It is well known in bureaucratic circles that when the government creates a new program or policy to combat a specific crisis, that bureaucracy or agency will eventually expand its mission and scope to ensure a process of survival and growth. This axiom for government is being played out in the U.S. military as a new report on Oct. 23 shows that soldiers are now being threatened with punishment for such innocuous acts as making donations to churches, since the military now sees Christianity, along with fundamental Islam, as a threat in the ever expanding War on Terror.
Soldiers attending a pre-deployment briefing at Fort Hood say they were told that evangelical Christians and members of the Tea Party were a threat to the nation and that any soldier donating to those groups would be subjected to punishment under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
A soldier who attended the briefing told me the counter-intelligence agent in charge of the meeting spent nearly a half hour discussing how evangelical Christians and groups like the American Family Association were “tearing the country apart.” - Fox News
This expansion by the military in the War on Terror to include Christian churches and institutions is in line with policies laid out by the Department of Homeland Security, who in the past has targeted American citizens who believe in the Constitution and original freedoms of the founding fathers.
Additionally, a recent scandal in the Obama administration shows that executives under his command have willfully targeted Christian, patriot, and Tea Party organizations by rejecting their applications for non-profit status through the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), as well as by targeting Pastors and churches for preaching opposition to the Obama Presidency.
Since 9/11, and the advent of the ideological War on Terror, government agencies have pursued and indicted several domestic and foreign individuals for aiding and abetting the enemy through their donating of cash, or laundering of money, to support recognized terrorists and national security threats. However, as the real threat of Al-Qaeda has waned over time, agencies that were created and expanded to fight this war more than a decade ago, are shifting their focus towards 'domestic terrorists', and any individuals or groups that speak out against the government or President Obama. And what was once a basic right in America to be able to worship and speak freely in our words and actions, and give as one saw fit to their faith, is now being threatened with punishment or worse as the U.S. military expands a new war on Christianity, and labels the followers of Christ as new enemies of the state.