Dr. Lloyd V. Hackley (USAF Ret.) on how MRFF’s uncovering of the connection between our U.S. Military and the White Religious Establishment is among the most dangerous phenomena besetting America today

Published On: August 25, 2021|Categories: Top News, Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Dear Mikey,

I consider this connection you have uncovered between the Military and the White religious establishment to be among the most dangerous phenomena besetting America today.

Throughout history to the very present day wherever morality has been based on Theology, wherever right is made dependent on Divine Authority, the most immoral, unjust, heinous and violent actions have been perpetrated and justified (from Ludwig Feuerbach).  The animosity toward those other people of different religious persuasions by members of America’s hate groups puts them in the same mental category with the senseless fanatics who loathe others so deeply that they strap bombs to themselves to blow them up, or fly planes into buildings.  As Voltaire said, they believe absurdities, so they commit atrocities.  One blatant absurdity is that dying in their effort to kill others will assure them a place in their “heaven.”

I know you will continue your work and for that I am grateful.

Dr. Lloyd V. Hackley
USAF (Ret.)


Dr. Hackley is President and CEO of Hackley and Associates; a nationally certified trainer in character and ethics development; and has taught in or conducted individually thousands of seminars, workshops and lectures in Leadership, Ethics, Character and Community Development throughout America (32 states), and overseas for children, parents, teachers, coaches, and youth-serving organizations, as well as for businesses, universities, and local, state and national government agencies.

He enlisted in the Air Force at seventeen, and rose through the enlisted ranks to non-commissioned officer status before earning a commission as an officer.  He was a distinguished graduate from officer training school.  All four of his academic degree levels– AA, BA, MA and PhD– were completed while he was on active duty and were funded by Air Force “Scholarships.”

He graduated from Michigan State University’s Honors College with High Academic Honors, and earned his doctorate in International Relations at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, and Pi Sigma Alpha Scholastic Honor Societies.

His military decorations include the Bronze Star (4), the Meritorious Service Medal, and the Vietnam Cross for Gallantry.

He was associate professor of International Relations/Political Science and coach of track and cross-country for men and women at the U.S. Air Force Academy. 

Hackley has served as President of the 59 campus North Carolina Community College System; chancellor and tenured professor of both Fayetteville State University (twice) and the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff; chancellor of North Carolina A&T State University; vice president in the 17-campus University of North Carolina system; chair of the North Carolina Child Advocacy Institute; chair of the NC Methodist Home for Children; chair of the Arkansas Civil Rights Commission; chair of the US President’s Advisory Board on Historically Black Colleges and Universities; chair of the CHARACTER COUNTS! Coalition; and vice-chair of the Southern Poverty Law Center.  He was a faculty member in the Government Executive Institute at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Business; and a member of the Board of Directors of the Josephson Institute of Ethics. 

Dr. Hackley is Chancellor Emeritus of Fayetteville State University and Chairman Emeritus of the National CHARACTER COUNTS! Coalition.  He has served on the Board of Directors for four major corporations. 

Among his hundreds of honors and awards are Keys to cities; Honorary Doctoral Degrees; NC PTA’s highest award for service to children (twice); the Whitney Young Service Award; and the Florida and Michigan Community College Systems Alumnus of the Year Award. 

During their respective terms in office, both NC Governor Hunt, a Democrat, and NC Governor Martin, a Republican, awarded Dr. Hackley the Order of the Long Leaf Pine for extraordinary service to the people of North Carolina.  Governor Hunt declared May 23, 1994, as Lloyd V. Hackley Day.

He is a 33d degree Mason and a Shriner. 

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