'Jesus loves nukes' course is struck out

Based on certain biblical passages, such as Revelation 19:11 among others, which says "Jesus Christ is the mighty warrior", the course was taught to U.S soldiers. Soldiers had to sit through a PowerPoint session of "Fundamentalist love for the apocalypse."

 

From the Guardian article: 

"Before the the course was stopped 31 nuclear missile launch officers, including Protestants and Roman Catholics, had complained to the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, a group that campaigns for the separation of church and state.

Its founder Mikey Weinstein said the officers were being told that “under fundamentalist Christian doctrine, war is a good thing”."

 

Truly disturbing stuff -- but even more disturbing is this quote from a retired US Navy chaplain: “Why is it inappropriate to give our people guidelines that have withstood the test of time, to give us moral guidance?  “History will prove that if you stay true to God’s wisdom, it will serve us well and it has served us well.”

 

 

 

 

 

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