posted on Apr, 14 2013 @ 08:53 PM
Originally posted by Siberbat
Did some more digging into this. It appears the Army Reserve officer who did the presentation did so with out the approval of thier chain of command.
They did their own research on the SPLC website.
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
“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.”
The Archdiocese for the Military Services was shocked to learn that the Army considered Catholicism to be an example of extremism.
“The Archdiocese is astounded that Catholics were listed alongside groups that are, by their very mission and nature, violent and extremist,” the
Archdiocese said in a statement.
They want the Dept. of Defense to “ensure that taxpayer funds are never again used to present blatantly anti-religious material to the men and women
I hear you and everything, and while this excuse does make perfect logical sense, we can also say that it can be an excuse they're using to cover
The guy who was there and witnessed the presentation and eventually complained about it said:
. “There was a pervasive attitude in the presentation that anything associated with religion is an extremist.”
It sounds like it was intentional on the presenters part. Now whether or not this is part of some greater agenda by the whole Military complex to
pigeon hole Xtians with Al-CIAda is still going to be up for debates and a "we'll see" attitude.
As of right now, I'm not convinced that this was part of 1 man's personal agenda to present Christians as the enemy. If it was, that guy should have
all his rank stripped and be demoted, maybe even kicked out of the brigade.
I'm not convinced. Sounds like an excuse. Time will tell