Ted Cruz continues his one-man crusade of absurdity, telling a group of homeschooling students that military chaplains should be insensitive to atheists in order to push them to believe in God. Oh, and it’s perfectly okay for them to lie about members of the military.
The possible 2016 Republican presidential candidate went on to cite a series of cases to assert that atheists were trying to destroy religious freedom in the United States.
“We have never seen an administration with such hostility to religious faith,” Cruz opined. “You know, last year, there was a chaplain in the Air Force up in Alaska who wrote in a blog post the phrase ‘There are no atheists in fox holes.’ He was ordered by his supervising officer to take it down.”“I guess it was deemed insensitive to atheists. I kind of thought it was the job of a chaplain to be insensitive to atheists.”
After a round of applause, the senator added: “To welcome them into the forgiving arms of a loving god.”
A chaplain’s job is to support religious soldiers, not to lie about and attack non-religious ones. I can’t imagine how anyone could believe otherwise.