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Military Labels Evangelicals, Catholics as ‘Religious Extremism’

Tyler93 Wrote: Apr 05, 2013 7:08 PM
“This slide was not produced by the Army and certainly does not reflect our policy or doctrine,” he said. “It was produced by an individual without anyone in the chain of command’s knowledge or permission.” **************************** Umm no. As one who has briefed (faaar too many times) to everyone and everybody from the ranks of E-1 (Private) to O-8 (Two-star General) that's a load of c&%p. At a MINIMUM the briefing was looked over by one NCO or the supervisor of the individual presenting that load of Bull - - -t. And if they (to inc Company Commander, Platoon Leader, Platoon Sergeant) didn't? Nice letters of counseling. If this was a staff weenie (who could be from E-4 to O-3), same to their first line supervisor.
Tinsldr2 Wrote: Apr 05, 2013 8:29 PM
Agreed but did the reviewer (again this is a reserve unit) really look over the slides? Also if it was like a Unit Administrator in a Reserve Unit who was a SSG/SFC etc they tend to have a lot of leeway whe coming up with that stuff.

Also if it was a PL. PSG, or Company Commander briefing their own unit only then nobody above would necessarily have reviewed the briefing (although the smart money is always get a second set of eyes on it)
bigdog_137 Wrote: Apr 05, 2013 8:38 PM
the article states that the chain of command was not involved with the creation of the instruction. It could have been someone from another unit or even a civilian. No smart money was used here.
bigdog_137 Wrote: Apr 05, 2013 7:38 PM
apparently not-it was a reserve unit.

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...