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Religion and the Military

Time to Embrace a Military Chaplaincy for All the Troops

Tom Carpenter | Posted 05.25.2014 | Religion
Tom Carpenter

This inclusive outreach extends to chaplains representing the gay, lesbian and bisexual communities of faith, as well as those of minority beliefs, including Humanists. They, too, are valued members of our country's military and must be embraced fully.

Liberty Institute's Kelly Shackelford Spreads 'Fear and Misinformation' at Air Force Academy Leadership Symposium

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics
Chris Rodda

One of the speakers at this year's National Character & Leadership Symposium was Kelly Shackelford, the President & CEO of the Liberty Institute, which describes itself as "the largest legal organization dedicated solely to defending and restoring religious liberty in America."

Court Sides With Jewish Group Against Twitter

AP | Posted 01.24.2013 | Religion

PARIS -- A French court has sided with a Jewish group seeking to identify authors of anti-Semitic messages that circulated the social network Twitter ...

The Lies You'll Probably Be Hearing About MRFF and the Military Bibles

Chris Rodda | Posted 08.15.2012 | Media
Chris Rodda

Last week, we found out that all four branches of the military have now revoked permission from Holman Bible Publishers, a subsidiary of LifeWay, the publishing arm of the Southern Baptist Convention, to use the official U.S. armed forces branch emblems on their military Bibles.

Christian Air Force General Doesn't Expect His Subordinates Not To Do Dumb Things

Chris Rodda | Posted 04.22.2012 | Politics
Chris Rodda

Last week, when Air Force Lt. Gen. Ronnie Hawkins, the new head of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), held a commander's call to introduce himself to DISA's employees, the new boss showed a PowerPoint presentation that included the 18 rules he lives by.

Woman Who Would Say that Air Force Chief of Staff is Part of a New Jewish Holocaust to Speak at Air Force Base

Chris Rodda | Posted 03.30.2012 | Politics
Chris Rodda

Scott Air Force Base in Illinois will be holding its annual National Prayer Breakfast. The guest speaker this year will be Esther Jungreis, a Holocaust survivor who founded the international Hineni movement in 1973 to discourage intermarriage and Jewish participation in cults.

Southern Baptists Admit That They Oppose Religious Equality In The Military

Chris Rodda | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Chris Rodda

Well, it doesn't get any clearer than this. In an article from the Baptist Press, the news arm of the Southern Baptist Convention, the Southern Baptists have finally come right out and admitted that they oppose religious equality in the U.S. military.

The "Psychological Projection" of the ACLJ

Chris Rodda | Posted 02.05.2012 | Politics
Chris Rodda

n an article yesterday on the ACLJ website, specifically going after Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), David French puts the 'poor bullied Christians' spin on the Pendleton cross controversy.

The Camp Pendleton Cross: The Facts vs. What the "Persecuted" Christians Are Saying

Chris Rodda | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics
Chris Rodda

Religious neutrality by the government does not equal persecution of Christians, no matter how many times FOX News and "Team Sekulow" keep claiming it does.

New Nondenominational Chapel Takes Shape At Fort Campbell

AP | By KRISTIN M. HALL | Posted 01.09.2012 | Religion

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A new chapel is taking shape at the U.S. Army's Fort Campbell to accommodate a wide range of religious congregations that is outgr...

Air Force Academy Cadets Decide They Must Pretend To Be Fundamentalist Christians

Chris Rodda | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
Chris Rodda

A group of Air Force cadets tells MRFF that they decided to resort to doing whatever they had to do to play the role of the "right kind" of Christian cadets, all the while living in constant fear of being "outed."

Air Force Academy Was Against Chief Of Staff's Religious Neutrality Edict Before It Was For It

Chris Rodda | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics
Chris Rodda

As late as three days ago, September 26, the leadership at the U.S. Air Force Academy was still unwilling to distribute a watershed memorandum issued by Air Force Chief of Staff General Norton Schwartz on "Maintaining Government Neutrality Regarding Religion."

Air Force Academy Apparently Finds Wild Cow Milking More Important Than Religious Freedom

Chris Rodda | Posted 11.26.2011 | Politics
Chris Rodda

Is it any wonder that cadets and staff at the Air Force Academy have lost all faith (no pun intended) in the Academy's leadership?

Thank You General Schwartz for Finally Putting Your 4-Star Foot Down

Chris Rodda | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics
Chris Rodda

For years, MRFF has been saying that if the military would only start paying equal attention and giving equal weight to both the Establishment Clause and the Free Exercise Clause, many of the problems being reported by our service members would solve themselves.

Texas Senator Demands That Air Force Answer to Him on Pulling of "Jesus Loves Nukes" Training

Chris Rodda | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics
Chris Rodda

Upon the revelation of this second completely inappropriate Air Force training presentation, the Air Force has now decided to review all of its ethics training materials. That should make Senator Cornyn's head explode.

A Spiritually Transformed Military with Ambassadors for Christ in Uniform

Chris Rodda | Posted 10.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Rodda

Unlike the other fundamentalist Christian para-church military ministries, which employ retired military personnel to be their "insiders," about 80 percent of Officers' Christian Fellowship members are true insiders.

How Much Money Could the Department of Defense Save if it Stopped Trying to Save Souls?

Chris Rodda | Posted 10.19.2011 | Politics
Chris Rodda

When the average American thinks of military spending on religion, they probably think only of the money spent on chaplains and chapels. But that's just the tip of the iceberg.

Michael Savage Attacks Mikey Weinstein Over Stopping of Air Force "Jesus Loves Nukes" Training

Chris Rodda | Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics
Chris Rodda

Michael Savages rant against Mikey Weinstein this week included some remarks that were apparently so offensive that they even had to be edited out of even a show as offensive as his.

The 'Gamble Report' -- A Defeat for Mikey Weinstein and His Forces of Satan?

Chris Rodda | Posted 07.16.2011 | Politics
Chris Rodda

In its latest attempt to give the appearance of concern about complaints of religious intolerance, the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) recently conducted a five-day "investigation" that (big surprise) found that there were no problems at all.

We're Not at War With Islam, But Let's Do Everything We Can to Make it Look Like We Are

Chris Rodda | Posted 07.03.2011 | Politics
Chris Rodda

The administration's efforts to avert retaliation by bin Laden's supporters was probably just canceled out this morning when it was reported the commander of the SEAL unit embellished the mission's communications with: "For God and Country."

Attention Unchurched Military Personnel: They're Coming For Your Children

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Rodda

No expense is spared when it comes to evangelizing the military -- and that includes evangelizing the children of our service members.

Air Force Academy Speaker Thinks USMC Means 'United States Marines For Christ'

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Chris Rodda

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation, supported by a number of other organizations, has demanded that the Academy choose a more appropriate and inclusive speaker for this event.

Soldiers Forced To See Chaplain After Failing Spiritual Fitness Test

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Chris Rodda

This mandatory online test is part of the Army's Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program, a program that puts spiritual fitness on par with physical and mental fitness.

Mandatory U.S. Army Survey Says Non-Believers Unfit to Serve

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Chris Rodda

Christianity is being pushed on our service men and women under the guise of "Spiritual Fitness," a clever term concocted by the military to flagrantly violate the Constitution.

Cadets For Christ: Women, Evangelicals And The Air Force Academy

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Chris Rodda

Reading the words of one of the families ripped apart by this Air Force Academy sanctioned ministry is the only way to even begin to fathom what the Warricks are doing to the cadets who fall under their influence.