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Thursday, December 13, 2012

U.S. Navy cancels Christmas in the Persian Gulf



Unconstitutional display aboard the USS Bush?

OK this PC crap has in my humble opinion gone overboard. Whats next forcing military Chaplains giving last rites or Christian blessings to wounded and deceased soldiers to give them a Muslim burial instead? This fits the Muslim agenda of "Lets erase Christians and Jews from the face of the earth. Some of the service members who swore to protect and defend the rights of American citizens, one of which is religious freedom, are the very atheist who forced this issue. It wasn't even the Muslim idiots in Bahrain this time, and the Navy caved.http://www.examiner.com/article/u-s-navy-cancels-christmas-the-gulf

Calling itself the busiest 60 acres in the world, the Naval Support Activity Bahrain (or NSA Bahrain) is home to the U.S. Navy’s Fifth Fleet.
NSA Bahrain is also home to;
  • Thousands of American troops.
  • Hundreds of American military families.
  • Hundreds of Allied military personnel.
What NSA Bahrain is not home to:
  • The Holy Family.
  • Three Wise Men.
  • A singular Santa Claus.
  • Assorted shepherds.
  • A lone camel.
  • A Christmas Tree.
As reported by Fox News, it’s been a long standing tradition aboard the naval installation to host;
“A ‘Live Nativity’ that featured the children of military personnel dressed as shepherds, wise men, along with Mary and Joseph.
It was part of a larger festival that included a tree lighting, Christmas music and photographs with Santa Claus and a camel.”
Manger Scene “Unconstitutional”…
Enter the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers (MAAF), who objected to the Nativity scene and eventually filed a complaint with the Navy’s Inspector General (IG).
They argued the Nativity Scene promoted “Christianity as the official religion of the base.”
According to MAAF, the Nativity Scene puts service members in danger.
Per the written complaint to the Navy’s IG;
“Also of concern is the likelihood that the predominantly Muslim local population will see the U.S. military as a Christian force rather than a secular military support U.S. – but not necessarily Christian values in their Muslim country.
This even threatens U.S. security and violates the Constitution as well as command policy.”
As told by MAAF spokesman Jason Torpy to Fox News;
“It’s unconstitutional, it’s bad for the military and in a Muslim country it’s dangerous.”http://blog.usni.org/2012/12/12/what-say-you-independent-forum-navy-cancels-christmas
 Some service members in Bahrain told Fox News called the cancellation heartbreaking and children who were supposed to act in the Nativity were devastated.
“It was horrible,” said one officer who asked not to be identified. “It was devastating. Here we are serving in the Middle East, defending our country and other people’s religions and we couldn’t understand why we can’t enjoy our own religious freedoms.”
Crews had already started building the Nativity structure, but orders were given to have it dismantled.
“You can go outside the gate and hear Christmas music, but on the base you can’t have a Nativity,” said another officer. “The sense of hypocrisy is overwhelming.”

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