The U.S. military has officially banned the gospel of Jesus Christ. As crazy as that sounds, it is actually true. In a written statement, the Pentagon told Fox News that “religious proselytization is not permitted within the Department of Defense” and that “court martials and non-judicial punishments are decided on a case-by-case basis and it would be inappropriate to speculate on the outcome in specific cases”. And a consultant that has been brought in to help the Pentagon develop new policies on religious tolerance says that sharing the gospel with someone else is like “rape” and that he would like to see “hundreds of prosecutions to stop this outrage”.
His name is Mikey Weinstein, and he is the president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation. In the past, he has described Christians as “human monsters” and “enemies of the United States Constitution“. He says that sharing the gospel in the military is “sedition and treason” and should be punished as such. Why in the world would such a man be brought in to advise the Pentagon about religious tolerance? Sadly, all of this is just part of a larger trend of animosity by the U.S. military toward Christians and the gospel.
Once upon a time, faith had a very prominent place in the U.S. military. But now it is rapidly becoming one of the most anti-Christian institutions in the entire country.
I would like to know who decided to bring in one of the most rabid atheists in America to help establish new policies for religion in the military. Just check out what Mikey Weinstein told Fox News the other day…
“If a member of the military is proselytizing in a manner that violates the law, well then of course they can be prosecuted,” he said. “We would love to see hundreds of prosecutions to stop this outrage of fundamentalist religious persecution.”
He compared the act of proselytizing to rape.
“It is a version of being spiritually raped and you are being spiritually raped by fundamentalist Christian religious predators,” he told Fox News.
Telling someone about Jesus is like raping them?
Weinstein also says that Christians that talk to others about their faith in the military are “die-hard enemies” of the Constitution…
“We MUST vigorously support the continuing efforts to expose pathologically anti-gay, Islamaphobic, and rabidly intolerant agitators for what they are: die-hard enemies of the United States Constitution. Monsters, one and all.”
Well, what is typically done to “die-hard enemies of the United States Constitution” that are guilty of “treason“?
Traditionally, treason carried with it a death sentence. Under common law, that included “drawing, hanging, beheading, and quartering“.
So precisely what is Mikey Weinstein proposing should be done with members of the U.S. military that share their faith in Jesus with others?
Weinstein’s anti-Christian tirades are reminiscent of the kinds of things that were said by Hitler and other Nazi leaders during their reign of terror in Germany.
For instance, the head of the Hitler Youth, Boldur von Schirach, once made the following statement…
“Destruction of Christianity was explicitly recognized as a purpose of the National Socialist Movement”
Frighteningly, there seems to be just as much hatred behind the things that Weinstein is saying. The following is from a recent Breitbart report…
“Today, we face incredibly well-funded gangs of fundamentalist Christian monsters who terrorize their fellow Americans by forcing their weaponized and twisted version of Christianity upon their helpless subordinates in our nation’s armed forces.”
Those words were recently written by Mikey Weinstein, founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), in a column he wrote for the Huffington Post. Weinstein will be a consultant to the Pentagon to develop new policies on religious tolerance, including a policy for court-martialing military chaplains who share the Christian Gospel during spiritual counseling of American troops.
Weinstein decries what he calls the “virulent religious oppression” perpetrated by conservative Christians, whom he refers to as “monstrosities” and “pitiable unconstitutional carpetbaggers,” comparing them to “bigots” in the Deep South during the civil rights era.
But of course all of this is just part of a larger trend.
It was recently revealed that a U.S. Army Reserve equal opportunity training presentation included “Evangelical Christianity” on a list of “extremist organizations” that also included al-Qaeda, Hamas and the Ku Klux Klan. For much more on this, please see my previous article entitled “All Over America Evangelical Christians Are Being Labeled As ‘Extremists’ And ‘Hate Groups’“.
If the U.S. military and the American people listen to people like Mikey Weinstein and start treating Christians as “human monsters” and “enemies of the United States Constitution“, what will the end result be?
The first step to persecuting any group of people is to demonize them. That is exactly what is being done to Christians right now.
But no matter how many laws they try to pass, I will never stop sharing the gospel.
What about you? Will you allow the government to stop you from sharing your faith? Please feel free to post a comment with your thoughts below…
Michael T. Snyder is a graduate of the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia and has a law degree and an LLM from the University of Florida Law School. He is an attorney that has worked for some of the largest and most prominent law firms in Washington D.C. and who now spends his time researching and writing and trying to wake the American people up. You can follow his work on The Economic Collapse blog, End of the American Dream and The Truth Wins.