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Military Labels Evangelicals, Catholics as ‘Religious Extremism’

TPM50 Wrote: Apr 06, 2013 2:17 PM
Think I'd swap out Evangelical Christians and Catholics for Muslim Brotherhood and the New Black Panthers. The first two are pacifist religious groups. The latter two are constantly running around threatening others with violence. What dildohead in the US Army made this distinction?

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...