Sunday, April 7, 2013

Fletch Catholicism "Religious Extremism" According To U.S Army

A story today about how the U.S Army has lumped Catholicism and evangelical Christianity in with the Klu Klux Klan and Al Qaeda as "religious extremism" according to a report on Fox News.

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 listed included Catholicism, Al Qaeda, Hamas, the Ku Klux Klan, Sunni Muslims, and Nation of Islam.

The military also listed “Islamophobia” as a form of religious extremism.
 It's probably only going to go downhill from here.

4 comment(s):

Ashley Schaeffer said...

I had to double-check that this wasn't posted on 1 April. Completely blown away by this news and I'm surprised it's not getting more mainstream coverage. So mainstream Christianity is considered extreme while mainstream Islam is not? The takeover is closer than anyone realises.

scrubone said...

I wonder if the powerpoint only tells half the story.

I.M Fletcher said...

Yep, I had to check the date as well. The report is on Robert Spencer's Jihad Watch site as well, where he comments on it. I assume he is more likely to check these things.


beaverusiv said...

This makes sense to me if you include things done in the past under the name of God. Also groups like Westboro...

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