Skip to comments.Army Gives General the Boot
Posted on 02/02/2012 4:46:10 PM PST by Iam1ru1-2
Lieutenant General William Boykin has stared cowards in the face before, and he won't hesitate to do so now. Not even when the same Army he served is trying to take away the freedom he fought to protect. Boykin, an outspoken Christian and Delta Force hero, had been looking forward to speaking at the West Point Prayer Breakfast since the Academy invited him. In the days leading up to the event, the General Boykin settled on a topic: the importance of leaders seeking God. But it was a speech he never got to deliver. The Academy withdrew the invitation when a handful of atheist and Muslim cadets complained about Boykin's beliefs. The message to this elite, three-star warrior was obvious: you and your faith aren't welcome.
In an op-ed defending Boykin, FRC's Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski explain that "As a private citizen retired from the Army, General Boykin has cast America 's war against radical Islamic terrorists as fighting Satan... Evidently it's not politically correct to suggest that blowing up children is the devil's work." And while the Academy was desperate to distance itself from Boykin's faith, it hasn't budged from comments made by his Muslim detractors. The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) not only called Boykin an "Islamaphobe" but compared his views to the KKK's. "It was an ecumenical presentation," Boykin said about his speech. "It had nothing to do with Islam." But even he sees the writing on the wall. "People of faith and conservative Americans are losing our voice to a very well-organized and very well-funded group of passionate people--those being the atheists and Muslims. They want to change the nature of our culture--and they're succeeding."
Unfortunately, this is part of the long shadow cast on religious freedom by the Obama administration. In three years, the White House has created an environment where hostility toward orthodox Christianity is not only tolerated, but encouraged. Franklin Graham was a target. So was I. We were all disinvited from military events for the same reason: because we live and embrace our faith. By censoring these leaders, the military is depriving young soldiers of the wisdom of a highly decorated veteran. General Boykin could have helped these cadets as they wrestle with how to integrate their beliefs with military service. Instead, the Academy is suggesting to these young soldiers that living out their faith proudly is a barrier to advancement.
Is that what our country wants--a nation of one-dimensional warriors with no moral compass? Of course not. That's why this march to obliterate faith is as dangerous as it is offensive. General Boykin survived being shot by a .50-caliber gun, and he will survive this. What concerns him, and what should concern all of us, is not whether Christianity will endure--but whether our freedom to practice it will. Without it, what would these cadets be fighting for?
It’s hard for me to believe that this is the country where I grew up. What the hell happened?
Islam is not compatible with these United States. There is no right to serve in our military and no muzzies should be allowed entry there or in our government.
Wait till the LGBT wing of the military starts speaking up.
No one thing. A lot of little things. A sea change in our country’s culture from a Christian, capitalist nation into an amoral welfare state, if I had to pin out down in one sentence.
“Its hard for me to believe that this is the country where I grew up. What the hell happened?”
In a word? Liberals. Today they are known as “progressives,” but not too long ago they were called socialists and communists; before that, fabians. They have always been an infection on civilization.
I wonder if the Army Chaplains Corp is next on the list?
Frankly Scarlett, IMHO West Point has gone over the hill on this one.
Let me try that again: No one thing. A lot of little things. In a sentence, our country and its culture has transitioned from a Christian, capitalist nation into an amoral welfare state.
Muslim cadets at West Point? And just a few of them made the entire US Army do their bidding, by shutting up this Lt. General American hero who wanted to deliver a speech that likely would have made all of our Founding Fathers, and all Americans prior to this present disgusting generation of idiots, proud. These "patriotic" muslim Americans will graduate West Point and become our military leaders. And they take their religion so seriously they put it in front of a 3 Star General and demand he shut up. Whose side will these future military leaders be on as the War on Terror continues into the future? We have become, indeed, a nation of morons, and we will get what morons certainly deserve. It pains me to see my country die in such a way; but she is in her death throws as I type these words. Instead of singing "God Bless America", we all need to be singing "The American Swan Song", or "How America Defeated Itself Through Suicide".
Your one sentence said a mouthful.
The S in corps is silent, so yea, I forgot it. So sue me.
After Major Nidal Hassan blew away a few dozen fellow soldiers, the Secretary of the Army said he would not let the unfortunate incident affect his diversity goals.
When our fundamental institutions play footsie with barbaric islamic animals, . . .
He could speak at Norwich whenever he wanted.
“...a handful of atheist and Muslim cadets complained about Boykin’s beliefs”.
And that “handful” will prevail unless we get off the couch AND RAISE HELL ABOUT IT!
A generation from now they will look back on this time and despise us for letting this country being stolen without so much as a whimper.
Muslim Cadets..*shakes head*
Many thanks! Your reply is just as concise and truthful. You even named the culprits!
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