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"The Christian Takeover
Of The U.S. Military"

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Date: March 29, 2018
By: Amanda Kerri

The trans ban is just the latest attempt to push a radical Jesus agenda on our service members.

The best friend to LGBTQ people in the history of ever, President Trump, decided last week that "he" would again ban transgender people from serving their country. The first time "he" attempted to ban them from the service, he announced it on a whim without consulting or notifying the Department of Defense. Several federal court injunctions blocked "his" attempt, so "he" returned to the drawing board to come up with another way to impose the ban that the DOD already researched and found unnecessary, drew up a plan for implementation, and was supported by the secretary of Defense. 

I keep putting "he" in quotes whenever I refer to Trump because he has never been the driving force behind the ban. Vice President Mike Pence has always been the general leading the march against transgender service members; it's his way to force his beliefs on our military, a long-term goal of the evangelical Christian right.

For years, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation has noted the growing efforts by evangelicals to turn the U.S. military into an instrument of their ideology and worldview. While not all evangelicals believe the same, the far more radicalized tend toward a belief called dominionism — a wish to turn America into a nation perhaps not run as a theocratic state but at least run by extreme Christian beliefs, the military included. 


For instance, in 2005 it emerged that evangelical cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy were being urged to proselytize their fellows, warning them they would burn in hell without Jesus. Other allegations included prayers during mandatory meetings, public shaming, and leaders teaching witness classes to cadets. At one point, 41 percent of non-Christian Air Force cadets reported unwanted proselytizing. The Military Religious Freedom Foundation discovered a video in 2006 used to promote Christian groups that was filmed inside the Pentagon and featured uniformed generals. An investigation found the film's purpose was misrepresented by an Army chaplain and listed numerous violations of DOD policy.


Complaints are regularly filed by soldiers saying they have been ordered to attend religious events that were presented under the guise of being for morale and welfare. The foundation also found the Air Force units responsible for the launch of nuclear missiles were given a presentation that relied heavily on Christian teachings to give ethical justifications for the use of such weapons. One former service member called the presentation the "Jesus loves nukes speech."

On the Military Religious Freedom Foundation's website, example after example of reported religious harassment and preaching that exceeds military regulations can be found, along with numerous examples of religious groups such as Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) and Cadence International specifically targeting the military for recruitment. Groups like Cru believe in something called the "Great Commission," which comes from Matthew 28:19 and says to "Go and make disciples of all nations," and have stated a goal of turning the military into "government-paid missionaries for Christ."


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*Background Information*

Click to read Mikey's latest op-ed on the "trans ban"

Click to read MRFF Advisory board member, John Compere's latest statement on the "trans ban"

Click to read statement by transgender veteran/MRFF client

Click to learn more about MRFF's fight for transgender servicemember rights in July 2017

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How Many Jews?

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Hey there Mikey. Quick question for you in honor of the Holiday Season.

(Q) How many jews does it take to crucify the Son of God?

(A) All of them. All the time. Everywhere. (jews have a nose for deicide)

Happy Easter Christ Killer.

(name withheld)

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