Media Drags Out Token Atheist Soldier to Attack Military… Again
The liberal media’s campaign to ban Christianity and praying from the US military continues today.
The American Left sure doesn’t want to see those soldiers praying when their lives are in danger. It would be offensive.
Well, it’s been at least two months.
It must be time to drag out the mainstream media’s favorite atheist soldier- Jeremy Hall.
Of course, there is nothing new to the story.
It is just the liberal media’s way of attacking two of its enemies, the US military and Christianity, in the same article… again.
It’s a cost saver– a more efficient way of reporting the propaganda.
Today it’s CNN‘s turn:
In March, Hall filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Defense and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, among others. In the suit, Hall claims his rights to religious freedom under the First Amendment were violated and suggests that the United States military has become a Christian organization.
“I think it’s utterly and totally wrong. Unconstitutional,” Hall said.
Hall said there is a pattern of discrimination against non-Christians in the military.
Two years ago on Thanksgiving Day, after refusing to pray at his table, Hall said he was told to go sit somewhere else. In another incident, when he was nearly killed during an attack on his Humvee, he said another soldier asked him, “Do you believe in Jesus now?”
Hall isn’t seeking compensation in his lawsuit — just the guarantee of religious freedom in the military. Eventually, Hall was sent home early from Iraq and later returned to Fort Riley in Junction City, Kansas, to complete his tour of duty.
He also said he missed out on promotions because he is an atheist.
“I was told because I can’t put my personal beliefs aside and pray with troops I wouldn’t make a good leader,” Hall said.
Michael Weinstein, a retired senior Air Force officer and founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, is suing along with Hall. Weinstein said he’s been contacted by more than 8,000 members of the military, almost all of them complaining of pressure to embrace evangelical Christianity.