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April 27, 2013
Are Christians an Endangered Species in the U.S. Military?
A U.S. Army Equal Opportunity Instructor giving a presentation on "extremism" during an Army Reserve training brief in Philadelphia categorized Evangelical Christianity and Roman Catholicism as on par with Hamas, al-Qaeda, and the Nation of Islam. The instructor also compared Christianity and Roman Catholicism with Sunni Muslims and the Ku Klux Klan. In fact, among the bullet points contained in the brief's PowerPoint presentation, the first example of extremism listed was Evangelical Christianity. That was the top of the list. The Muslim Brotherhood, "Ultra-Orthodox" Jews, and "Christian Identity" followed it. Christian Identity appears to cover Christians who don't fall under the category of Evangelical -- so it's your everyday, run-of-the-mill, Golden Rule kind of believers. Then come al-Qaeda, Hamas, and the Ku Klux Klan, among others. Roman Catholics are listed 10th on the list. Seven more examples of "extremism" -- including two more branches of...(Read Full Post)