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Army Email Labels Christian Ministries as “Domestic Hate Groups”



“A U.S. Army officer sent an email to dozens of subordinates listing the American Family Association and Family Research Council as “domestic hate groups” because they oppose homosexuality — and warned officers to monitor soldiers who might be supporters of the groups.

“Just want to ensure everyone is somewhat educated on some of the groups out there that do not share our Army Values,” read an email from Lt. Col.  Jack Rich to three dozen subordinates at Fort Campbell in Kentucky. “When we see behaviors that are inconsistent with Army Values – don’t just walk by – do the right thing and address the concern before it becomes a problem.”

Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, told Fox News he was disturbed by the contents of the email.

“It’s very disturbing to see where the Obama Administration is taking the military and using it as a laboratory for social experimentation  — and also as an instrument to fundamentally change the culture,” he said. “The message is very clear – if you are a Christian who believes in the Bible, who believes in transcendent truth, there is no place for you in the military.”

The Army denied there is any attack on Christians or those who hold religious beliefs.” “









Fear Not Option In Alamodome Rappel



” The Alamodome is not for the faint of heart, at least when rappelling from the ceiling to the artificial turf, 180 feet below.

But nine rappelling instructors from the 101st Airborne Division Air Assault School at Fort Campbell, Ky., did just that multiple times around midnight, Jan. 2, as part of their practice preparation for a very big event Jan. 5.

That big event is the U.S. Army All-American Bowl game, where about 90 of the nation’s top-ranked high school football players will compete in the annual East-West game, Jan. 5.

Before the game begins at 1 p.m. EST, the plan is for four of the Soldiers to rappel; four to be on belay control, holding the end of the rope to prevent a free fall or too rapid a descent; and one rappel master, who will harness the Soldiers and ensure the ropes are securely fastened to the ceiling support structure.

The four will rappel simultaneously. They’ll be wearing camera helmets to video their head-down “Australian style” descent and one of them will be carrying the football game ball to deliver to the referees at the start of the game.

Watching them will be some 40,000 spectators, as well as many more on television. “