Update: Even trusted news sources can be misled, particularly when it pertains to having only one side of the story available. While the trend of secularism in the world and in many government offices including the military is rising, there can be challenges to the notion based upon the individual incident. If the comment below is accurate, then this is one of those cases where the surface story is opposite of the whole story. We will keep the story up for the same of pointing to a possible retelling from the comments.
The vast majority of the US military seems to still be serving properly and righteously, but every now and then something pops up that makes us terrified about our future. In the case of the religious persecution against Monifa Sterling, we pray that this is an isolated incident. Unfortunately, it seems to be a trend.
First and foremost, if Monifa Sterling needs a job, we would be very proud to talk to her about that, for the record.
Second, I’m going to be brief with the breakdown of the events because it fills me with anger that is not conducive to our stance. We want to love all people, but when a Marine supervisor betrays the Bible and when a military court finds this to be acceptable, we must pray for those who are being misled and for ourselves to maintain composure. It’s that terrifying and infuriating at the same time.
The short of it is this: Sterling had a Bible verse displayed by her work computer. Her supervisor was offended by it for whatever reason, trumped up charges against her, and the court system decided that this was acceptable behavior. The dangerous trend that is emerging both in the military and in the civilian side of American society is that religious rights are protected as long as they’re not Judeo-Christian rights.
Who took America away and replaced it with hypocritical idiocy and dysfunction?
I’m going to cut this article short. It’s just too maddening. Please read more about it on Fox News:
As it now stands – Sterling is unemployed and looking for work. It’s a process made harder because of the bad conduct discharge from the military. Hopefully Liberty Institute will be able to restore this Christian Marine’s good name and expunge the charge.