Matt Barber’s Site: Christian Members Of The Military Are “Deceived” If They Tolerate Soldiers Of Other Faiths

As regular JMG readers know, vicious anti-LGBT activist Matt Barber used to regularly run columns by open advocates of executing homosexuals and only deleted those columns when we called him out. So it’s no surprise that today he runs a column by someone who literally calls on members of the US armed forces persecute fellow soldiers of different faiths. An excerpt:

Counterfeit Christians in the Armed forces will appeal to the Constitution, and not Christ, and they have no local church home—which means they have no accountability for their souls (Heb. 13:17).This is why so many professing Christian service members will say: “We ‘support everyone’s right’ to practice their faith regardless if they worship a god different from ours because the Constitution protects this right.”

Christian service members who openly profess and support the rights of Muslims, Buddhists, and all other anti-Christian worldviews to practice their religions—because the language in the Constitution permits—are grossly in error, and deceived. Also, is it wrong for a professing Christian service member to say, “I support the rights of all Americans to practice their faith since the Constitution protects their rights?” Absolutely!

The column blathers on for another thousand words to effectively say that only Christians should serve in the military. Oh, but wait – here’s the author’s bio:

Dr. Sonny Hernandez is the Director for Reforming America Ministries. Since 1997, he has served in the Armed Forces, and is currently serving as a US Air Force Reserves Chaplain. He earned a Doctorate from Tennessee Temple University, and is active in public debates on atheism, theological topics, and the Constitution. The opinions expressed here are solely his and do not necessarily represent the views of any government, military, or religious organization. Sonny Hernandez wrote this article as a civilian on his own time on an issue of public interest.

The bolding above is motherfucking mine.

RELATED: Tennessee Temple University went out of business two years ago.

  • bkmn

    He looks like every guy I have ever seen at an interstate rest stop

  • barracks9

    Well, SOMEbody’s “I’m ready to cruise Pride” beard grew in, just in time…

    • UrsusArctos

      You didn’t spot him @ Decadence?

      • barracks9

        I didn’t. Sadly, I missed all the fun this year (battling some crippling anxiety issues).

        • UrsusArctos

          HUGS. Yeah, those crowds and anxiety would have not been a good mix.

          • barracks9

            Thanks – it’s a learning process for me, finding out what my social interaction limits. Thankfully, my BF has a lot of experience with it and helps immensely.

        • FAEN

          I’m sorry to hear that. Been there, it isn’t fun. Hope you’re better soon.

          • vorpal 😼

            Same here! I was housebound for about six months at the age of 21 due to generalized, social, and panic anxiety disorder.

            A self-help Cognitive Behavioural Therapy program recommended to me by a psychiatrist (that I was able to do at home at my own pace) changed my life by about 90%, and for the other 10%, there’s Xanax.

          • FAEN

            Ugh-I’m so sorry V. Glad you’ve got a handle on it.

          • vorpal 😼

            So many people seem to be struggling with anxiety and depression, and they can be very crippling challenges.

            With regards to depression in particular, playing the “medication roulette game” where doctors throw a new med at you and you have to try it for at least six weeks to see if it works and you can tolerate the side effects is something I’ve had way too many friends and family have to endure.

            My general practitioner wanted me to go that route, but I was very fortunate to find a psychiatrist who was helpful and able to provide me with suggestions for therapy in conjunction with medication, which made a long-term difference.

            I still get anxious, especially when faced with completely new situations, but it’s a small fraction of what it used to be. And I want to pass along the gift of that CBT course that the doctor shared with me to others in hopes that it might be as helpful for them as it was for me. 😺

          • FAEN

            Yes I agree with you-there seems to be more people dealing with depression and anxiety. I blame Cheeto for some of the spike.

            I don’t like medication in general so I deal with it by taking time sometime during the day to writing in my journal and getting some exercise. That seems to help most days. I still get uncomfortable meeting new people(believe it or not I’m rather shy IRL to begin with)but when confronted with that situation I go all in now instead of retreating. It’s scary but I’m trying to minimize the damage depression and anxiety play in my life.

            I’m glad that you’re doing better sweet Vorpal 😊. Keep at it.

          • Librarykid

            Your CBT must be different from the CBT in the personals.

          • vorpal 😼

            Imagine my disappointment when I got the actual course and realized there might have been an acronym mix-up.

          • barracks9

            Thanks – it’s been a challenging 12 months or so, but I have hope.

          • FAEN

            Were here for you matey and if we can help in any way let us know.

            *HUGS*

        • Smokey

          (,,,) hugs (,,,)

          • barracks9

            Thanks!

        • BudClark

          Me too … and pneumonia … Bud In The FUCKING Desert

          • barracks9

            Yikes – dealt with pneumonia 15 years ago. I hope to never deal with that again.

        • vorpal 😼

          barracks9, I am so sorry you are having to deal with that :(.

          I have a CBT course to overcome anxiety – recommended to me by my psychiatrist – that changed my life about 18 years ago and a dropbox link to it if you think that would be remotely helpful. Additionally, I hope you know you can always hit me up on facebook if you need an understanding person to talk with, commiserate with, vent to, etc.

          • barracks9

            Thanks, V – I really appreciate that. I’ll follow up with you on FB this weekend. Dave’s been such a mensch through all this, and it’s good to have other folks to talk to so I’m not leaning on him solely.

          • vorpal 😼

            By all means, please do! Hearing from you on facebook is a nice ray of sunshine in my day.

    • Larry Larson

      That photo should be posted are every bear bar in America. He’ll show-up sooner or later.

      • Joseph Miceli

        (In large letters…) DO NOT FUCK THIS MAN!!!!

        • Larry Larson

          “No matter how much he begs daddy to do him!”

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        • CraigNJ

          But if you do fuck him, make sure you get lots of pictures.

    • swimboy

      Why does he have to be such an asshole? I’d be on him faster than another_steve on Jared Kuchner if it wasn’t for the whole virulently homophobic thing he’s got going on.

      • FAEN

        LOL@ another Steve on Jared.

      • Adam Schmidt

        Sadly I’m with ya on this one. I hate it when someone who’s otherwise handsome has to turn out to be so ugly inside.

        • BudClark

          Hate-fucks can be good, though, especially if administered enthusiastically by the Top.

        • Harley

          Really? To me there is nothing but ugliness about that poor excuse for a human being. Hatred makes a person ugly.

    • Dagoril

      The Folsom Street Fair is coming up too… 😉

  • Tomcat

    This should be considered instigating hostility and punishable.

    • MBear

      Lol!!!

  • Tomcat

    Christianity is going to keep it up until people have had their fill of it and revolt against them.

    • M Jackson

      Would starting tomorrow work for everyone else?

    • greenmanTN

      “Oh, no, the Christians are revolting!”

      “They sure are!”

  • Jeffrey

    He has all the charm of an ingrown hair.

    • bambinoitaliano
    • greenmanTN

      Or a bot fly. (Too gross to link.)

      • vorpal 😼

        Those are pretty nasty, to be sure, but still cringingly fascinating to watch on video.

        • greenmanTN

          They are. It’s sick, but I occasionally think to myself “You know what I want to see right now? Bot fly removal!” And tonsil liths, aka tonsil stones, but that’s pretty bottom of the barrel. 😱

          • vorpal 😼

            I get some sick pleasure from watching giant cysts being lanced and drained on YouTube, and I am definitely not alone in that based on the YouTube comments.

            TMI TMI TMI:
            People with Crohn’s tend to be very prone to cysts / abscesses, and I had one once that needed to be lanced and drained. The doctor that came in squealed with delight when he saw, saying that that kind of thing was his favourite part of the job. In the end, we were both happy, because he got his freak show and because I got a whack of Dilaudid and the relief of feeling much better!

          • greenmanTN

            Thanks to these comments last night I discovered a new horror on YouTube: Jiggers! Oh, god it was awful. All 5 of the videos I watched were just terrible! (And yes I’ve watched the cyst vids too.)

          • vorpal 😼

            Ugh. You KNOW that I’m going to be unable to resist going to search for those videos now, right?

          • greenmanTN

            Mwahahahaha!!!! 😈🤢

          • vorpal 😼

            OMFG. I am less than two minutes into the first video and I am already simultaneously enrapt and horrified.

            Part of me wants to thank you and part of me wants to give you a dirty look, so I’ll just do both. 😼

          • vorpal 😼

            HOLY FUCK. @#!@$!@@
            This confirms what I already knew: there is no god!

  • blackstar
    • Tatonka

      Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.

    • Reality.Bites

      Cut to me, caught without champagne on ice.

      • Tulle Christensen

        That’s the way it always happens

      • Tomcat

        Always keep some on ice because we never know when Mueller will ramp up his investigation to the perp walk stage.

        • Joseph Miceli

          …or when Pat Robertson will die.

          • Droz

            Set up a Google alert for “Pat Robertson dead at”

      • Joseph Miceli

        I just finished a nice innocuous bottle of Cava. That counts.

      • Grumpy Old Man

        Frozen strawberries float in champagne – cheers.

    • bambinoitaliano
    • blackstar

      Shkreli, 34, could face up to 20 years in prison

      • Nic Peterson

        Thoughts and prayers.

      • BudClark

        He’s gonna need an asshole transplant by then!

  • Karl Dubhe

    He has an opinion, how nice for him.

    I have one too.

    • Tomcat

      His is only one way though.

  • Tulle Christensen

    Not Deceived. they are dishonorably discharged

  • Joe in PA

    To steal a line from @pickypecker: I bet he’s fun at parties.

    Sigh.

  • Lazycrockett
    • Joe in PA

      Dammit. As if we needed another reason….

    • Tomcat

      NAZI 6 now.

      • Lazycrockett

        Tom Bodett better tell them to turn the light off.

        • Robincho

          How am I supposed to boycott places I wouldn’t be caught dead in?…

          • Frank McCormick

            Some of us can’t afford $200 a night to stay elsewhere.

    • Duck

      the Blackstone group is owner of Motel 6 and Hilton as of 2012. Do we give Hilton a ration of crap as well? With the aim of a multi-pronged corporate shaming attempt?

      • FAEN

        Well I say fuck Hilton as well.

    • boatboy_srq

      Accor properties. Another major chain off my list.

      Airbnb/misterbnb are becoming my go-to accommodations awfully fast.

      EDIT: DAMN! Accor is Ibis, Novotel, Mercure, Pullman, Swissotel, Sofitel and Raffles, as well as Motel 6. That svcks.

      • Pip

        With the way our government keeps allowing companies to eat each other it’s hard to boycott anyone any more. Everything is owned by three companies per industry it seems.

        • The_Wretched

          That used to be against the law until R. Regan came round and started our slide into oligarchy.

      • Duck

        Accor sold motel 6 in 2012

    • ColdCountry

      I just sent off an email.
      guestrelations@g6hospitality.com

  • AtticusP
  • kelven

    I believe in having a more open mind and including others who don’t share your faith and having dialogue with them. And just having a pure heart and being a good person can bring you closer to God. Because once you believe in one particular religion fully and not others, that requires you to start disliking people who don’t share your views. – Ishmael Beah

  • Mikey

    If he is presently an “Acting” officer in the armed forces, he does not HAVE the freedom to post “as a civilian” since he isn’t one.

    how about making sure he DOES become a civilian, ASAP?

  • Andrea_Rae

    I’m ok with only christians dying in illegal foreign wars.

    • Tomcat

      I am also all for that one and all of them not just the ones with no bone spurs.

    • BudClark

      I’M not OK with ANYBODY dying in ANY war!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Natty Enquirer

    Isn’t the Air Force the branch that has been taken over by Christians with dominionist designs?

    • Chucktech

      They tried at the AF Academy in Colorado Springs. They got their christian butts spanked over it.

      • Steverino

        True story: before I retired, one of my colleagues at the university used to teach military history at the AF Academy in Colorado Springs (he was a “Bird Colonel”), then after retirement he and his wife moved to San Jose, and he made a post-retirement living as an instructor in history. He and his wife were both Pentecostals, but they quit their church because of all the anti-gay crap. He was (is) a good guy, and very gay-friendly (I was always out at work) and I introduced hubby (who also served in the Air Force) to both him and his wife at the grand opening of the new university library back in 2003. Likely very unusual, but there is hope for some of these people.

        • BudClark

          I have heard many, many horror stories about the Air Force Academy, and West Point, to a lesser degree.

          At West Point, they’re letting that HUGE organ go to rack and ruin because all they have is “tub-thumpers” at the Protestant service. Only about 35% of it is playable, last I heard.

          Minerva only knows what the Catholics are up to!

    • JCF

      Things were turning around under Obama—you KNOW that’s over now!

    • Gustav2

      After my cousin retired from the Air Force he needed to be deprogrammed. He was too extreme to volunteer at a Lutheran Church.

      I get a Christmas card every year that doesn’t acknowledge my partner of 32 years.

  • JWC

    Do all the Batshit crazies come out at this time of year

  • Fifth-and-a-Half Element
  • Galvestonian

    If this bigoted idiot is really in the Air Force Reserves as a chaplain then it’s high time he wasn’t ( in the Air Force Reserves )

  • FAEN

    A bearded man I wouldn’t even think about hate fucking.

  • John Ruff

    Matt’s looking rather fat and tired these days.

  • Adam Stevens

    Dude. You yourself are not man enough to avoid the deadly sins of gluttony and sloth.

    Taking spiritual advice from you would be like a footless man giving you comfortable shoe recommendations.

    Get back to us when you have repented, you filthy, filthy sinner.

    • Joseph Miceli

      You just described ALL Evangelicals.

  • DoctorDJ

    “He earned a Doctorate from…”
    Right, another Ph.D. in G.o.D.

    • Robincho

      From a “university” that folded two years ago…

  • TheManicMechanic

    Anyone going on about how fuckable Barber supposedly is now because of the beard should get a nasty STD.

    • John Ruff

      Awwwww.

    • Joseph Miceli

      “Unfuckable, in every way, and forevermore, that’s how he’ll stay…”
      Nat King Cole (alternate version)

      • TheManicMechanic

        And this makes me giggle even more because I happened to play “Unforgettable” earlier today.

    • greenmanTN

      IMO it’s perfectly OK to think to yourself “He/she is kinda hot, too bad they’re an asshole.” It’s actually doing it, giving comfort to the enemy, that crosses the line.

      • Mark

        I find nothing about that man attractive, at all.

        • greenmanTN

          Me neither really, but there have been other, equally awful men who made me think “Shame he’s such an asshole.”

      • Chicago joe

        He has a nice face, for taking a shit on….

    • BudClark

      I always envision those types with a LARGE colonic irrigation hose up their asses, and LOTS of hot, soapy water hanging over their heads.

      I WANNA HEAR ‘EM SCREAM!

  • Paula

    I can only speak for myself here. Every chaplain that I encountered in the military seemed rather pathetic and not very bright.

    • John Ruff

      They’re pretty good in regular hospitals

      • Paula

        There was a Methodist volunteer chaplain at the Cheyenne V.A. center when I was doing work-study that was really a nice person.
        Military chaplains seemed to be there because they couldn’t find a job.

        • John Ruff

          Awww. Poor jobless chaplains.

        • BudClark

          Catholic priests join to get away from their bishops.

      • Friday

        A real mixed bag, in hospitals, to my experience.

      • The_Wretched

        Just no.

    • Joseph Miceli

      Paula, I avoided them like the plague. I was gay and closeted back during basic training in 1985, but just listening to this blood thirsty protestant asshole talk about my god directed duty to kill the enemy….I knew this man was mentally ill. I wasn’t about to come up on this guy’s radar.

      • Paula

        When I was Security Police in the USAF, our squadron commander was a mormon guy. He was supposedly a good mormon, he had a little ethanol problem, though. Some troops would actually call him Brother Lynn, to his face. Many of the senior officers at F.E. Warren AFB were mormons. They seemed to encourage it.
        He used to have the chaplain come to our formations and speak with us. They would be there for a couple of hours sometimes and we had to stay there.

  • Joseph Miceli

    Wait…so Matt Barber is trying to damage unit cohesion and is jeopardizing the mission? This undermining treasonous asshat mother fucker is beneath contempt and someone besides me should be addressing this to the troops! My old Army sergeant, Staff Sergeant Gill in basic training said, “Listen up you knuckleheads! There’s no black people in the Army. There’s no white people. There’s no brown and no Yellow…there’s only green! You dick weed’s have a problem with that you come see me and I’ll put you on the next bus out of here! Now drop and give me 20!”
    I think the only “20” Matt Barber ever gave was 20 slides with his mouth up and down some drunk Marine’s beef popsicle, followed by lots of crying and praying. What a douche.

    • John Ruff

      Don’t forget, he’s Canadian.

      • Joseph Miceli

        Sad. I guess that, for Canada, Matt Barber is like that trick one has when they are 25 and its 4:00 am.
        Everyone makes mistakes.

      • prixator

        I don’t think he is. There is a Canadian Matt Barber who is a singer-songwriter.

  • margaretpoa

    The only appropriate response from the Air Force is immediate separation. That being said, it’s the pig fucking Air Force. They’ll probably give him a medal.

  • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

    He’s really getting a melon head as he ages.

    That’s not an attractive quality.

  • “Sonny Hernandez wrote this article as a civilian on his own time on an issue of public interest.”

    How’s that for irony: Hernandez will probably be allowed to stay in the military unlike any soldier who actually follows his ridiculous suggestions.

  • MT YVR

    I swear to the gods that if this man were on the street fucking Brent Corrigan while being ploughed by Kolber Keller, singing Sondheim, making a fucking tableskirt from old reused Martha Stewart magazines, swallowing Judy Garland’s dick… he’d STILL not ring any louder on my gaydar than this picture.

    Jesus wept.

    • Todd20036

      I’d pay to watch that, actually.

    • Amanda B. Rekendwith

      …making a fucking tableskirt from old reused Martha Stewart magazines…
      Sounds festive! Can you share the pattern?
      🙂

  • SoCalGal20

    I have heard that the Air Force, in particular, is overrun with Dominionist nutjobs.

  • greenmanTN

    How can anyone NOT see how dangerous this thinking is, especially from a military chaplain?

  • Lee Grupsmith-Pedersen

    ANTI-christian worldviews? Oh get a clue and repeat the Reformation a few hundred times. The worldviews are neither christian not anti-christian, merely non-christian.

  • leastyebejudged

    I laugh out loud at the surprise that hired corporate killers would lack ethics, morals, and integrity.

    • EdA

      Although I’ve never been in the Armed Forces, I think that it is unfair and likely highly inaccurate to claim that the majority of members of the Armed Forces — even those who come from the former slave states of the Confederacy and/or who claim to be Christian — lack ethics, morals, and integrity.

      • leastyebejudged

        Keep licking those shiny boots.

  • JW Swift

    It is sort of an open secret that the religious-right have been trying to put people of this ilk in the Chaplain services of all of the military branches as well as religious groups and individuals running the prisoner rehabilitation/training programs within our nation’s prisons. In Florida, the Salvation Army has a “lock” on running the programs that people get assigned to for probationary stuff, and you even pay fees (almost like a co-pay to your doctor’s office) to the Salvation Army for supervising your probation.

    • RoFaWh

      What happens if someone refuses?

      What happens if they quote the stranglehold Sally Ann has on recuperative services as the reason?

  • Gianni

    Matt, If you don’t like the rights that the Constitution protects or how it protects them, why don’t you just get the fuck out of the country? It’s a simple thing: Your Bible does not supersede our Constitution in matters of law, rights, and equal protection matters.

    • Ann Kah

      The bible, if it had been really dead-set against homosexuality, would surely have mentioned it in god’s little top ten list. But no…it appears to rank somewhere lower than “coveting” as far as sins go.

      • Robincho

        I never coveted my neighbor’s ox. But his ass is another story!…

  • greenmanTN

    OT, kind of, one of the first male/male kisses on film, between two WWI flyers in the 1927 film “Wings,” winner of the first Oscar for best film.

    https://mattsko.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/men-kissing-wings-gif.gif

    Their mothers probably took birth control pills. /s

  • Talisman

    Exhibit A for why religion should be tossed in the dumpster.

  • pj

    looks like shes been crawling across the desert cart again.

  • Friday

    Violation of the ‘chaplain’s service oath.

    And of course Barber and his hate-rag are ….a vile hate-rag.

  • -M-

    Sounds like he’s saying True Christians™ can’t be trusted to do their jobs in the military.

    • -M-

      Is ‘Do unto others as you would have the Muslims do unto you.’, really that difficult of a concept?

      • Jukesgrrl

        Christians never seem to be all that interested in the Golden Rule. They talk about Jesus a lot but seem to lack understanding of his teachings.

  • Friday

    These Fundies, especially these anti-American Dominionist bigots, are vastly-overrepresented in the chaplaincy corps. It’s time to just get rid of them and find chaplains that have something to do with the actual troops.

    • Nowhereman

      I’d like to see them get away from religious chaplains entirely and instead offer real counselling free of superstitious bias.

      • Jukesgrrl

        The Air Force will be the last to go along with that, sad to say. The whole branch is loaded with fundies. I know some people think it’s impossible to achieve a high rank without membership in one of those mega-churches favored in conservative Colorado.

        • The_Wretched

          Part of the dominionists goals is take over of the military. They all but had the AirForce under Bush the Lesser (Shrub). And then they had sexual abuse scandals and the MRFF got founded and slapped them around some.

      • Friday

        I don’t think that’s practical, and frankly, atheists are a minority. Going around calling other groups ‘superstitious’ from a position of power like that would be kind of the equivalent of what these Fundies want to do. Pretty sure non-religious counsellors are already there, …. any atheist chaplain would still have to listen to and facilitate troops’ religious activities regardless of their religion, in theory. which means it’s the wrong job for Christian missionaries or proselytizers or intolerance-preachers, cause a chaplain’s job involves that kind of stuff for everyone.

  • Barry William Teske

    Oh look!
    Worst cheerleader award winner drops the trophy!

  • Cuberly

    I post it a gazillion times. I don’t like calling the more toxic branches of our enemies closeted. It seems like it’s using lgbt as an insult, it feels strange.

    I gotta say though. I’m convinced a couple of our regular haters really truly are angry closeted sad people. And outside of Porno Pete, Barber has to be the biggest, and most in denial, closeted of our haters. He’s just so invested in his denial, then there’s the whole boxing/wrestling thing. He always has some weird hyper-masculine talking-point or claim to throw out. He really is creepy in his complete obsession to traditionalist roles of the sexes.

    • RoFaWh

      It’s not lgbt that’s the insult, it’s the hypocrisy implicit in various write ups.

  • sandollar_man

    Mr. Barber doesn’t understand. Jesus was only a Demi-God. Like Achilles or Perseus, the product of a God and a human.
    Why not choose one that was a full throated God, like Thor.
    Thor was strong, oil up, and had a big hammer. What’s not to like?
    And he would never submit to being humiliate by being nailed to a cross.
    He acted like a real man. He would never be seen looking down on others with the sad pathetic look of a loser, like Jesus does, hanging from that torture device.

    • grada3784

      But didn’t Thor do a stint in drag?

      • sandollar_man

        I was being a bit sardonic. It’s just my way of attempting to shock people into realizing how all religions can cloud our reasoning into seeing things in an inverted way.
        Most religions invert reality and then shove it back in our faces, to make us stagger backwards. Like when they claim virgin birth, or life after death.
        It appears that this Mr. Barber character, is a master of that inversion tactic.

    • Ben in Oakland

      Odin sacrificed himself to himself by hanging himself in a tree. If you know anything about. Efievsl poetry, a tree was often used as a metaphor for a cross.

      Lityle in Christianity is original.

  • ‘Til Tuesday

    That TN Temple school was in my city (Chattanooga) before they went out of business. It was a fundamentalist Baptist school that had feuding factions and was in decline for years. They considered Southern Baptists to be liberal. And the people that went there were just plain weird! Women had to wear dresses, they couldn’t go to movies – “old school” religious shit. It made Jerry Falwell’s school (Liberty) look liberal by comparison.

    It was in a rough part of town. It was a bunch of white fundies gated off from a neighborhood that’s mostly black and latino. I drove by it on my way to and from work every day. Now it’s just a bunch of empty inner city buildings – kind of an urban “ghost town”.

    Anyway, the people that went there were just really strange. You know the type – street preachers standing on corners downtown yelling that you’re going to hell. I’m not surprised that the dude who said this went there. Yeah, they were also very anti-gay.

    • Jukesgrrl

      Thank you for clarifying that. When I read the term PhD I laughed and wondered what kind of school that could be. Glad to know they’re out of business.

      • RoFaWh

        What kind of school? The kind where every degree has its price.

    • Cackalaquiano

      Sounds exactly like Bob Jones University (really). Unfortunately, they’re still around.

  • Nowhereman

    I think that most military members understand that the rights that they are defending apply to ALL American citizens, regardless of their religious beliefs or race. Any white supremacist and/or christian nationalist serving in the military should be barred from re-enlistment if not kicked out summarily.

  • BudClark

    Somebody ought to wash his mouth out with Grandma’s Lye Soap, and then take him out to the woodshed and beat his worthless bare ass with a razor strop till he can’t sit down for a week.

    Back to basics!

    • Ben in Oakland

      Why bother with the strop? Just use the razor.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Yes, because harassing other soldiers about their faith is totes good for unit cohesion and discipline. smh

  • Robincho

    Universities don’t just “go out of business”, do they?…

    • RoFaWh

      Some legitimate institutions of higher education have, indeed, gone out of business. This is usually the result of a financially naive board of trustees.

      Happens to art galleries too. The Corcoran Gallery in DC went tits up a few years ago. Very sad; I took sculpture classes there, part of their Saturday morning art school for school students up to age 16.

      Beautiful beaux arts building.

      • Robincho

        Thanx. Then you must know about the “Salon Doré” and art collection of Senator William Andrews Clark, yes?…

    • leastyebejudged
  • Sporkfighter

    Tennessee Temple was founded in 1946 under the leadership and vision of Dr. Lee Roberson. As the pastor of a prominent Southern Baptist church, Highland Park Baptist Church in Chattanooga, Roberson saw the need to train people for ministry through higher education. Believing that God was leading him to act upon this need, he began an evening Bible institute which would eventually blossom into a Bible college and a liberal arts college. Later, a seminary would be added.

    Apparently God saw things differently.

  • Gregory In Seattle

    Because, obviously, the Prince of Peace wants a massive army of fanatics only. Or something.

  • vorpal 😼

    I say let fundamentalist Christian soldiers band together and lead the first-wave siege into battle, armed with their prayers like true Christian Warriors(TM).

    Save the weapons and defensive equipment – which were developed through science – for those who believe in science.

  • fahvel

    granted, your turd in the white house has opened doors giving permission to the lowest of the low – all of whom should be seen as non entities but what is puzzling in the usa, land of the frightened, gluttonous and hateful, is the number of god fearing low life xians who use a nice historical figure to support their sickness and evil mindedness.

  • Halou

    Have the guy’s superiors been notified of his “opinions”?

    • Do you think they’d do anything if they were?

      • Kelly Lape

        Yes. Military Chaplains take an oath to administer to all faiths. His expressed opinion contradicts that oath and threatens unit cohesion.

        The Air Force in particular has been egregious in flouting “Christianity” over other religions so it won’t go over well.

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  • The Professor

    Aw… I’ve missed Papa Closet Bear. Where he been??

  • JDS

    Oh Matthew darling, go back to your local adult bookstore and on your knees.

  • Mike in Texas

    Why does his new “look” make me think of squirrels gathering acorns for the winter?

  • pgarayt

    Gluttony is a sin, is it not.

  • Gianni

    Religion is really good at fucking up minds when used correctly.