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Gen. Boykin to Congress: Religious Liberty Must Be Affirmed, Cherished in Military
Cybercast News Service ^ | February 3, 2014 - 5:06 PM | Penny Starr

Posted on 02/04/2014 7:56:39 AM PST by Olog-hai

In a statement put into the record at a Jan. 29, 2014 hearing of the House Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Military Personnel, retired Lt. Gen. William “Gerry” Boykin, said religious liberty is a “core value of our nation,” and that religious beliefs “sustain” troops who face harm or death in the course of performing their duties.

“In sum, religious freedom and expression is not something to be given begrudging accommodation,” Boykin, the former commander of the U.S. Special Forces Command, said on behalf of the Family Research Council (FRC) as its executive vice president. “It is a core value of our nation, necessary for strengthening individual troop wellbeing and instilling the values of respect and goodwill.”

“Religious freedom must be celebrated, affirmed, and cherished within our military just as our men and women sacrifice to defend that freedom for those outside the military,” Boykin said in the statement. …

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Military/Veterans; Miscellaneous; Religion
KEYWORDS: 1stamendment; congress; generalboykin; religiousfreedom

1 posted on 02/04/2014 7:56:39 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

After a full five years of Obamanation, it is time to stop using the following “surprise” words when describing Obama’s words, actions and inactions:
* Beyond Belief
* Unbelievable
* Surprising
* Incredible
* Astounding
* Shocking
* Unexpected
* Unprecedented
* Obama can’t do that
* Obama is oblivious to critics
* Obama is unaware of facts
* Obama ignores the Constitution

We know that Obama always does the opposite of what he says that he is going to do.

We know that Obama always states a lie at the start of each paragraph of a speech or comment.

We know that thanks to gullible RINOs Boehner and McConnell, Obama has been very successful in “Fundamentally transforming the United States of America” into a Neo-Communist Nation.

To continue to be “surprised” at what Commie Obama does and doesn’t do is to prove to ourselves that we are gullible, low information voters that haven’t learned a damn thing about the evils of the very predictable Communist Obamanation that has been killing our Republic for the last 5 Years.

Call Obama a lier when he lies, and hold Obama accountable for all of his words, actions and inactions.

2 posted on 02/04/2014 8:16:32 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Olog-hai

It is. So long as it is OTC, other than Christian.

3 posted on 02/04/2014 9:00:19 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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