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Deceitful Response To Military Injustice

I received the following letter from a reader who had written to voice his condemnation of the anti-God Pentagon initiative that Obama has sanctioned which penalizes (including court-martial) military persons for sharing their faith.

D.W.,
Your accusation of censorship reveals an incredibly shallow, possibly nonexistent, understanding of the meaning of the word or its relevance in regards to our rights guaranteed by the 1st amendment. If you have ever voted, I’m sure your aware that campaigning within close proximity of polling places is prohibited. Time, place, and manner restrictions on our 1st amendment rights exist for a reason. These restriction are very often due to co mpeting claims of individual rights.

As a Christian (Episcopalian in fact) supporter of MRFF, I truly enjoy efforts to proselytize the Christian faith to everyone here at MRFF. In this private non-governmental setting it is both appropriate and appreciated. I have the freedom (as do you) to demonstrably agree with a proselytized message, disagree or totally ignore with no chance of repercussions. If on the other hand the proselytized message was being delivered to me in a government controlled situation where your official capacity was superior and mine subordinate, your message becomes immediately oppressive due to the loss of my freedoms as listed above.

Let me use the words of another in further explanation:

No one will be prosecuted simply for sharing one’s faith in the military. Sharing your faith – in a non-official context – is fine. What’s wrong is when it is in a mandatory, official, or any other context in which the power dynamic between the individuals is out of balance (e.g., a commander recommending church attendance to subordinates).

Finally, you should also be aware that MRFF fully supports the military chaplaincy role in its passive (i.e. without proselytization) ministrations to the religious needs of all U.S. Service Members.

Peace be with you,

Andy Kasehagen

Thanks to Clinton and Obama appointees the Pentagon is doing its best to have our armed forces imitate a homosexual club “fed” complete with epaulettes, medals, shiny shoes, muscles, crew cuts, group showers, and retirement pay.

Applying Kasehagen’s logic for making the sharing of your faith a criminal offense under military law is as he puts it necessary because: “If on the other hand the proselytized message was being delivered to me in a government controlled situation where your official capacity was superior and mine subordinate, your message becomes immediately oppressive due to the loss of my freedoms as listed above.”

Let’s turn his concerns around. What happens if a big boy (read homosexual) with higher rank comes up to a guy of lesser rank and propositions him? Wouldn’t his analogy of “official capacity was superior and mine subordinate” mean the subordinate would feel threatened? Following Kasehagen’s logic, wouldn’t that situation “immediately [become] oppressive due to the loss of [his] freedoms” as Kasehagen listed them?

Or are we to believe homosexuals wouldn’t do that? Kasehagen and those like him are trying to convince the public that the sharing of one’s faith is more dangerous to individuals than having unchecked homosexuality endorsed and advocated in military settings.

This would be laughable if it were not such foolishness that has been mandated into existence.

I have another question for this Kasehagen person. What happens if a lesbian commanding officer repeatedly comes on to a woman of lesser rank who confides to her boyfriend or husband that said is taking place and the boyfriend or husband takes offense (as they should)? Continuing with this analogy, what happens if the officers hearing the complaint against her superior officer are themselves homosexual and one or more of them decide to make the subordinate’s life miserable in ways she can never prove? Or are we to believe there’s no chance that could ever happen?

Of course, to believe that would never happen means we would have to dismiss the instances, specifically in California, where homosexual judges overturned valid and legal ballot initiatives rejecting same-sex marriage.

It’s not someone sharing their faith on a military base we need to be concerned about; it’s those Obama has approved to deprive men and women in the military of hearing the word of God in the skewed belief that if God cannot be shared no one will be able to disapprove of homosexuality in military settings.

And one final thought that shows Kasehagen’s duplicitous double standards and dishonesty. His claiming membership in the Episcopal Church is a specious and deceitful declarative used to anchor his support of censoring God in the military. Because for those who are unaware, the Episcopal Church split over the issue of homosexuality.

Parishes across the nation have left the church’s national body in recent years specifically because the leadership of those churches leaving the national body is committed to following the word of God not the homosexual agenda. Maybe Kasehagen would care to tell us which part of the church he belongs to or should we guess?

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13 Responses to Deceitful Response To Military Injustice

  1. a June 11, 2013 at 11:56 pm #

    THX for sharing.

  2. deb May 9, 2013 at 1:31 pm #

    “We witness by word and deed” YOU GO MYCHAL!

  3. Chitowngal7 May 9, 2013 at 12:13 pm #

    Those “If you have ever voted, I’m sure your(sic) aware that campaigning within close proximity of polling places is prohibited. Time, place, and manner restrictions on our 1st amendment rights exist for a reason”.
    Yes, they are, but they are NOT in the First Amendment, they were instituted to stop voter fraud or campaigning in the polling place. Andy Kasehagen NEEDS to read the Amendments & The Bill of Rights.
    obama along with hillary as a willing accomplice are steadily succeeding in destroying our the Foundation on which our Country was founded & that we have followed for 237 years. I am so glad I will never have to see their souls in the after life.

    Once again Mychal, you have brought the message home. Keep on, keeping on.

  4. Owen K. May 9, 2013 at 12:07 pm #

    Several years ago the Episcopal Church USA was excommunicated from the World Anglican Conference for electing a gay Bishop. The Episcopal Church USA is split on the issue of gay clergy. The body is also well known for support of gay rights issues in spite of objections from more traditional Episcopal members. That makes this letter by Mr. Kasehagen automatically suspect. We know how the left works. They try to disguise their real motives and make their actions seem harmless and supportive. In short, we need to understand the leftists and their motivations as well as their methodology. Do not be fooled. Thanks Mychal for your great response.

  5. pat cowan May 9, 2013 at 11:23 am #

    Mychal, Wow, mission accomplished! It’s great to hear that your last child will be leaving school soon. As a parent, I know that comes with great pride and a touch of sadness, as we accept their “adultness” now. Our babies are full grown really hits home. We concentrate on their schooling for so long, it’s strange not to be doing it anymore. Congratulations to you both.

    Morgan Ward pretty much sums up my thoughts on this mornings article. It is my understanding from the Bible, that we are instructed to spread the Word of the new kingdom.Your gift of written expression is much like a burst of spring sunshine for me. Thank you and God bless.

  6. JoAnn Dolberg May 9, 2013 at 10:10 am #

    WOW! SOOOO GOOD!!! Keep eating those veggies, fruit, and all the brain food you can get your hands on because your brain is an asset none of us want to lose! I believe you nailed this! The agenda is to silence the truth from the Word of God. Sinners who reject Him cannot stand to hear anything from Him. I guess they will not be so arrogant when they have to stand face to face with Him.

  7. Sunny Vee May 9, 2013 at 10:05 am #

    As usual, your rationale is flawless, Mychal! Just like in the good old days, before sexual harassment laws, when we women were subject to sexual advances from our bosses, whether overt or subtle, now the members of the military will be subject to overtures from members of the same sex. And they are not protected from that right now. I guess we need a new law that is explicit in redefining sexual harassment? It will have to include now “harassment from those of the same sex”.

    What an irony that religious military members and chaplains need to walk such a fine line, while the LGBT crowd is now getting special protection! Our upside-down world just continues to spin and spin, with none of our morals and values discernible in those who continue to legislate and mandate immorality!

  8. Paul Robinson May 9, 2013 at 1:50 pm #

    Why any of our young men and women would want to enlist in the military now is beyond me with DADT, reduced pay and benefits, being harassed once they are out as PTSD and not able to own guns, egregious rule of engagement, ad infinitum. This is all according to plan to weaken our already weekend military.

    • Marty Robinson May 9, 2013 at 5:31 pm #

      DADT is dead. Homosexuals and lesbians can now serve openly.

    • Rhonda Bradley May 20, 2013 at 9:37 pm #

      MANY kids these days just can't find jobs. Many of these kids are of the age when they MUST register. Many are wanting citizenship. Many WANT to serve a country that they ONCE believed was an HONOR to serve and do not know the truth or think that the military is immune or can make a difference (but that was back when they could VOTE!)

  9. morgan ward May 9, 2013 at 9:18 am #

    Mychal,

    You are exactly correct once again in your assertion. You really have a remarkable gift in making a valid and timely point and at the same time causing the person, in this particular case, Andy Kasehagen to see the error of His judgement and viewpoint.

    I can assure you that by his illogical way of thinking , that he belongs to that part of the Episcopal Church that openly accepts homosexuality and other perverted, sinful unconfessed lifestyles. He also displays his mistaken belief that he can pick and choose which scripture should be adhered to. Nowhere in The Bible does it say that Christian’s can only ‘witness’ or share the Gospel to others in a private or Church setting.After all, as Christian’s we are called upon to be the Salt of the earth as well as to rebuke, abhor and reproof all worldliness and sin at every opportunity.

    Anyone can consider themselves to be whatever they desire, but The Bible says that by their Spiritual Fruit shall you know whether they are a child of God or not . I would suggest that in his particular case, the fact that anyone who accepts homosexuality as acceptable under any circumstance , which in itself is an Abomination to God, as well as a person who tries to place limits on Witnessing to others, which was commanded of Christian’s in trying to reach the ‘lost’ for Christ [Mathew Chp 28 vs 19-20], goes a long way in proving that just like many others of today, he has been deceived into believing he is a child of God.

    Within His statement I see no Spiritual fruit or Spiritual discernment , as he is only upholding the ‘worlds’ point of view regarding homosexuality and certainly not a Christian’s or a Child of God’s absolute perspective.

    Perhaps he would be better served by fleeing from that part of the Episcopal which openly accepts unconfessed sin and instead, find him a true, non compromising, Bible Believing, Holy Ghost Church so he can learn the absolute truths of God and hopefully come to salvation through The Lord Jesus Christ. If that is accomplished, he will receive Spiritual Discernment in understanding the righteous demands of God over the unrighteous acts of satan.

    Again, another great article Mychal. Keep up the fine work my friend.

  10. Betsy Moore Young May 9, 2013 at 1:01 pm #

    Powerful response Mychal! Faultless commentary as usual!

  11. Arthur T Williams IV May 9, 2013 at 1:01 pm #

    You're totally right again Mychal. I honestly didn't understand what that guy meant in his letter. It might have made sense to some other people but it didn't to me. But when he mentioned the Episcopal Church….my antennae went right up.

    This whole new situation with the military I view as very timely in what I understand of God's plan. I see every little card mentioned in phrophecy falling right into place. It's such a shame too because the US was such a grand idea…while it lasted.

    Regards,
    Art

    P.S. I wish you'd start doing some Google HangOuts. :-)

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