Tuesday, May 23, 2017

In the wake of Donald Trump's election the military is seeing increased targeting of non-Fundamentalist Christians so severe that it is being considered a "national security threat."

Courtesy of Newsweek: 

Donald Trump’s election has led to such a steep rise in fundamentalist Christian evangelizing and religious bigotry in the U.S. armed forces that the matter is reaching the level of a “national security threat,” according to information shared exclusively with Newsweek by an organization that represents and advocates for secular and minority religious views in the military.

The number of complaints from servicemen and -women in the Army, Air Force, Marines and other service branches to the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) has doubled in number since November 2016, according to lawyer Michael “Mikey” Weinstein, a former Air Force officer who founded the organization.

Many of the recent charges are coming from members of minority religions, including Roman Catholics, Jews and Muslims, and from atheists. Among the complaints: military family and marital therapy programs are being infused with Protestant Christianity, which would violate the U.S. Constitution; open anti-Semitism; anti-LGBT statements, posters, symbols and bullying; openly anti-Muslim teachers and Islamophobic attacks; a rise in on-base evangelizing; and increased pressure on recruits or lower-level personnel and service members to convert to fundamentalist Christianity. 

“With the advent of Trump as the commander in chief of our armed forces, MRFF has experienced a massive influx of new military and civilian personnel complaints of religion-based prejudice and bigotry, most of them coming from non-fundamentalist Christians being persecuted by their military superiors for not being ‘Christian enough,’” Weinstein tells Newsweek.

He says noncommissioned officers at one Air Force base reported that their superiors told them Trump would make it USAF policy that in order for “disbelieving Jews” to be allowed into the USAF or deemed fit for promotions, they would have to show via objectively established behavior that they were at least honestly “considering the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” 

At another base, the wife of a combat-decorated Muslim U.S. Naval officer, who was wearing a Muslim headscarf, was surrounded in the commissary and spit upon and cursed as not being a “true American and being a spy and a terrorist.” She was with her children at the time.

Well the Trump supporters wanted him to return the country to "when it was great again."

Well congratulations, it is now America in the 1940's when it was only great if you were a white male Fundamentalist Christian attending a Protestant church.

And the real irony here is that Trump himself is NOT a religious man by any measure.

He simply recognized that the fundamentalist Christians of this country were the easiest voting bloc to manipulate so he did the bare minimum to get their support and the rest is history.

We should be seeing more burning of mosques and synagogues, and a return to public lynchings any day now.


  1. Anonymous2:09 PM

    Honestly the way i see the world now, I think it would be selfish of me to have a child. The world i see for my future unborn children looks really bleak.

    1. Anonymous2:35 PM

      You're not the only person who feels that way. But I tend to believe that anyone wanting to be a parent who doesn't adopt is kind of selfish. Lots of people are hung up on perpetuating their "superior" genes.

    2. Anonymous2:43 PM

      2:35 good point

    3. Anonymous2:48 PM

      I made that decision in 1970, and have no regrets whatsoever.

    4. Anonymous2:54 PM

      There are just too many people on earth as it is: we need 4 earths to sustain them and the "progress and "growth" that is somehow expected to continue or we have failed... Why overpopulationis not an important subject to address is beyond me.

      That HAVING children is selfish should be the issue.

    5. Anonymous3:56 PM

      So, let me get this straight. It's fine and dandy for "you" to be on the planet, but no one else? Were your parents selfish??

    6. A course in reading comprehension should definitely be in your future.

    7. That moment, that Nov. 8 night when the worst came true, that was indeed my very first thought: relief that I didn't have children.

    8. Anonymous7:50 PM

      My first thought were my grandchildren, dvlaries, and abject horror ever since. To call people "selfish" to have them is a bit over the top, don't you think? It's a personal choice.

    9. Anonymous1:36 AM

      Yes, designating people who choose to bring children into the world "selfish" is judgmental. Also amazingly pessimistic.

      Life has always been hard. Yet all species are driven to procreate. It's a biological evolutionary imperative. Without that drive, all life would become instinct.

  2. Anonymous2:27 PM

    OT?" the note Trump just left at Yad Vashem.

    'So amazing!'

    On the right, the note Obama left at Yad Vashem."


  3. Anonymous2:34 PM

    Mindset of the leaders!

  4. Anonymous2:58 PM

    {RT}",""the starkest case in point is Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein and her constituency. In December 2015, the Kremlin feted Stein by inviting her to the gala" it remains unclear who paid for Stein’s trip to Moscow and her accommodations there. Her campaign ignored multiple questions on this score. We do know, however, that Stein sat at the same table as both Putin and Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn, Trump’s soon-to-be national security adviser. She further spoke at an RT-sponsored panel, using her presence to criticize the U.S.’s “disastrous militarism.” Afterward, straddling Moscow’s Red Square, Stein described the panel as “inspiring,” going on to claim that Putin, whom she painted as a political novice, told her he “agree[d]” with her “on many issues.”Stein presents herself as a champion of the underclass and the environment, and an opponent of the surveillance state and corporate media, and yet she seemed to take pleasure in her marriage of true minds with a kleptocratic intelligence officer who levels forests and arrests or kills critical journalists and invades foreign countries."she also asserted in September that “Russia used to own Ukraine,” by way of defending its colonization. She even selected a vice-presidential candidate who, when asked whether the downing of Flight MH17—a massacre almost certainly caused by Russian-supplied separatists in eastern Ukraine—was a false flag, responded, “[T]hat’s exactly what has happened.”f a piece with RT’s broader modus operandi in the U.S."Stein, The Nation, and WikiLeaks are hardly outliers on social media or insignificant in their political reach; to their respective audiences, they wield as much influence as Breitbart does with Trump loyalists."


  5. Anonymous3:08 PM


    The United States Army Field Band performs "Battle Hymn of the Republic".

    1. Anonymous3:26 PM

      The Battle is within ourselves....

  6. Anonymous3:39 PM

    OT? Senator Al Franken on healthcare
    "Republican health care bill that is being negotiated behind closed doors."


  7. Anonymous3:40 PM

    "considering the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ."
    If they knew and practiced the gospel of Christ, we wouldn't even be here. They're stuck in the Old Testament.

  8. Anonymous3:43 PM

    The Fundagelical Nutjobs have long overthrown the US Air Force Academy in Colorado.

  9. Anonymous4:07 PM

    Trump wasn’t always so linguistically challenged. What could explain the change?


  10. Anonymous4:09 PM

    Trump’s Barely Literate Note Left At Israel Holocaust Memorial Goes Viral After Obama’s Resurfaces


  11. If you believe the degenerate geriatric punk is any kind of Christian, close your eyes and try to conjure a mental image of Trump humble and prostrate in prayer. Stop laughing.

  12. Anonymous7:39 PM

    Just another argument for how stupid religion and religious people are and how everyone should evolve towards Atheism because, really folks, superstition obviously makes you dumb.

    That being said, those who join the military aren't exactly America's best and brightest so I guess we have to forgive them because enlisting is their last chance to either dodge jail, get a job without a diploma.

    Average IQ of enlistees is 85, nuff said.

    'Merika, Fuck Yeah!

  13. This has been going on for decades, just under the radar.

    I think it started with the Air Force. I know there was a fundamentalist in charge of the Air Force Academy for a time and there were numerous complaints there. This was maybe 20-30 years ago.

    The problem has only gotten worse and spread.

    There is also a big gang problem in the military.

    Hard to say which is worse.

    Oh, and the misogyny has always been there, but it's getting worse, not better. Probably goes hand in hand with the fundies and the gangbangers.


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