The slide deck is here. The slide in question:
The accompanying narrative with that slide states:
Extremism is a complex phenomenon; it is defined as beliefs, attitudes, feelings, actions, or strategies of a character far removed from the "ordinary." Because "ordinary" is subjective, no religious group would label itself extreme or its doctrine "extremism." However, religious extremism is not limited to any single religion, ethnic group, or region of the world; every religion has some followers that believe their beliefs, customes and traditions are the only "right way" and that all others are practicing their faith the "wrong way," seeing and believing that their faith/religion superior to all others.
The Archdiocese of the Military Services had the following press release:
The Archdiocese for the Military Services and Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty recently became aware of a U.S. Army Reserve Equal Opportunity training brief that expressly listed Catholicism, Evangelical Christianity and other religious groups as examples of religious extremism alongside groups such as Al Qaeda, Hamas and the KKK.
The Archdiocese is astounded that Catholics were listed alongside groups that are, by their very mission and nature, violent and extremist.
According to an investigation and reply from the Army Chief of Chaplains office, the training in question appears to have been an isolated incident not condoned by the Department of the Army. The Archdiocese and the Chaplain Alliance explained that the Army can and should take steps to prevent such incidents in the future.
The Archdiocese calls upon the Department of Defense to review these materials and to ensure that tax-payer funds are never again used to present blatantly anti-religious material to the men and women in uniform.
The Obama Admin continues to nudge. Remember the 2009 Right Wing Extremism report put out by DHS? When that got exposed, they retracted that one, as well (it was "unauthorized").
Absolutely disgraceful. But what do you expect with Obama in there.
They need extremist spell-check. MORMAN? C’mon. When we have a radical left-wing regime, who is surprised that traditional American institutions are under attack, and bringing Islamists into the mainstream? We have enemies, both foreign and domestic, ingrained into the current Feral gubmint. Speaking out against the regime is now viewed as bordering on treason.
just reporting such trash is not enough - an investigation is in order to determine who ordered this training material produced, who did produce it, and for what reason. And - publicize the results.
They spelled Mormon wrong...
Here is what I take from this based on my years as a chaplain:
a briefing with an Army Reserve unit based in Pennsylvania,
The incident occurred during an Army Reserve Equal Opportunity training brief on extremism.
This was an isolated incident not condoned by the Dept. of the Army, he said.
This slide was not produced by the Army and certainly does not reflect our policy or doctrine, he said. It was produced by an individual without anyone in the chain of commands knowledge or permission.
Wright said after the complaint was lodged, the presenter deleted the slide, and apologized.
Knowing these things, there was a RESERVE unit that had a training. Routinely, units will task a young troop to do a briefing as a means of growing. My guess is this was put together by a corporal, a buck sergeant, or a butterbar lieutenant. They got their info off the internet and presented it as a class to fulfill a requirement for equal opportunity training during one of their training sessions during the year.
So, Im willing to give the Army the benefit of the doubt on this one. The soldier, though, has been thoroughly indoctrinated by the culture considering he didnt realize the propaganda he was spewing and is an example to us of the brainwashing taking place in our culture of our young.
a thorough investigation is in order:
1. who ordered the material produced
2. who actually produced it
3. what is the background of these people
4. what was the stated justification for such
5. what was the desired result
ping ( no surprise).
Note there is no more Al-Qaeda on list.
Probably on ‘Allied organizations’ chapter now.
See, they are good for something.
I for one appreciate the government’s candor in this matter; practicing Catholics have no business supporting the government or its policies.
Here in NJ the state has successfully gutted our Catholic education and healthcare system.
The point was simply that extremists can exist in ANY group, which is a true statement.
Don't think there are extremist evangelicals? obviously you haven't been watching the news about that church that pickets funerals.
Holy f****n s**t.
Turns out I'm a religious extremist.
Given the kind of people in the highest ranks these days, I would say Christians are very much a threat to what they represent.
Correcting the Headline:
Obama Defense Department classifies Catholics, evangelicals as extremists
That’s what the headline SHOULD be.