Color Guard….guard, but not in a church

THIS stunned me a little.   The Army can’t send an Honor Guard to a church celebrating the Fourth of July anymore.  Forbidden now, in a ceremony they’ve participated in for twenty years.   If that’s the case, since the Fourth of July is a government celebration, should it even be allowed to be celebrated in a church?  Think about it….

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As the article says, the Army CAN march in a gay parade, but not stand at attention, with our flags, in a church celebrating what they call “God and Country.”

Of course, these days, everything is so upside down that, if we allow the soldiers in a church on duty, they’d have to be sent to a mosque, too.  Not that any mosque would want an American color guard, I guess……….

This situation is packed with nuance…….Obviously, we don’t believe in State IN Church or Church IN State, but….this rang weird to me.   Weird, also, that they could for 20 years, but now can’t.

How do you feel about this?  Please read the short article (same link as above) for nuance that might help you in your decision making/comment. Thanks.
Z

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9 Responses to Color Guard….guard, but not in a church

  1. Does this have something to do with the Commander-In-Chief?

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  2. I did not read the entire article, but most.
    Did I miss the part where military Chaplains can no longer participate in church services on base?
    Talk about the “Last twenty years”? chaplains have participated in church services the last 250 years!
    So what precludes Army participation in a church service?
    Time for a lawsuit.
    or more:
    “But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security”

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  3. geeez2014 says:

    Ed “Did I miss the part where military Chaplains can no longer participate in church services on base?” ??? WHAT?
    And yes, 250 years is right….but, particularly in this service, 20 years or so. So sad.

    JB….gee, I don’t know. (probably)

    I’ll be gone most of today; see you later on!

    Please weigh in…

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  4. I didn’t read ANY of the article, Z. Don’t have to. It all fits in with the agenda of Obama and the political left. P.C. run amok.

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  5. geeez2014 says:

    But, Mal, there are details that are kind of fascinating in it, which could even change a mind leaning in one direction.
    And yes, it certainly does fit the agenda, so you’re definitely right there 🙂

    Mal, you’re in your mid Eighties….did you EVER EVER think things like this would or COULD happen in our country? Tell us something about that, please. You hit on it from time to time, but if you’d like to write a post and email it to me, or just write here on your thoughts, I know we’d all be interested. Think about it and let me know 🙂 Or just write here; I’d love that. Although I know it’ll make me sad. Do it with your usual consummate optimism….!!

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  6. Good grief, Z. Where do I start? EVERYthing today is so different, from having pride not only in yourself but for your Country. As much as I hate saying this, things were better when we had segregation. No racial riots. The police and laws were obeyed by the masses, and anyone disobeying them were punished. No exceptions. We had pride in personal accomplishments and by not needing help from anyone, including the government. We gladly paid our taxes because we felt the funds were necessary and being wisely spent. Our borders were only lightly watched because few even considered coming in illegally. Mothers all stayed home to raised their children
    to behave and to obey all adults, and if they misbehaved while at a neighbors house, the neighbor would discipline them, then they’d get it again when they got home by their parents! People weren’t sue-happy, trying to claim damages for anything they could to line their pockets. We were admired and respected around the world by all. Our President and Congress actually did the job they were elected to do, not for self-interest. For example, when Harry Truman left office, he and Bess drove their car back to their modest home in Missouri. No security. No expensive costs to the public. They simply went back to living their lives. I could go on and on with examples……….

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  7. “Ed “Did I miss the part where military Chaplains can no longer participate in church services on base?” ??? WHAT?”
    What I meant was, “What is the difference with an Honor Guard participating in a church service and a chaplain doing the same?”

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  8. Baysider says:

    Well, I DID read the article, and did NOT MISS the part where the color guard was allowed to march in a gay pride parade! This is a travesty. And let’s be clear – it’s meant to be.

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  9. @Mal,
    “Where do I start? EVERYthing today is so different, from having pride not only in yourself but for your Country…………………………………………………….”

    AMEN to all you say!

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