Please take time to read this post by Pamela Geller at Atlas Shrugged entitled U.S. Army Labeled Evangelicals, Catholics as Examples of Religious Extremism. Would that it were so, and I count myself as part of the problem. We are no where near extreme enough. Every time an abortion is performed, we should be wailing in the streets, for another child has been murdered. Indeed, whenever an injustice occurs, and these days the injustices are hard to ignore, we should be shouting at the top of our lungs, as the prophets did of old. But even if we did these things, the Army still should not consider that too extreme. After all, even at our most extreme, we are not killing people.
As to why this is happening, I can only guess that the regime is trying to strongarm the Church into going along with the ruling by HHS that the Church must hand out abortificients to its employees under ObamaCare. The Church has vowed to resist, on principle, and has filed lawsuits against the regime. You see, the Church, and the Jews before them, have considered that life begins at conception, and that to abort the child is to murder him or her. Murder is a sin against God. But like Communist and Fascist regimes around the world, this regime can not have anyone disagree with it. Instead, they must smear the ones who disagree and resist, and make them out to be evil. Eventually, if they don't change (and the Church is not going to change its mind) the regime starts imprisoning or killing them. By making us out to be terrorists, and with the NDAA as "authority" the regime believes it can silence the Church. Good luck with that.
You can insult us with things like "Piss Christ" and we will follow the Biblical injunction to turn the other cheek. But the Army would be well advised not to make us out to be the enemy. Remember that you took an oath not to the current Commander in Chief, but to uphold and defend the Constitution. Remember that Christians have a duty to defend themselves and their families. While no doubt you will bring enough force to bear to ensure your short term success, how many martyrs are you willing to create? How many peaceable citizens are you willing to kill? The lesson of history is that the Church grows stronger with each martyr you create. Rome is dusty history, but the Church still stands.
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