211 MRFF clients at Fort Liberty, 165 of them Christian, want the Faith2Soar Christian bookstore, with its obtrusive displays of “Jesus” t-shirts and other Christian messages, both outside of the store and hanging on its unavoidable kiosk, removed from the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES)-run Fort Liberty PX mini-mall.
But AAFES — blatantly ignoring its own stated “Core Value” of “Respect Everyone” — is apparently going to allow this advertisement-for-Christianity-of-a-store to stay.
When asked by Military Times if AAFES sells religious items for Jewish, Muslim, or other faiths in its stores, AAFES spokesman Chris Ward blithely answered: “Customer demand determines product and service availability.” So much for “Respect Everyone”!!!
Faith2Soar owner Josh Creson, telling The Christian Post of his own conversion to Christianity, said he “credited his peers in the military with ‘planting the seeds’ by sharing their faith with him.”
Creson further said he sees his Fort Liberty store “as his mission to help service people emotionally and spiritually,” and “We find that our presence here is not just being a for-profit store”
Yes, because his off-post store — less than a mile away — doesn’t have the right “presence” to facilitate the proselytizing of Fort Liberty’s soldiers like an on-post store does!
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