Former Army Chaplain: Hostile Environment Targeting Christian Chaplains

A former Army Chaplain, Douglas Lee, said that there are “trends and storm clouds brewing” in the military.   The hostile environment toward Christians, he said, is unique to the Obama administration and he it to the repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.” He said that there has been “a change and shift – not only in the military – but across American culture.”

He went on to explain “a culture of fear” that a chaplain may say something that crosses a political correct line, citing a particular incident in which a chaplain was “set up” by a counselee and charged with counseling “inappropriate messages” that he said was “theological in nature.”

Yep – sounds a lot like what’s going on all across America, now.

Meanwhile, Army morale is reportedly  low despite PC ‘optimism’ campaign; Pentagon surprised:

Twelve months of data through early 2015 show that 403,564 soldiers, or 52%, scored badly in the area of optimism, agreeing with statements such as “I rarely count on good things happening to me.” Forty-eight percent have little satisfaction in or commitment to their jobs.

Checking in on the Jayvee Team

With so much of the world’s attention in recent weeks being on Iran, ISIS must be feeling a little neglected — because they appear to be acting out even more than usual.

“Hey, we’re an existential threat too,” they seem to be saying as they post pictures of themselves playing soccer with human heads.”

“Hey, we may not have nukes – yet – but we can make pretty nifty cartoons of your president being decapitated.”

“Make no mistake – we’re the meanest kids on the block.”

The Islamic State is demanding a $30 million ransom to release hundreds of Christian hostages. Fox News reports ISIS jihadists are demanding $100,000 for each hostage. “They know we cannot come up with this kind of money so they’re hoping other groups and countries will come up with the money,” Fox quoted an unnamed Assyrian leader. The jihadi army captured 250-300 civilians in attacks on 35 Assyrian villages in the Hasaka province on February 23. Islamic State fighters killed nine Assyrians attempting to defend their homes. So far the Islamist group released 23 hostages who were told to leave the country rather than return to their homes.

No joke – they really are the meanest and most demented kids on the block. They remind me of the evil inbred freaks in the Texas Chainsaw massacre. Only those freaks actually retained an ounce of humanity. They need to be stopped cold by a military willing to unleash overwhelming force on them.

Sadly – that won’t be happening as long as the current pResident is in office.

Nothing To See Here: Capitol Police Chief Who’s Been Stonewalling For Reid, Resigns

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Embattled U.S. Capitol Police Chief Kim C. Dine has submitted a letter of resignation to the Capitol Police Board, according to RollCall, citing “multiple sources with direct knowledge of the situation.”

It is not currently known whether the letter has or will be accepted by the three-member board, made up of the House and Senate sergeants-at-arms and the Architect of the Capitol. Multiple attempts to secure a comment from Dine were unsuccessful.

Dine has been under fire lately for refusing to release the Capitol Police event report of the New Year’s Day incident that resulted in Senator Harry Reid’s egregious facial injuries and cracked ribs.

Via the Las Vegas Badger:

The leadership of the troubled, 1,800 person Capitol Police force is withholding information about the circumstances surrounding Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) gruesome New Year’s Day injuries.

Breitbart News poked holes in Reid’s story that the injuries resulted from a home exercise accident that occurred when the exercise band that he attached to the shower door in his bathroom “broke and spun me around and I crashed into these cabinets and injured my eye,” as he claimed.

Breitbart News has also reported that virtually all of the information concerning the events surrounding the New Year’s Day injury and Reid’s subsequent hospital treatment that day has originated from Reid’s office. It insists the senator’s Capitol Police security detail was with him at his Henderson, Nevada home when the injuries occurred on New Year’s Day and transported him from his home to St. Rose Dominican Hospital in Henderson for treatment.

As RollCall notes, Dine has also been under scrutiny for a number of other snafus:

…the handling of a car chase the night of the State of the Union, which ended without an arrest despite the fact that the suspect was driving without a license. Members of Congress also grilled Dine after the October 2013 fatal shooting of Miriam Carey, as well as the decision to call back officers from the September 2013 Navy Yard shooting.

You can read Poweline’s latest theory as to what happened to Reid on New Years Day, here. (It definitely doesn’t involve exercise equipment.)

Mark Steyn: Mr. President #BlackLivesMatter When They’re Christian, too (Video)

Conservative columnist Mark Steyn was on fire Wednesday night on Hannity,  discussing the president’s increasingly obvious hostility toward Christians.

Like most sentient people, Steyn doesn’t think Obama is actually a Christian, and he passionately made the case for Americans to start speaking up and pushing back against the anti-Christian bias that has been a coming from the top in this country.

“If I were at that prayer breakfast, I would have shouted out SHAME!” Steyn declared, referring to the Easter Prayer Breakfast where Obama once again, took the opportunity to insult Christians.

“I think it’s a pretty poor reflection even on the presumably loyal, liberal Democrats in that audience, that no one objected to it. Because it IS time for people to object to it. This is part of a conscious strategy.”

Steyn noted that Obama is no more an expert on Christianity than he is on Islam; “you got the idea from hearing his thing about loving each other that he’d maybe seen a production of Godspell in High School – and that’s about as far as it goes.”

He pointed out that “148 young students in Kenya had just been killed – slaughtered  – their bodies on the floor – by Muslims fanatics who asked the students in that university; ‘are you Christian or are you Muslim’ and they let the Muslims go and they slaughtered the Christians.”

Steyn continued, “this is a guy who is happy to draw general lessons when a black youth gets killed in Ferguson, Missouri. That apparently has wide application for black people all  over America. But 148 black corpses has no general application. Well Mr President, (hashtag)Black Lives Matter when they’re Christian, too.”

He lamented that  the United States under Obama has been turning its back on the biggest story of our time:  “the extinction of some of the oldest Christian communities on the planet at the hands of Islam, remorselessly.” Steyn, addressing the president, said, “you dishonored those Kenyan students in death by not identifying them as Christians as you dishonored those Egyptians only a couple of weeks earlier.”

He told Hannity that he figures that “Christianity is something that he associates with white  imperialism –  and Islam is the exotic other and the victim group.

The fact is on his watch,  the last Christian church in Afghanistan was razed to the ground.

The Christian community in Iraq – an American protectorate  has been exterminated – on America’s watch. And that is something that should be shameful to him.”

Referring to Obama’s Rose Garden speech with Bowe Bergdahl’s parents, he declared, “it’s not a small thing when the leader of a supposedly free people – lies to those people about what’s going on in the world.”

“I don’t think in any sense he is a Christian, Sean. He’s a social justice warrior – who like a lot of people from the cultural left regards religion as the opiate of the rubes – to modify Marx. But I think in Obama’s case, it’s compounded by the fact that he does have this  profound respect for Islam that leads him actually to invert the situation that is going on in the world today so the Christians are the problem – and the Muslims who are beheading the Christians, who are shooting the Christians and cutting the throats of the Christians, are somehow the victim group we should all be concerned about.”

Steyn also commented Dick Cheney’s recent comments on the Hugh Hewitt radio show that Obama wants “to take America down” – a line he says Cheney stole from one of his recent columns.

“America is at best a bystander in the world,” Steyn explained, “and at worst, colluding with some of the most dangerous and brutal, violent forces on the planet. As I said, if he were working for the other side – what would he be doing differently?”

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Steyn Online: Treason and Corruption

DHS Launches New Program Offering Free Transportation for Children of Central American Immigrants to the US

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As the media hypes bright shiny objects like SSM,  and Obama’s “peace in our time” Iran nuke deal, the Regime’s radical immigration policies continue apace.

Our fundamental transformation requires a steady flow of third world immigrants into the nation – and to facilitate the process of entering the United States, illegally, the Obama administration is offering them FREE TRANSPORTATION  “and a special refugee/parole program with “resettlement assistance” and permanent residency.”

Via Judicial Watch:

Under the new initiative the administration has rebranded the official name it originally assigned to the droves of illegal immigrant minors who continue sneaking into the U.S. They’re no longer known as Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC), a term that evidently was offensive and not politically correct enough for the powerful open borders movement. The new arrivals will be officially known as Central American Minors (CAM) and they will be eligible for a special refugee/parole that offers a free one-way flight to the U.S. from El Salvador, Guatemala or Honduras. The project is a joint venture between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the State Department.

Specifically, the “program provides certain children in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras with a safe, legal, and orderly alternative to the dangerous journey that some children are undertaking to the United States,” according to a DHS memo obtained by JW this week. The document goes on to say that the CAM program has started accepting applications from “qualifying parents” to bring their offspring under the age of 21 from El Salvador, Guatemala or Honduras. The candidates will then be granted a special refugee parole, which includes many taxpayer-funded perks and benefits. Among them is a free education, food stamps, medical care and living expenses.

During a teleconference this week with officials from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the State Department, an official said that applicants would not be required to express or document a credible fear to qualify under CAM because “we want to make sure this program is open to as many people as possible.”

Judicial Watch’s Tom Fitton will be on Special Report with Brett Baier Friday night to discuss this report.

 

Anti-SSM Conservatives Vindicated As All Of Their Dire Predictions Have Come True

I am not for same sex marriage. This is not because I think gays shouldn’t have equal rights –  they should. I just don’t think we should be forced to pretend that a gay union is the same thing as a male/female union when it obviously isn’t. But that isn’t to say that a gay union shouldn’t have all of the same rights as a traditional married couple. I always considered Same Sex civil Unions to be a good compromise and the best road to full equality.

I have good friends who disagree me on this. Some gay – some not gay. It’s not a subject I like to broach on my blog for two reasons. Number 1 –  I don’t want to hurt feelings. And number 2 – frankly, I don’t want my site besieged by morally sick trolls who say things like, “you’re a closet lesbian who wants to have sex with the Virgin Mary.” (Not that that hasn’t happened already.)

As a devout Roman Catholic, my faith certainly informs my opinion on this matter, but it has never been my primary reason for opposing Same Sex Marriage (SSM). My primary reason is a defensive one.

I always knew that militant gays (aka gay mafia, gaystapo, purple army) were not interested in merely being tolerated and accepted. (This may seem counter-intuitive to people who think of gays as a victim group, but the radical gay left are among the most vicious bullies in America, today –  rivaled only by the radical feminist left..)

Twenty years ago, when pro-SSM activists told us that what we’re seeing today would never happen, I was unconvinced because I knew the totalitarian left were control freaks. Social conservatives are now being forced under the penalty of law,  to embrace, celebrate – and even participate in gay marriages.

We have been witnessing this changing tide for years now. Christian bakers, florists, photographers, venue owners, and Catholic orphanages have been increasingly put upon to take part in something they find morally objectionable – or risk being labeled “hateful bigots,” sued, and put out of business by spiteful activists.

This week, the totalitarians really bared their fangs.

A favorite left-wing tactic is to accuse Republicans of “overreach” when they react to Obama/Democrat scandals. It’s a protective measure designed to deflect from the truth.   The idea is to frame Republicans as unprincipled hacks who go so overboard in criticizing the left’s corruption, they end up hurting themselves more than the people they are trying to expose.

But Democrats are the ones who engage in the sin of “overreach” time and time again, drumming up media firestorms based on false narratives like  “the Republican war on women” and “hands up, don’t shoot.”

Now we are to believe that a law designed to protect religious liberties, gives Christian bigots license to refuse gays basic services. It does not and has not. What it does do is allow Christians to use their faith as a legitimate defense in lawsuits. (Anyone who thinks Christian bakers, florists, photographers, etc aren’t being maliciously targeted by activists in order to force them them into compliance on SSM, doesn’t understand the gay activist left.) But the laws do not even mention same sex marriage, or gay rights issues. RFRA laws are for everybody – including religious gays – to use as a defense in court.

First came the assault on the Indiana RFRA law which mirrored other laws  defending religious liberties. Then came the witch hunt for individuals guilty of the thought crime of opposing gay marriage. Then came the unhinged assault on the thought criminals.

In a desperate attempt to keep one of the most ridiculous media feeding frenzies in modern memory alive, reporters in Indiana are now going around asking businesses whether they would serve a gay wedding. They finally found someone in Walkerton, Ind. (population 2,248). The owner of Memories Pizza told the local ABC affiliate that if a gay couple came in and asked them to cater their wedding (because all of the best gay weddings are in Walkerton, and they just have to have pizza from Memories) they’d have to say no.

Yesterday, Iowahawk sarcastically tweeted, “burn the Pizza witch!”

Which was funny until a social justice warrior actually threatened to burn the pizza place down.

Then came the craven caves from conservative governors to appease the the left-wing outrage mobs. Christians will be  prosecuted for conscientiously objecting to partaking in gay weddings.

None of this would have happened if gay marriage hadn’t been imposed on us by left wing courts.  The outrage mobs have totally vindicated my opposition to SSM and made me more steadfast in my opposition than ever before.

I am not alone. There are people who were until very recently FOR gay marriage, but after this week, they have changed their position.

UPDATE:

The sharks smell blood in the water. Yesterday a Pizza shop in Indiana had to shut down due to death threats, but the media witch hunt continues, unabated.

The Right Scoop: CNN QUESTIONS CHRISTIAN FLORISTS (in Georgia.)

They are not pursuing a “story.” They are pursuing people to name and shame and blame, exposing them to ruin and perhaps even danger.

The Mountain Behind Hillary’s Email Molehill – And a Prescient 2008 Warning From Christopher Hitchens (Video)

Pat Caddell on Hannity, Tuesday evening, said Hillary Clinton’s email scandal feels like “deja vu all over again”

After watching Clinton’s “trainwreck” of a press conference earlier today, he remarked, “I just had this horrible feeling in the pit of my stomach that we’ve been here before, and Oh my God, here we go again. Not only did she not answer – she raised a lot more questions.” An AP fact-check found Clinton’s explanations to be less than exculpatory. Here are the 20 Funniest Reactions to Hillary’s Catastrophic Email Press Conference.

“This is a big hill,” Caddell continued. “It’s not a molehill. This is a big hill – this email – and the mountain standing behind it are all those contributions from foreign governments and corporations – 26 of whom tried to get work from the State Department.”

Caddell noted, “we know this server has been hacked because we have the Sydney Blumenthal hacking that took place with her in which he was sending her… dozens of emails about foreign policy.”

He was referring to the hacker known as “Guccifer” who in a e-mail blasts two years ago,  disseminated four memos to Clinton from Sidney Blumenthal on foreign policy.

Via The Smoking Gun:

The 64-year-old Blumenthal, who worked as a senior White House adviser to President Bill Clinton, had his AOL e-mail account hacked last week by “Guccifer,” who has conducted similar illegal assaults against a growing list of public figures, including Colin Powell, relatives and friends of the Bush family, and a top United Nations official.

The hacker’s e-mails went to hundreds of recipients, though the distribution lists were dotted with addresses for aides to Senate and House members who are no longer in office. But many of the addresses to which the Blumenthal memos were sent are good (though it is unclear whether karl@rove.com is a solid address for the Republican mastermind).

Most of the e-mail recipients were sent four separate memos that were e-mailed to Clinton by Blumenthal during the past five months. Each memo dealt with assorted developments in Libya, including the September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi. One memo marked “Confidential” was sent to Clinton on September 12.

Blumenthal’s memos and e-mails to Clinton were sent to her at a non-governmental e-mail address through the web domain “clintonemail.com.”

Did Republicans not yet see the problem with this?

As TSG reported last week, after Blumenthal’s e-mail account was compromised, the hacker searched it for e-mails sent to Clinton, and further sorted the mail to segregate any attachment–like Word files–that were included in Blumenthal’s correspondence to Clinton. Many of these pilfered documents were memos to Clinton on foreign policy and intelligence matters.

While “Guccifer” appears to have downloaded many of these attachments, the hacker opted not to send the actual Word files to those on the e-mail blast list (likely as a security measure since the downloaded files could contain metadata that could lead to the hacker, who is the target of a mushrooming federal criminal investigation).

Flashback: A very prescient Christopher Hitchens (God rest his soul) in an appearance on the Larry King Show in November of 2008 – when Hillary Clinton’s name was being bandied about for Secretary of State – gave a laundry list of reasons why she should not be nominated. First and foremost – the Clintons’ history of taking corrupt foreign donations.

“There are about five or six financial scandals in her past – all of them related to foreign donors to her and her husband – the Riady family in Indonesia, innumerable people in connection to business in China – not an unimportant country in our State Department’s periphery – or our Treasury’s periphery.”

He added that there were “many, many dozens of whom fled the country rather than testify into the hearings on Clinton’s fundraising and her brother who tried to get a hazelnut monopoly in Georgia and who took loans from Marc Rich and didn’t repay them. If all of this was balanced by huge foreign policy expertise – okay, maybe, conceivably, possibly — but it isn’t! What’s her best foreign policy position?  She invented a record for herself in Bosnia – made herself into a laughing stock!”