Skip to comments.US Army to Soldiers: Don't Say 'Christmas'
Posted on 12/25/2013 7:01:52 AM PST by ZULU
A military diversity training officer instructed a group of U.S. soldiers at Camp Shelby, Miss., not to use the word "Christmas," Fox News columnist Todd Starnes reported Tuesday.
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“In Your Face, America!”
* VA hospital in Augusta, GA bans all religious Christmas carols
* VA hospital in Dallas, TX refuses to accept Christmas cards that say “Merry Christmas” or “God Bless You”
Something is afoot in the Obastard regime.
Here’s General Patton’s prayer for fair weather during the Battle of the Bulge and his Chrismas,1944 message to his soldiers, now prohibited.
Obamabastard and his Marxist Muslim buddies are behind this.
All I hear on the radio from them anymore are commercials urging females to enlist. Don't they need anyone else?
How about “Happy Birthday to Jesus Christ, Lord and Savior of the Universe”?
Cut military pensions, cut their health care, order Millions spent on benefits for homosexual “spouses”, persecute Christians, impose impossible rules of engagement in combat zones, force them to kowtow to Islam........and on and on. This is all a Satanic attack on our armed forces. Pray to God for our military, please.
We’re going to say “Merry Christmas” regardless what the atheists, pagans and anti-Christians think about it!
SO ... Merry Christmas to one and all ...
18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit.
19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not wanting to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly.
20 But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.
21 And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.
22 So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying:
23 Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel, which is translated, God with us.
24 Then Joseph, being aroused from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took to him his wife,
25 and did not know her till she had brought forth her firstborn Son. And he called His name Jesus.
26 Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth,
27 to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgins name was Mary.
28 And having come in, the angel said to her, Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!
29 But when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and considered what manner of greeting this was.
30 Then the angel said to her, Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.
31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus.
32 He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David.
33 And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.
34 Then Mary said to the angel, How can this be, since I do not know a man?
35 And the angel answered and said to her, The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God.
4 Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David,;
5 to be registered with Mary, his betrothed wife, who was with child.
6 So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered.
7 And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
8 Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night.
9 And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid.
10 Then the angel said to them, Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people.
11 For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
12 And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.
13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:
14 Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!
15 So it was, when the angels had gone away from them into heaven, that the shepherds said to one another, Let us now go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us.
16 And they came with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the Babe lying in a manger.
17 Now when they had seen Him, they made widely known the saying which was told them concerning this Child.
18 And all those who heard it marveled at those things which were told them by the shepherds.
19 But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart.
20 Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told them.
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 He was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.
4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.
5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
7 This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe.
8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
9 That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world.
10 He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him.
11 He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him.
12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:
13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
15 John bore witness of Him and cried out, saying, This was He of whom I said, He who comes after me is preferred before me, for He was before me.
16 And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace.
17 For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
18 No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.
Ridiculous! This soldier says Merry CHRISTmas!!! HOOAH!
I am a Christian—The US Army back in Basic Training summer of 1969 trained us to recognize General George Washington’s General Orders —to include the one where he expected “every Officer and man to so live and act as becomes a Christian Soldier...’ Neither Washington—nor the Congress that adopted the Articles of War were opposed to Christ, God, Scripture...If the VA Policy is now excluding Merry Christmas, and any Christmas Cards—or reference to Christ, or Scripture they act contrary to the principles that we were trained to defend. I do not impose my religious beliefs on any—Neither will I allow a godless and rebellious State to impose it’s antiChristian policies upon me.Merry Christmas. to ALL —For when the Savior was born -as it is written” and suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying Glory to God in the Highest,and on earth Peace,goodwill toward men!” Luke 2:13-14 as it is written in the gospel according to John “this then is the condemnation,that the light has come into the world, but men preferred the darkness ,rather than the light,because their deeds were evil. Chapter 3:verse 19.I cannot control what other men may do with that Truth. As a Christian I am commanded by my Lord and Savior to go and to tell the good news—see the Gospel of Mark chapter 16 verse 15-18 and as this is reflected in the Gospel of Matthew chapter 28:verses 18-20; and as it is written so let it be done.
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I’m always skeptical of anything that comes out of the National Guard at Camp Shelby.
Queers. They need lots and lots of queers.
"Merry December 25th!" (or are the thugs going to ban the calendar too?)
"Merry X-mas!" (or is the self-proclaimed ruling class going to ban the letter "X" too?)
Members of our military should OBEY unless they have the stomach to accept the severe penalties that will be inflicted on anyone who refuses to bow down to Obama's demands, but only to the minimum extent they can get away with. They should also make marginal compliance with the unconstitutional orders a game that everyone wants to play.
The choice is simple, and the better answer is obvious:
America is becoming a communists Nation and the destruction of belief in God or Christ will be declared. Church’s, your time will come and by the way, how did your sheep vote? Miss Romney yet?
By the way, Merry Christmas and may God go with you.
Say “Allah Akbar!” and you’ll be trained.
Merry Christmas to all my fellow VETS. Spread these words to every vet and vets family you know.
Screw the liberal A-holes.
What is the name of that Camp Shelby diversity training officer, because no one but a traitor would instruct a group of U.S. soldiers not to use the word "Christmas".
Until contrary evidence is offered, we can presume that the diversity officer was acting on orders from the Camp Shelby Commanding Officer, Col. William B. (Brad) Smith, Jr.
We need some housecleaning in the military.
I was involved with military equal opportunity programs before such a role became diversity commissar. So glad to be long retired.
This is the second incident out of Camp Shelby involving political based obamanonsense.
What the hell is going on over there?
Went to Trader Joe’s the other day, and the cashier said “Happy Holidays” as he gave me my change. When I replied “Merry Christmas”, he enthusiastically replied back “Merry Christmas”.
All conservatives to do this where ever they go/shop, since the customer is always right!
We wish our Christian Brothers and Sisters, in and out of the military, a very Blessed Christmas.
Side note—we are Jewish and we are not squeamish about Christmas, just because we do not celebrate it. We greatly respect the Christian roots of this country, who took in our ancestors, when they were desperate and being persecuted by totalitarian regimes.
bttt - my Savior is a Jewish carpenter
Obama is workiing to turn the military into a democrat voting bloc by converting it from a fighting force into another wealth redistribution center for democrat victim groups.
He is driving out patriots to make room for unemployable minorities, democrat butt kissers, homosexuals, lesbians and other liberal females.
I would like to see an investigation made (no demand)into who initiated or authorized not to use the word Christmas.
What would they do if “ALL” the soldiers at Camp Shelby got together and shouted “MERRY CHRISTMAS”. Think that this would make the news?
A fish stinks from the head.
Yes. That is exactly what he is doing. Like all Marxists, he understands that only by rejecting the Judaeo-Christian Foundation of America and western civilization can society be recreated in the Marxist mold. Employing maniac Muslims in the process of doing this is just a tool of convenience.
"In the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Savior...It forms a leading event in the Progress of the Gospel dispensation...Since the late 1800's, so-called "liberals," or "progressives," have waged an effort to "fundamentally change" America from its revolutionary foundations in Creator-endowed liberty backward into the Old World and later Marxian ideas of control by imaginary human grantors and protectors.
Is it not that the Declaration of Independence first organized the social compact on the foundation of the Redeemer's mission upon earth?
That it laid the cornerstone of human government upon the first precepts of Christianity and gave to the world the first irrevocable pledge of the fulfillment of the prophecies announced directly from Heaven at the birth of the Saviour and predicted by the greatest of the Hebrew prophets 600 years before."
Perhaps an answer to the once-asked question here on FR: "Why does Christianity 'scare' . . . ?" may lie in the degree to which the foundation ideas upon which America's Declaration of Independence were laid and from which the concept of Creator-endowed individual liberty and the Source from which that liberty is derived have been removed from "the American mind" (Jefferson).
The same Jefferson "progressives" love to cite on a coercive "separation of church and state" notion also penned our Declaration of Independence which included references to God in four distinct manifestations.
In others of his writings, which "progressives" don't cite, he stated that Jesus "preached philanthropy and universal charity and benevolence," and that "a system of morals is presented to us [by Jesus], which, if filled up in the style and spirit of the rich fragments he left us, would be the most perfect and sublime that has ever been taught by man."
He wrote, "His moral doctrines...were more pure and perfect than those of the most correct of the philosophers...and they went far beyond both in inculcating universal philanthropy, not only to kindred and friends, to neighbors and countrymen, but to all mankind, gathering all into one family, under the bonds of love, charity, peace, common wants, and common aids," which, Jefferson said, "will evince the peculiar superiority of the system of Jesus over all others."
Comparing the Hebrew code which, according to Jefferson, "laid hold of actions only," "He [Jesus] pushed his scrutinies into the heart of man; erected his tribunal in the region of his thoughts, and purified the waters at the fountain head."
That Jefferson cut out the statements which he believed to be directly attributable to Jesus, pasted them into a little book which he kept by his bed and, by his own words, read from them daily, might lead one to conclude that his political philosphy probably was influenced by what he considered to be the superiority of the "philosophy" of Jesus.
It is unlikely that any person alive today has read the writings of as many of the great philosophers as Jefferson. His talents and abilities were legend. His devotion to liberty and to the ideas essential to liberty were based on simple principles, some of which, undoubtedly, came from his understanding of the basic law underlying all valid human law: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
Perhaps the so-called "progressive" enemies of freedom understand better than those who fancy themselves as "conservatives" that in order to reverse the Founders' ideas of "People over government," and institute "government over People," they must first marginalize and destroy the ideas from which liberty is derived.
The writings of America's Founders are replete with references which rebuke would-be tyrants and cite a Higher Source for life, liberty and rights. Early histories confirm those facts.
As so-called "progressives" have led a movement in forsaking the Founders' "reliance on Divine Providence," and belief that individuals are "endowed by their Creator," they also have forsaken the principles underlying America's Constitution and Declaration of Independence, and are systematically dismantling the greatest protections for liberty ever established for a people.
"Ideas have consequences"(Weaver).
The ideas of 1776 came out of a set of ideas consistent with liberty.
We tend to forget, or have never considered, that other world views existed then, as now.
Unless today's citizens rediscover the ideas of liberty existing in what Jefferson called "the American mind" of 1776, we risk going back to the "Old World" ideas which preceded the "Miracle of America."
There are those who call themselves "progressives," when, in fact, their ideas are regressive and enslaving, and as old as the history of civilization.
Would suggest to any who wish an authentic history of the ideas underlying American's founding a visit to this web site, at which Richard Frothingham's outstanding 1872 "History of the Rise of the Republic of the United States" can be read on line.
This 600+-page history traces the ideas which gave birth to the American founding. Throughout, Richard Frothingham, the historian, develops the idea that it is "the Christian idea of man" which allowed the philosophy underlying the Declaration of Independence and Constitution to become a reality--an idea which recognizes the individual and the Source of his/her "Creator"-endowed life, liberty and law.
Is there any wonder that the enemies of freedom, the so-called "progressives," do not promote such authentic histories of America? Their philosophy puts something called "the state," or "global interests" as being superior to individuals and requires a political elitist group to decide what role individuals are to play.
In other words, they must turn the Founders' ideas upside-down in order to achieve a common mediocrity for individuals and power for themselves.
As Jefferson wisely observed:
"History, by apprising the people of the past, will enable them to judge of the future; it will avail them of the experience of other times and other nations; it will qualify them as judges of the actions and designs of men; it will enable them to know ambition under every disguise it may assume; and knowing it, to defeat its views."
All of which reinforces our conviction that the ideas of our Declaration of Independence and Constitution are as revolutionary and objectionable to tyrants as they were in 1776 and 1787!
What the hell is going on over there?
I'm betting it's the same idiot.
DID everybody in room laugh at him?...
Christmas is a federal holiday BY LAW!!!!
A “diversity officer” is full of crap if he uses his position TO OPPRESS RELIGIOUS EXPRESSION!!!!!
What we should see is a court-martial of Col. William B. (Brad) Smith, Jr., or whoever issued the order for the diversity officer to instruct U.S. soldiers at Camp Shelby, Miss., not to use the word "Christmas."
But I don't expect to see it with the current White House regime or under the current Joint Chiefs of Staff.
You know, I’d never suggest fragging an officer...