August 7, 2007

Christian Taliban Running the American Military?

Time reports on a story which I expect will be familiar to many of you - the "Christianization" of the American military. Reports of this disturbing trend have been around for awhile, but it is nice to finally see some coverage in mainstream news media.

According to Time,
...the Inspector General's office of the Department of Defense released a report concluding that a former Pentagon chaplain and several generals inappropriately loaned the prestige of their positions — and that of the Pentagon and the U.S. government — to make a fundraising film for a non-governmental evangelical group, the so-called Christian Embassy. The report identified Christian Embassy as affiliated with the group Campus Crusade for Christ.
For more on what is happening in the military and why secular Americans should be concerned, see this excellent article at Truthdig.