Atheists Go After Military Chaplain

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Atheists Go After Military Chaplain

Written on Thursday, July 25, 2013 by Tad Cronn

The misleadingly named Military Religious Freedom Foundation is continuing its campaign to persecute Christians in the military by pushing for the punishment of a Christian chaplain for writing an essay that allegedly offended atheists.

Air Force Chaplain Lt. Col. Kenneth Reyes penned an article titled “No Atheists in Foxholes: Chaplains Gave All in World War II” for the Chaplain’s Corner column on the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson website. In it, he discussed the history of the famous phrase, “there are no atheists in foxholes.”

The MRFF, which is led by fanatical Christian-hating atheist Mikey Weinstein, complained to the base commander that Reyes had written an “anti-secular diatribe” that insulted “those without religion.” The complaint letter was written supposedly on behalf of 42 airmen who had complained.

“In the civilian world, such anti-secular diatribe is protected free speech,” said the letter from MRFF’s Blake Page to Col. Brian Duffy. “Beyond his most obvious failure in upholding regulations through redundant use of the bigoted, religious supremacist phrase, ‘no atheists in foxholes,’ he defiles the dignity of service members by telling them that regardless of their personally held philosophical beliefs they must have faith.”

The essay actually was exploring the history of the famous phrase, and it only urged readers in a very reasonable and respectful manner to consider issues of faith. The MRFF lied in its characterization of the original article. Typical atheist doublethink is obvious in its description of “those without religion” who somehow are religiously offended by Reyes’ writing.

The essay was removed within five hours of receiving the atheists’ complaint, but the organization hasn’t stopped there and wants to make an example of the chaplain. “Faith based hate, is hate all the same,” Page wrote. “Lt. Col. Reyes must be appropriately reprimanded.”

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