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Army Gives General the Boot
Washington Update - Email | Feb 2, 2012 | Tony Perkins

Posted on 02/02/2012 4:46:10 PM PST by Iam1ru1-2

Lieutenant General William Boykin has stared cowards in the face before, and he won't hesitate to do so now. Not even when the same Army he served is trying to take away the freedom he fought to protect. Boykin, an outspoken Christian and Delta Force hero, had been looking forward to speaking at the West Point Prayer Breakfast since the Academy invited him. In the days leading up to the event, the General Boykin settled on a topic: the importance of leaders seeking God. But it was a speech he never got to deliver. The Academy withdrew the invitation when a handful of atheist and Muslim cadets complained about Boykin's beliefs. The message to this elite, three-star warrior was obvious: you and your faith aren't welcome.

In an op-ed defending Boykin, FRC's Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski explain that "As a private citizen retired from the Army, General Boykin has cast America 's war against radical Islamic terrorists as fighting Satan... Evidently it's not politically correct to suggest that blowing up children is the devil's work." And while the Academy was desperate to distance itself from Boykin's faith, it hasn't budged from comments made by his Muslim detractors. The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) not only called Boykin an "Islamaphobe" but compared his views to the KKK's. "It was an ecumenical presentation," Boykin said about his speech. "It had nothing to do with Islam." But even he sees the writing on the wall. "People of faith and conservative Americans are losing our voice to a very well-organized and very well-funded group of passionate people--those being the atheists and Muslims. They want to change the nature of our culture--and they're succeeding."

Unfortunately, this is part of the long shadow cast on religious freedom by the Obama administration. In three years, the White House has created an environment where hostility toward orthodox Christianity is not only tolerated, but encouraged. Franklin Graham was a target. So was I. We were all disinvited from military events for the same reason: because we live and embrace our faith. By censoring these leaders, the military is depriving young soldiers of the wisdom of a highly decorated veteran. General Boykin could have helped these cadets as they wrestle with how to integrate their beliefs with military service. Instead, the Academy is suggesting to these young soldiers that living out their faith proudly is a barrier to advancement.

Is that what our country wants--a nation of one-dimensional warriors with no moral compass? Of course not. That's why this march to obliterate faith is as dangerous as it is offensive. General Boykin survived being shot by a .50-caliber gun, and he will survive this. What concerns him, and what should concern all of us, is not whether Christianity will endure--but whether our freedom to practice it will. Without it, what would these cadets be fighting for?


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1 posted on 02/02/2012 4:46:13 PM PST by Iam1ru1-2
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To: Iam1ru1-2

It’s hard for me to believe that this is the country where I grew up. What the hell happened?


2 posted on 02/02/2012 4:51:21 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (So just where does the "buck stop" at the Department of "Justice"?)
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To: Iam1ru1-2
Muslim cadets
3 posted on 02/02/2012 4:52:37 PM PST by tomkat (para bellum)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Islam is not compatible with these United States. There is no right to serve in our military and no muzzies should be allowed entry there or in our government.


4 posted on 02/02/2012 4:58:12 PM PST by Jacquerie (No court will save us from ourselves.)
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To: tomkat

5 posted on 02/02/2012 4:59:07 PM PST by pastorbillrandles
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Wait till the LGBT wing of the military starts speaking up.


6 posted on 02/02/2012 4:59:33 PM PST by maddog55 (OBAMA: Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

No one thing. A lot of little things. A sea change in our country’s culture from a Christian, capitalist nation into an amoral welfare state, if I had to pin out down in one sentence.


7 posted on 02/02/2012 4:59:57 PM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“It’s hard for me to believe that this is the country where I grew up. What the hell happened?”

In a word? Liberals. Today they are known as “progressives,” but not too long ago they were called socialists and communists; before that, fabians. They have always been an infection on civilization.


8 posted on 02/02/2012 5:02:20 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Iam1ru1-2
Here is a related post- What The Boykin Affair Reveals
9 posted on 02/02/2012 5:02:49 PM PST by pastorbillrandles
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To: Iam1ru1-2; xzins

I wonder if the Army Chaplains Corp is next on the list?

Frankly Scarlett, IMHO West Point has gone over the hill on this one.


10 posted on 02/02/2012 5:03:12 PM PST by wita
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To: FlingWingFlyer
It’s hard for me to believe that this is the country where I grew up. What the hell happened?

Let me try that again: No one thing. A lot of little things. In a sentence, our country and its culture has transitioned from a Christian, capitalist nation into an amoral welfare state.

11 posted on 02/02/2012 5:03:31 PM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: Iam1ru1-2
". The Academy withdrew the invitation when a handful of atheist and Muslim cadets complained about Boykin's beliefs. The message to this elite, three-star warrior was obvious: you and your faith aren't welcome."

Muslim cadets at West Point? And just a few of them made the entire US Army do their bidding, by shutting up this Lt. General American hero who wanted to deliver a speech that likely would have made all of our Founding Fathers, and all Americans prior to this present disgusting generation of idiots, proud. These "patriotic" muslim Americans will graduate West Point and become our military leaders. And they take their religion so seriously they put it in front of a 3 Star General and demand he shut up. Whose side will these future military leaders be on as the War on Terror continues into the future? We have become, indeed, a nation of morons, and we will get what morons certainly deserve. It pains me to see my country die in such a way; but she is in her death throws as I type these words. Instead of singing "God Bless America", we all need to be singing "The American Swan Song", or "How America Defeated Itself Through Suicide".

12 posted on 02/02/2012 5:03:31 PM PST by jiminycricket000
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To: BradyLS

Your one sentence said a mouthful.


13 posted on 02/02/2012 5:03:40 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: wita

The S in corps is silent, so yea, I forgot it. So sue me.


14 posted on 02/02/2012 5:05:45 PM PST by wita
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To: FlingWingFlyer

After Major Nidal Hassan blew away a few dozen fellow soldiers, the Secretary of the Army said he would not let the unfortunate incident affect his diversity goals.

When our fundamental institutions play footsie with barbaric islamic animals, . . .


15 posted on 02/02/2012 5:05:45 PM PST by Jacquerie (No court will save us from ourselves.)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

He could speak at Norwich whenever he wanted.


16 posted on 02/02/2012 5:06:11 PM PST by Vermont Lt (I just don't like anything about the President. And I don't think he's a nice guy.)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

“...a handful of atheist and Muslim cadets complained about Boykin’s beliefs”.

And that “handful” will prevail unless we get off the couch AND RAISE HELL ABOUT IT!

A generation from now they will look back on this time and despise us for letting this country being stolen without so much as a whimper.


17 posted on 02/02/2012 5:07:57 PM PST by Captain7seas (FIRE JANE LUBCHENCO FROM NOAA)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Muslim Cadets..*shakes head*


18 posted on 02/02/2012 5:07:57 PM PST by cardinal4 (Bolton/Arpaio 2012 "Kick the UN across the border!")
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To: ought-six

Many thanks! Your reply is just as concise and truthful. You even named the culprits!


19 posted on 02/02/2012 5:08:11 PM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: Vermont Lt

The greatest leadership book ever written was the Bible. All books about leadership only repeat what was demonstrated in the Bible.


20 posted on 02/02/2012 5:10:50 PM PST by lynn4303
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To: Iam1ru1-2

It has been building for a while, but the Obama administration has pulled out all the stops, and it is now practically a crime to be a Christian. Just look what the bastard is forcing on Catholics with the demand that Catholic institutions turn against their basic beliefs and provide abortion and contraceptives without exception, and if they don’t they will be subject to criminal charges, fines, and imprisonment.

We are on the cusp of collapse as a nation and as a culture.


21 posted on 02/02/2012 5:11:14 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: zot; Interesting Times; SeraphimApprentice

More on LTG Boykin


22 posted on 02/02/2012 5:15:23 PM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: GreyFriar

More on LTG Boykin

Was there supposed to be a link to more?

Reminds me that I forgot to plug the Chaplain Corps in my 10.

http://www.goarmy.com/chaplain.html


23 posted on 02/02/2012 5:19:58 PM PST by wita
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To: maddog55

Good point. And they surely will


24 posted on 02/02/2012 5:40:12 PM PST by heye2monn
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To: wita; Iam1ru1-2; LiteKeeper; P-Marlowe
It is a perilous time for the Chaplain Corps. They will have to carefully weigh opportunity to minister against the constraints this new humanist religion the government is imposing on the military.

The real question for Christians is this: “Are we willing to send non-military missionaries to any battlefield the US military occupies so we can minister to troops as opportunity is found?”

The question the military has to answer is: “Are they willing for the powerful force of religion to be placed in the hands of lay preachers who arise in the ranks?”

When death is a real prospect, REAL religion becomes a REAL issue. Revivals happen when death is a REAL possibility. Does the military want USSR political officers in their battalions, or do they want REAL representatives of America's REAL religious denominations and faiths?

25 posted on 02/02/2012 5:45:35 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: tomkat

Muslim cadets - can we say terrorist embeds? Rome had the most skilled and advanced military, but when the Empire brought in many barbarians to bulk up the legions, it taught them the same skills to take back to their tribes, tribes that then overran the Empire.


26 posted on 02/02/2012 5:57:04 PM PST by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: wita

This post was the “more” on LTG Boykin. One of them had sent me an article yesterday on this dispicable action of West Point.

A friend of mine e-mailed me this comment in relation to the latest HHS regulation forcing Catholic and other religious institutions to provide free contraceptives to employees or face fines (see articles on Obamacare insurance mandate)

In effect, Obama, et al., are telling Christians in general that all social programs must be secular. If you are of a religious bent and want to do social work, you must chuck your religious beliefs and do what the state mandates, period. This was the same policy the Roman Empire employed. You could follow your own beliefs as long as you also burned incense before a bust of the emperor as God.


27 posted on 02/02/2012 6:07:45 PM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Iam1ru1-2
"The soldier, above all other men, is required to practice the greatest act of religious training -- sacrifice."

"In battle and in the face of danger and death, he discloses those divine attributes which his Maker gave when he created man in his own image. No physical courage and no brute instinct can take the place of the Divine help which alone can sustain him."

28 posted on 02/02/2012 6:26:00 PM PST by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific)
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To: RicocheT
Anyone with half an ounce of sense has gotta be wondering the very same thing.

I hope not to live long enough to see our Nation go completely down the tubes ...
but each passing day makes me think I'd better hurry.


29 posted on 02/02/2012 7:09:22 PM PST by tomkat (para bellum)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Gone are the days I believed that the US Military wouldn’t turn on American citizens.

This isn’t the military we used to know.


30 posted on 02/02/2012 7:14:46 PM PST by dforest
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To: jiminycricket000

Pat Buchanan’s new book is about the suicide of America due to things like “cultural diversity”, illegal “immigration”, and similar things.. It’s both sad and sickening.

And this latest turn with Romney and rejection of Newt is SO discouraging. I will most certainly vote against BHO and urge everyone here to do the same. Anyone who won’t does not get how really evil BHO’s intentions are, along with his fellow traitors. So we MUST get him and them out. I support and pray for Newt and believe he’s the only one who can stand up against BHO and withstand the mud they’ll sling at him.

Regardless, our efforts need to go to regaining the Senate and increasing the House, in a big way. Seems like our best safeguard no matter what. And if we can get rid of BHO we buy ourselves and the country some time


31 posted on 02/02/2012 8:26:49 PM PST by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: ought-six

This is what I meant in a prior post about BHO being evil and so dangerous. If ALL of us don’t vote against this America-hating Muslim who’s out to destroy us, then we’re doomed for sure. Even if the worst Repub (Romney) ends up winning, we buy the country time - particularly if we can get enough decent ones into both houses of Congress.

I just don’t believe Romney can beat BHO - that’s the problem. Newt needs our support and $$$. He will do what he says he will. He intends to make history in a big way.


32 posted on 02/02/2012 8:56:35 PM PST by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: Captain7seas

How do you propose we best go about that? A big problem is that most of the public doesn’t even hear these stories so they’re unaware, and those of us who are sound like paranoid nuts.

So, really - what can we effectively do? I’m extremely concerned about this stealth jihad being perpetrated on our country.


33 posted on 02/02/2012 9:10:35 PM PST by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: GreyFriar

Thanks for the ping. Anti-Christian and pro-Muslim.


34 posted on 02/02/2012 9:39:44 PM PST by zot
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Islamic immigration. We went from being a country with no Muslims to one where our politically correct rulers cater to them.


35 posted on 02/02/2012 9:43:35 PM PST by Pelham (Vultures for Romney. We pluck your carcass)
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To: Iam1ru1-2
the military elite are sadly bamey boys...or clintoon boys....

the military is highly political....those young officers that Clintoon appointed are finally up in rank after bowing down to the leftist govt and they are going to support every insanity that bamey demands...

do not trust the military....do not trust the police...

36 posted on 02/02/2012 10:11:44 PM PST by cherry
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Placemark for pingout tomorrow.


37 posted on 02/02/2012 10:50:36 PM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Why are atheist cadets concerned about a prayer breakfast?


38 posted on 02/03/2012 3:57:32 AM PST by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: xzins

Interesting. I have pondering the End Times lately...shouldn’t we all? The Book of The Revelation seems to indicate a national downgrade...the heyday of the United States may go down hill fast or slow...but I believe a time will come for that?


39 posted on 02/03/2012 7:43:21 PM PST by LiteKeeper ("Who is John Galt?")
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To: llandres

The answer to your question in my humble opinion is to run for office.

Unless we get people elected who are motivated to return the country to its Constitutional roots all will be lost.

Its clear that the majority in office have little interest in that.


40 posted on 02/04/2012 7:40:19 AM PST by Captain7seas (FIRE JANE LUBCHENCO FROM NOAA)
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To: dforest

“Gone are the days I believed that the US Military wouldn’t turn on American citizens.”

Yep. They just publicly turned on a senior officer. They would jsut as easily turn on us.


41 posted on 02/04/2012 9:04:15 AM PST by CodeToad (NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION!!!)
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