Why? SECDEF Panetta allows Bible Ban in Military Exchange Stores.

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Why? SECDEF Panetta allows Bible Ban in Military Exchange Stores.

Our friends at the American Family Association are launching a free petition drive to demand that Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta stop censoring or banning certain Bibles from sales to our troops in military exchange stores. 100% of your donations this week will print free Bibles for our troops, in honor of Mikey Weinstein who hates Bibles for troops.

But the larger question is, why is the Obama Administration obsessed with enforcing state atheism upon our military? I can think of several reasons:

1) Without moral guidance from God, military members will more readily obey immoral human authority, when our own military will someday be ordered to kill Christian citizens by the anti-Christ. Troops who read the Bible will never obey that demonic order, so anti-Christians must ban our troops religious freedom of the press.

2) Obama and Panetta prefer themselves to Almighty God, and don’t want our troops worshipping Almighty God with whom they believe they can compete for worship.

3) Panetta has joined the war on Christians declared by Mikey Weinstein, who said: “We are at war with a sub-set of evangelical Christianity…how many? Roughly 12.6% of the American public or 38 million people.” Why join a war against Americans?

4) Panetta and his Pentagon staffers cower in fear of threatened atheist lawsuits by complainers like Mikey, but stand boldly fighting Christian lawsuits from 2000+ chaplains.

Lifeway Christian Bookstores has had permission since 2003 to print Bibles with military insignia on them, for sale to Christian troops who serve God and country. But sadly, “that permission was withdrawn last year because the [Militant Religion Foes] Foundation threatened to sue if the military didn’t cower to their demands,” reports AFA.

“The Bibles were sold at no cost to the government and service members voluntarily purchased them. At no point were military members coerced or encouraged by their superiors to buy the books. They were simply for sale in the military exchange stores.”

Now those Bibles are banned from sale to our troops on base. Why? Why? Why?

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Pentagon Bans Bibles from Military Exchange Stores. Guess who’s to blame?

In yet another case of cowardice by senior military officials, the Pentagon has caved into atheist complainers and banned certain Bibles from stores on military bases.

The Christian Post reports: “An atheist activist group is claiming a victory in its ongoing effort to keep religious expression and symbols out of the U.S. armed services after it was announced that the Department of Defense is removing military edition Bibles from its exchange stores. A chaplain alliance group is asking Congress to investigate whether the action taken was religious discrimination.

“The [Militant Religion Foes] Foundation (MRFF) said that the Holman Christian Standard Bibles editions ‘prominently emblazoned with exact replicas of the trademarked emblems of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force’ could be seen as the official religious text of the four branches.

“Once again our foundation has decisively beaten back those who would see the wall separating church and state reduced to rubble,” said Mikey Weinstein, president and founder of MRFF.”

Dr. Chaps’ comment: So our troops can’t buy Bibles? You may remember Mikey as the self-described enemy of Jesus Christ who also sued me (and lost bigtime) because I prayed Psalm 109 to God, just like Mikey’s apparently now lost 5 lawsuits in a row against Christians or Christianity.

Mikey once said of his own agenda: “We are at war with a sub-set of evangelical Christianity…how many? Roughly 12.6% of the American public or 38 million people.”

Sadly now the Pentagon and cowardly leaders of Base Exchange Stores caved-in to the domestic enemies of the Constitution and religious freedom, including Mikey who hates Bibles and the First Amendment freedom of the press.

Good News: Bishops representing 2,000+ chaplains are fighting back, demanding a Congressional investigation of Mikey’s anti-Christian persecution.

“These Bibles cost the Department of Defense nothing, and their presence is legally legitimate; therefore, no reason exists for the DoD to retreat in the face of the small anti-religious group that demanded removal of the Bibles,” said Chaplain Ron Crews of The Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty.

Please select here to donate to our “Free Bibles for our Troops” campaign, this week only.

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First Lesbian ‘Wedding’ desecrates Military Chapel. Obama violates state law.

President Obama trampled on Louisiana state law, and desecrated the Christian chapel on a military post at Fort Polk, Louisiana, by authorizing the first homose xual ‘wedding’ ceremony by a lesbian couple in a military chapel. Flaunting his federal power over Louisiana (whose law clearly defines Marriage = 1 Man + 1 Woman), and ignoring the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, Obama’s Pentagon lawyer Jeh Johnson issued a memo this year forcing all military chapels in all 50 states to be open for ‘gay’ weddings.

Now we learn that three weeks ago, a lesbian couple was secretly ‘married’ upon, and desecrated the Christian altar in the base chapel with sod omy, marking the first reported homosexual wedding in a military chapel ever. A pro-homose xual chaplain presided at the ‘marriage-like religious ceremony’ of two lesbian soldiers, but did not issue a license, making the union illegal in the eyes of both Lousiana law, and the laws of Almighty God.

Congressman John Fleming, M.D. (R-LA) told CNSNews.com on Wednesday that “the U.S. Army had confirmed to him that the chaplain had performed the ceremony less than a month ago in the base chapel at Fort Polk, which is in Fleming’s district.”

“It is my understanding that this is the first ceremony of its type on an American military base and that is, as it’s reported, it was a wedding ceremony between two members of the same gender who are uniformed members of the Army,” Fleming said.

Congressman Todd Akin (R-MO), said this confirms the need for the Senate to pass two good pro-chaplain amendments protecting chapels and chaplains free speech: “It is very concerning that a same-sex ceremony would occur on a military base in a state where the definition of marriage has been clearly defined as between one man and one woman,” Akin said. “This action is clearly in contravention of state law, and also violates the Defense Department policies issued last fall. This appears to be a case where political agenda has trumped the rule of law, which is absolutely unacceptable. This confirms the importance of the language that my colleagues and I worked to include in the House-passed National Defense Authorization Act for 2013, which would protect chaplains and servicemembers from this liberal agenda. The same individuals who will violate the law to advance their agenda will persecute those around them who disagree with their views.”

“Congressman Akin has led the efforts to protect traditional marriage on military bases. In 2011, Congressman Akin offered an amendment to H.R. 1540 which was stripped by the Senate. In May 2012, Akin offered an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for 2013 which would protect servicemembers and chaplains from recriminations based on their concerns regarding same-sex marriage.”

[Dr. Chaps' comment: Folks, I have been repeatedly saying for months, what nobody believed was true, that military chapels both Catholic and Protestant will be desecrated in all 50 states by acts of sod omy on the Christian altar, robbing all our troops of their right to a sacred worship space. Any chaplain who objects will be punished, and the keys to his chapel must be turned over to homose xual activists. Does anybody doubt that my warning has now come true?]

We must take action to protect our chapels. Please sign our petition to all 100 Senators.

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Pelosi persecutes Chaplains, then lies, calling them “a fraud…manufactured crisis.”

I personally traveled to Washington DC this week to meet my Congressman and visit the staff of 23 Senate offices to personally deliver YOUR 100,000+ petitions (again) for chaplains’ freedom. I walked and prayed past all 100 Senators offices, and entered and delivered hand-written notes to 23 Senators on the Armed Services Committee (please call each listed here by dialing 202-225-3121 today) to demand free speech for military chaplains, and protection for Christian chapels from sod omite desecration.

I stood outside the House of Representatives floor while they voted to PASS our two good chaplain amendments in HR 4310 the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013.

My full report press release from my visit to Capitol Hill is here, which you can please forward to news reporters or radio hosts. Christian Post called me for the following report:

Pelosi Calls Chaplain ‘Conscience Clause’ a ‘Fraud’ By Paul Stanley, Christian Post

“House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi blasted a Republican proposal that would protect military chaplains from performing same-sex marriages, saying the provision in unnecessary.

“Nobody is ordering them to do that,” Pelosi told reporters Thursday. “I’ve never seen any suggestion that we’re ordering chaplains to perform same-sex [marriages]. Where is that? I think that they can rest assured that if they don’t believe in that, they don’t have to perform those…When asked by a reporter at her Thursday press conference if she supported the provision, Pelosi said she sided with the White House in opposing it.

“I do not support that provision in the bill, that part of the bill,” she said. “I agree with the administration. And there’s nothing that says that chaplains act against their faith. Arguing that the issue was moot, she added, ‘Because it’s a fraud. It’s a – Welcome to the world of manufactured crises. Here’s one.’…”

“Former Navy Chaplain [Gordon] James Klingenschmitt was lobbying [23] members of the Senate Armed Services Committee Friday on Capitol Hill and took exception to the minority leader’s comments.

“I disagree with Rep. Pelosi. There are dozens of active duty chaplains who have been pressured to not speak against homosexuality,” Klingenschmitt told The Christian Post. “I know of one Army and one Navy chaplain who have already resigned. Another active duty chaplain has been silenced, threatened and punished against speaking against ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ What they [Pelosi] are saying is simply false….”

“Klingenschmitt expects the White House to threaten to veto the proposal but there a number of Democratic senators such as Joe Manchin of West Virginia who are starting to distance themselves from President Obama on this issue. [Also call Claire McCaskill, Ben Nelson, and Jim Webb.]

“I’m confident we’ll have this provision in the final bill, but it’s a 50-50 chance at this point.”

“The House voted 299-120 to approve the Defense Authorization Act late Friday afternoon. However, the bill faces a steep battle in the Senate.” [LET'S TAKE ACTION...]

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Victory! House Armed Services Cmte protects Chaplains and Chapels

The House Armed Services Committee added (but the Senate has not yet added) two good religious freedom amendments to the 2013 Defense Authorization Act H.R. 4310, protecting free speech for military chaplains who refuse to preside at homose xual ‘wedding’ ceremonies, and blocking same-sex marriage or marriage-like ceremonies in chapels on military bases.

The Hill reports: “Members of the House Armed Services committee voted to include the measure by Rep. Steve Palazzo (R-Miss.) into the panel’s version of the fiscal 2013 defense authorization bill late Wednesday night.

“The measure, which prevents ‘marriage or marriage-like ceremonies’ between same-sex couples from taking place at American military bases, was approved by a 37 to 24 vote along party lines.

“Republican panel members also approved language to protect military personnel from reprisals for expressing ‘their moral principles and religious beliefs… concerning the appropriate and inappropriate expression of human sexuality.’

“That amendment, sponsored by Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) was approved by a straight party-line vote of 36 to 25.” Now bishops for 2,000 military chaplains are petitioning to pass these amendments to defend chaplains rights.

Sadly, military chaplains report heavy reprisals, as confirmed by Human Events who interviewed “one currently serving chaplain, who spoke to Human Events on the condition of anonymity, told a similar story of pressure to conform [to endorsing homosexual sin]. He declined to give his name citing fear of reprisal; active duty service members are not to speak to the media without prior authorization….now it is chaplains who say they are being muzzled by the military and a group has formed to pass legislation seeking relief on their behalf.”

[Dr. Chaps' comment: Chaplains being muzzled? Free speech censored? Boy does that sound familiar. 2012 is 2006 all over again for evangelical chaplains. It's time to clean house and pass this new pro-chaplain law, so let's all DEMAND all 100 Senators keep the good pro-chaplain amendments. Please sign our petition today...]

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YOU CAN READ AKIN’S NEW AMENDMENT PROTECTING CHAPLAINS HERE.

Then please call EVERY member of the House Armed Services Committee listed here, by dialing 202-225-3121 and requesting each Member by name, to request they PASS THE AKIN AMENDMENT TO H.R. 1540.

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God Bless you, in Jesus’ name,

Chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt, PhD
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Former Navy Chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt, PhD ("Dr. Chaps") defends religious freedom to pray "in Jesus' name." As a Christian pastor he can preach the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ or lead a Bible Study at your Church.

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