New reports have revealed that Obama is trying to purge the U.S. military of Christians.
Christians are currently being forced out of Obama’s military due to a “hostile work environment” that forces them to stay silent about their religious beliefs, and even punishes them when they dare to talk about God. This could be seen as an effort to reduce the ranks in the military, which Obama promised he would do in 2014.
Examples of religious discrimination against Christians in the military are everywhere. A chaplain for a Ranger training battalion received an administrative notice in December after a soldier complained that the man of God was advocating for Christianity. The soldier also complained about using a Bible during a mandatory unit suicide-prevention training session.
The Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers commented that the chaplain “used his official position to force his personal religious beliefs on a captive military audience.”
Another example of this discrimination happened last month, when Navy chaplain Lt. Cmdr. Wes Modder had his career ruined after sailors complained about his support of traditional marriage and sexual relationships. Modder had opened up about this during a private counseling session.
Sadly, this purge of Christians in the military appears to be working.
“People of faith are going to stay away from the military,” said Liberty Institute senior counsel Michael Berry. “I can’t tell you how many moms and dads I’ve spoken to who say, ‘My son or daughter wants to join the military, (but) in light of what you’ve described, I’m not sure I want to let them join the military anymore,’ and I don’t blame them. I would have serious reservations about my own kids joining.”
“The problem is getting worse, not better, despite our efforts,” Berry added. “There is a culture (of) hostility (toward) religion in the military right now.”
It’s sickening that Obama’s agenda against Christians has now spread to the military. We can only hope that whoever takes office in 2016 will reverse what Obama has done, and will treat Christians in all areas of life with the respect they deserve.