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Delusions of Christian Persecution Run Rampant at Fox Over Military No Proselytizing Rule (Video)

By AATTP contributor DeadState

Following their usual pattern of bungling the facts and attachment to delusions of Christian prosecution, Fox News’ Sean Hannity and guest Todd Starnes portrayed rules against proselytizing in the military as proof of the Obama administration’s alleged “war on religious liberty,” despite the fact that there is nothing new about the policy.

This Thursday, Hannity claimed that a Pentagon statement reinforcing the military’s longtime policy against proselytizing religious doctrine was proof of Obama’s “war on religious liberty,” with Starnes adding that Christians were “under significant attack” by the current administration, going on to say that “we have seen a Christian cleansing of the United States military.”

In response to the misinformation from Hannity’s show, Lt. Cmdr. Nate Christensen was compelled to clarify the military’s policy, stating that “members of the military are free to share their faith as long as they don’t harass others.”

“Service members can share their faith (evangelize), but must not force unwanted, intrusive attempts to convert others of any faith or no faith to one’s beliefs (proselytization),” Christensen said in an email.

“If a service member harasses another member on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability, then the commander takes action based on the gravity of the occurrence. Likewise, when religious harassment complaints are reported, commanders take action based on the gravity of the occurrence on a case-by-case basis.”

Despite claims of activists, Christensen said that the military does not single out Christians.

“The U.S. Department of Defense has never and will never single out a particular religious group for persecution or prosecution. The Department makes reasonable accommodations for all religions and celebrates the religious diversity of our service members,” he said.

Watch the Hannity segment in the video below, courtesy of Media Matters.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/pade.brit Pade Brit

    Christianity is a death cult that has no place in the 21st century. Too much concern about the afterlife when there are problems to solve in the nowlife. Keep it out of our schools and halls of legislature, thank you. Evolve or grow extinct. The Progressive Era is in full swing.

    • http://adamgoodrich.com Adam

      Whoa… now that escalated pretty quickly. I probably wouldn’t go straight to “death cult”, but I do believe it should be out of legislation and government judging by their terrible history when having that in their favor. Keeping religion out of legislation saves the religion from itself.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000907279043 John Baker

        They worship a dead guy on a stick. What else would you call it? ;-)

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  • Butch Mcadams

    Fox News are the only news organization that shares the truth in the media. The rest of the major so called news groups are in Obama’s back pocket. They attack Christianity any chance they get. I’m so glad Fox is there to be a thorn in their side.

    • AATTP

      Brainwashing of test subject #16734 “Butch Mcadams” complete. Enjoy the mashed potato-like substance where your brain used to be, Butch!

    • Bob Cull

      Faux News has absolutely no interest in truth! They make it up as they go! Those rules have absolutely nothing to do with the President, they were the same when I was in the Army 44 years ago! When you repeat what Faux News says they have made you complicit in spreading a LIE!!! And by the way, this is NOT and NEVER WAS a “Christian nation.”

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000907279043 John Baker

      How’s the weather under that bridge, Butch?

  • http://www.facebook.com/richard.rowe.716 Richard Rowe

    Hell, I was kind of hoping Faux News WAS telling the truth for once. I’d love to see somebody come out and plainly say there there is an ABSOLUTELY distinct separation between religious institution and secular government institutions. Just to remind people, on a daily basis that (per John Adams) “The government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.”

  • Joe D

    The only people in the Military that deals with religion and Faith are the Chaplins keep it that way

  • Heidi

    This is no surprise really. I drive past a Catholic church everyday that has a sign in the their yard saying “Obama’s government kills religion”. I don’t really pay attention to the clueless and misinformed rants of zealots anymore….

  • http://twitter.com/DarrellPMWest Darrell West (@DarrellPMWest)

    Why is Fox News on T.V. in the first place?

  • Bob Cull

    I have learned over the years to expect nothing less than this kind of garbage from the Talking Penis. He and his cohorts would not know the truth if it walked up and introduced itself to them. No one has the right to proselytize anywhere, in the military or out. If someone attempts to sway me to adopt their religion and I ask them to walk away that’s it, their right to free speech no longer applies and it in no way impedes their ability to practice their faith as they choose. People like these have tried on more than one occasion to tell me that the Constitution does not guarantee me the right to be free of religion only the right to choose which one I want to follow. I was in the army 44 years ago and guess what, the rules were the same then, the only thing that has changed is that we didn’t have Teapubs back then.

  • Perry

    Typical of Faux News to muddy the water on this subject. There has always been UCMJ rules covering proselytizing and harassment over religion. The Obama administration has not initiated any new offensive against the Christian religion. All the military spokesmen did was repeat the rules. There is nothing new. However, some Christians in the military have gone to extremes in trying to convert non-Christians and harassing Christians who they feel are not religious enough. In other words, a few bad apples are spoiling it for everyone. It is these individuals that are the focus of the restatement of UCMJ rules, not all Christians. As a matter of fact, the great majority of military members represented by the MRFF are Christians who are being harassed. Maybe it’s those Christians that Hannity should be reporting on and not the religion as a whole.

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