American military is ‘hostile’ to Christians
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee yesterday accused the Obama administration of having ‘an open hostility toward the Christian faith’ – and urged prospective military recruits not to enlist until America had a more godly leader.
In an interview with Iowa talk radio host Jan Mickelson, Huckabee addressed a recent Washington Times report which suggested that Christians are being discouraged from joining the military because of a “hostile work environment”.
Huckabee agreed, describing the alleged persecution of Christians in the military as:
One of the great tragedies of our time. This administration has had an open hostility toward the Christian faith … I know that sounds like a bold statement, Jan, but when you have a president whose administration orders its chaplains to put its Bibles away, not to pray in Jesus name, not to counsel people on the issues of sexual morality; when you have this attitude that is more about promoting gay marriage and gay rights in the military than it is about being able to protect religious liberty for those people of faith, it’s going to be hard to find people that are truly devoted people of faith and Christian believers and Orthodox Jews and others.
And he asked:
Why would they want to be in a military that would be openly hostile and not just simply bring some scorn to their faith, but would punish them for it?
This led Mickelson to ask Huckabee what he would tell parents whose children are considering joining the armed forces. He replied:
There’s nothing more honorable than serving one’s country and there’s no greater heroes to our country than our military, but I might suggest to parents, I’d wait a couple of years until we get a new commander-in-chief that will once again believe ‘one nation under god’ and believe that people of faith should be a vital part of the process of not only governing this country, but defending this country.