On the Church, the Military, and the Descent into Tyranny

February 10, 2012 05:36

Let’s be clear: the concern on the part of radical secularists attacking the Church and the military is not the danger of insurrection.  The true goal is the replacement of the current spiritual ethos of the American military and even the Church with a radically secular ethos.  It is the subjection of conscience to the boot of the state. – American Thinker


By Fay Voshell at American Thinker


… the military –with self-limiting exceptions its specific duties and focus may require — and the Church must have the freedom to define themselves, and must have the rights guaranteed by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights without qualification to all Americans.


The mandate objected to by military chaplains, as noted in a previous article for American Thinker, is one which insists that the Catholic Church provide access to health insurance containing provisions for abortifacients and sterilization to all employees of its institutions.


The particular object of the wrath of the executive branch involved the reading by Catholic chaplains of a letter opposing the mandate to soldiers. One particular line in the letter was objected to by the chief of chaplains, who said he was concerned that the statement “We cannot — we will not — comply with this unjust law” was a call for civil disobedience.


Not content with admonition of military chaplains who dared speak out against the edict, the administration also sought to censor Archbishop Timothy Broglio, archbishop for military services, who called the health care injunctions “unjust.”


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