The Christian OneNewsNow site says we are winning a war I didn’t even know we were waging! The article by Chad Groening references the Secular Coalition for America’s policy recommendations for the new President:
The Secular Coalition for America recently held a news conference urging president-elect Barack Obama to, among other things, enact new rules against proselytizing and develop a new directive for all chaplains and commanders to eliminate public prayers from any mandatory attendance events for military troops.
Gordon James Klingenschmitt is a former naval chaplain who says, unfortunately, the Secular Coalition for America will eventually get its way. “There is a day coming in the end times when the military will be forced to be atheistic because, in order for the eventual man who is the man of sin — the Anti-Christ — as it is describe in the Bible, for him to come to power and to stamp out Christianity around the globe, he’s going to need a good strong atheist military,” he contends. “That is the first step toward Armageddon, and I’m concerned about that. And I pray that President (elect) Obama is not foolish enough to lead us down that road.”
Remind me never to join the Navy.
Of course, we know atheists aren’t trying to stop Christians from practicing their faith in the military. We just want them to stop forcing their faith upon atheists in the service and denying them promotions as a result of their non-belief. No harassment. No proselytizing. Keep your faith to yourself. Don’t have public prayers when attendance is mandatory. Simple rules.
While we’re on that OneNewsNow site, I was amused by this other story.
First, because of the headline:
‘Gay’ activists engage in ‘hate crimes’ against Christians
Why is “gay” in quotation marks?!
You might also wonder why “hate crimes” is in quotation marks. That’s because there’s no actual crime being committed. The “crime” is that many people — gay and straight, I should add — are peacefully protesting outside churches that supported the Proposition 8 gay marriage ban.
The other reason I’m amused: The opening phrase is “Homosexual militants” — a bit ironic considering openly gay people are not allowed to serve in the military…