Friday, February 15, 2008

Jeebus + Guns: OY! US military accused of harboring fundamentalism.

This is the kind of crap that really scares the Be-jeebus out of me.

It (lawsuit) alleges a "pernicious pattern and practice" of infringement of religious liberties in the military.

The group's founder, former Air Force lawyer Mikey Weinstein, said he has documented 6,800 testimonies by military personnel -- nearly all of them Christians -- of sometimes punitive or humiliating attempts to make them accept a fundamentalist evangelical interpretation of Christianity.

"I am at war with those people who would create a fundamentalist Christian theocracy in the technologically most lethal organization ever created by our species, which is the United States armed forces," he said.

He plans to add extra charges and possibly other lawsuits this month.

"It violates title seven of the US code for an employer to push their Biblical world view on an employee," he said. "But it's a trillion times worse when that is not just your shift manager at Starbucks but that is your military superior."

He singles out one of the major Christian groups in the military, the Officers Christian Fellowship (OCF).

This kind of crap was going on when I served 35 some years ago. It was and is bad enough in the South where I spent the bulk of my time but it's worse now according to friends who are still serving, especially in the Air Force and more so at the Air Force Academy, conveniently located in Ted Haggard's old neighborhood.

Down with Tyranny ( has it nailed on the mast-head: "When fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross." Sinclair Lewis.

Catch you later.....

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