‘God and Country’ Recruiting Poster Pulled by Army

Well that was quick. I knew there was no way the Pentagon would approve that sign that urged people to join the Army Special Forces “for God and country” and the recruiting poster that Mikey Weinstein and the Military Religious Freedom Foundation called attention to at a recruiting center has now been removed.

A poster with the phrase “On a mission for both God and country” on display outside a Phoenix recruiting station was removed Friday morning, an Army Recruiting Command spokesman said, hours after the unapproved display was brought to the command’s attention.

The poster, which features a Special Forces patch along with Ranger, Airborne and Special Forces tabs, includes “a stock image” the command makes available for local recruiters, spokesman Brian Lepley said in an email, “but the text was changed by the local recruiting personnel” and not cleared by command headquarters.

“Had the process been followed, the copy shown would not have been approved,” Lepley said.

The article in the Army Times has comments that are exactly what one would expect:

Weinstein a go fuck himself. Very visibly punished? Go fuck yourself seriously who the fuck cares? Does it hurt someone’s weak ass feel bads? People who are this sensitive need a smack in the cocksucker…

My God , what has happened to our Country. Very soon it will be illegal to mention God except behind closed doors in our homes!!!…

I hate people who do not understand the establishment clause of the constitution. It was written so there could be no Church of America. Like the English created the Church of England. It was never meant to exclude saying the word God or mentioning God in the government. All these atheist are idiots. Why is it they can be offended and get their way. But as a person who believes in God and is a practicing Jew and a service member why do I have less of a say in these matters than atheists. I’m offended that it was taken down yet no one gives two shits what Jews or Christians or religious persons views are…

How about this, I’m fucking offended. I’m sorry but God is mentioned several times in our constitution oh and by the way it’s ONE NATION UNDER GOD. It’s in you know our pledge. I’ve fought to God damn hard over seas for this country to have this group insult what my brothers and I stand for!!!! I’m sick of this, fuck your military religious freedom bullshit. You have no clue what we want!!!! I can say this you’ve never been to Bragg because we bow our heads and pray almost before every jump you cock sucker. Publicly punished you make me sick! WE SHOULD FLOG YOU FOR YOUR AROGENCE AND CALL YOU A TRAITOR TO THE NATION! Doesn’t that make me sound like a crazy person??? Cause that’s how you and everyone who agrees with you sound along with your stupid group!…

AMERICAN soldiers don’t give a fuck about my God? Why don’t you throw on a uniform you fucking cock bag? Come on down to Bragg you fat kilt wearing faggot I’m fed the fuck up with worthless pieces of shit like you!

Ignorance, threats and sociopathy? How predictable.

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  • Reginald Selkirk

    Does Mikey wear kilts?

  • tvoyumat

    “AMERICAN soldiers don’t give a fuck about my God? Why don’t you throw on a uniform you fucking cock bag? Come on down to Bragg you fat kilt wearing faggot I’m fed the fuck up with worthless pieces of shit like you!”

    Fighting for our Freedom to be just like him, I suppose. Is this one of the “heroes” we’re supposed to worship and thank all the time?

  • Loqi

    One assumes this fellow was not in charge of communications. Apparently literacy is not required in the military.

  • matty1

    I’m sorry but God is mentioned several times in our constitution

    Not being American I’m not that familiar with your constitution so I checked what appears to be an official online transcript. The word God does not appear to be in there even once, is he mentioned under a different name?

  • raven

    1, How do they know god is on our side? Half the time, the fundies claim we are ruled by satan and/or god has abandoned us because two women got married somewhere or some state elected a Democratic senator.

    2. Which god? There are hundreds at least, millions or billions if you count sockpuppet gods. To say there is one xian god is stretching the idea too far. Xianity has diverged so much there are multiple gods. Fundie god, Mormon god, Catholic god, Republican jesus, Tea Party jesus, Ground of all being god. These xian gods don’t even like each other.

    3. If you think about it, it is pretty hard to imagine these days we are fighting for any gods. It’s often to defend US economic interests, sometimes against terrorists, and sometimes for no good reason i.e. Iraq.

    4. What the US armed forces are doing, is not fighting for my gods!!! Those gods have far better things to do with their time. Thor, Bast, Isis, Gaia, Sophia, Frigga, and Estre are above all that.

  • hoku

    Raven @ 5

    I don’t know about the others, but I have a hard time believing any Norse god is above any kind of fighting.

  • http://kamakanui.zenfolio.com Kamaka

    Very soon it will be illegal to mention God except behind closed doors in our homes!!!…

    We should be so lucky.

    I hate people who do not understand the establishment clause of the constitution.

    Me, too.

  • eric

    Shouldn’t they be directing their anger at Army HQ? The post prety clearly said that the Army wouldn’t have approved it if they had known about it. I’m not sure whether that’s true or just a convenient legal fiction so they don’t get sued. But now that they’ve said it, it seems complaints about it being taken down should be laid at their doorstep.

  • spritzerts

    “Your lack of grammar… is disturbing.” – Darth Vader 2015

  • Erp

    The only reference to God in the Constitution is in the date “In the year of our Lord” which was standard practice for formal documents of that time and culture (except for the overtly religious who would have used “in the year of our Lord Jesus Christ”); more casual documents might use the abbreviation for the phrase in its original Latin, AD, just as we do now.

  • raven

    I don’t know about the others, but I have a hard time believing any Norse god is above any kind of fighting.

    Even gods grow up. Besides which, Thor doesn’t need the US army. He is a god, after all.

    These days Thor and the Aesir are battling the Frost Giants. They invade about…once a year. You can tell when it starts snowing. It takes a few months but by March the Frost Giants will be on their way back to Helheim.

    PS And just why do the xian gods need the US army anyway? Are they sick or dead? What is the point of being a god if you can’t do anything and need humans to do everything for you?

  • gshelley

    Do these people even think about what they are saying? Do they actually believe that they are fighting for God (I suppose some seem to, or at least there are those people who believe that Jesus wrote the Constitution).

    It’s always the same. They are being oppressed every time the Army doesn’t specifically give them special treatment.

    Same with the recent removal of the soldier kneeling to a cross. Obviously they don’t care that it is disrespectful to non believers, but they don’t seem to realise it is also insulting to believers “Yes, I know we are supposed to be honouring military dead, but fuck them, we can use this as a chance to promote Jesus”

  • wreck

    “Doesn’t that make me sound like a crazy person???”

    Well, yes it does.

  • Synfandel

    Come on down to Bragg you fat kilt wearing faggot…

    When I was in the (Canadian) army, I did wear a kilt, at least on parade.

  • Sastra

    … and by the way it’s ONE NATION UNDER GOD. It’s in you know our pledge.

    Hey, thanks for the tip: we’ll get right on changing both of them.

    Oh wait — those aren’t about God. They’re just “ceremonial Deism.” Looks like we’ve both been silly then.

  • pixiedust

    @ synfandel

    But were you fat when you wore the kilt?

  • cgm3

    I guess the Army should’ve put up one of the alternate versions, perhaps the one urging people to join “for Allah and country”…

    …or maybe “for Satan and country”

    …”for secular values and country”

    …”for Jessica Alba and country” (I can get behind that!)

  • Anne Fenwick

    So he thinks he’s fighting for a theocracy? Let me think, who else does that?

  • gardengnome

    “…how predictable.” How Christian.

  • Synfandel

    pixiedust:

    But were you fat when you wore the kilt?

    Sorry, no. At that time I was in phenomenal physical shape, which I dearly miss these several decades later. Nor was I a ‘faggot’ (as he put it), being in the highly distracting, testosterone-driven, heterosexual overdrive of late adolescence and early adulthood, which I don’t miss so much.

  • caseloweraz

    Apparently our soldiers still isn’t learning grammar…

    Does it hurt someone’s weak ass feel bads?

    Dude — Whose minds makes up sentence funked painly wrecks?

    (One good string of gibberish deserves another.)

  • pixiedust

    I just skimmed thru the comments on the Army Times article. Man, was that depressing.

  • dingojack

    Why not change the sign to read: “On a mission for god OR country”. No-one could be offend by that.

    😉 Dingo

  • Donnie

    Ignorance, threats and sociopathy?

    …and bad grammar and spelling

    To The Far Right Christian Hater….You Can Be a Good Speller or a Hater, But You Can’t Be Both by Bonnie Weinstein

    I assume that Ed gives me a pass for promoting Ms. Weinstein’s book. I am reading it now, and it is ……

  • shadow

    @raven:

    …why do the xian gods need the US army anyway?

    Because the chariots are made of iron (or derivatives) now?