Another military base hires civilians to proselytize to children

Chris Rodda has a great post about what is going on at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska (a base that has been on MRFF’s radar for quite a while) is really ramping up the fundamentalist activities this fall, heavily pushing the “convert everybody” meme. The article on the Elmendorf-Richardson website begins: When Jesus gave his apostles their final orders in Matthew 28:18-20, he didn’t tell them to make converts who would dedicate an hour of … [Read more...]

Proselytizing in Afghanistan

Buddy Jesus wants you to spread the word! This is a pervasive problem within the US Military that I have had a major problem with for many years. The dangers behind this fundamentalist policy can be the actual loss of life to U.S. Servicemembers, many of whom (like myself) are not here to fight a religious battle. www.youtube.com/embed/hy5RnIykfCs? This is a video that was recorded in Afghanistan and shows how the Chaplain was giving them instructions on how to proselytize and what to say … [Read more...]

The writing is on the wall at boot camp (literally)

A brand new foxhole atheist sent me a few pictures from his cell phone. He's in 'hell week' or 'reception week' of basic training. In a few days, his phone will be confiscated by his drill sergeants. He'll get it back when he's a soldier. This is Fort Jackson, SC. These posters are not government issued and are not supposed to be up. Since the command is either unaware or more likely - complicit - they've basically established another weird little 'Limited Public Forum'. All points of view … [Read more...]

Spiritual Fitness “not meant to endorse religion” VS Army’s own videos

These videos may just disappear soon. Grab them while they're hot! They're from the Army's public facing media outreach website. Remember, whenever lawyers and reporters are around, the term 'spiritual fitness' has nothing to do with religion. It's about 'team spirit' and 'human spirit'. So it's not illegal when mandatory... CH (MAJ) Choi - Sunday Stryker Brigade www.dvidshub.net/video/embed/122546 "There's a limit to how much physical ability can sustain a soldier. There's a limit on … [Read more...]

In 1971 Fort Bragg had a mandatory ‘born again’ day

***Guest post from John Kieffer who was with the 2nd Psyops Group with the JFK Center for Special Warfare.*** I'm wondering if there is anyone who may remember this ... In 1971 I was stationed at Ft Bragg and had to attend a mandatory hour long 'fire and brimstone' evangelical Christian sermon by a 4 Star General at the Main Base Chapel. All commissioned officers stationed at Ft Bragg, from the 18th Corps commander (3 star general) down to each and every 2LT (I was a captain), were … [Read more...]

Nervous atheist military family “Will Fort Bragg ‘lose’ my housing application?”

Jennifer Andrews is a military spouse who recently moved to Fort Bragg with her husband Brian. She wrote to me about their experiences getting settled in, and it's quite unsettling. I grew up in the Buffalo area in NY and lived there my entire life, until I married my husband and relocated to Ft Bragg. My first experience with the locals here was at the housing office on post, trying to move into government housing. On our way out the door, the woman asked us if we'd found a church yet. We … [Read more...]

Disgraced chaplain lies, and prays that Rev. Barry Lynn dies

Dishonored ex-chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt was fired from the Navy. His leadership documented him violating regulations about wearing the military uniform to protests and political rallies. It was not about 'In Jesus Name', it was about protesting in front of the White House. But Klingenschmitt makes a living lying about his situation. He's one of those evangelicals who are so blinded to reality that they kind of lose their grip. His single-minded focus and passionate drive are … [Read more...]

Army Chaplain Steven Firtko ‘simply offers’ Christ to atheist soldiers

An atheist just captured a Chaplain doing the wrong thing. And he's admitting to it as part of his regular routine. The sad thing is, he is not even aware of it. His job is to tend the needs of the existing flock, not to grow it. Other than in the extremely rare context of an atheist inviting such a conversation, he has no business bringing up the (pathetic) conversion tactics like complexity (appearance of design) and "It takes more faith to be an atheist." I can't even imagine a … [Read more...]


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