Military Backs Down For Now, But Illusion Of “Natural Law” Remains Shattered

Many Christian traditions have taught that there is a “natural law”—a universally-evident ethical system that is perceived by all people whether or not they are Christians. It shows people how to be good without demanding that they repent of idolatry and submit to the true God. Perhaps recent events in the military will teach Christians to give up that myth. There is good news for now. As of last night, the military stopped calling Evangelicalism a “hate group.” Todd Starnes writes: The Read more […]

Obama Bans Contract Chaplains From Performing Services

Remember when one Park Service Employee stated that they received orders to make things as difficult for people as possible?  Now the Obama administration is using the government shutdown to deny our military service men and women their constitutional rights of freedom of religion. According to the general counsel for the Archdiocese for the Military Service, USA, priests that are under contract or general schedule with the military have been banned from performing Mass, weddings, baptisms or Read more […]

Southern Baptists Take On Pentagon Rules For Chaplains

In 2011, the Pentagon issued an order to all military chaplains instructing them that they were to perform same-sex marriages and to make their facilities available for same-sex ceremonies.  Failure to comply with the order could result in a court-martial. In 2012, the Pentagon instructed chaplains to stop preaching against a number sins including homosexuality.  If they continued to preach against these things, they could face charges of sedition and treason. Now, the Southern Baptist Convention Read more […]

‘Faith-Based Hate’ Charge Has Become the New Racism

Some atheists took offense recently to a military chaplain’s quoting of the old saying, popularized by Dwight Eisenhower, “In battle, they learned the great truth that there are no atheists in foxholes.” ((The origin of the quotation is uncertain. U. S. Military Chaplain William T. Cummings may have said it in a field sermon during the Battle of Bataan in 1942. Other sources credit Lieutenant Colonel Warren J. Clear, who was also at Bataan, or Lieutenant Colonel William Casey. But the phrase Read more […]