Only in Obama’s world, where the truth about Islam and Jihad is banned, could such an outrageous insult to mainstream, peaceful religions be permitted by a US Army training instructor.

During the course of an Army Reserve Equal Opportunity training brief on extremism, Evangelical Christianity, Catholicism, ultra Orthodox Jews, and the Church of Latter Day Saints were listed among Al Qaeda, Hamas, the Ku Klux Klan, Sunni Muslims, and Nation of Islam as examples of religious extremism. Oddly enough, “Islamophobia”  was also listed as a form of religious extremism, and the Westboro Baptist Church was excluded altogether by the instructor who apparently got her information from the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Stating the obvious, Ron Crews, executive director of the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty said, “it is dishonorable for any U.S. military entity to allow this type of wrongheaded characterization.”

Via Todd Starnes of Fox News:

Army spokesman George Wright told Fox News that this was an “isolated incident not condoned by the Dept. of the Army.” 

“This slide was not produced by the Army and certainly does not reflect our policy or doctrine,” he said. “It was produced by an individual without anyone in the chain of command’s knowledge or permission.”
Wright said after the complaint was lodged, the presenter deleted the slide, and apologized.

“We consider the matter closed,” he said.

The incident was made public by a soldier who attended the briefing. He asked for copies of the presentation and sent them to the Chaplain Alliance.

“He considers himself an evangelical Christian and did not appreciate being classified with terrorists,” Crews told Fox News. “There was a pervasive attitude in the presentation that anything associated with religion is an extremist.”

The Archdiocese for the Military Services was shocked to learn that the Army considered Catholicism to be an example of extremism on a par with groups like Hamas and al Qaeda.

“The Archdiocese is astounded that Catholics were listed alongside groups that are, by their very mission and nature, violent and extremist,” the Archdiocese said in a statement.

They want the Dept. of Defense to “ensure that taxpayer funds are never again used to present blatantly anti-religious material to the men and women in uniform.”

“In the notes it was clearly stated that the presenter was not a subject matter expert, and produced material after conducting Internet research, Wright said.

So if the presenter was not an expert, what were they doing presenting the material, Crews asked. 

He said he had a chance to speak with the officer who was conducting the meeting, and she told him that she got her information from the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Case closed?

No, I don’t think the matter should be considered closed until every soldier who attended that training brief receives new, corrected instruction, and the officer who conducted the defamatory, bigoted briefing is demoted.
Crew told Fox News that in the future, the military should consult with chaplains about matters involving religion.



Jeanine Pirro on Texas D.A. Murders: “White Supremacy Has Very Little To Do With These Murders” (Video)

On January 31, Kaufman County Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse was gunned down in what police called  targeted attack.  He was shot multiple times while walking from the parking lot toward the county courthouse at about 8 a.m.

On Saturday morning, March 30, Kaufman County (TX)  District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia were gunned down in their home.   And last week, another attorney, Jay Heilman from the southern district of Texas, withdrew from the  case the Kaufman  office was working on, citing his own security concerns.

On yesterday’s Justice, Jeanine Pirro tackled this story, and the disturbing implications it has for law enforcement in the United States.  “The line in the sand between a civilized and lawless society has been erased”  Pirro said in her opening statement. “Is this about racial hatred,” she asked rhetorically. “I see and I think that white supremacy has very little to do with these murders….Maybe this has more to do with business than ideology,” she said.

Video via RightSightings


Bob Owens has been keeping a close eye on these attacks on law enforcement:

Threats after death: church having services for slain TX District Attorney received bomb threat:

We now know that even in death the McLellands were given no peace, as a bomb threat was called in the Mr. McLelland’s viewing at the First Baptist Church of Wortham:

Security was tight and schools were closed Friday in the small Freestone County town of Wortham where funeral services were being held for slain Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland, 63, and his wife Cynthia, 65.

Mike McLelland grew up in Wortham and graduated from Wortham High School.

A family funeral service started at 10 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church of Wortham.

The McLellands will be laid to rest in Wortham Ce   metery.

Wortham police searched the church Wednesday night after authorities received a bomb threat.

A woman said her daughter was turned away from the church as she arrived for visitation Thursday evening.

No bomb was found, but the church was guarded overnight, authorities said.


Criminal justice under siege in Texas:

Someone or some group is at war with authorities near Dallas, TX:

District Attorney Mike McLelland, and his wife, Cynthia McLelland, were shot dead in their home two months after McLelland publicly vowed to track down the killer of Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse, shot dead in public on January 31.

The twin killings have rocked mostly rural Kaufman County on the eastern outskirts of Dallas, and several law enforcement officials have called them a direct attack on the criminal justice system.


Another attempted DA killing? Intruder gunned down in Colorado prosecutor’s home:

It looks like they are trying to suggest that is was an coincidence or an attempted copycat:

The deputy district attorney made a 911 emergency call and reported that a man was at her door “behaving very erratically,” police said.

The prosecutor then told dispatchers that the stranger forced his way into her home. An altercation ensued inside and shots were fired, leaving the unidentified man dead, police said.

West Virginia Sheriff gunned down in latest attack on law enforcement

First prosecutors out west were gunned down, and now the Mingo County (WV) Sheriff has been murdered as well.

Owens reports that the Sheriff had ‘built a reputation as being very tough on drug dealers, and he was gunned down at a spot he routinely lunched at where he could keep an eye on an area that was once a “pill mill.”’

Your Sunday Hymn: Hallelujah

Hallelujah was  originally written and sung by Leonard Cohen, but it’s been covered many times by various other artists such as Allison Crowe, Kate Vogele, and Jeff Buckley. It was performed by John Cale in the Dreamworks  film, Shrek. A later CD version of the song was performed by Rufus Wainwright.

This version is sung by Espen Lind, Askil Holm, Alejandro Fuentes, Kurt Nilsen in that order – and it’s pretty special.