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Monday, November 11, 2013

Help Protect the Religious Freedoms of our Military Servicemen and Women -- By Judicial Watch

I want to add my voice to the chorus of voices expressing appreciation for our men and women in uniform. At Judicial Watch we have a number of employees who have served our country, and the protection and defense of our American soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines has always been a priority for us.

That’s one reason why we have been so active in trying to get to the truth behind the outrageous and offensive decision by the Obama administration to block World War II veterans from visiting a memorial built to commemorate their courage and sacrifices 60 years ago.

And it’s also why we have joined a coalition of 19 organizations, led by the Family Research Council, to protect the religious freedoms of all American servicemen and women.

And yes, sadly, these freedoms need protecting.

If you have just a moment, please click over to this video, “Clear and Present Danger: The Threat to Religious Liberty in the Military.” In the video you will hear directly from military personnel who have been attacked and marginalized for their Christian beliefs.

And you want to know the saddest thing about this video? These men must speak from the shadows and have their voices altered to protect their identities – simply because they are Christians.

Honestly, I never thought I’d see the day.

“The threats to military religious freedoms have gotten much, much worse,” says one of the GIs in the film. Bibles and prayer services have been banned. The Air Force has removed “God” from a unit’s logo. The Army has removed the cross and steeple from a chapel. And much worse.

The personnel in the film chillingly talk of the tactics of fear and intimidation and abuse they have suffered for their beliefs.

And think about the irony for just a moment. The military is shifting from a policy of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” with respect to the sexual preferences of service personnel to one allowing homosexuals to serve openly and without discrimination, while Christian military personnel are being persecuted – to the point where they dare not even show their faces or have their voices heard on the issue.

Something is very, very wrong throughout the United States military, and as the GIs in this film note, the problems will not stop there.

“It represents a clear and present danger to our military service to eradicate our forces from the Christian influence,” states one of the military service members. “I think we will see dire consequences if we don’t work now to stop the repression of Christian faith, particularly in the military.

“The American people need to understand, this is not going to stop with the military. It’s not going to stop there. This kind of repression is crouching at the door of our American churches…It’s important for us as Christians to step up to the challenge.”

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