Military worship is alive and well in Georgia churches. Here is a report from an LRC reader:
The pastor made the emphasis of the service a series of brief talks and prayers for the various church ministries: Sunday School, students, Upward sports, and VBS. Then on the agenda was “Prayer for Our Country.” What we got was not prayer for our country, but yet another session of military worship. Pastor ____ recognized a soldier who had just returned from his murder and mayhem mission. He received a standing ovation from the congregation. Then _____ recognized a soldier soon to start his tour of terrorism. He also received a standing ovation from the congregation. Then there was prayer for the soldier that God would keep him safe. No mention was made of either a need to keep his victims safe or conversely, to make him more effective at killing brown men, women, and children.
This is about as bad as it gets. The same thing happens in airports and on airplanes. What has happened to American churches? Military worship seems to be getting worse. I know this sounds too simple, but I think one thing that would help is for pastors to read LRC every day and get their eyes opened. How to get them to do that is the problem. Let’s make a deal. I will write the articles and you (if you have a pastor) try to get him to read LRC. I don’t know what else to do.
7:28 am on January 14, 2013 Email Laurence M. Vance