Luke, chapter 6, verse 22 reads: “Blessed are you when people hate you and when they exclude you and revile you and spurn your name as evil, on account of the son of man.” Going all the way back to biblical times, Christians have suffered under continuous persecution. That is simply a way of life. Even today, in many countries around the world, Christians must practice their faith under cover, and in secret, for fear of government persecution. There are even countries–specifically in the Middle East–where Christianity is punishable by death.
As Americans, we have always had the benefit of living in a country that promotes freedom of religion. We are allowed to practice faith freely, in almost any way we choose to do so. With the aggressive advancement of Secularism, we had to know that the time was fast approaching when even Americans weren’t safe from government persecution. That time has begun.
“President Barack Obama’s civilian appointees who lead the Pentagon are confirming that the military will make it a crime–possibly resulting in imprisonment–for those in uniform to share their faith…This regulation would severely limit expressions of faith in the military, even on a one-to-one basis between close friends. It could also effectively abolish the position of chaplain in the military, as it would not allow chaplains (or any service members, for that matter), to say anything about their faith that others say led them to think they were being encouraged to make faith part of their life.”