The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) signed into law by Obama the day after Christmas includes religious freedom provisions opposed by Obama’s henchmen.
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Mr. Speaker, religious freedom is a fundamental human right—a right which is guaranteed by the First Amendment. Many of America’s earliest settlers came to her shores seeking religious freedom. As individuals around the world face persecution because of their religious beliefs, America has stood as the beacon for the importance of protecting the ability to freely exercise religious beliefs without fear of intimidation, reprisal, or harm.
“General Odierno, the Chief of Staff of the Army, recently said that his forces are at the–I am quoting now – “lowest readiness levels I’ve seen within our Army since I’ve been serving for the last 37 years” and that only two brigades are ready for combat – only two brigades. This is General Odierno. The reason I wanted this chart put up is because it tells us where we are today. The part shown in orange, which is the huge cuts coming from sequestration, is far greater than the rest of it. That is readiness. That is what we are talking about,” he said.
The smearing of Christian groups is deeper than previously known. Just last week, soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas were warned about giving money to evangelical groups or to Tea Party groups. They were told they could receive military punishment for doing so. This occurred on a base where Nidal Hasan killed 13 soldiers and an unborn baby and wounded dozens more – and his actions were labeled “workplace violence” – even as he shouted praise to Allah. How many Baptists have opened fire on unarmed soldiers at military bases around the world and shouted “Praise Jesus”?
In Obama’s new military, homosexual sex is fine, but praying or expressing one’s faith isn’t. Morality is upside down in Obama’s bizarre world – where good is evil and evil is good. It is a world where upholding traditional marriage between a man and woman can destroy your military career. It is also a world where Islam is elevated over Judeo-Christian values in Obama’s foreign policies.
Last year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) included a provision designed to protect the religious liberties of members of our Armed Forces. Obama just ignored it and refused to enact regulations for implementation of the provision.
The Congressional Prayer Caucus, co-founded by GING-PAC Congressman Randy Forbes (R-VA), is closely monitoring the relentless attacks on religious liberty in the U.S. Armed Forces. The situation is getting worse, not better and began in 2009, shortly after Obama took office
Retired Lt. General William Boykin is calling upon citizens to rally in defense of religious liberty within the U.S. Armed Forces.
Boykin warns that there is a concerted effort by atheists like Mikey Weinstein to silence Christians from sharing or openly practicing their faith in the military.
GING-PAC Chairman William Murray Discusses Christian Persecution In Syria: Earlier this week, William Murray appeared on the Mike Huckabee radio talk show to discuss the persecution and killing of Christians in Syria.
In late February, Texas Representative Louie Gohmert delivered a powerful speech on Washington, D.C. politics to a gathering of conservatives at Freedom Center’s 2013 retreat in California. Gohmert, a committed Christian and social conservative, discussed a variety of topics, including the destruction of our armed forces by the Obama Administration – and the arming of