Attacking Religious Freedom hurts everyone

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from The Gray Area:

The story below clearly exposes the ridiculous degree to which the politically inspired, militant atheists have gone to remove religious freedom in this country. Not only does this crusade fly in the face of our Constitution, the intent of our Founders and the fabric of our society, but, worst of all, when they are successful at banning religious expression, they don’t only hurt the faithful they aim to marginalize, they also hurt others. In this circumstance, if this Admiral had abided by the ban on religious freedom in the military, they would removed from his toolbox a valuable tool that many people find useful. As a leader, he needs to be able to offer every possible method of helping this young serviceman. But, no, offering a faithful consideration for this soldier is off limits as an option. What a shame! This ideological blindness not only is unconstitutional, but hurts everyone. The faithful and those who need something to restore hope. Hurray for Coast Guard Admiral Lee, to resist threats of courts martial and deciding to act in the best interests of his young serviceman!

from Political Insider,

As there are increased reports of a policy for courts martial over so-called proselytizing in the military, Coast Guard Rear Admiral William D. Lee spoke out against President Barack Obama and his anti-Christian administration. If you want to see one speech which exposes that shameful policy, this is it!

Watch (above) as Lee recalled giving a Bible to a distressed serviceman who had previously tried to kill himself.

Yet, if I do something, such as I did several weeks ago when I was looking into the face of a young man, 20-something years old, who had 18 months before put a gun to his head and pulled the trigger and survived, when I looked at that young man and I heard his story, the rules say send him to the chaplain. My heart said, give this man a Bible.


“The higher you are, the more vulnerable you are to being taken down. You get in the cross hairs of those people who lay and wait outside the gate, waiting to take us to task for expressing our faith for so much as whispering to a young man who is on his last hope that ‘there is hope. Take it home. We can talk about it if you want.’ The lawyers tell me that if I do that, I’m crossing the line. I’m so glad I have crossed that line so many times.”

This religiously faithful Rear Admiral says that – no matter what Obama and his Administration says – he will read and share the Bible during his service. Clearly, he would never back down from a fight.

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