Todd Starnes of Fox News reported that the Obama administration is fiercely opposed to an amendment that would allow military members to openly practice their faiths.
The “Liberty Amendment,” proposed by House Republican John Fleming of Louisiana, would have “required the Armed Forces to accommodate ‘actions and speech’ reflecting the conscience, moral, principles or religious beliefs of the member.”
The Obama Administration retorted that the amendment would have a “significant adverse effect on good order, discipline, morale, and mission accomplishment.”
A few examples of religious speech being restricted by the administration, provided by Starnes:
- The Air Force censored a video created by a chaplain because it include the word “God.” The Air Force feared the word might offend Muslims and atheists.
- A service member received a “severe and possibly career-ending reprimand” for expressing his faith’s religious position about homosexuality in a personal religious blog.
- A senior military official at Fort Campbell sent out a lengthy email officially instructing officers to recognize “the religious right in America” as a “domestic hate group” akin to the KKK and Neo-Nazis because of its opposition to homosexual behavior.
- A chaplain was relieved of his command over a military chapel because, consistent with DOMA’s definition of marriage, he could not allow same-sex weddings to take place in the chapel.
It can be certain that if Muslim military members wanted to pray towards Mecca five times a day, no one would dare stand in their way. But Christian ‘bitter clingers’ praying before going into battle? That’s something the Obama administration has to crack down on.
And here’s a flashback on exactly whom the army now thinks is a threat, explicity. From the Gateway Pundit:
Who knew “hope and change” would mean changing how Americans have hope?