One new enlistee with the Missouri National Guard is frightened to be in the same room with Bibles — Gideon Bibles are the most dangerous ones! He complained to an organization of which he is a member — the American Atheist Association — saying, “Many people had taken the religious literature including recruits as well as those beginning the enlistment procedures. I was not approached by anyone with the literature, though it was quite prominently displayed on the shelf.”
Not even taking into account the 2010 lame duck session repeal of the misnamed law “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” (This was actually the name of a policy signed by President Bill Clinton. The actual law was a ban on homosexuals in the military — period.), the current administration has negatively impacted our military.
Increasingly the religious freedoms of Christian military personnel is under assault whether it be chaplains who feel harassed for not endorsing homosexuality or the US Government ordering Bibles be burned in Afghanistan. On July 10th a letter was sent to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta asking for an explanation to recent actions taken by the Department of Defense (DoD). The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA) was pleased to see one Pennsylvania Congressman’s name on the letter, but wonders where the other eighteen were. The AFA of PA thanks Congressman Mike Kelly for signing onto the letter to Leon Panetta and standing for the religious freedoms of our soldiers, sailors and Marines.