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Military Labels Evangelicals, Catholics as ‘Religious Extremism’

Davole Wrote: Apr 06, 2013 3:47 PM
Hawker - Yes it does state that, although usually a logical understanding would be that the duties are listed in order of importance with the most important being stated first. But obviously it is too complicated for individual members of the military to resolve any discrepancy when the enemy has managed to achieve a political position or military rank! Maybe the oath should be revised by substituting the words "we as numerically commanded" instead of the word "I."

The U.S. Army listed Evangelical Christianity and Catholicism as examples of religious extremism along with Al Qaeda and Hamas during a briefing with an Army Reserve unit based in Pennsylvania, Fox News has learned.

“We find this offensive to have Evangelical Christians and the Catholic Church to be listed among known terrorist groups,” said Ron Crews, executive director of the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty. “It is dishonorable for any U.S. military entity to allow this type of wrongheaded characterization.”

The incident occurred during an Army Reserve Equal Opportunity training brief on extremism. Topping the list is Evangelical Christianity. Other organizations...