A Clear and Present Danger
President Obama, America’s Commander-In-Chief, is aggressively attacking what he believes is the greatest threat to the U.S. Armed Forces. No, not ISIS. Not Hamas. Not Russia, China, Iran, or North Korea. It’s Christian servicemen and women who dare to practice their faith openly.
As President Obama has radically transformed the military, removing the prohibition against open homosexuality and now pushing to lift the ban on transgenderism in the military, there appears to be room for anyone and everything but Christians and Christianity.
Family Research Council (FRC) has been the foremost defender of religious freedom in our nation’s armed forces. Time and time again, we have exposed the President’s agenda to banish the strong religious component that has long been a cornerstone of American military life.
Given the dangerous world in which we live, our military should not be distracted from its core mission: to win and fight our nation’s wars.
Despite the growing threats against our nation, President Obama is undeterred in his efforts to make our nation’s armed forces a far Left social experiment.
The Obama administration is focusing on providing gender reassignment drugs for a convicted traitor facing 35 years in Leavenworth; adding benefits for same-sex couples; and sponsoring gay pride events. A terrible waste of much-needed resources after the dangerous cuts of the military budget!
But what makes the President’s agenda even more diabolical is that while he is expanding protections for LGBT troops, he is also attempting to force Christians in the military underground.
Our servicemen and women can now lose their military careers and promotion simply for living out their Christian values.
Army Chaplain Joseph Lawhorn received a disciplinary Letter of Concern because he shared spiritual resources (along with secular ones, by the way) in a suicide prevention message.
Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Phillip Monk’s distinguished career was abruptly interrupted when he was relieved of his duties for telling his lesbian commander that service members under his supervision shouldn’t be punished for believing that marriage is a holy covenant between one man and one woman—a belief shared by most Americans.
Navy Lieutenant Commander Wesley Modder, a Navy chaplain praised as the “best of the best,” now faces involuntary separation from the Navy. His crime? He shared his Christian beliefs on faith, sexuality and marriage during a private counseling session.
Lance Corporal Monica Sterling was court-martialed and given a bad-conduct discharge from the Marine Corps for refusing to obey an order to remove a Post-it with a Bible verse from her work station.
These are just a few of the incidents of overt persecution that targeted Christian servicemen and women. There are many, many more. You can read them in FRC’s updated publication, “A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER: The Threat to Religious Liberty in the Military.”
The war on Christians will destroy our military.
Already we see signs that America’s military is corroding as morale plummets. According to a survey of more than 770,000 soldiers, more than half are unhappy and distrust leadership.
That’s why it is essential that we fight and contend for rel