Army presentation labeled ‘evangelical Christianity’ as religious extremists

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From Fox News:

TODD STARNES – A U.S. Army training instructor 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.”

Material presented to soldiers at training session.

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.

Army spokesman George Wright told Fox News that this was an “isolated incident not condoned by the Dept. of the Army.”

“This slide was not produced by the Army and certainly does not reflect our policy or doctrine,” he said. “It was produced by an individual without anyone in the chain of command’s knowledge or permission.”

Wright said after the complaint was lodged, the presenter deleted the slide, and apologized.

“We consider the matter closed,” he said.

The incident was made public by a soldier who attended the briefing. He asked for copies of the presentation and sent them to the Chaplain Alliance.

“He considers himself an evangelical Christian and did not appreciate being classified with terrorists,” Crews told Fox News. “There was a pervasive attitude in the presentation that anything associated with religion is an extremist.”


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House Republicans who SHOULD BE Cosigning the Stockman-Broun letter

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But still have yet to do so!


Steve Stockman (left) and Paul Broun (right)

Representatives Steve Stockman (R-TX) and Paul Broun (R-GA) are doing a bang-up job in the House. They are two of the MOST ACTIVE leaders working to defeat gun control in Congress.

And to that end, they have cosigned a letter that calls upon Speaker Boehner to reject all gun control legislation unless it has the support of a majority of Republicans. This is called the “Hastert Rule.” And, if Boehner follows it, virtually NO gun control can come to the floor of the House. Virtually none.

As of April 4, there are more than two dozen House Republicans who have cosigned the Stockman-Broun letter — and gun owners should thank them for their support.

However, the following Republicans are congressmen who tell voters they are pro-gun, but they still have NOT cosigned the Stockman-Broun letter to defeat gun control in the House:


Aderholt, Robert        AL-04 Alexander, Rodney     LA-05
Amash, Justin            MI-03 Amodei, Mark            NV-02
Barletta, Louis            PA-11 Bachus, Spencer         AL-06
Barr, Andy                 KY-06 Barton, Joe               TX-06
Benishek, Dan            MI-01 Bilirakis, Gus               FL-12
Black, Diane              TN-06 Blackburn, Marsha      TN-07
Bonner, Jo                AL-01 Brady, Kevin             TX-08
Brooks, Mo               AL-05 Brooks, Susan           IN-05
Buchanan, Vern        FL-16 Bucshon, Larry          IN-08
Burgess, Michael       TX-26 Calvert, Ken             CA-42
Camp, Dave             MI-04 Campbell, John         CA-45
Cantor, Eric            VA-07 Capito, Shelley        WV-02
Cassidy, Bill              LA-06 Chabot, Steve         OH-01
Chaffetz, Jason        UT-03 Coble, Howard         NC-06
Coffman, Mike          CO-06 Cole, Tom               OK-04
Collins, Chris             NY-27 Conaway, Michael     TX-11
Cook, Paul               CA-08 Cotton, Tom           AR-04
Cramer, Kevin            ND Crawford, Rick         AR-01
Crenshaw, Ander     FL-04 Culberson, John      TX-07
Davis, Rodney L       IL-13 Denham, Jeff          CA-10
Dent, Charlie           PA-15 DeSantis, Ron          FL-06
Diaz-Balart, Mario      FL-25 Duffy, Sean            WI-07
Duncan, John         TN-02 Ellmers, Renee        NC-02
Emerson, Jo Ann     MO-08 Fitzpatrick, Mike       PA-08
Fleischmann, Chuck  TN-03

Flores, Bill                TX-17

Forbes, J. Randy       VA-04

Fortenberry, Jeff       NE-01

Foxx, Virginia            NC-05

Frelinghuysen, Rodney   NJ-11

Garrett, Scott            NJ-05

Gerlach, Jim             PA-06

Gibbs, Bob              OH-07

Gibson, Chris           NY-19

Gingrey, Phil            GA-11

Goodlatte, Bob        VA-06

Gowdy, Trey            SC-04

Granger, Kay            TX-12

Graves, Sam            MO-06

Graves, Tom            GA-14

Griffin, Tim               AR-02

Griffith, Morgan         VA-09

Grimm, Michael          NY-11

Guthrie, Brett           KY-02

Hall, Ralph                TX-04

Hanna, Richard         NY-22

Harper, Gregg          MS-03

Harris, Andy              MD-01

Hartzler, Vicky           MO-04

Hastings, Doc            WA-04

Heck, Joe                 NV-03

Hensarling, Jeb          TX-05

Herrera Beutler, Jaime    WA-03

Holding, George            NC-13

Hudson, Richard            NC-08

Huelskamp, Tim             KS-01

Huizenga, Bill                MI-02

Hultgren, Randy            IL-14

Hunter, Duncan D.        CA-50

Hurt, Robert                VA-05

Issa, Darrell                  CA-49

Jenkins, Lynn               KS-02

Johnson, Bill                OH-06

Johnson, Sam              TX-03

Jordan, Jim                 OH-04

Joyce, David               OH-14

Kelly, Mike                  PA-03

King, Steve                IA-04

Kingston, Jack            GA-01

Kinzinger, Adam          IL-16

Kline, John                MN-02

Labrador, Raul            ID-01

Lance, Leonard          NJ-07

Lankford, James        OK-05

Latham, Tom            IA-03

Latta, Bob               OH-05

LoBiondo, Frank        NJ-02

Long, Billy               MO-07

Lucas, Frank            OK-03

Luetkemeyer, Blaine   MO-03

Lummis, Cynthia         WY

Marchant, Kenny       TX-24

Marino, Tom             PA-10

McCarthy, Kevin        CA-23

McCaul, Michael         TX-10

McClintock, Tom        CA-04

McHenry, Patrick       NC-10

McKeon, Buck          CA-25

McKinley, David        WV-01

McMorris Rodgers, Cathy  WA-05

Meadows, Mark        NC-11

Meehan, Patrick       PA-07

Messer, Luke           IN-06

Mica, John              FL-07

Miller, Candice         MI-10

Miller, Gary             CA-31

Miller, Jeff              FL-01

Mullin, Markwayne   OK-02

Mulvaney, Mick        SC-05

Murphy, Tim           PA-18

Neugebauer, Randy  TX-19

Noem, Kristi             SD

Nugent, Rich           FL-11

Nunes, Devin          CA-22

Nunnelee, Alan        MS-01

Olson, Pete            TX-22

Palazzo, Steven       MS-04

Paulsen, Erik           MN-03

Perry, Scott            PA-04

Petri, Thomas         WI-06

Pittenger, Robert    NC-09

Pitts, Joe               PA-16

Poe, Ted               TX-02

Pompeo, Mike         KS-04

Posey, Bill               FL-08

Price, Tom             GA-06

Reed, Tom             NY-23

Reichert, Dave       WA-08

Renacci, Jim           OH-16

Ribble, Reid            WI-08

Rice, Tom              SC-07

Rigell, Scott           VA-02

Roe, Phil                TN-01

Rogers, Hal             KY-05

Rogers, Mike           AL-03

Rogers, Mike           MI-08

Rohrabacher, Dana    CA-48

Rokita, Todd            IN-04

Rooney, Tom           FL-17

Roskam, Peter          IL-06

Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana   FL-27

Ross, Dennis            FL-15

Rothfus, Keith         PA-12

Royce, Ed               CA-39

Runyan, Jon            NJ-03

Ryan, Paul              WI-01

Scalise, Steve          LA-01

Schock, Aaron          IL-18

Schweikert, David     AZ-06

Scott, Austin            GA-08

Sensenbrenner, James   WI-05

Sessions, Pete            TX-32

Shimkus, John            IL-15

Shuster, Bill            PA-09

Simpson, Mike            ID-02

Smith, Adrian            NE-03

Smith, Lamar            TX-21

Southerland, Steve    FL-02

Stewart, Chris            UT-02

Stivers, Steve            OH-15

Terry, Lee                 NE-02

Thompson, Glenn        PA-05

Thornberry, Mac          TX-13

Tiberi, Pat                  OH-12

Tipton, Scott              CO-03

Turner, Michael            OH-10

Upton, Fred                MI-06

Valadao, David            CA-21

Wagner, Ann            MO-02

Walberg, Tim            MI-07

Walden, Greg            OR-02

Walorski, Jackie           IN-02

Webster, Daniel           FL-10

Westmoreland, Lynn     GA-03

Whitfield, Ed              KY-01

Williams, Roger            TX-25

Wilson, Joe                SC-02

Wittman, Rob            VA-01

Womack, Steve        AR-03

Woodall, Rob            GA-07

Yoder, Kevin            KS-03

Yoho, Ted              FL-03

Young, C.W.            FL-13

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