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Military Christianists pull rank to force their beliefs on subordinates

Christian Embassy, a theocratic front group, made a video with soldiers, in uniform, proselytizing, and a General violating his oath of office by admitting he puts his country third, after his family and the God of His Choice.

That was WaPo this morning. This evening, Reuters chimes in, showing how high-ranking Christianists are using the power of rank to force their beliefs on subordinates. Air Force Academy graduate Mikey Weinstein has been battling Christianist domination at the Air Force academy, and has this to say about what the video shows:

"It's egregious beyond the pale," said Mikey Weinstein, president and founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation. "We apparently have a radicalized, evangelical Christian[ist] Pentagon within the rest of the Pentagon."

The group asked the Pentagon's inspector general to investigate a video in which some Army and Air Force officers discuss their faith while in uniform.

It isn't just that they discuss their faith privately; they use government facilities, and they use their rank to force others to share their beliefs:

Such proselytizing, according to the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, has created a core of "radical" Christians within the U.S. armed forces and Pentagon who punish those who do not accept evangelical beliefs by stalling their careers.

It's the same story, over and over again. Whenever the Christianists get power, they use that power to force their beliefs on you. It was true for prisoners, and for childrenm. Now it's true for the military.

And you know what? America's first Christianist President, George "God is in the White House" Bush, has been forcing his beliefs on all of us, too.

Then again, isn't that what being Der F-- The Decider is all about?

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