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reprehensor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-18-08 10:14 AM
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RealNews.com: Holy warriors in the US armed forces
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"Recently the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), an advocacy group, along with Specialist Jeremy Hall filed suit in federal court in Kansas. This case being held in front of civil authorities alleges that Specialist Hall’s right to be free from state endorsement of religion under the First Amendment has been violated, and that he has faced retaliation for his views. Mikey Weinstein, founder of the MRFF, says this is a systemic problem in the US armed forces, and is not being taken seriously enough. Organizations such as Christian Embassy, the Officers’ Christian Fellowship and Christian Military Fellowship are actively evangelizing among the various branches of US government and armed forces, and Weinstein argues this is unconstitutional."
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-18-08 11:47 AM
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1. Just goes to prove
it's the Crusades all over again.

they are after that damn chalice they missed in the 11th Century ( or whenever)
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Crowman1979 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-18-08 01:10 PM
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2. Hopefully next year...
...the fundies will leave when Obama is in office.
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frog92969 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-18-08 05:59 PM
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5. They may crawl back into the cracks
but they won't go away.

Not until their victims wake up and leave them powerless.
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raystorm7 Donating Member (944 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-18-08 02:02 PM
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3. I would like to hear our fellow DU Chrisitans or religious folk in general, take on all this.
Edited on Sun May-18-08 02:02 PM by raystorm7
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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-18-08 04:21 PM
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4. It's been talked about here quite a bit
Edited on Sun May-18-08 04:31 PM by seemslikeadream
When I have a moment I'll look up some of the threads for you

Here's a couple
6,000 complaints from soldiers who claim to have been persecuted by Christian evangelicals;
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...


Nukes Over Amerika (Weekend Edition)
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Harvard professor Dr. James Adams In a few decades we would all be fighting Christian fascists
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...





The Cannons of Christianity


Christian cannons have fired at my days
With the warning beneath the holy blaze
And bow to our authority
Say the cannons of Christianity

Oh the children will be sent to schools
Minds of clay are molded to their rules
Learn to fear all of eternity
Warn the cannons of Christianity

Holy hands will count the money raised
Like a king the Lord is richly praised
On a cross of diamond majesty
Say the cannons of Christianity

Missionaries will travel on crusades
The word is given, the heathen souls are saved
Conversions to our morality
Sigh the cannons of Christianity

Come the wars and turn the rules around
To bend your soul on the battle ground
And the Lord will march beside me
Drone the cannons of Christianity

Cathedral walls will glitter with their gold
And the sermons speak through silver robes
Building castles amidst the poverty
Say the cannons of Christianity

Worship now and wash your sins away
Drop the coins, fall to your knees and pray
Cleanse the world of all hypocrisy
Smile the cannons of Christianity

Christian cannons have fired at my days
With the warning beneath the holy blaze
And bow to our authority
Say the cannons of Christianity

By Phil Ochs
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