Once More – Go Army (but where)

This has got to be the saddest piece I have read thus far about what is happening to our U.S. Army. If it weren’t so sad and tragic, it would be hilarious! The comments in red are mine. Sorry, I just could not help myself. Wake up America, we are doomed!

BoykinBoykin bounced: Fort Riley cancels Delta Force hero’s prayer breakfast speech.

A Kansas military base abruptly canceled an upcoming prayer breakfast that featured retired Lt. General Jerry Boykin after complaints were lodged that Boykin is anti-Muslim and anti-gay.

Military Religious Freedom Foundation founder Mikey Weinstein told Army Times that Boykin’s invitation had caused great angst among soldiers at Fort Riley – leading some to break down in tears.

“I have clients of ours weeping on the phone about this,” he said. Weeping? Oh, please. OMG, the soldiers were crying because they were upset. OMG OK men, fix bayonets, and follow me CHARGE! Yeah right. OMG

“I sincerely doubt that America can expect to win wars if the people who are tasked to do so are frightened by an old retired general with biblical views and a testimony of faith,” Boykin told me.

Boykin, an original member of Delta Force and an executive vice president of the Family Research Council, was scheduled to deliver remarks at a June 6th prayer breakfast. The event was set to be held in conjunction with the 1st Infantry Division’s Victory Week celebration.

The MRFF launched a protest on May 31 accusing the retired three-star general of being a “homophobic, Islamophobic, fundamentalist Christian extremist.”

“He sows hatred and heinous divisiveness with his sickening screed of fundamentalist Christian supremacy, primacy, exclusivity and triumphalism,” Weinstein wrote in a complaint to Fort Riley.

Mr. Weinstein might want to consider cutting back on caffeine – and adjectives. Yeah, I think he needs to crawl back under his rock!

He went on to label the decorated military hero as a “World Class bigot” and threatened to sue unless Boykin was ejected.

Gen. Boykin told me the cancellation is “just another reminder of the incredible discrimination against Christians in our armed forces.”

“This should tell you how difficult it is for Christians, and especially chaplains, to live their faith in our military,” he told me.

I reached out to Fort Riley and they confirmed that the prayer breakfast has been called off. They blamed the cancellation on a scheduling conflict and said it would be rescheduled. Yeah right, who’s schedule? 

“Lt. Gen. (Ret) Boykin’s credentials as a Soldier and leader speak for themselves and his 36 years of service to our nation are worthy of our respect,” Chief Public Affairs NCO MSG Mike Lavigne told me in a statement. “However, in an effort to ensure everyone in our broad and very diverse community feels welcome at any event on Fort Riley, we will pursue the invitation of a different speaker for the prayer breakfast once it is rescheduled.” There’s that word, diverse” again. you have to use it in every sentence when trying to explain the morbid, insane, idiotic, and ludicrous goings-on in our military today. It’s all about diversity, nothing about mission capability.

Now, it’s important to follow the timeline on this story. Boykin was extended an invitation to speak on March 31. On June 1, the MRFF filed their complaint and 23 hours later Fort Riley canceled the breakfast.

However, Fort Riley denies the MRFF complaint had anything to do with their last-minute decision to drop the prayer breakfast – calling it a “coincidence of unfortunate timing.” Yeah right, who is the commander of Fort Riley I wonder. Perhaps an up and coming Kool Aid drinker?

Folks, now you know that I deeply admire and respect the Armed Forces – but you could plant a mighty big crop of butter beans with the kind of fertilizer coming out of Fort Riley.

Mr. Weinstein makes a very comfortable living by bullying the military into eradicating public displays of the Christian faith within the Armed Forces.

Most recently, the MRFF has been successful in forcing the military to remove Bibles from “Missing Man” displays.  And they aren’t big fans of the Baby Jesus either.

The MRFF demanded those responsible for inviting Boykin (base chaplains) be “aggressively investigated and visibly punished.” Who does this jerk think he is?

So what kind of punishment would be suitable Mr. Weinstein and his MRFF minions? Would they be satisfied if the chaplains were stripped naked, tied to a pole and beaten with a whip?

Boykin said he understands that Fort Riley’s commander was “caught between radical secularists and a Commander-in-Chief who seeks to impose a politically correct culture on the military.”

“The Fort Riley commander is in a tough spot,” he said. “However, he must remember we all took an oath to support and defend the Constitution – all of it, including the First Amendment.”

Sadly, I’m afraid the Constitution doesn’t have a prayer at Fort Riley. Well put General Boykin, but you simply should have called your fellow soldier  who commands Fort Riley exactly what he is — a coward!

Todd Starnes is host of Fox News & Commentary, heard on hundreds of radio stations. His latest book is “God Less America: Real Stories From the Front Lines of the Attack on Traditional Values.” Follow Todd on Twitter@ToddStarnes and find him on Facebook.

7 thoughts on “Once More – Go Army (but where)”

  1. It’s unfathomable that this kind of cowardly crap exists in our military! Have we allowed Obama and this administration to do this kind of breakdown to our military? It’s hard for me to believe..that we’ve allowed this kind of breakdown to occur so deeply into our culture and Christian belief system.! I would never have believed that this moral breakdown has penetrated so far into our military leadership. We..all civilian and military patriots alike..have given into this kind of crap! What the hell is wrong with us??
    Obviously..we have a serious problem! I hate to say it..but ‘prayers’ alone will not fix our situation! I know..I’m ranting ..but I believe we need a ‘civil’ war..we need to take down these liberal assholes who, like Obama and his administration, have brought this kind of scum into our lives..into the very fiber of our country.
    Our Congressional leadership has allowed this gay rights crap to be shoved down our throats..they have stuck it up are ass! Obama has done the same thing with the Muslims and their religious crap! If there is anyone who believes that these two (2) issues..(Muslims and Gays..) are not two of our most serious cultural issues..we must deal with with our children and grandchildren!

    1. Jack, you’re absolutely correct. If that woman, and I use that term loosely, wins this election, we are doomed and I firmly believe there will be another civil war in our once great nation. I used to use the term “underwater combat gynecologist” as a joke. No longer though, as we will surely need one close to the battle line.

  2. Not surprised, the idiots in this country are more concerned about the ” murder” of a gorilla than the 4 yr old child he was dragging around. Pathetic

    1. I don’t know Todd, from what I saw, the Gorilla was taking better care of the child than it’s mother was. I hope that mother is in jail or at a minimum the child was taken away from her. I cannot believe that people stood there and watched that child climb over the fence. Where is this country going?

  3. Words fail me, Jim, that’s why we have you running point. I don’t see how we could ever fight another significant war. No more Rosie Riveter s to call on if needed, no more balls at the top (and who knows just how low the leadership dearth goes), doesn’t matter if you are on campus or in service, rather than going on the offensive, they spend their time seeking out offensive language and actions that terrorize them.

    If we do go to battle, we will be required to hurl “trigger warnings” to the enemy just so they know we don’t have anything personal against them, their race, religion, persuasioin, etc.. Now, if an enemy hurled offensive language and symbols at our troops, we would run to the nearest counselor behind the lines and cede the territory to them.

    I agree, Jim, that this is all like some parody on Saturday Night Live.

    Woe is us!

    1. I know Doug. I’m afraid if some boy or girl asked my opinion about joining any branch of service today, I’d fiercely try to talk them out of it. It’s absolutely pitiful.

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