Sunday, April 7, 2013

Catholics, Christians now religious extremists, says US Army

The US Army in their infinite wisdom has published a short list of who they consider to be a danger to US security, with Christians topping the list.  How the Army lumped together Christians, Al-Qaeda, Catholics, the KKK and Sunni Muslims is a mystery, although the Army claims it was part of an ironically named "Equal Opportunity" training brief on extremism.  Oh, and us Islamophobes are on the list as well.

My question is; if Al-Qaeda and Catholicism are now equally bad, and we are at war with Al-Qaeda, will Obama declare war on Catholics and the Pope?

From FOXNews April 5 by Todd Starnes

US Army Labeled Evangelicals, Catholics as Examples of Religious Extremism

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.

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