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By - August 11, 2013

Just When All Hope Seemed Lost

There are many days when I feel the entire world and this country in particular are heading into a very bad place.  First, a slight majority of Americans re-elected Obama in November in the midst of his war on Catholics/Christians, his war on the entrepreneurs and hard workers of all social-economic status’ then add in Fast & Furious, Benghazi, the backing of the extremist Islamic group the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.  Now through the Obama administrations efforts within the military, chaplains are now being targeted for mentioning God or even atheists:

A Christian chaplain currently serving at the Air Force Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska could face punishment for posting a religious column on the base’s website.

Lt. Col Kenneth Reyes wrote an essay titled “No Atheists in Foxholes: Chaplains Gave All in World War II” and posted it on his page on the site, called “Chaplain’s Corner,”

The phrase has been attributed to the Rev. William Cummings, a Catholic priest in the Second World War; it was later used by President Dwight D. Eisenhower during a 1954 speech, when he said, “I am delighted that our veterans are sponsoring a movement to increase our awareness of God in our daily lives. In battle, they learned a great truth that there are no atheists in the foxholes.”

But shortly after Reyes posted his essay online, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, led by activist Mikey Weinstein, sent a letter to the base allegedly on behalf of 42 anonymous airmen who had complained about it.

“In the civilian world, such anti-secular diatribe is protected free speech,” the religious  freedom foundation reportedly wrote in a letter to Col. Brian Duffy, the base commander.

Five hours after the complaint was received, Reyes’ essay was taken down “out of respect for those who considered its title offensive,”

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation reportedly still wants Reyes to be punished for what he wrote, insisting, “Faith-based hate is hate all the same. Lt. Col Reyes must be appropriately reprimanded.”

So now historical phrases are hate speech?  Mikey Weinstein is supported completely by the Obama administration.  Does the Obama administration suggest we now rewrite history?  Excuse me, I forgot who I am referring to; of course Obama wants history to be re-written, in his image.

Just when I think all is lost, God steps in to help me and a lot of other people:

It was on Sunday that Katie Lentz, a sophomore at Tulane University, was driving from her parents’ Quincy, Illinois home to Jefferson City, Missouri, where she has a summer internship.

Her Mercedes was hit head-on by another vehicle, driven by a drunk driver and the accident crushed Lentz’s car in a mangled wreck that left her with multiple broken bones, a ruptured spleen and damaged liver.

Workers from across the county battled for over an hour and a half to extricate Lentz from her car – but she was fading fast and their equipment was not heavy duty enough.

It was then that she asked to pray and at that moment the priest appeared to offer his blessings to Lentz and the emergency workers.

The silver haired priest was reportedly in his 50s or 60s and was wearing black pants, a black shirt and white collar and seemingly stepped forward to answer Lentz’s plea from nowhere.

Raymond Reed, the New London fire chief said that it struck him as odd from the start as Highway 19 was blocked off for two miles in each direction and no one from the close-knit community recognized the man.

‘We’re all local people from four different towns,” Reed said. “We’ve only got one Catholic church out of three towns and it wasn’t their priest.’

Immediately after the 6ft tall priest gave his blessing, he told the emergency workers to stay calm and that their equipment would now work.  At the moment another fire department pulled up with new equipment.  The emergency workers righted the car, stabilized Lentz’s vital signs and cut her out once the jaws of life appeared from the neighboring town.

She was put in an air ambulance and is now recovering in hospital.

But when they turned to thank the priest, he was gone.

There are no atheists in foxholes!


 

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