According to the United States Army, Christians and Tea Party members (even though there really is no tea party membership) are threats to the nation. Todd Starnes has the details of Army training at Ft. Hood, which is ironic, since Ft. Hood was attacked by a Muslim extremist whose terrorist act was classified as workplace violence.
Soldiers attending a pre-deployment briefing at Fort Hood say they were told that evangelical Christians and members of the Tea Party were a threat to the nation and that any soldier donating to those groups would be subjected to punishment under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
A soldier who attended the Oct. 17th briefing told me the counter-intelligence agent in charge of the meeting spent nearly a half hour discussing how evangelical Christians and groups like the American Family Association were “tearing the country apart.” …..
The soldier told me he fears reprisals and asked not to be identified. He said there was a blanket statement that donating to any groups that were considered a threat to the military and government was punishable under military regulations.
“My first concern was if I was going to be in trouble going to church,” the evangelical Christian soldier told me. “Can I tithe? Can I donate to Christian charities? What if I donate to a politician who is a part of the Tea Party movement?”
Another soldier who attended the briefing alerted the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty. That individual’s recollections of the briefing matched the soldier who reached out to me.
This is becoming a disturbing trend. Speaking of disturbing trends and the US military, a couple more higher-ups were recently relieved of duty. Maybe they don’t agree that Christians and limited government types are the threat to national security this administration is making them out to be.
Update: Speaking of the military, the Air Force Academy may drop “so help me God” from the honor code oath. What next?