If your church is having a special Veterans Day service. An LRC reader informs me of a note from his church sent to all of its members requesting that all veterans wear their uniforms to church this Sunday so they can be “celebrated” for “service to the country.” Here was the response of the LRC reader, himself a veteran:
Thank you for the kind sentiment, but none of us in the professional military forces were serving our country. We were serving ourselves. We were well paid to assault our fellow man when so ordered by the men who paid us. Our country got taxed by politicians and we collected our share of the loot. That was the extent of our service. So, no uniform for me on Sunday.
Our churches must be demilitarized.12:30 pm on November 7, 2013 Email Laurence M. Vance