AUTHOR:Faith Driven Consumer
Oct 15, 2013 4:53 PM
Faith Under Fire: U.S. Army Brands Christian Ministry That Supports Man-Woman Marriage as “Hate Group”
In a nation founded on religious freedom and Christian values, reporter Todd Starnes reveals in a Fox News story that the taxpayer-funded U.S. military has labeled the American Family Association a “hate group” for supporting the biblical model of man-woman marriage.
Following the direction of the once revered, but now widely discredited, left-leaning Southern Poverty Law Center, U.S. Army trainers recently taught a session on “domestic hate groups” and included a mainstream Christian ministry, the American Family Association(AFA), alongside legitimately recognized hate groups like the Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazis, Black Panthers and Nation of Islam.
Why? Because the AFA holds to the biblical teaching on sexuality, marriage and family.
More from Starnes’ piece:
- “It’s not the first time the Army has accused conservative Christian groups of being domestic hate groups.
- “Earlier this year, I exposed Army briefings that classified evangelical Christians and Catholics as examples of religious extremism.
- “Another briefing told officers to pay close attention to troops who supported groups like AFA and the Family Research Council.
- “One officer said the two Christian ministries did not ‘share our Army Values’.”
As Faith Driven Consumers, we’re called to be good stewards of the gifts entrusted to us by God – including how we participate in the representative form of government we’ve been blessed with.
How, then, should we take action and make our voices heard when our taxpayer-funded government takes sides in the culture war and deems biblical faith to be “domestic hate”?
To learn more about this story, click here to watch an interview with Todd Starnes on the American Family Radio network. And click here to contact your congressional representatives to let them know how you feel about this threat to our First Amendment
rights to speech, association and religious freedom.