This piece is written by my friend and radio partner Tami Jackson
It’s hard to believe what is happening to our military. Don’t ask don’t tell was rescinded, long-time DoD high-ranking officers were fired in 2013, and Obama’s drawdown has been broad and dangerous.
In the words of one military wife:
On some level I understood a drawdown was inevitable, but I guess I never expected to be simultaneously worried about a deployment to Afghanistan and a pink slip because my husband’s service is no longer needed.
Last year I wrote “Military Religious Freedom Foundation Wants Air Force Chaplain Gagged,” and received hundreds of comments and emails from Americans who were appalled at the proposed censure of military chaplains.
Our armed forces do dangerous jobs daily which put them in life and death situations. Those down range never know if the last Skype conversation with a wife, son or daughter might be their last. And the DoD wold consider hamstringing the person who can help give spiritual strength and solace?
After all…what is a chaplain?
A chaplain is a clergyman officially attached to a branch of the military, to an institution, or to a family or court. And a clergyman is “a man who is a member of the clergy (pastors or priests) especially in a Christian church.”
In a time when the Islamic State is on the move and killing in a most barbaric way, when Islamic extremism is pandemic, for some unearthly reason the U.S. is reining in chaplains.
I’m not a conspiracy proponent. But what should we think when the U.S President praises Muslim Brotherhood close-knit groups like ISNA, commences an unparalleled drawdown in an era of increased threat to America by Islamic extremists, and seeks to appease and normalize relations with a known tyrannical regime (Cuba)?
And now the news is out that U.S. Army Chaplain (Captain) Joe Lawhorn has been punished by the Army for sharing his personal faith.
From PR Newswire:
On November 20, 2014, Chaplain Lawhorn conducted suicide prevention training as required by Army regulations. During the training, he discussed his own personal struggles and how he used the Bible to successfully combat his depression.
One of the soldiers in attendance complained to an atheist group about Chaplain Lawhorn’s presentation. In response, Army Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade Commander, Colonel David G. Fivecoat, issued Chaplain Lawhorn a Letter of Concern alleging that Chaplain Lawhorn “advocated for . . . Christianity and used Christian scripture and solutions” and therefore violated Army regulations.
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