I’m not sure about mutiny, but this Admiral is likely at the end of his career.
As there are increased reports of a policy for courts-martial over so-called proselytizing in the military, Coast Guard Rear Admiral William D. Lee spoke out against President Barack Obama and his anti-Christian administration. If you want to see one speech which exposes that shameful policy, this is it!
Good job Admiral!
The Rear Admiral’s remarks came after The Washington Post reported on April 26 that a 27-page document of regulations from the Air Force said, “Leaders at all levels must avoid the actual or apparent use of their position to promote their personal religious beliefs to their subordinates or to preferential treatment for any religion.”
The document even suggested that noncompliance could result in court-martial, according to the Post.
“I am not talking about proselytizing. I am vehemently against that,” Lee said. “I’m talking about gently whispering the gospel. You’re likely to see much ado about this in the future, but I leave you with this: This is not a Christian issue. It is not a Jewish issue, a Muslim issue or a Hindu issue. This is an American issue.”
Family Research Council spokesman J.P. Duffy confirmed that Lee did give a Bible to the service member mentioned in the speech after being told by military lawyers he should refer service members to a chaplain.
Post columnist Sally Quinn wrote that she interviewed Larry Wilkerson, the former Chief of Staff to former Secretary of State Colin Powell, former Ambassador Joe Wilson and the head of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, Mikey Weinstein, before and after they meet with Pentagon officials on the perceived problem of proselytizing.
The column said, “The chaplain’s role, according to Wilson, ‘is to minister to spiritual needs. You don’t proselytize. It’s a workplace violation.’” Wilson is also quoted saying, “You need half a dozen court-martials real quick.”
The column, sympathetic to the anti-religious expression group, further quoted Weinstein saying, “This is a national security threat. What is happening [aside from sexual assault]is spiritual rape. And what the Pentagon needs to understand is that it is sedition and treason. It should be punished.”
During his remarks last week, Lee decided to discard his prepared speech and speak from the heart. Lee said that the number of people in the military make up only about one percent of the U.S. population, but that every 65 minutes, an active duty military or military veteran who served the country commits suicide.
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