Friday, September 21, 2007

Onward Christian Soldiers. Pentagon Sued Over Jesus

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WTF do you mean WTF is an atheist?

A military watchdog organization filed a lawsuit in federal court Tuesday against the Pentagon, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, and a US Army major, on behalf of an Army soldier stationed in Iraq. The suit charges the Pentagon with widespread constitutional violations by allegedly trying to force the soldier to embrace evangelical Christianity and then retaliating against him when he refused.



"Immediately after plaintiff made it known he would decline to join hands and pray, he was confronted, in the presence of other military personnel, by the senior ranking ... staff sergeant who asked plaintiff why he did not want to pray, whereupon plaintiff explained because he is an atheist," says the lawsuit, a copy of which was provided to Truthout. "The staff sergeant asked plaintiff what an atheist is and plaintiff responded it meant that he (plaintiff) did not believe in God. This response caused the staff sergeant to tell plaintiff that he would have to sit elsewhere for the Thanksgiving dinner. Nonetheless, plaintiff sat at the table in silence and finished his meal."more

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

There is no amount of disgust that I can show about your method of reporting this incident. Yes, the military should not be using these type of tactics. Nor should a person be singled out because they are an atheist. But for you to slant the article by comparing Jesus to Hitler and by making fun of Christianity is appalling. Sir, I pray for your soul. I pray that the grace of the Holy Spirit will come to you in such a way that it will change your life and you will become a believer. God Bless You.

Dolly Dagger said...

I think I speak for most atheists by asking you not to pray for us. Instead, read to the elderly, drive the speed limit to save gas -- or better yet use public transportation. Deliver meals to shut ins. Donate some money toward animal rescue, especially for companion animals to be spayed or neutered. Pick up a piece of trash instead of stepping over it. Read the US Constitution. Coach a kids team in a socially disadvantaged part of your city or county. Take reusable bags to the grocery store for your groceries. Drink tap water instead of water from Fiji.

Himself said...

I think I speak for most atheists by asking you not to pray for us.et al
Thank You.