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Military Might in the Name of Who?

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Monday, July, 11th, 2011, 6:49 pm

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This is a continuation of the 7 Mountains discussion. The 7 Mountains Mandate is a very powerful marketing program put together by Dominionists to convince their followers that there is actually a battle to “reclaim” America for Christ. Every week I will list these seven mountains that the Dominionists target in their efforts to conquer secularism and establish institutions in their stead as biblically based replacements.

These 7 Mountains are:

Religion – Education – Family – Government/Military – Media – Arts/Enterainment – Business/Banking

Today I am going to briefly introduce the seriousness of the Dominionist influence in the military. I will tell you up front that I serve in a unpaid position on the Board of Directors of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) so I do have access to information that most Americans never hear about. Which leads me to share the following heartfelt email to us there which elicits several emotions from me…sadness, fear, anger and fortunately…the overriding one is a desire to help…

From:USAF Academy Cadet’s E-Mail Address Withheld

Date: September 21, 2010 1:25:22 PM MDT

To: Information <mikey@militaryreligiousfreedom.org>

Subject: About Ready To Give Up On USAFA

Mr. Weinstein, I am a Firstclassman (senior) at the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA). To many who think they know me but actually do not at all, I am considered an “ideal cadet” and stand high in my class in every category. I guess you could say that I’m kind of the leader of an “invisible” group of well over a hundred or so fellow cadets who support everything you and MRFF have done and are doing here at the Academy. You and MRFF are our advocates and champions. I am a Protestant and straight. Most of our group are the same, but some are LGBT and Catholic and a few are of other faiths including atheists and agnostics.

I will not say whether I am male or female because I don’t want to give them an edge in ever finding out who I am. I expect you will show this to others and I hope you do. For a long time you asked us to trust the “system” here at USAFA and take our religious persecution grievances “up the chain” or to other reporting elements. You told us all the time that the Superintendent, Lt. Gen. Gould,  and his staff would have our backs and not let anything bad happen to us if we came forward. We told you that was crazy. We told you that many times.

Then, when Lt. Gen. Gould refused to make public the “Climate Study” data, after first describing it as positive, and then all the bad information leaked out, we thought that was the final straw. Then, this morning we all saw in “Falcon Clips”, sent all over USAFA from the USAFA Public Affairs people,  the hyper “anti Mikey/MRFF” blog submission from something or someone called “ChristianFighterPilot.com”? We now know that person to be an active duty USAF Officer and USAFA grad, of course, with about an endless number of axes to grind. USAFA didn’t know that too? Impossible.

That pretty much sealed the deal for all of us. USAFA is now distributing even individual blogger’s pro Christian supremacy sentiments to everybody who exists here? Mr. Weinstein, USAFA is literally overrun with Christian conservative fanatics. And the leadership here either knows this or is ridiculously blind to it.

If any of us gave even the slightest indication that we weren’t one of their number, our lives would be even more miserable than they already are due to the fact that we are all living lies here. Despite the Cadet Honor Code we all lie about our lives. We have to. We don’t have a choice. Thus we are all “invisible” to our tormentors. They will never find us. My own parents don’t know. Only my finacee knows and he/she is one of my classmates and a fellow member of our underground group.

I keep “Christian” books and “Christian” CD’s in my room so others will be fooled and leave me alone and not suspect that I’m not actually with the USAFA “Christianity is the Only Way” program here, even though I consider myself to be a Christian. Sometimes we got to their “bible studies” or attend SPIRE events and hold our breath that we’re not “outed”. Many of this group I kind of lead does exactly the same things.

It is so much of the total culture here that to object even slightly immediately brands you as suspect. And if you are suspect, then you are in trouble. We all need those discretionary academic instructor points. We all need our AOCs and Wing and Group and Squadron staffs to want to support us. We all want more playing time with our athletic teams. We all need help from “the system” in an infinite number of ways but we will never get that help if we do not appear to be extreme conservative evangelistic Christians in every way. The news article says that you are now back “At war with USAFA”. Join the club.

(name, cadet rank, Cadet Squadron and Cadet Wing Title withheld)

We keep exposing this and people accuse us of over exaggerating how serious this is. Or that we are anti-Christian. Or that we are pro-Islam. Or that we are anti-American. Listen to this young cadet! Hear his/her pain and profound concerns from the pressure of proselytizing on our military installations. These are bible-based cults. These are not Christians…they are Dominionists. So why are they protected and given carte blanche to torment non-Dominionists in our military? OUR military. A military that exists to protect us and preserve our freedoms – NOT to nurture a HOLY WAR

We are now experiencing the 3rd decade of children raised in Dominionist “bible schools” such as Jesus Camp who feel compelled to enlist in our military. Many of them have been indoctrinated from a very young age to believe this Holy War diatribe and they are convinced that it is their duty to God (their version) to enlist and build a mighty army for the Christian crusade. This is beyond dangerous!

In this introduction of the 7 Mountains Mandate I am endeavoring to keep these initial articles brief but informative. Each one of these warrants an entire book dedicated to each topic…but my goal is to share enough stunning information with you in hopes of shaking this country into paying attention to the rampant cancer of Dominionist extremism so that we can stand together informed and armed with information so that we can diffuse this Movement before we become victim to it.

I know this is all unbelievable, and they rely on most Americans reacting in just that way, but it is happening. And do not try to apply logic to their beliefs. They honestly believe that the Book of Revelation predicted the Air Force and that it is the single most important branch of the military to take dominion over in order to fulfill the End Times prediction of a global fire fight. They see the nuclear strike capacity from the air as a prophecy fulfilled in the Air Force

I will share more in the upcoming articles as we step off into deeper and deeper discussion as I revisit each of there 7 Mountains again and again.

All their attempts are frightening – but this one is terrifying!

Military Might in the Name of Who? was written by Leah L Burton for PoliticusUSA.
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