mikey Weinstein is a Department of Defense paid consultant.
Susan Stamper Brown at the Christian Post
sums it all up very well: “Mikey’s giving the rest of us an object lesson in intolerance by showing us what liberal secularists are about: “It’s our way, or we shut you down.” In this case, Obama’s anti-Christian hit man, Weinstein, proposes that honorable men and women in the military who speak about their faith should be charged with a crime worthy of capital punishment. Smells like bull to me.”
Agreed Susan, Estoy Ciento por ciento de acuerdo.
(H/T: John McTernan’s Insights, USA Today, Christian Post)