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Group protests Christian concert at Fort Bragg
AP via News Record ^ | September 23, 2010 | Tom Breen

Posted on 09/23/2010 6:37:17 PM PDT by Rebelbase

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Christian event on Saturday for Fort Bragg soldiers and members of the surrounding area is unconstitutional and should be canceled, according to a national watchdog group.

Americans United for the Separation of Church and State said in a statement Thursday that the planned event — a concert and other activities called "Rock the Fort" — improperly enlists the military in a bid by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association to win Christian converts.

The Charlotte-based ministry has sponsored similar events on military bases around the country. According to the BGEA's website, Saturday's event in Fayetteville is different because civilians as well as military personnel will be able to attend.

"Chaplains at the fort identified 20 churches in the area where most soldiers are involved," the site says. "The churches are now walking alongside chaplains from Fort Bragg, hosting training and praying for this event." aith while serving in the Army.

(Excerpt) Read more at news-record.com ...


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"The churches are now walking alongside chaplains from Fort Bragg, hosting training and praying for this event."

Millions of prayers a day go out on behalf of the Military. I guess this group would like to ban those as well.

Here's the link to this the Americans United hate group website: http://www.au.org/

1 posted on 09/23/2010 6:37:19 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Rebelbase

I believe Romans 1:23 (I think) sums it up succinctly...”Professing to be wise, they were fools.”


2 posted on 09/23/2010 6:41:20 PM PDT by PROCON (Independence Day + 81, Let's See How Long It Lasts!)
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To: Rebelbase

Aren’t military personnel allowed personal time - with which they can exercise their 1st amendment rights?


3 posted on 09/23/2010 6:47:08 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: PROCON

You were close...it’s Romans 1:22. ;)


4 posted on 09/23/2010 6:49:29 PM PDT by oldteen
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To: anniegetyourgun

It’s past time Americans put a stop to this BS protests everytime a Christian event is scheduled!


5 posted on 09/23/2010 6:50:04 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: Rebelbase

These militant secularist busybodies should mind their own damned business.


6 posted on 09/23/2010 6:51:20 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama's more worried about Israelis building houses than he is about Islamists building atomic bombs)
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To: Freddd

no kidding


7 posted on 09/23/2010 6:51:35 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: PROCON

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” So seems like to me the concert should be able to go on as it is not unconstitutional accorrding to our Constitution- unless there is another clause of the Constitution this so called group is refrencing


8 posted on 09/23/2010 6:52:46 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Freddd
It’s past time Americans put a stop to this BS protests everytime a Christian event is scheduled!

Especially when millions of our tax dollars are being spent by this government to reach out to Islam!! Where are the separation of Islam and state protests?

9 posted on 09/23/2010 6:53:12 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Rebelbase

Their heads would explode if they found out that Jefferson went to church on Sundays in the House of Representatives. LOL


10 posted on 09/23/2010 6:56:08 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: Rebelbase
Americans United for the Separation of Church and State have NOTHING to say as muslims are allowed to 'violate' their sacred seperation, time after time.

They're either liars - its just Christians they hate - or they're cowards.

Personally I think its a little of both.

11 posted on 09/23/2010 6:56:22 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: funfan

That was ‘then’, this is now...


12 posted on 09/23/2010 6:58:33 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Extremism in defense of Liberty is sometimes necessary...)
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To: funfan
Since when have the crazies let the Constitution be their guide?

They need to just go away and leave the Military alone!

13 posted on 09/23/2010 6:58:41 PM PDT by oldteen
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To: Rebelbase

Bragg is the home of the 82nd Airborne, a Ranger or SF unit, and if I recall correctly, part of the Delta Force.

Someone correct me if I’m wrong.

Patriots all. They are free to choose their extracurricular activities. God is already welcome there.


14 posted on 09/23/2010 6:59:49 PM PDT by One Name
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To: Rebelbase

The military often holds morale-building events such as concerts on posts. To discriminate against such an event only because it is religious in nature would be a violation of the 1st Amendment.


15 posted on 09/23/2010 7:02:41 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: oldteen
You were close...it’s Romans 1:22. ;)

Durn, better break out my Bible!

16 posted on 09/23/2010 7:04:30 PM PDT by PROCON (Independence Day + 81, Let's See How Long It Lasts!)
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To: oldteen

I agree. And if you ask me the left could use a little religion or maybe a lot of religion :)


17 posted on 09/23/2010 7:04:40 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Rebelbase

Don’t these losers have anything better to do?


18 posted on 09/23/2010 7:05:47 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Rebelbase
Never heard these commie piggies whining when one of their muzzie pals was playing tunes that left 11 Americans dead at Ft. Hood.

This "peaceful" revolution to take America back is cool but...

19 posted on 09/23/2010 7:07:45 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Don't listen to what they say, watch what they do.)
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To: PROCON
Durn, better break out my Bible

You did good!

20 posted on 09/23/2010 7:08:30 PM PDT by oldteen
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To: One Name

IIRC, 18th Airborne Corps headquarters, 82nd Airborne, US Army Special Operations Command and the special warfare school (where they train spec ops soldiers).


21 posted on 09/23/2010 7:08:35 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: funfan
the left could use a little religion or maybe a lot of religion :)

Any would be a good start!

22 posted on 09/23/2010 7:10:20 PM PDT by oldteen
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To: antiRepublicrat

Thanks. My dad was 82nd there when I was a kid.

Its a hot bed for American Warriors. They’re on our side, from what I hear.


23 posted on 09/23/2010 7:14:51 PM PDT by One Name
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To: Rebelbase

I remember going to see Carman, the Christian singer while I was at Ft. Gordon, GA. It was packed with Christian military :D


24 posted on 09/23/2010 7:23:00 PM PDT by GulfWar1Vet
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To: oldteen
Romans 18-32 are of my favorite Bible verses!

They predict and show what has happened to our modern American society..:=(

The Good News is that God is in charge and always will be!!..:=)

25 posted on 09/23/2010 7:26:12 PM PDT by PROCON (Independence Day + 81, Let's See How Long It Lasts!)
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To: Rebelbase

I have often wondered how the United Church of Christ justifies the continued credentialing of American’s United’s CEO Rev. Barry Lynn.

How could anyone possibly construe his employment as a ministry of Word and Sacrament?


26 posted on 09/23/2010 7:37:10 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini)
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To: Rebelbase

These guys are just a bunch of whiners...


27 posted on 09/23/2010 8:01:49 PM PDT by JSDude1 (Battle Ground Vermont..if we make Leahy a toss-up then all Dems are in trouble..)
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To: lightman

Tell them to piss off and have the concert. Let them sue and tell the ACLU Commies to piss off also. Bring it to the courts and tell them to piss off.

When the call the cops to do something about the event, praise the cops for all their hard work and bring them up on stage to a rousing standing ovation.


28 posted on 09/23/2010 8:03:11 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Remember March 23, 1775. Remember March 23, 2010)
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To: Rebelbase

29 posted on 09/23/2010 8:13:36 PM PDT by Lancer_N3502A
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To: Freddd

if it were a mooselimb event it would be fine


30 posted on 09/23/2010 8:17:45 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys)
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To: oldteen

Well, g’night FRiend, see ya soon!


31 posted on 09/23/2010 8:20:01 PM PDT by PROCON (Independence Day + 81, Let's See How Long It Lasts!)
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To: Rebelbase

No one is being forced to attend, and I doubt that the military is paying for it, so STFU. (sorry don-o)


32 posted on 09/23/2010 8:21:16 PM PDT by smokingfrog (freerepublic.com - Thanks JimRob! The flags are back! - 8/17/2010.)
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Time to fight back against militant atheists and secularists. No one is forcing anyone to attend. They want to use force so NO ONE can attend. FIGHTING BACK TIME!!!

33 posted on 09/23/2010 8:33:22 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.)
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To: Rebelbase; greyfoxx39; WKB; Quix; Salvation; Vision
— improperly enlists the military in a bid by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association to win Christian converts.

Oh the horror. Some ADULTS might decide to become Christians. We can't have any of that free exercise of religion stuff going on, you know.

Has it escaped the notice of these busybodies with too much free time on their hands, that the military provides chaplains for its soldiers?

Unless the soldiers are under orders to attend and to convert, they need to mind their own stinkin' business.

34 posted on 09/23/2010 8:51:18 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: One Name
Special Operations Command, and the Deltas...and 18th Corp and 82nd...and quite a few others.
Ft. Bragg
35 posted on 09/23/2010 9:03:50 PM PDT by 45semi ("Islam has bloody borders" - Samuel Huntington)
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To: Rebelbase

>> a national watchdog group.

National dogcrap group.


36 posted on 09/23/2010 10:17:51 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: PROCON
They predict and show what has happened to our modern American society..:=(

Very sad, indeed!

The Good News is that God is in charge and always will be!!..:=)

You got that right!

37 posted on 09/23/2010 11:37:21 PM PDT by oldteen
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To: Rebelbase

So they dont want active military members to worship publicly?


38 posted on 09/24/2010 2:30:21 AM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: Rebelbase

Gee I wonder it this is the same group of churches the Pres is reaching out to to sell the wonderful benefits
of Obamacare too............

To the protesters...go away


39 posted on 09/24/2010 4:12:19 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: Rebelbase

America needs all the prayers it can get. These losers need to shut up. It isn’t about separation of church and state. It is about silencing Christians. Well, we are sick of our rights being trampled and I will not be silenced.

What really ticks me off is that if it were a muslim gathering, we wouldn’t hear a peep!


40 posted on 09/25/2010 7:59:32 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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