See that image? Here’s what the text says (bolding is mine):
What if our brave soldiers were told they couldn’t practice their religion? That they were able to fight for OUR religious freedoms but they couldn’t practice their own?
This may seem far-fetched, but unfortunately if some get their wish, it could soon become a reality.
You see, just last week Pentagon officials met with left-wing, anti-Christian activists to discuss military issues. And one of their biggest concerns? Not military readiness… Not sexual assault… Not the safety of our brave men and women… But religion and religious proselytizing in the military.
How radical are these anti-Christian activists consulting with the Pentagon? One of the activists in the meeting compared sharing the gospel to “spiritual rape” and “treason” that should be “punished.”
If you agree that we cannot and should not prevent our military from practicing their own faith, then I hope you will sign the pledge and afterwards forward to your friends and family.
That’s Michele Bachmann’s “Protect Religious Freedom in the Military Pledge” that she shared in a fundraising email to her supporters. Watch out for those “radical left-wing, anti-Christian activists”! They’re out to get you and turn you into godless, soulless, Satan-loving libs!
However, per Washington Whispers:
A series of media reports that allege the Pentagon could start court-martialing soldiers for their Christian faith has been debunked by the fact-checking website PolitiFact and even the Pentagon itself.
To quote Rick Perry, “Oops.” But ‘Chele didn’t let a little thing like facts stop her. And Mikey Weinstein– former Reagan administration lawyer and founder of the civil rights advocacy group Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF)– had a thing or two to say about that:
Now, the man at the center of the court-martial allegations, Mikey Weinstein, says he may sue Bachmann for “propagating complete and utter lies.”
As you can see, ‘Chele called Weinstein “radical” and “anti-Christian” in the pledge. Mikey had a thing or two to say about that, too:
“About 96 percent of our members [at MRFF] are Protestant or Roman Catholic… of our unpaid volunteers, at least well over 80 percent are Christian… I say [to Bachmann]: Tell it to the judge.”
Josh Glasstetter, research director at People For the American Way, said that Bachmann is forcing religion on people and that the military draws the line at “unwanted, intrusive attempts to convert others.”
Did Michele forget about that “stay out of our lives” obsession of hers? Apparently she did, at least when it comes to her own beliefs being shoved down the throats of others.