Air Force Officer Told to Remove Bible From Desk

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Excerpted from TODD STARNES

An Air Force spokesperson said personnel are not allowed to proselytize but are free to express their personal religious beliefs so long as it “does not make others uncomfortable,” but a critic pointed out at an Air Force officer was told to remove a Bible that was on his desk.  

“When on duty or in an official capacity, Air Force members are free to express their personal religious beliefs as long as it does not make others uncomfortable,” Lt. Col. Laurel Tingley said in a statement to Fox News. “Proselytizing (inducing someone to convert to one’s faith) goes over that line.”Tingley said Air Force leaders “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.”

That statement has caused alarm among a number of religious liberty groups – including the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty.

“What does ‘As long as it does not make others uncomfortable’ mean?” executive director Ron Crews asked Fox News.

He said last year an Air Force officer was told he could no longer keep a Bible on his desk because it “may” appear that he was condoning a particular religion.“Air Force officers must be allowed to live out their faith in a way that is consistent with their faith,” Crews said. “If the Bible is important, then an Air Force officer should be able to have one on his desk.”

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) also took issue with the Air Force spokesperson’s use of the word ‘uncomfortable.’

“If that is the standard, then Christianity will be over because there will always be somebody who is uncomfortable no matter what someone’s belief is when it comes to Judeo-Christian beliefs,” he told Fox News. “It appears it is getting more and more difficult to be a Christian and serve in the military.”

Gohmert said it’s a different U.S. military under President Obama.

“Under President Obama’s military you are no longer allowed to share your faith,” he said – noting that the policy is putting Christians in a tough position. “Do you follow President Obama or do you follow God and the teachings of Jesus?”

“That’s pretty tough when your commander in chief puts you on the horn for that dilemma,” he added.

Fox News asked for a clarification on the Air Force policy after the Dept. of Defense backtracked on whether or not they allow religious proselytizing and whether military personnel could be at-risk for court-martialing if they share their faith.

5 thoughts on “Air Force Officer Told to Remove Bible From Desk

  1. Where has this current crop of people we call humans today come from?. Back in the day, there were Christian and Jewish chaplins that gave those of us who wanted a blessing a blessing before we went off to battle. Those who were neither or no preference, stood on the sidelines as their right. Now military members are not allowed that right?. I can tell you one thing, there ain’t no atheists in fox holes. There’s something else going on here.

  2. “Do you follow President Obama or do you follow God and the teachings of Jesus?”

    Again Obama IS NOT God!!! Stop making him out to be. Can he part the Red Sea? Can he walk on water? NO HE CANNOT!!! He CANNOT tell you what you can and cannot believe in. That is your own right and when he does that, he is no longer an American president.

    Remember: “You cannot serve two masters, only one”. That being said, I’m sure God will not be happy to know that you chose Obama (a pathetic excuse for a human being) over Him.

    WHY THE HELL is anyone even having a conversation or debating this??? It’s common sense. WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH OUR MILITARY??? HAVE THEY NO BALLS??? HAVE THEY NO SENSE OF BRAVERY ANYMORE??? THIS IS TREASONOUS!! Instead of debating whether it keeps King Obama happy, maybe you should start thinking about once again, DOING YOUR DUTY AND ARRESTING AND PROSECUTING HIS ASS FOR TREASON!!!!! STOP PLAYING GAMES!!! DO YOUR DUTY DAMMIT!!! THAT GOES FOR THE REST OF YOU SORRY EXCUSES FOR MILITARY OFFICERS!! (And I’m referring to the young active duty ones NOT the veterans) GROW SOME BALLS AND DO YOUR DUTY, DAMMIT!! I didn’t pay my taxes so you can go to college and get your useless fiat paper degrees. I paid my taxes so you can protect our country from enemies foreign AND domestic!!! So for the last time, DO YOUR DUTY AND ARREST THE ILLEGAL PIECE OF SHIT IN THE WHITE HOUSE ALONG WITH THE REST OF THE COMMUNIST/ZIONIST ELITE TAKING OVER OUR COUNTRY!!!

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      1. NICK VOGT

        That is the name of the Afghan war amputee, who is feigned injury during the BOSTON “bombing”.

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