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It’s an Obama World… Gay Flag Flies at Afghan Base But the Christian Cross Is Banned
Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/29/2012

Posted on 03/28/2012 11:41:28 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache

It’s an Obama world. The gay flag flew over a U.S. military base in Afghanistan this week.

The Pentagon forced an Army post in Afghanistan to remove a cross on its worship tent in December. It was offensive to liberal atheists.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; agenda; christian; clinton; dontask; flag; gay; homosexualagenda; homsexualagenda; liberal; obama; potus; santorumforpresident; socialism
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1 posted on 03/28/2012 11:41:32 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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2 posted on 03/28/2012 11:45:46 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big. Vote Newt!)
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The Pentagon forced an Army post in Afghanistan to remove a cross on its worship tent. It’s offensive to liberal atheists.
The Politico reported:

A large cross that had been prominently displayed outside a chapel on an isolated military base in northern Afghanistan was taken down last week, prompting outrage from some American service members stationed there.

“We are here away from our families, and the chapel is the one place that feels like home,” a service member at Camp Marmal told POLITICO. “With the cross on the outside, it is a constant reminder for all of us that Jesus is here for us.”

“Not having it there is really upsetting,” added another. “I walk by the chapel daily on the way to chow and the gym, and seeing the cross is a daily reminder of my faith and what Jesus accomplished for me. It is daily inspiration and motivation for me to acknowledge my faith and stay on the right path.”

Camp Marmal is a German base that hosts NATO forces. The interfaith chapel in question is supervised by the U.S. Army.

The soldiers said they found great comfort in the chapel — and the cross visible outside. “Sometimes the Church and the ability to openly express religious views ultimately gets people through the deployments over here,” one told POLITICO by email.

The service member said he asked the base chaplain, a military officer, what had happened to the cross. “I had to take it down,” said the chaplain, according to the solider, without further explanation.

Pentagon spokesperson Commander William Speaks confirmed the cross was removed and told POLITICO, “The removal was, in fact, in accordance with Army regulations” and pointed out that the Army chaplain manual prohibits permanent display of religious symbols.

“Distinctive religious symbols, such as crosses… will not be affixed or displayed permanently on the chapel interior, exterior or grounds,” reads the manual.

Nothing like being denied the right to express your faith while fighting for your country, huh?


3 posted on 03/28/2012 11:47:35 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big. Vote Newt!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

That is sickening ...


4 posted on 03/28/2012 11:48:04 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Jim Robinson; AAABEST

Can’t believe my eyes ping....this is what it has come down to...anyone else need a signal to see how deep we are in?


5 posted on 03/28/2012 11:50:28 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big. Vote Newt!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

They’ve got a flag now?

Is there a specific etiquette as to how one is supposed to salute the gay flag?

Never mind, lol, I probably don’t want to know...


6 posted on 03/28/2012 11:55:38 PM PDT by NMCicero
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To: My Favorite Headache

I see a South Park episode in the making...


7 posted on 03/28/2012 11:56:42 PM PDT by NMCicero
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To: My Favorite Headache

An athiest objects to a cross and the cross comes down.

But let a Christian object to the gay pride flag and he’d be branded intolerant.


8 posted on 03/28/2012 11:57:10 PM PDT by O6ret
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To: My Favorite Headache

Surely this kind of thing; that is the whole gay friendly mandate as well as the gradual but insidious suppression of religious expression; has to affect recruitment. I’m thinking the former more than the latter. Anything on that?


9 posted on 03/28/2012 11:58:51 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: NMCicero

Fill In The Joke.....

“What does it mean when the Gay Flag is at half mast?”

(1).....
(2).....
(3).....


10 posted on 03/29/2012 12:07:38 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: My Favorite Headache

Where’s a rogue Afghan soldier when you need one?


11 posted on 03/29/2012 12:09:51 AM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: My Favorite Headache

Why not just mutiny at this point?

This is just a mockery of the military. I almost want to laugh because it seems so unreal, but my mind knows it’s not, so I’m chilled.


12 posted on 03/29/2012 12:11:01 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (If case you are wondering, I'm supporting Newt.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

1963 Communist Goals

26) Present homosexuality, degeneracy, and promiscuity as “normal, natural, and healthy.”

27) Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity, which does not need a “religious crutch.”


13 posted on 03/29/2012 12:11:18 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

Mission Accomplished.


14 posted on 03/29/2012 12:13:44 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big. Vote Newt!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

If the Cross was flown over a worship tent...for what sort of activities might one go into a tent marked by a rainbow flag?


15 posted on 03/29/2012 12:14:56 AM PDT by Méabh
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To: My Favorite Headache

Please tell me this is a sick joke.


16 posted on 03/29/2012 12:17:54 AM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: dr_lew

It’s all part of 0bama’s strategy. Smothering a nation founded on Christian values. This explains 0bama’s obsession with gays and abortion; Anything OPPOSITE the virtues of our Forefathers. He’s clearing a path to Marxism.


17 posted on 03/29/2012 12:19:24 AM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: zeestephen

Michael Jackson is back. Boys underwear, half off.


18 posted on 03/29/2012 12:19:51 AM PDT by Cololeo
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To: Lancey Howard

Regrettable ping.


19 posted on 03/29/2012 12:23:43 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Actually, displaying the gay flag makes sense, given the ROE the forces work under.
The troops are allowed to shoot back if attacked, after all, and the Tallies are not terribly tolerant of homosexual behavior.

Need I add the sarc tag?

As far as removing the cross goes, I am not happy about it, but I doubt strongly it was done to placate liberal atheists. When I was based in Germany, we had a couple of platoons of IDF stay for a few weeks, and the chapel removed it’s cross then too, to make them more comfortable in using it.

Far more likely that the camp is getting a draft of Afghan soldiers in for training and joint ops. Since the chapel, as all front line military chapels are, is strictly non-denominational, it is a place for everyone to be near to God. Not just Christians, though the chaplain is nearly always a Christian (Most often Catholic).

As always, a shout out to the USA for providing chaplains, and to those brave and steady men who get close to the front armed only with a Book.


20 posted on 03/29/2012 12:23:54 AM PDT by EnglishCon (Gingrich/Santorum 2012.)
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To: My Favorite Headache
The Pentagon forced an Army post in Afghanistan to remove a cross on its worship tent in December. It was offensive to liberal atheists.

But, its ok to offend God fearing troops?

21 posted on 03/29/2012 12:26:37 AM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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Doesn’t this violate some basic uniform standards?

Nice work, Gates. /s


22 posted on 03/29/2012 12:26:40 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: Netizen

>> But, its ok to offend God fearing troops?

The reference to Christ is obviously empowering the troops. The homo flag obviously not.


23 posted on 03/29/2012 12:27:47 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: Gene Eric

(shrug)
That’s just the way it goes when the President of the United States is a faggot.


24 posted on 03/29/2012 12:29:13 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: My Favorite Headache
The article mentions nothing about the gay flag. I'd like to see under who's order and in what context. Headline is misleading.
25 posted on 03/29/2012 12:34:01 AM PDT by LanaTurnerOverdrive ("I've done a lot of things in my life that I'm not proud of. And the things I am proud of are disgus)
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To: My Favorite Headache; greyfoxx39; Colofornian

Wish I could say that this would be rectified if Obama is out of office, but it won’t if Romney gets in.


26 posted on 03/29/2012 12:35:32 AM PDT by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian "I once was lost, but now am found, was blind but now I see")
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To: LanaTurnerOverdrive

>> what context

“The gay flag flew over a U.S. military base in Afghanistan this week.”

Maybe is was psyops...


27 posted on 03/29/2012 12:36:40 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Bump


28 posted on 03/29/2012 12:37:06 AM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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Maybe it was psyops...


29 posted on 03/29/2012 12:37:16 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: My Favorite Headache

No Shiite?


30 posted on 03/29/2012 12:40:23 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: My Favorite Headache

So let me get this straight.

If you worship Dick, you can plant a phlag.


31 posted on 03/29/2012 12:42:53 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Gene Eric
Maybe is was psyops...

Now THAT would be funny.
32 posted on 03/29/2012 12:43:38 AM PDT by LanaTurnerOverdrive ("I've done a lot of things in my life that I'm not proud of. And the things I am proud of are disgus)
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To: Méabh

Well, if your azz is end up 5 times a day?


33 posted on 03/29/2012 12:45:10 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: dr_lew

Patriotic young and conservatives will no longer be joining the military....it will be the gays joining now, and degenerates, and liberals. Who will the military side with when they are full of fudge packers and intolerant liberals?

Especially when the top brass will be homosexuals.


34 posted on 03/29/2012 12:45:58 AM PDT by IamCenny
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To: My Favorite Headache

You know it is getting bad when Westboro Baptist Church start to look correct.


35 posted on 03/29/2012 12:51:30 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: My Favorite Headache

Is this Camp Butfok?


36 posted on 03/29/2012 1:00:54 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between lose and loose.)
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To: beaversmom
If you have the chance find the naked communist by Cleon Skousen. it was about the most eye opening book about the hoard at the gates I have ever read.
37 posted on 03/29/2012 1:01:13 AM PDT by don from manassas (Take charge of your government people, because it would love to take charge of you.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Might as well fly a white flag if you’re flying that thing.


38 posted on 03/29/2012 1:05:46 AM PDT by MacMattico
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To: NMCicero

Salute it with your boner.


39 posted on 03/29/2012 1:08:39 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: LanaTurnerOverdrive

http://unicornbooty.com/blog/2012/03/26/gay-pride-flag-raised-over-u-s-military-base-in-afghanistan/


40 posted on 03/29/2012 1:21:51 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big. Vote Newt!)
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To: VanDeKoik

Here is the Facebook page of the woman who posted this...her husband is the one who put the flag up:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=416703795022350&set=a.382764341749629.108480.122256581133741&type=1&theater


41 posted on 03/29/2012 1:23:24 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big. Vote Newt!)
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To: LanaTurnerOverdrive

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=416703795022350&set=a.382764341749629.108480.122256581133741&type=1&theater

The facebook page of the woman whose husband put this up...apparently it was a solidarity moment going on with his “gay brothers in arms”...ohhh boy.


42 posted on 03/29/2012 1:25:17 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big. Vote Newt!)
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To: Vendome; Admin Moderator

For even more background...apparently this picture was posted late Monday night on the wall of Wipe Out Homophobia on Facebook and was picked up yesterday on a GLBT web site. It all checks to be 100% legit and Gateway Pundit got it cleared as well...everything is as it seems and there are even proud family members on the wall: http://www.facebook.com/WHOF1

Boasting how proud they are of their husband/brother/son/cousin for being so brave to do this.


43 posted on 03/29/2012 1:31:29 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big. Vote Newt!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Ever since the military was forced to welcome open homosexuality, I have strongly recommended young members in my circle of friends, family and church to avoid it.

Having served a 28-year career in the Air Force, the natural inclination is to help encounge young men and women to serve their country in uniform. But I can`t in good conscience do that anymore.


44 posted on 03/29/2012 2:19:53 AM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too many!)
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

“Where’s a rogue Afghan soldier when you need one?”

You’re right; this is just a provocation (along the lines of burning or urinating on Korans).

Let’s see the deviant lobby impose their will on Afghanistan...


45 posted on 03/29/2012 2:33:36 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: My Favorite Headache

Heartbreaking ... and tears for our nation.


46 posted on 03/29/2012 2:36:44 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

bttt


47 posted on 03/29/2012 3:04:32 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Jesus, my Lord, my God, my All.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
This is for those who think we will always be able to count on the military. I have seen many responses to questions where the answer is “our military will never fire or attack its’ own citizens”. And that is true. But the nature of the military is changing. When it becomes majority liberal, homosexual, politically correct, it will not hesitate to follow its’ orders to suppress the American people.

And that will happen. Just in this story I see responses where people are starting to avoid joining the military. Obama will get his national police force. He won't have to create it from scratch. He will have a military composed of his followers. Maybe it will be to late to serve him. But with patience it will eventually serve it's purpose. Just look how patient they were with the school system. It is now cranking out little followers now. Only took them about 30 years. The military won't take half that long. In fact I guess in about 5 years...

48 posted on 03/29/2012 3:27:08 AM PDT by lynn4303
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To: My Favorite Headache

If you were an America-hating Marxist and you were POTUS what would you do to undermine the United States? Would you cripple her with massive debt? Would you work to destroy her energy base? Would you implement policies that crush the elan of her military?

If Obama isn’t he sure is acting like he is.


49 posted on 03/29/2012 3:36:04 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Absolutely disgusting.....

For those perverts & deviants who support this lifestyle choice, remember how God handled Sodom and Gomorrah.

I suggest taking a high SPF sunscreen....although that will not help you.


50 posted on 03/29/2012 3:46:22 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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