By Maxine Bechtel
In one of his many Executive Orders, President Obama, has recently announced that he is declaring November as “Muslim Appreciation Month” citing all their valuable contributions to our society, and lamenting how many have been killed in the recent wars in the Middle East.
(He doesn’t acknowledge the thousands of Americans THEY have killed on 9/11,Benghazi, Ft. Hood, Texas, etc.) “They are not all bad”, he insists!
In view of the fact that he CLAIMS to be a Christian, WHY then is he not affording equal consideration to Christians?
For instance: Recently he has threatened to veto a bill that would protect military members’ religious free speech rights, confirming fears that his Administration plans to target Christians who discuss their faith.
This is already happening. Due to the “Commander-in-Chief’s edicts, This mindset is present among certain areas of the military, such as:
(1) The Air Force censored a video created by a chaplain because it include the word “God.” The Air Force feared the word might offend Muslims and atheists.
(2) A service member received a “severe and possibly career-ending reprimand” for expressing his faith’s religious position about homosexuality in a personal religious blog.
(3) A senior military official at Fort Campbell sent out a lengthy email officially instructing officers to recognize “the religious right in America” as a “domestic hate group” akin to the KKK and Neo-Nazis because of its opposition to homosexual behavior.
(4) An Air Force officer being told to remove his Bible from his desk because it might give the impression he is endorsing a religion. A chaplain was relieved of his command over a military chapel because, consistent with DOMA’s definition of marriage, he could not allow same-sex weddings to take place in the chapel.
[Thanks to Maxine Bechtel for this guest contribution to Quiner’s Diner.]