Disturbing Christian persecution in US Army

I received a very disturbing letter and call to action from a mentor, friend, American warrior, and Executive Vice President of the Family Research Council, Lieutenant General Jerry Boykin.

LTG Boykin is a founding member of America’s elite Delta Force. Today LTG Boykin still fights, and for all the right causes, such as that of Army Chaplain CPT Joseph Lawhorn. CPT Lawhorn is just another victim of the secular humanist policy influence led by Mikey Weinstein against the Judeo-Christian faith heritage in our military. Weinstein has advocated for Christians in the military to be punished for professing their faith.

But as you can see in this below letter of admonition, CPT Lawhorn’s commander at Ft. Benning, Col David G. Fivecoat issued the Army Chaplain a letter of concern for speaking of his faith –a letter that will go into CPT Lawhorn’s personnel file that has adverse consequences for selection for promotion. Why in God’s name would Col Fivecoat be concerned about an Army Chaplain speaking of his faith during suicide prevention training?

Ladies and gents, please join in and sign the petition to have this letter removed and perhaps a letter of reprimand should be placed in Col Fivecoat’s personnel file. Thus incident is appalling and we should all be outraged over the persecution of Christian faith in our military. Scroll down to read the letter.

December 17, 2014

Dear Friend,

This cannot stand. When a military chaplain cannot openly speak about his faith, military disarmament has reached a level that no budget cuts could ever produce.

On November 20th, Capt. Joseph Lawhorn, U.S. Army Chaplain at Fort Benning, participated in a mandatory suicide awareness and prevention briefing in which he gave a presentation describing resources – both spiritual and secular – that were available for handling such grave mental health situations. He went further and discussed his personal struggles with depression, describing the spiritual and religious steps that helped him during those dark times in his life.

As a result of the chaplain’s discussion of his faith, he was called into his brigade commander’s office on Thanksgiving Day. There Col. David G. Fivecoat issued Chaplain Lawhorn a Letter of Concern that is to remain in his personnel file for the duration of his stay at Fort Benning. This type of letter can be devastating for career military personnel and would likely prohibit further professional advancement of Chaplain Lawhorn.

The fact that a chaplain was reprimanded for discussing his faith in a suicide prevention course is beyond belief. It casts a chilling effect upon other chaplains and military personnel who would speak about their faith. How else would a Christian chaplain be expected to respond to a crisis that is plaguing our men and women in uniform?

This kind of intimidation must be eradicated from our armed forces. Please join me in signing our petition to Secretary of the Army John McHugh to rescind the Letter of Concern and to reprimand Col. Fivecoat for violating protections afforded to all military personnel enacted into law in the National Defense Authorization Act.

With your help, we can help put on notice those who would be emboldened to take similar actions against chaplains in the future that actions like this cannot stand. Please sign this petition.

Sincerely,

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Lt. Gen. William G. “Jerry” Boykin, USA (Ret.)
Executive Vice President

17 COMMENTS

  1. Why can’t those in charge understand that if you abandon God, he will abandon you. Just when we need Him the most they spurn him. Time to Impeach the president and get rid of those killer of Freedom of Religion.

    • Lot’s of “talk” about impeachment of this usurper…….So long as it’s business as
      usual in the District of Corruption and Criminality, there will be no such thing as
      Impeachment.
      So long as “political correctness” rules, common sense and freedom is only a distant memory.
      Secondly, so long as we have wimpy, spineless, liberal judges sitting on the bench legislating instead of litigating, nothing even remotely resembling common sense will be forthcoming.
      I feel so damned sorry for our children’s and grand children’s future. This once great country is rapidly being thrown in the toilet and obummer is just waiting for
      the right moment to pull the “flush” handle and those so called “representatives”
      can’t seem to see the light, either that or the are complicit up to their collective eye balls. Maybe 2015 will see a difference but I’m not holding my breath for that to happen.
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  2. why the hell do they need chaplain then, if hes no allowed to discuss his relationship with GOD? the military is just as worthless as this whole Muslim administration!

  3. He used his personal experience with depression and how his faith helped him through it. The current military would rather that he would just recommend that depressed people get a mind-numbing prescription drug instead of working it through and getting back on track?

  4. And issues like this are why I decided against making the Navy a 20+yr career after 8 years. PC has no business in the Armed Services

    • This issue and the high incidence of sexual harassment and rape now prevalent in our military are why I would not encourage either of my sons or any young person to serve in our armed forces.

  5. We could sign 100 thousand letters to the Obama Appointee and it just fall on deaf ears. Sad really. The only way to change the ongoing environment in the Military is to have a Pro-military Administration Elected by the People of America, not this travesty we have now.

  6. Want do do something more than just preaching to the choir? Here are a few thoughts. I’m just spit balling here. We can start out by flooding Congress with letters, e-mail and phone calls. Also go to the local news papers in their states and districts and make just as much noise as Mikey Weinstein and his atheists. The Military Brass Hats listened to Atheist Mikey Weinstein demand that they Court Martial soldiers for even talking about their religious faith. Instead of rudely showing him the door they demonstrated their lack of intestinal fortitude by considering his demands. At the rate this is going, I believe that military chaplains and the spiritual guidance and counseling of military personnel will soon become a thing of the past. It wouldn’t surprise me if the President orders the dismissal of all military chaplains from military service by the end of this term, with the exception of those of the Islamic faith. There are 27 Senators who are Catholic and 57 are Protestant Christians. That is almost 80 per-cent of the Senate that are Christian. There are 136 Representatives that are Catholic and 247 that are Protestant Christians. That is 88.4 per-cent of the House that are Christian. The third largest percentage are Jewish. If all the Christian and Jewish politicians in Congress put aside the party affiliations and joined together, they could put a stop to this. Instead they have either jumped on the band wagon or are sitting back and doing nothing. I wonder if all our Christian and Jewish politicians are aware that they now belong to a group considered to be the Number One extremist threat to America, ahead of groups like the Muslim Brotherhood, KKK, Black Panthers, Nation of Islam, Al-Quida, Hamas and others, Too bad we no longer have leaders in the Pentagon like Eisenhower, Bradley or Patton. WAKE UP AMERICA!

    • This is the same military brass hats who still has NOT released the findings on the traitor Berghdal !!! They are lobbing for the positions that WILL BE available in the New Civilian Federal Police Forces.

  7. “Telephone Col.” West. Forgot the Declaration of Independence, did you? “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

    “God” is NOT included in the Declaration of Independence, nor the Constitution. Chaplain Lawhorn had the obligation to recognize other religious beliefs. It’s called the First Amendment.

      • Implied by imperfect humans.

        Creator: Word Origin and History for creator

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        n.c.1300, “Supreme Being,” from Anglo-French creatour, Old French creator(12c., academic and liturgical, alongside popular creere, Modern Frenchcréateur), from Latin creator “creator, author, founder,” from creatus (seecreate). Translated in Old English as scieppend (from verb scieppan; seeshape (v.)). Not generally capitalized until KJV. General meaning “one who creates” is from 1570s.

        Lame.

      • I defer to Jefferson’s decision to use, “Creator” rather than “God.” Then there always the issue of the First Amendment. You believe in your faith, and I will believe in mine.

  8. I recently participated in a suicide prevention workshop for the Army. I was surprised that the Chaplain sitting next to me did NOT bring up faith. I DID. I told the group of several hundred soldiers that faith can be a tremendous inspiration, can provide healing and comfort, plus act as a deterrent.

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