Morals are under siege

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We are under siege by our government and special-interest groups that do not want moral responsibility.

The world is offering the sacrifice of hundreds of thousands of Christians without a word of protest. Massacres in Syria come from some rebels whom the United States support. The Muslim Brotherhood is burning churches and killing Christians, which the media and the White House keep largely silent. Here in the United States, our military is threatened if anyone dares bring up prayer and the name of Jesus Christ. It’s becoming increasingly difficult to pray in public, in businesses and in schools, or teach American history that promotes our Christian heritage.

Political correctness has infiltrated our churches, so we cannot speak out against immorality or anti-Christian sentiment. We are shouted down and we are not heard when we shout back. There was a pro-life march on Washington, D.C., but the media devoted, by one count, only 22 seconds of air time covering the event.

The shame is not on those who persecute us. The same is that we do not stand against it.

Clifford Henning

Graniteville, S.C.

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corgimom
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corgimom 02/10/14 - 11:43 pm
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This entire letter makes no

This entire letter makes no sense.

As for the pro-life march in Washington, would that be the exact same march that has happened for 40 years now? Where they show the same thing, over and over? How much time should it get? What exactly is there to show that we haven't all seen already?

And if someone is so concerned about freedoms, then don't news stations have the right to air what they want?

Nobody in this country is persecuted. Everybody can believe what they want, they can go to whatever church fits their beliefs, to say that we are persecuted is just plain wrong.

"Here in the United States, our military is threatened if anyone dares bring up prayer and the name of Jesus Christ. "

What does that sentence mean? How is our military threatened?

This entire letter is just plain irrational.

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shrimp for breakfast 02/11/14 - 12:51 am
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Ridiculos

I agree with Corgi...
Mr. Henning you've been listening to too many conspiracy theorists. There is no religious persecution in this country and your assertion that the military is threatened over the name of Jesus is a slap in the face to the military who protect us against the real threats.
Shame on you!
You need to go back to hoarding your ammo and stocking up on your canned goods in preparation for Doomsday.

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deestafford 02/11/14 - 01:41 am
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Excellent letter that is right on point.

Excellent letter that is right on point. I'll address one aspect since it is obvious that the problems of religion in the military have escaped some local readers.

It is now not allowed for an officer or an NCO to have a Bible on their desk or a picture of Jesus on the wall. Chaplains are threatened if the refuse to perform gay weddings which are against their religious beliefs.

These types of actions would never have been thought of before Obama came into office. He even has established an office in the pentagon to search out any instances of protestant religous promotions within the military. This office is just like the outfit run by Barry Lind, Americans for Separation of Church and State.

Our Founders are spinning in their graves at the actions against religion taken my this anti-Christian, Muslim sympathizer.

He is trying to purge the military of white, male, conservative, Christians and make it over in his image of liberal, non-white, anti-male, gay, personnel. One recognizes this when one sees who is forced out of the military and who is advanced in rank and positions of responsibility.

The military has become a liberal social engineering experiment which one day will not be able to adequately perform its mission and people will die on the battlefield because of Obama and his policies.

bubbasauce
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bubbasauce 02/11/14 - 06:55 am
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I suggest anyone that is

I suggest anyone that is interested in knowing what is really going on in this Country and this most corrupt administration ever grab the book by Michael Savage "Trickle down Tyranny" and educate yourself. A very interesting book indeed. Of course I can't wait to get a little backlash from all the Obama loving liberals.

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ymnbde 02/11/14 - 06:57 am
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the letter makes excellent sense

and the first two posters, taking his words out of context, actually prove what he says
every year, right before THAT holiday (Christmas), teachers are told to not wear religious jewelry... things of that nature happen everywhere
and Christians are being killed in other parts of the world
yet we call our timidity humility

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owensjef3 02/11/14 - 07:35 am
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The letter is silly, I have
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The letter is silly, I have no problem praying anytime or anywhere I feel .i see the hate of some out early. If I hear one more white male talk about his freedom being threaten. Boy I swear I will &@$&@.

owensjef3
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owensjef3 02/11/14 - 07:39 am
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Why the hell would anyone
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Why the hell would anyone read a book by Michael Savage.

TrukinRanger
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TrukinRanger 02/11/14 - 07:42 am
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Another waste of space
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Another waste of space online. Religious fanatics have been trying to push their "morals" on everyone else for a while- now we have finally said enough is enough. We are not a religiously run nation. You can pray wherever you like as long as you're not including those who wish to refrain from it. As for the majority of news media not following the pro life rally... like another poster mentioned, it's the same ole thing over and over again. People are tired of hearing it. Abortion is legal in this country and a woman has the right to make her own choices without you getting in her face. Also, if you're worried about Christians in Syria being persecuted, I'm sure they would welcome you into their country to help with their battle.

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justthefacts 02/11/14 - 07:57 am
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owensjef

Answer, someone not scared of hearing something other than what they want to hear. Someone who is not a useful lemming.

Pond Life
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Pond Life 02/11/14 - 08:36 am
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" If I hear one more white

" If I hear one more white male talk about his freedom being threaten. Boy I swear I will &@$&@."

So it's ok if a non-white male speaks up about his freedom being taken, but not for the white male. Such racism. Why can't we put such intolerance behind us? Are you as intolerant of females as well?

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gaflyboy 02/11/14 - 08:46 am
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This LTE is correct.

The Pentagon, under the guidance of adviser Mikey Weinstein, has pressured the Air Force to remove a Christian themed painting from cafeterias, a nativity scene from the grounds of Shaw AFB, and removed the word God from the AF Academy entry oath. The Army has had numerous training sessions for soldiers, who were told that Evangelical Christians and Catholics were examples of extremism, right up there with Al-Qaeda and Hamas.

But on the other hand, our military is bending over backward to accommodate other religious groups to allow beards, turbans, prayer time, jewelry, etc.

Anyone who isn’t concerned with this has their head in the sand and is part of the problem.

deestafford
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deestafford 02/11/14 - 08:52 am
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Oh, one more I forgot..

Oh, one more I forgot. Chaplains are forbidden, forbidden!!, to preach sermons that are negative toward homosexuality and about it being a sin!

gaflyboy
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gaflyboy 02/11/14 - 08:59 am
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Go ahead and "&@$&@."

How is anyone in this country standing up for their own religious beliefs "such racism"? Who is being "intolerant" of who here?

There is no greater racism that to proclaim racism when there was none to begin with. These are arguments that the left throws out when they have no argument, so go ahead and "&@$&@" all you want.

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Bizkit 02/11/14 - 09:02 am
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"If I hear one more white

"If I hear one more white male talk about his freedom being threaten. " Wow what a racist statement. But we have to listen to blacks and Dems preach how blacks are "persecuted" and the GOP is a bunch of racist. Yep both phony scandals.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 02/11/14 - 09:03 am
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Christians have been, are,

Christians have been, are, and will be persecuted. It says so in the Bible-period. It goes with the territory and is expected.

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InChristLove 02/11/14 - 09:21 am
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Yes it does Bizkit, and yes

Yes it does Bizkit, and yes it is to be expected. Still doesn't make it any easier to live with. We just have to keep our eyes fixed on HIM and remember that in the end there is victory.

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Bodhisattva 02/11/14 - 09:29 am
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Don't believe the viral emails Clifford

Military chaplain MAY perform same sex marriages, they aren't required to if it's against their wishes.
The military had a problem with evangelicals and dominionists proselytizing those of inferior rank, especially at the Air Force Academy. They released the following statement:
"Leaders at all levels must balance constitutional protections for an individual’s free exercise of religion or other personal beliefs and the constitutional prohibition against governmental establishment of religion. For example, they must avoid the actual or apparent use of their position to promote their personal religious beliefs to their subordinates or to extend preferential treatment for any religion. . . . All Airmen are able to choose to practice their particular religion, or subscribe to no religious belief at all. You should confidently practice your own beliefs while respecting others whose viewpoints differ from your own."
The way it should be. No one should force his or her religious religious beliefs on anyone.
The Muslim Brotherhood is out of power is Egyypt and we're sending aid to the government which is opposing them? What more would you like us to do? Send in troops?
The National Mall and Memorial Parks Division of Permits Management gets 3,000 permit requests a year for gatherings, protests, and filming. I missed coverage on most of them.

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teaparty 02/11/14 - 10:04 am
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"If I hear one more white
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"If I hear one more white male talk about his freedom being threaten."
I am not surprised at all. As Allen West said, 'The Democratic Party is full of communists." He said, "The Congressional Black Caucus was mostly communists." West also said that he believes there are "about 78 to 81 members of the Democratic Party that are members of the Communist Party."
This is no surprise to people that are informed. During the 50s, 60s and 70s the communist party used young dumb white girls with low morals to seduce black men into joining the communist party. The results were men like Obama. Obama was then mentored by a racist, America hating communist and child molester named 'Frank' Marshall Davis.

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owensjef3 02/11/14 - 10:25 am
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Pond life you just don't get
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Pond life you just don't get it, I'm not a racist , you will never hear me get on here and whine about losing my freedom , I think you are upset because others are more free. That's usually what Savage preaches.

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owensjef3 02/11/14 - 10:28 am
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Allen West are you serious?
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Allen West are you serious?

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RMSHEFF 02/11/14 - 10:47 am
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corgimon

" don't news stations have the right to air what they want"? NO, They have the duty to present the "news" in an unbiased way. Your last statement "How is our military threatened"? tells me you get your news from NBC,CBS, ABC,CNN, MSNBC because the are very selective in their coverage and you would not hear about all of the new restriction on religious speech being imposed in our military. Proof of my above claim of bias is proven by the increasingly LOW ratings of these once great news organizations. FOX is now by far the most trusted. It is easy to spot a person who gets their news from the list above and I bet you are one.

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seenitB4 02/11/14 - 10:53 am
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We have lost something

That is for damn sure...

Remember the Paula Deen episode---remember the Duck Dynasty ...ok for some to rant/rave but not others...are we just tired of it all....maybe.

But watch out come election time...we will make a difference because most will think of this..

"If you like your insurance you can keep it, period" HAH-we know now.

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teaparty 02/11/14 - 10:57 am
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"Allen West are you
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"Allen West are you serious?"
Col. West was a war hero and served our country with honor. He lost his bid for reelection because Fla gerrymandered the district he was in. The democrats spent millions to get him out because if it one thing they hate worse than a conservative female it is a conservative black man.

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owensjef3 02/11/14 - 11:02 am
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RM if that were true Fox
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RM if that were true Fox would be Off the air.

Pond Life
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Pond Life 02/11/14 - 11:25 am
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Owensjef. If you are not

Owensjef. If you are not racist, and as far as I know you are not, then you should refrain from making racist comments, such as the fact that you will "&@$&@" (whatever that is) if another white male speaks out about his freedom. Why just the white males? Will you be equally upset if a black male talks about losing freedom? If not, then that is a racist comment. Plain and simple.
And would you please tell us what is wrong with Alan West? And what is your problem with Fox. Please be specific.

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faithson 02/11/14 - 11:36 am
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FOX is now by far the most trusted.

Car, Biz and others. I really fear for those who's foundational ideologies are formed by any kind of 'trust' in our celebrity media, on any side.

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dichotomy 02/11/14 - 11:38 am
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"RM if that were true Fox

"RM if that were true Fox would be Off the air."

But they aren't. They are #1 all day, every day. Why? I suspect more people feel like they are hearing both sides of the story instead of 24/7 left wing propaganda like from CNN or MSNBC.

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faithson 02/11/14 - 11:39 am
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Allen West is a bombastic buffoon. Fox is getting better, but it has a history of 'partisanship' that us on the other side despise.

Pond Life
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Pond Life 02/11/14 - 11:42 am
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I did request specifics, but

I did request specifics, but if name calling is the best you have.......................

Pond Life
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Pond Life 02/11/14 - 12:20 pm
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This is how it is supposed to

This is how it is supposed to work. "Allen West is a bombastic buffoon because of [insert specific buffoonish act here]. Fox news has a history of partisanship, for example [list where Fox has unfairly reported the news]."

Facts are far more convincing than opinions and name calling.

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