It was reported this week that the Pentagon has blocked it’s users from accessing the largest non-Catholic Christian organization in the United States. And more concerning, blocked it due to it’s alleged “Hostile Content”.
Is this political correctness run amok in the military, or just a case of mistaken identity?
According to Foxnews, Soldiers, officers and even Chaplains that tried to access the Southern Baptist Convention’s website sbc.net were greeted with the warning, “The site you have requested has been blocked by Team CONUS (C-TNOSC/RCERT-CONUS) due to hostile content.”
The Southern Baptist Convention is the largest Protestant Christian group in the United States. As of 2012 they had approximately 16 million members and over 45,000 churches.
This would appear to be the second major swipe against Christianity this month by the military. Earlier this month, Army Reservist training placed Evangelical Christianity and Catholicism on a “Religious Extremism” list that included the KKK, Al-Quaeda and Hamas.
In both cases the military has denied that they purposefully targeted Christians. And in this latest case, one would have to wonder if they meant to block the radical Westboro Baptist Church which has been protesting at military funerals instead.
The military claims that the blocking of the SBC website was indeed an accident. According to Lt. Col. Damien Pickart, “The Department of Defense is not intentionally blocking access to this site. We are working diligently to investigate what might be causing access issues for some of our service members and to correct the situation as quickly as possible.”
But some are saying that it wasn’t an accident at all, but that an anti-Christianity “theology” is being taught to military officers.
According to the website PrayforUS, military leaders are being taught that Christians are the enemy:
“A new study issued by the U.S. Military Academy claims that American Christians are terrorists. Also identified as terrorists in this study are individuals who identify as pro-life, those who support limited government and lower taxes, those who are opposed to the New World Order and people who are just simply conservatives.”
As was evident with the Boston Bombings, Radical Islam is our nation’s number one enemy right now. And those that are teaching our military leaders that Catholicism and Protestant Christianity are terrorist organizations need to be removed from their positions of authority.