Chaplain, Capt. Joe Lawhorn, conducted a training session on suicide prevention Nov. 20 at the University of North Georgia. During the session, he shared his personal struggles with depression while an Army Ranger.
What upset the atheist group is that Lawhorn explained how he learned to conquer adversity by following the example of Israel’s warrior king, David, one of the great heroes of the Old Testament. [It should be noted that David is a revered figure in Christianity, Judaism and Islam, and while it being called “The Old Testament” is a Christian reference, it remains the exact same text that Jews refer to as “The Torah” and Muslims refer to as “Taurat”]
A week later, on Thanksgiving, Lawhorn received a letter of concern from Col. David Fivecoat, commander of the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade at Fort Benning, Ga.
Fivecoat’s letter faulted Lawhorn for “using Christian scriptures and solutions”:
During this training, you advocated, or were perceived to advocate for Christianity and used Christian scripture and solutions. This is in direct contrast with Army Regulation 600-20 and violates the Army’s Equal Opportunity Policy.
The letter, described as “administrative in nature,” also issued a stern warning to Lawhorn to be “careful to avoid any perception you are advocating one system of beliefs over another.” It will remain in the chaplain’s file for up to three years.
The question remains how does one avoid the “perception” created in the minds of idiot, bigots and hate-mongers? And why should we even care?
SOURCE: The Daily Signal.
In a video posted to YouTube the Mayor of Lake Worth, Pam Triolo and several commissioners can be seen leaving the room on Dec. 2, as atheist Preston Smith prepared to lead the invocation before a city council meeting.
Preston’s invocation invokes the names of Satan, Zeus, Allah, Jesus, Buddha and Thor among others.
According to WPTV, another man has put in a request to stand at the podium and lead an invocation. This time with a satanic prayer.
“We want to make a circus out of it,” explained Chaz Stevens. “We want to make a fiasco out of it, we want to make it so freaking, utterly ridiculous that they rethink this.”
Read the full article at CNSNews.com.
Feminism as all Leftist based philosophies can never withstand to light of reason, facts and truth, therefore they must propagate myths in order to “validate” their ideas. Here are ten of the more commonly regurgitated myths Feminists spew about rape.
1. 1 in 5…
The myth goes that 1 in 5 college co-ed have been raped. Sometimes it’s 1 in 4. Sometimes it’s all women. Regardless the version, it’s an absolute, complete fabrication. The number comes from a study of sexual assault on campuses done by Mary Koss in 1985 for Ms. Magazine. 1985…29 years ago!! And for Ms. Magazine…seriously?!? One of the questions was, “Have you had sexual intercourse when you didn’t want to because a man gave you alcohol or drugs?”…a yes answer, according to the study, meant you were raped. So if a co-ed got tipsy, slept with a guy, then regretted it the next day, she was raped? I can’t understand why it was just 1 in 5. From what I hear it should be more like 3 in 5 for today’s college girls. If they omitted the alcohol and drugs, and just asked if they regretted it the next day…it would be 4 out of 5.
2. Only 1% of rape allegations are false
First of all unless it’s proven to be false, it’s not considered false, so whatever number of proven false allegation are only part of the total false allegations. Second, the origins of this myth lead to claims of 2%, but Feminists strip it down to 1%, then claim the same source. The source? Actually nonexistent. It’s quoted by Feminsists citing “FBI studies”, but no actual link to any real studies is ever provided. The real stats? Peter Neufeld and Barry C. Scheck, prominent criminal attorneys and co-founders of the Innocence Project report, “Every year since 1989, in about 25 percent of the sexual assault cases referred to the FBI where results could be obtained, the primary suspect has been excluded by forensic DNA testing. Specifically, FBI officials report that out of roughly 10,000 sexual assault cases since 1989, about 2,000 tests have been inconclusive, about 2,000 tests have excluded the primary suspect, and about 6,000 have ‘matched’ or included the primary suspect. The fact that these percentages have remained constant for 7 years, and that the National Institute of Justice’s informal survey of private laboratories reveals a strikingly similar 26-percent exclusion rate, strongly suggests that postarrest and postconviction DNA exonerations are tied to some strong, underlying systemic problems that generate erroneous accusations and convictions.” So in about 26% of the cases DNA proved the allegation as false, and in another 15% DNA tests could not confirm the accused involvement at all…and those are just the ones that made it to the FBI.
3. What is rape?
Yet another myth Feminists propagate is a vacillating definition of rape. Some insist all sex is rape. Others say anytime the woman regrets having sex is rape. A female judge in a case about a prostitute who had sex with a man who refused to pay, ruled that it wasn’t rape, but theft of services. Feminists created such an outrage, the judge’s decision was overruled–making the violent rape of a virgin the moral equivalent of not paying a prostitute. And Feminists claim to support women?
4. Punishing false allegations will make women fear reporting actual rapes
This is the equivalent of claiming that punishing rapists will make men fear to have sex. A crime is a crime. If it is proven that the allegation is false, then whoever made the allegation has committed a crime.
5. Rape is worse than prison
Really? You understand what happens to men sentenced to prison for rape, right? And this happens repeatedly over years. Men have been exonerated of rape charges after 7, 10 even 15 or more years, and somehow this is less suffering than being raped once?!?
6. We live in a rape culture
This is another mindless slogan of the type Liberals drool over. It’s vague enough to be hard to start addressing it’s stupidity, and can be repeated ad nauseum by idiots trying to pretend to make a point. With very few exceptions Americans detest rape. Even those that try to rationalize individual incidents are left pretending it somehow isn’t rape. We live in a very promiscuous culture, something given to us by Liberals. So they say, “If it feels good, do it.” Then say, “However, if she regrets in the next morning, it’s rape!” Feminists claiming America has a rape culture makes as much sense as McDonald’s nagging us for being obese.
7. Men should be taught not to rape
Men know not to rape, they don’t need to be taught it. The men who rape don’t do so because someone forgot to tell them it was wrong. They do so because quite a few people told them that morality is relative; right and wrong are arbitrary concepts; and they can decide for themselves what values they should follow. Guess who taught them that?
8. Rape is the only crime where the victim has to prove they’re not lying
So, if I go to the police and claim that John robbed my house. I don’t have to provide to the police any evidence at all that my house was actually robbed, let alone that John had anything to do with it? Can I claim a murder happened, and not have to prove someone actually died, or that the accused did it? In fact rape is the only crime I’m aware of that you don’t actually have to prove a crime was committed or that a specific person did it, in order to get legal wheels working and someone’s life in total chaos just because you made the accusation.
9. Women don’t lie about rape
Really, they actually say this. I suppose they base this on the belief that women never, ever lie about anything, ever.
10. Men control society
This becomes a rape myth inasmuch as it provides a philosophical base for most of the rest of the myths. There are more women than men in our population, and women have the exact same right to vote as men. There are currently 91 women serving in Congress…that’s 17%. But even the men in Congress have women comprising more than half of their constituency. I know of few men who do not hold as sacred the concept that women should be protected, and cherished. We have laws preventing anyone from suppressing a woman’s right to exert the legal powers granted to men. The truth is women hold massive power, and can and do use it whenever they understand that power, and choose to use it. If men control society, it’s only because women have given us permission to.