Soldiers in the U.S. military have been told in a training briefing that evangelical Christians are the No. 1 extremist threat to America ‚Ä" ahead of groups like the Muslim Brotherhood, KKK, Nation of Islam, al-Qaida, Hamas and others.
‚ÄúMen and women of faith who have served the Army faithfully for centuries shouldn‚Äôt be likened to those who have regularly threatened the peace and security of the United States,‚ÄĚ said Col. (Ret.) Ron Crews, executive director of the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty. ‚ÄúIt is dishonorable for any U.S. military entity to allow this type of wrongheaded characterization. It also appears that some military entities are using definitions of ‚Äėhate‚Äô and ‚Äėextreme‚Äô from the lists of anti-Christian political organizations. That violates the apolitical stance appropriate for the military.‚ÄĚ
The briefing, which was given to an Army reserve unit in Pennsylvania, came from a U.S. Army Reserve Equal Opportunity training brief titled ‚ÄúExtremism and Extremist Organizations.‚ÄĚ
NOTE: To make matters worse I am straight, conservative and carry a gun. My name should be in bold print.