President Obama has threatened to veto a bill that would protect military members’ religious free speech rights, confirming fears that his Administration plans to target Christians who discuss their faith.
The House Armed Services Committee last week passed an amendment on H.R. 1960, the National Defense Authorization Act, that would protect Christians and members of other faiths.
The amendment was made necessary because of recent revelations that the Pentagon has been working with notoriously anti-Christian atheist activist Mikey Weinstein, founder of the misleadlingly named Military Religious Freedom Foundation, to craft a policy that could subject Christians who are caught talking about their faith to punishment, including court martial.
The Pentagon denies that’s the plan, trying to draw a distinction between “proselytizing” and “evangelizing,” which are synonyms in most dictionaries.