VBS and VEO: Which One Threatens the Fate of America?
I never thought I would place Vacation Bible School (VBS) and Violent Extremist Organization (VEO) in the same sentence.
Christians have lived peacefully in the military for hundreds of years.
So what’s up with all the hooplah?
Why do Christians suddenly have to prove they are not a violent terrorists because they follow Jesus?
How many apologies must Christians accept for “accidentally” being lumped in with extremists, hate-groups, and radical factions?
I guess mistakes are likely when training slides are built from the internet instead of official training documents.
Although, it was discovered that some official training documents reference “approved sources for information” which label the American Family Association, the Family Research Council, and the Traditional Values Coalition “domestic hate groups.”
I expect to hear about violent extremist organizations (VEOs) during international studies, not during a Google search for “military religious freedom.”
How did “Jesus loves me, this I know,” become mistaken for “We hate everyone who disagrees with our views?”
It is encouraging that these events have been caught and reported on.
So far, the reported incidents have been “isolated.” However, I wonder how many of these politically motivated ideology infusions still remain undetected.
How did the military become the target of anti-Christian activists?
How does one man’s grudge against the Air Force Academy get so much attention?
(Article: “Air Force Removes Nativity Scene”)
Maybe they’re right. Maybe Christians are part of a hate-group, but the only thing Christians hate are sin and evil. Even so, Christians are called to love the people still captive to their enslaving power.
The last thing our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines need to worry about is whether or not they can live according to their faith.
And yes, that includes Christian faith, too.
If there is a threat to America, it is from those who distract service members form focusing on the mission.
- Fighter Pilot: Fighting for Rights and Freedom
- Endowed by Their Creator: Military Prayers from America’s Leaders
- 9/11: Remembering the Consequence of a Ruthless Worldview
About Jason B. Ladd
Jason is an author, speaker, Marine, and father of seven. He has flown the F/A-18 Hornet as a Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1 (MAWTS-1) Instructor Pilot and the F-16 as an Instructor Pilot. His award-winning book One of the Few: A Marine Fighter Pilot’s Reconnaissance of the Christian Worldview has been optioned for film adaptation. He is represented by Julie Gwinn of The Seymour Agency.