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Soldiers told evangelical Christians and Tea Party are threat to nation

Posted in Anti-Christian Bigotry, Army, Homeland Security with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 23, 2013 by saynsumthn

With in weeks of the Pentagon admitted that information used in an Army briefing labeled the American Family Association (AFA) as a domestic hate group but claimed it was not acquired from official sources and does not reflect Army doctrine, soldiers at Ft Hood were told similar things.

According to Todd Starnes, Soldiers attending a pre-deployment briefing at Fort Hood say they were told that evangelical Christians and members of the Tea Party were a threat to the nation and that any soldier donating to those groups would be subjected to punishment under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

A soldier who attended the Oct. 17th briefing told me the counter-intelligence agent in charge of the meeting spent nearly a half hour discussing how evangelical Christians and groups like the American Family Association were “tearing the country apart.”

Michael Berry, an attorney with the Liberty Institute, is advising the soldier and has launched an investigation into the incident.

Another soldier who attended the briefing alerted the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty. That individual’s recollections of the briefing matched the soldier who reached out to me.

“I was very shocked and couldn’t believe what I was hearing,” the soldier said. “I felt like my religious liberties, that I risk my life and sacrifice time away from family to fight for, were being taken away.”

And while a large portion of the briefing dealt with the threat evangelicals and the Tea Party pose to the nation, barely a word was said about Islamic extremism, the soldier said.

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In August of 2013, Muslimsoldier Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan was sentenced to death for killing 13 people and wounding 32 others in a 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Tex., the worst mass murder at a military installation in U.S. history.

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