So this is making the conservative internet rounds:
Apparently, the Army is being trained to spot terrorists, especially those dastardly evangelicals, Catholics, Jews, Mormons, and anyone with a “Christian identity” (whatever that means). Oh, and let’s not forget those people who worship in the church of “Islamophobia,” a well-known and oft-practiced religion. (Good grief)
Troubling on many levels, of course, but my question is why is the Army being warned about ANY terror or extremist group operating in the U. S.? The United States military should only be fighting on American soil in the event of an invasion by enemy forces, and they should only be doing so to fight the invading enemy, right? Don’t we have law enforcement, the FBI, and a string of other domestic law enforcement agencies? So why is the military being trained in this at all? Or are we in the U.S. (count how many of those extremist groups are tagged “U. S.”) now under the “all enemies foreign and domestic” clause . . . because the Commander in Chief said so?
Perhaps it isn’t as sinister as tin-foil hat Fuzzy imagines, perhaps it’s “simply” that the military is “ready to purge Catholics and Evangelicals.” Whatever it is, it’s not good for any American of any religion because apparently believing in any God, having any religion, is now enough to get you investigated for possible terror ties . . . not that anyone mentions investigation anymore.
Nothing quite so regressive as a “progressive,” right? Religious persecution here we come! Let’s just hope that burning at the stake or gas ovens aren’t on the tiny tyrant’s 21st-century list of genocidal techniques.