There is overwhelming evidence that the culture is becoming increasingly hostile to Christianity and Jesus. This is our time to shine by becoming increasingly sensitive to the challenges facing America, the Church, and culture; and becoming the solution through prayer and righteous action. Scripture gives very clear guidance as to the how to bring about real national revival; humble ourselves and pray and seek His face and turn from our wicked ways and return to God’s standards. It is our responsibility to first make sure our hearts are right before God so we can be the change the nation and world needs.
Although the information we share is sometimes disappointing, we must keep focused on the hope that comes from knowing the Truth. America has faced tremendous difficulties in the past, however recovered with God’s miraculous intervention. We must be alert, be aware, and remain hopeful that God has not forgotten America. Keep praying and believing!
Military training materials: Catholics, evangelicals are religious ‘extremists’
WASHINGTON — The Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty together with the Archdiocese for the Military Services recently uncovered a U.S. Army Reserve Equal Opportunity training brief that expressly identified “Evangelical Christianity” and “Catholicism” as examples of “religious extremism” like al-Qaida, Hamas, and the Klu Klux Klan.
“Men and women of faith who have served the Army faithfully for centuries shouldn’t be likened to those who have regularly threatened the peace and security of the United States,” said Col. (Ret.) Ron Crews, executive director of the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty. “It is dishonorable for any U.S. military entity to allow this type of wrongheaded characterization. It also appears that some military entities are using definitions of ‘hate’ and ‘extreme’ from the lists of anti-Christian political organizations. That violates the apolitical stance appropriate for the military.”
According to an investigation and reply from the Army Chief of Chaplains office, the training in question appears to have been an isolated incident not condoned by the Department of the Army. The Chaplain Alliance and the Archdiocese explained that the Army can and should take steps to prevent such incidents in the future. Read full article.