Friday, January 05, 2007

America's Holy Warriors

From UU seminary grad, journalist, and author Chris Hedges:
The drive by the Christian right to take control of military chaplaincies, which now sees radical Christians holding roughly 50 percent of chaplaincy appointments in the armed services and service academies, is part of a much larger effort to politicize the military and law enforcement. This effort signals the final and perhaps most deadly stage in the long campaign by the radical Christian right to dismantle America’s open society and build a theocratic state. A successful politicization of the military would signal the end of our democracy.

Read the rest of the article here.


Bill Baar said...

I would gladly contribute to a fund at ML or Starr King to train UU Chaplains for the Military. Scholarships to UU's committed to joining the service.

Maybe that's one solution.

Marilyn said...

Mr. Baar does have a good idea. There is also the political route of informing our legislators--especially those on the armed services committees--that we don't appreciate the use of our military as a field for religious recruiting. We could also be considering the development of study guides and curricula.