Thursday, December 14, 2006

Onward Christianist Soldiers

I caught something about this on O'Reilly's radio show the other day, but the caller who was talking about it was cut off so Bill-o could spend 90 seconds shilling jock itch cream. The caller was questioning a recent story about the "evangelical wing" of the Pentagon.

The Pentagon appears to have been infiltrated by evangelical whackos who are using their uniforms to spread religious propaganda. Washington Post:

"A military watchdog group is asking the Defense Department to investigate whether seven Army and Air Force officers violated regulations by appearing in uniform in a promotional video for an evangelical Christian organization."

The seven officers in question appeared in a video for the "Christian Embassy", an organization that proselytizes about christianity to (and presumably tries to convert) military leaders, politicians and other Washington insiders. The "christian embassy" website has the appearance of a US government site, and makes one wonder how well-entrenched in the corridors of power these people really are. Much of the video in question was filmed in the Pentagon.

Correntewire has the video and more scary details.