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Army Removes Crosses, Steeple from Chapel (in Afghanistan)
Fox News & Commentary ^ | January 24, 2013 | Todd Starnes

Posted on 01/25/2013 3:16:29 AM PST by Timber Rattler

The U.S. military reportedly ordered soldiers to remove a cross and a steeple from atop a chapel and to board up cross-shaped windows at a remote American forward operating base in Afghanistan.

The removal of Christian symbols from the chapel at Forward Operating Base Orgun-E came after a solider complained — leading American Atheists president David Silverman to send a letter to the Pentagon.

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“The local command in Afghanistan is aware of this chapel and has taken appropriate action to ensure that it is changed into a neutral facility,” said a statement from an Army spokesman at the Pentagon to the NBC.

The base reportedly sent out a memo to soldiers explaining that the crosses had to be removed to bring the chapel into compliance with military rules.

Army Regulation 165-1, 12-3k states:”The chapel environment will be religiously neutral when the facility is not being used for scheduled worship. Portable religious symbols, icons, or statues may be used within a chapel during times of religious worship.”

“Symbols are to be moved or covered when not in use during services. Distinctive religious symbols, such as crosses, crucifixes, the Star of David, Menorah, and other religious symbols will not be affixed or displayed permanently on the chapel interior, exterior, or grounds. Permanent or fixed chapel furnishings, such as the altar, pulpit, lectern, or communion rail will be devoid of distinctive religious symbols.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; army; atheist; usarmy
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The de-Christianization of the U.S. military continues...


1 posted on 01/25/2013 3:16:42 AM PST by Timber Rattler
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To: Timber Rattler

In Liberal Land, frontline soldiers must pray at a neutral facility buy ‘gay weddings’ are celebrated at stateside military bases and our National Cathedral.

One atheist writes a letter and the US Army surrenders. China is taking notes.


2 posted on 01/25/2013 3:20:26 AM PST by relictele
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To: Timber Rattler

Perhaps Silverman can now go over to Afghan and met personally with the Taliban and tell them of his brave efforts to diminish Christianity - so impressed they will be - maybe they will just keep him around - for good!


3 posted on 01/25/2013 3:21:56 AM PST by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: relictele

Buy->but


4 posted on 01/25/2013 3:23:19 AM PST by relictele
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To: Timber Rattler
The removal of Christian symbols from the chapel at Forward Operating Base Orgun-E came after a solider complained — leading American Atheists president David Silverman to send a letter to the Pentagon.

I would shun this little rodent and encourage all decent soldiers to avoid him in all respects except for formal, professional interactions. Those who oppose freedom for others should pay a steep price (and, yes, that is a Christian perspective - Jesus gave many commands, and it is irreverent to ignore the rest of His words and just focus on turning the other cheek and not judging).

5 posted on 01/25/2013 3:28:42 AM PST by Pollster1
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To: Timber Rattler

The total assault upon Western Civilization as expressed in the United States is approaching totality. No Christian religion, women in combat, no Sunday laws, the elevation of members of The Third World over Westerners, discrimination against Western males in education and government employment, media portraying Third World members and women to the exclusion of Euroamerican males, physical assaults by young Third World males against Euroamericans.


6 posted on 01/25/2013 3:42:50 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

“No Christian religion, women in combat, no Sunday laws, the elevation of members of The Third World over Westerners, discrimination against Western males in education and government employment, media portraying Third World members and women to the exclusion of Euroamerican males, physical assaults by young Third World males against Euroamericans.”

Anyone still think “our” military is fighting for “us”? They are working towards an agenda, and we’re supposed to be upset that the other side’s agenda has more dedicated adherents. Radical leftists are as frightening as readical Muslims; they’ve even killed more people.


7 posted on 01/25/2013 3:54:48 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Timber Rattler; xzins

The United States has lost the war in Afghanistan.

The US Military has effectively joined the Taliban.

We should have left ten years ago.

This is not your forefather’s America. I no longer recognize this country.


8 posted on 01/25/2013 3:57:20 AM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Anyone still think the military would not fire on US citizens?


9 posted on 01/25/2013 4:02:33 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: Timber Rattler
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 1 Corinthians 1:18
10 posted on 01/25/2013 4:03:15 AM PST by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals crazy!)
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To: Timber Rattler

An order I woul dnot obey!


11 posted on 01/25/2013 4:03:41 AM PST by ICE-FLYER (God bless and keep the United States of America)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Yes I do think the majority of the boots would not fire on the American Citizen.

Do I think the high command would issue the command to fire on the Ameircan Citizen? Yes, I do think the high command would issue the command and the boots would frag their ass....in very short order.


12 posted on 01/25/2013 4:05:45 AM PST by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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Ditto. MOST of our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines would not follow this pathetic ‘Not Commander in Chief’ whether or not their Military leaders did in issuing that command.


13 posted on 01/25/2013 4:13:42 AM PST by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: Timber Rattler

“... leading American Atheists president David Silverman...”

THE ENEMY WITHIN.


14 posted on 01/25/2013 4:28:30 AM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the 21st Century's Muskets. The 2nd Amendment is the First Human Right.)
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To: originalbuckeye
Problem is that many, if not most, of the Conservatives in the military have cycled out over the past four or five years, and have been replaced with flaming liberals who have taken advantage of the lower standards and simply joined because they were unemployed, needed a pay check, and wanted the perks.

A very close friend of mine is a junior Army officer who came up the hard way through the enlisted Infantry ranks and did his time in the sand box. He says that his battalion is infested with Rats, from the commander on down, and that the worst of the lot are his incompetent women colleagues, who rose to their current status because of their gender and nothing more. He told me last night now that women are going to be allowed into the combat arms, he's now at peace with his decision to leave the infantry and go into logistics. He also predicts that we're going to get our arses kicked in the next big general land war we have to fight in the future, because of the political correctness running amok in the military.

15 posted on 01/25/2013 4:41:59 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler

Permanent or fixed chapel furnishings, such as the altar, pulpit, lectern, or communion rail will be devoid of distinctive religious symbols.”

Communion rail...hmmm...s’pose the Army’ll make them remove it? Y’know, since communion is by its definition, and the communion rail is by its design, solely for Christian worship? Nahhhh, COULDN’T happen.


16 posted on 01/25/2013 5:14:37 AM PST by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: Timber Rattler

Can anyone explain why we are sending our kids to this
God forsaken hellhole to get blown to bits? Screw Afghanistan, bring the kids home.


17 posted on 01/25/2013 5:47:42 AM PST by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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And so it begins...
USMA calling “right wingers” a threat to the US....
Gay marriage shoved down the throats of military chaplains...
Gun grab....
We are being set up for a complete “re-structuring” of our country, sooner rather than later....
Yes, I’ve had my coffee this AM!


18 posted on 01/25/2013 6:09:11 AM PST by matginzac
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Oh, OK...
How you gunna feel about No Africa in a few years?
How about Asia?
When are you going to get excited? When they’re in Canada?
Kind of like some thinking in this country in 1938....


19 posted on 01/25/2013 6:13:56 AM PST by matginzac
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To: carriage_hill

If there is no God then why worry about the shape of windows, Silverman? He is a hate theist.


20 posted on 01/25/2013 6:14:28 AM PST by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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