Holy Shit

No, really. Literally! Go read the rest:

For the past several years, two U.S. Army posts in Virginia, Fort Eustis and Fort Lee, have been putting on a series of what are called Commanding General’s Spiritual Fitness Concerts. As I’ve written in a number of other posts, “spiritual fitness” is just the military’s new term for promoting religion, particularly evangelical Christianity. And this concert series is no different.

On May 13, 2010, about eighty soldiers, stationed at Fort Eustis while attending a training course, were punished for opting out of attending one of these Christian concerts. The headliner at this concert was a Christian rock band called BarlowGirl, a band that describes itself as taking “an aggressive, almost warrior-like stance when it comes to spreading the gospel and serving God.”

Any doubt that this was an evangelical Christian event was cleared up by the Army post’s newspaper, the Fort Eustis Wheel, which ran an article after the concert that began:

Following the Apostle Paul’s message to the Ephesians in the Bible, Christian rock music’s edgy, all-girl band BarlowGirl brought the armor of God to the warriors and families of Fort Eustis during another installment of the Commanding General’s Spiritual Fitness Concert Series May 13 at Jacobs Theater.

4 thoughts on “Holy Shit

  1. This is so infuriating. This must be stopped NOW. It is unconstitutional. I read and heard about the Air Force Academy a couple of years ago doing stuff like this, but apparently it’s much more widespread. It must be stopped.

  2. Probably all bought & paid for with our TAX DOLLARS which is an outrage, as is the bloviation about the “mosque controversy” I am hearing every day…this administration should be ASHAMED OF ITSELF in SO MANY WAYS! What fucking change I can believe in????

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