The Foundations of Theocracy

I don't freakin' believe this video and Defense Department report.

I mean, I do believe the video is authentic, but I am stunned. The foundations for a United States of God theocracy are well under construction.

I am a Christian myself, and have even served as a volunteer lay chaplain to the Salem Police Department. But never, ever, did we chaplains proselytize. Our evangelism was the most difficult kind, as attributed to St. Francis: Always preach the Gospel. If necessary, use words. And as a Christian, the last thing I want is a government of men with the laws of religion. Why not just ask the Taliban to set up shop in Washington while we're at it?

This video shows general officers of the United States military, in uniform, inside the Pentagon, witnessing about their Christian faith — even boasting of how the open profession of their Christian faith opened doors to promotion within the Pentagon — and the wonders of this organization, Christian Embassy (a subsidiary of Campus Crusade for Christ), that evangelizes in the halls (and inner offices) of power on the taxpayer's dime. Not just one or two officers appear, but numerous officers in multiple branches of service. And not just military officers, but members of Congress and congressional staffers, as well.

I am in shock.

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Michael Heggen is a horseman, maker, and thinker who lives in Salem, Oregon with his wife, Kim, and "three to eight cats". He stays quite busy riding, driving, and caring for their three horses, Boulder, Shasta, and Bob. Among other things, Mike has been a fencing coach, police chaplain, computer consultant, aspirant to the diaconate, computer salesman, box boy, carpenter, computer technician, typesetter, church youth leader, copy machine operator, and network administrator. His other interests include juggling, reading voraciously, and (pretty occasionally these days) cycling.
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One Response to The Foundations of Theocracy

  1. Jarod Cerf says:

    Amazing. I would like to say that I'm completely astonished, but sadly, I cannot. It would have been one thing for the officers to appear in plainclothes and speak purely as individual believers, but to violate security protocol and abuse their positions for the sake of proselytizing…I am honestly disgusted and embarrassed. Make no mistake, I have no problem with people bearing witness to their beliefs, I simply prefer that they do it in an appropriate manner.

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