Nowhere is the problem more noticeable than in the constitutionally-protected right to freedom of religion. Our heroic military personnel are perhaps the most damaged in this area for the administration is taking an extremely hostile stand against Christianity and the expression of faith by military personnel.
Are you aware that Christian military chaplains have been told not to invoke the name of Jesus Christ in their prayers? Did you also know that the administration also wants to designate chaplains for atheism? I find both of these things detestable, but what should we expect from a political group that seems to have no place for God. The President of the United States, a man who claims to be a Christian, does everything to treat Christianity harshly while cointinually approving of groups that don't represent love in their heart. Remember, friends, Christianity is the one true religion based upon love. That's the reason Jesus died for us. He loved us and wanted to give us eternal life.
Some in Congress have spoken up, but not nearly enough and I think it is now the responsibility of American Christians everywhere to put their two cents forward. How about writing or calling every Congressman in the United States and voicing your outrage? Tell them to take this fight, along with so many others, directly to the President. Speak up, speak out and let everyone you know what you think of this transgression, for now is the time to stand firm and not go weak.
Jesus wants us to be His modern day Apostles. Nothing we could do could offer a better example of doing this. Our young Christian men and women in uniform deserve the opportunity to express their religion, practice their religion and love their God. Believe me, there is no atheist in a foxhole.
In closing let me cite a short personal story about this subject which I think makes it very clear. Years ago when I was a member of the Session of a Presbyterian Church in Maryland, our Presbytery was considering elimination of support for ROTC, the major training arm in colleges for development of military officers. Many in the Presbytery wanted to eliminate the program, saying that it wasn't appropriate for "peaceful" Christians to support the art of war.
During the discussion, I was asked, as a former military officer, what I thought of the proposal. I looked at my colleagues and just asked them one question. Who would you prefer to be a commissioned officer leading troops into battle, a God-fearing Christian or a person without strong principles and convictions? The motion was quickly tabled.
Christian friends, this is an important fight. I think in many ways it is a test by the Left to see what they can "get away with". I think it is also a test of us by God to see if we will truly support Him when the heat is on. Let's not let them "get away with" eliminating religious freedom for our military personnel.
God bless you, God bless all of our men and women in uniform, and God bless America.