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Air Force Suspends Training Program Over Bible Passages

| August 3, 2011

In the ‘new’ US Military, Christians are out and diversity is in

In out ground-breaking exclusive series on the coming destruction of the United States military, we showed you conclusive proof that far-left, pro-homosexual radicals had been installed deep inside the military and were effecting change from within. We even showed you the actual documents that identifies bible believing Christians as the biggest threat to US national security. So, if you thought that we were just writing sensational stories to pump up web hits, today’s article from Fox News should help clear that misconception up for you.

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Christian Just War Theory

The course, called “Christian Just War Theory” was taught by chaplains at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., and used Scripture from both the Old and New Testaments to show missile launch officers that it can be moral to go to war.

But the watchdog group, Military Religious Freedom Foundation, said the course violated the constitutional separation of church and state and filed a complaint last Wednesday on behalf of 31 missile launch officers – both instructors and students.

The Air Force has suspended a course that was taught by chaplains for more than 20 years because the material included Bible passages.

David Smith, the spokesman for the Air Force’s Air Education and Training Command, said the main purpose of the class was to help missile launch officers understand that “what they are embarking on is very difficult and you have to have a certain amount of ethics about what you are doing to do that job.”

He said the class was suspended the same day the complaint was filed.

The class is currently under review by Air Force officials who will determine whether or not to revise the material or end the class.

“In an effort to serve all faiths, we try to introduce none in our briefings and our lectures,” Smith told Fox News Radio. “Once we heard there were concerns, we looked at the course and said we could do better.”

Smith said the inclusion of the Bible verses was an “inappropriate approach” in a “pluralistic society.”

“The use of Bible passage and other elements was just inappropriate,” he said. Mikey Weinstein, the president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, hailed the military’s decision to suspend the course. “We’re very pleased that the Air Force did it,” Weinstein told Fox News Radio. “Had they not done that, we would have filed an immediate class-action lawsuit in federal court to force their hand.”

Weinstein said the officers who complained are Protestant and Roman Catholics, noting the class was simply “unconstitutional training.”

“The United States Air Force was promoting a particular brand of right-wing fundamentalist Christianity,” he said. “The main essence was that war is a natural part of the human experience and it’s something that is favored by this particular perspective of the New Testament.

Weinstein said he was particularly concerned about a passage of Scripture that was taught from the New Testament book of Revelations. The passage, chapter 19, verse 11, describes Jesus as a mighty warrior, Weinstein said.

But David French, senior counsel at the American Center for Law and Justice, said there is no violation of the Constitution. “Just-War theory has been a vital part of American military history for the last several hundred years,” French said, dismissing the complaints as what he called “another attempt to cleanse American history of its religious realities.”

“It’s about cleansing religion from the public square and building a completely secular society and military, said French. Commander Daniel McKay, a retired U.S. Navy Chaplain, agreed, telling Fox News Radio he was deeply concerned by the military’s decision. source – Fox News

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  1. DcY4r says:

    Hmph… I think the primary reason for this is that those given the responsibilities of launching missles, if true Christians, would not launch them at Israel. Personally, I think the American military needs to realize that China is unstoppable unless they alter their strategical applications, and taking religion out of the military is not part of it. What the military should be focusing on is transforming their strategical mindset to an eastern one, like Russia and China. Right now we’re like Britain in the Revolution. Superior training and firepower, but the opposition is quickly gaining on us and has developed more… guerilla fighting strategies. I highly recommend people check out “Unrestricted Warfare,” or at least research the book, to realize that what we’re dealing with is like what Britain dealed with when the Americans used guerilla tactics verses their antiquated British strategies of standing like ducks in a row and firing as a platoon in formation. If we don’t alter our strategies, we can expect to find our country divided soon betwen Russia and China… I only hope in such a situation I found myself living in the Russian side… I actually trust Russia more than I do America, seeing the improvements they are making. The American media is still putting cold war propaganda out there, only more subtly, and many Christian leaders have fallen for it. As for their stance on Israel, though they stand for the seperation of Israel, does not also America and basically all the rest of the world? They are simply a secular country working for the interests of their country, and I’d consider Putin much more Christian than Obama…. just confused with his religious position being Russian Orthodox. Though I don’t agree with him on his stance on Israel, I think his overall political posture is certainly MUCH more Christian than Obama’s, as do I think that Russia’s overall political posturing is becoming slowly, but steadily, more Christian as America is becoming steadily AND quickly more secular and atheistic. Russia actually encourages people to teach creationism in their country, for instance, and Putin is striving towards implementing laws to discourage abortion… of course the American media doesn’t want us to know these things… after all, the Cold War is still going on, unbeknowingly of many of us in the West.

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