In a disturbing display of the negative influence the Obama administration is having over the institutions with the constitutional responsibility for protecting this nation, the U.S. military has blocked internet access to the websites of the Southern Baptist Convention. When trying to access the sites from a military base, service members and even chaplains are greeted with the message
“The site you have requested has been blocked by Team CONUS (C-TNOSC/RCERT-CONUS) due to hostile content”.
Other attempts have elicited the message
“Access Denied. You request was categorized by Blue Coat Web Filter as ‘Religion’”.
Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention told FOX News that
“This is outrageous, Southern Baptists make up a higher percentage of the all-volunteer military than in the general population… They need to unblock the website and find out who is responsible,”
FOX News has contacted the Department of Defense and was told by spokesman Lt. Col. Damien Pickart that
“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.”
Leaving aside that any half-decent IT department could instantly rectify an erroneously blocked site, this is just one more example of the Obama administration is increasing hostility towards traditional American values in general and Christianity in particular. Just a few weeks ago an Army Equal Opportunity training brief placed evangelical Christianity at the top of a list religious extremist groups that also included Catholicism, Al Qaeda, Hamas, the Ku Klux Klan, Sunni Muslims, and Nation of Islam. Further recent evidence of increasing alienation of Christians in the military include:
As former soldier, these developments disturb me greatly. Men and women of faith have fought and died to found and protect this nation. Their sacrifices and the freedoms of those still serving should not be dismissed and forgotten by those who worship at the altar of political correctness. Ephesians 6:10-17, says much to me in these times.
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” (NIV)