Note: additional related articles have been added to the bottom of this blog since it was first posted
The increasing actions of the Obama administration to obviously purge the military of Christians and Christian influence and principles - traditional to the US military since its beginning - is the most alarming development of this presidency to date. It is certainly about more than facilitating tolerance of other religions.
Think about what the US military would be like without its usual backbone of many thousands of trustworthy, patriotic Christian troops of various denominations in all the forces and in all levels of leadership. Without them, it becomes a military with far less of a conscience, without a deep respect for justice, individual rights, the US founding principles and The Constitution and other elements essential to safeguarding freedom.
Without the loyal, traditional American soldiers, the US military could far more easily be manipulated by a tyrant against the very nation it was formed to defend. Is that why this is happening?
The grossly excessive military and police response used to find the 2 young Boston bombers, and the forcing of many families out of their homes at gunpoint during this unprecedented domestic military exercise and strange downplaying of the bombers obvious Islamist motivation, should, in my opinion, be seen as related to today's story on what Obama is continuing to do to the US military.
A president who has no interest whatever in the horror stories of numerous baby murders and vile abuse of women at the Gosnell and similar abortuaries, and who has four times voted against legislation designed to protect the lives of babies born alive after failed abortions, could be a president who would be open to using means and methods increasingly dangerous to everyone's life and freedom.
There are enough warnings now about where our personal acts of cooperation or inexusable negligence related to the collapse pf North American culture; our decline in religious belief and practice; our failure to vote and act according to deeper principles than our comforts, financial well-being and party identity - are all going to bring us to. It is not looking good, as far as i can see - but great things can still happen - as individuals such as a courageous Lila Rose and many more like her are showing us.
Tough, radical decisions and changes in our life priorities have to be made - very quickly - as we see evil moving along all too rapidly and easily within a gaping vacuum of principled leadership in the personal, political, religious and other realms of our modern societies.
But, the time available appears to be short. Very short.
And yet, anything is possible when we act boldly and selflessly, (some might regard it as foolish recklessness), with full confidence in Divine Providence - really the only force (when asked for) that can overcome the seemingly impossible to defeat great evils in the world today.
See related stories:
Rear Admiral Says Faith is Under Threat in Military
A high-ranking Coast Guard official said at a National Day of Prayer event that religious liberty in the U.S. military is being threatened and that service members are being told to hide their faith in Christ
Pentagon Adviser Compares Christian Evangelism to "Rape"
Radicalizing the Military
As the military goes, so goes the country. Our enemies are watching us, and they like what they see.
Pentagon taps anti-Christian extremist for religious tolerance policy
Army training material on 'religious extremism' lists Evangelical Christians, Catholics and some Jews alongside KKK, Al_Queda and Hamas