Albert Mohler, a leading Southern Baptist, asks the question: “Can chaplains committed to historic biblical Christianity serve in the United States military?” Is he concerned about the U.S. military fighting foreign wars? No. Is he concerned about the U.S. military being a global force for evil? No. Is he concerned about the U.S. military being nothing more than the president’s personal attack force? No. Is he concerned about the U.S. military fighting unjust and immoral wars? No. Mohler is just concerned about “the repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, coupled with the Supreme Court’s ruling that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional.” He cares not a whit about murder, deception, guile, white phosphorus, depleted uranium, drones, Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo Bay, renditions, atomic bombs, Agent Orange, etc.
Sadly, most other Baptists are of the same opinion. The solution? One that will help is my new book War, Christianity, and the State: Essays on the Follies of Christian Militarism. Makes a great Christmas gift for pastors. Warning: you may be asked to leave your church.5:25 pm on September 23, 2013