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Boykin: When Jesus Comes
Back, He'll Be Carrying
An AR-15 Assault Rifle

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Boykin, an Executive Vice President of the Family Research Council, voices the consensus of Christian fundamentalists within the U.S. military. MRFF has ceaselessly confronted the Revelation 19:11-based "end-times" fantasizing of military dominionists since the foundation's inception, halting the inclusion of Christian extremist material in mandatory training materials (scroll down for TRUTHOUT article regarding the "Jesus Loves Nukes" speech)

Last fall, the Family Research Council's Jerry Boykin spoke at the WallBuilders' Pro-Family Legislators Conference where he declared that when Jesus comes back, he'll do so carrying an AR-15 assault rifle.

As Boykin explained once before, Jesus was a tough guy and real "man's man," and that is because he is a warrior who will come back covered in the blood of his enemies and carrying an assault rifle ... which is why every Bible believing Christian must own one as well (CLICK HERE FOR AUDIO):

The Lord is a warrior and in Revelation 19 it says when he comes back, he's coming back as what? A warrior. A mighty warrior leading a mighty army, riding a white horse with a blood-stained white robe ... I believe that blood on that robe is the blood of his enemies 'cause he's coming back as a warrior carrying a sword.

And I believe now - I've checked this out - I believe that sword he'll be carrying when he comes back is an AR-15.

Now I want you to think about this: where did the Second Amendment come from? ... From the Founding Fathers, it's in the Constitution. Well, yeah, I know that. But where did the whole concept come from? It came from Jesus when he said to his disciples 'now, if you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one.'

I know, everybody says that was a metaphor. IT WAS NOT A METAPHOR! He was saying in building my kingdom, you're going to have to fight at times. You won't build my kingdom with a sword, but you're going to have to defend yourself. And that was the beginning of the Second Amendment, that's where the whole thing came from. I can't prove that historically and David [Barton] will counsel me when this is over, but I know that's where it came from.

And the sword today is an AR-15, so if you don't have one, go get one. You're supposed to have one. It's biblical.

Click to read this article at
Right Wing Watch


"He Will Rule Them
With an AR-15"

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Selected Article Excerpts:

  • Wow, seriously? You believe that the fellow who preached "turn the other cheek" and "the meek shall inherit" and all that other stuff from the Sermon on the Mount, is coming back with blood on his robe? Oh, but you left out that tiny bit that comes after that line..." Coming out of his mouth is a sharp sword." Which is a little strange, but hey, it's a metaphor, right?

  • OK, so now you are saying that Jesus Christ will come back to earth with, as Revelation 19 explicitly says, an "AR-15" sticking out of his mouth? Seriously, would that not be a little awkward? But of course, again, you knew this was a metaphor. That would be silly to wage war with an assault rifle literally in your mouth. Right Mr. Boykin?
  • You know what Revelation 19 also says, LTG Boykin? You know that part, the one that you did not tell your audience about? It also says, explicitly, "And I saw an angel standing in the sun, who cried in a loud voice to all the birds flying in midair, 'Come, gather together for the great supper of God, 18 so that you may eat the flesh of kings, generals, and the mighty, of horses and their riders, and the flesh of all people, free and slave, great and small.'"

    Now are you going to contend that Jesus Christ, and his followers, plan to become cannibals and eat the flesh of humans, of "kings, generals, and the mighty?"

    Whoa, maybe your god is pretty powerful. He not only eats human flesh but he also tells all his followers (literally, of course, not metaphorically) to be cannibals.

    Interesting theology you have there Mr. Boykin. I will abstain, but it is, ummm, "interesting." And wonderful things you are now doing for US troops currently in combat, inflaming their opponents and probably in the process causing the death of more American troops. Well done retired lieutenant general (now "Mr.") Boykin, well done.

Click to read this article at Esquire


Air Force Cites New
Testament, Ex-Nazi, to
Train Officers on Ethics of
Launching Nuclear Weapons

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Selected Article Excerpts:

  • The mandatory Nuclear Ethics and Nuclear Warfare session, which includes a discussion on St. Augustine's "Christian Just War Theory," is led by Air Force chaplains and takes place during a missile officer's first week in training at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California

  • The Air Force documents were released under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and provided to Truthout by the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), a civil rights organization. MRFF President Mikey Weinstein said more than 30 Air Force officers, a majority of whom describe themselves as practicing Protestants and Roman Catholics, have contacted his group over the past week in hopes of enlisting him to work with the Air Force to have the Christian-themed teachings removed from the nuclear weapons ethics training session.

  • Weinstein, a graduate of the Air Force Academy and a former Air Force Judge Advocate General (JAG), said a section of the PowerPoint presentation that has been cited by MRFF clients as being at the top of the list of "unconstitutional outrages" is the one "which wretchedly asserts that war is both ethical and part of 'the natural order' of man's existence on earth." [...] "If this repugnant nuclear missile training is not Constitutionally violative of both the 'no religious test' mandate of the Constitution and the First Amendment's No Establishment Clause then those bedrock legal principles simply do not exist."

  • Former Air Force Capt. Damon Bosetti, 27, who attended missile officer training in 2006 and was stationed at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls, Montana, said he and his colleagues used to call the religious section of the ethics training the "Jesus loves nukes speech.

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