Army blocks Southern Baptist Website, after calling Evangelicals hostile

The Southern Baptist convention is the largest protestant denomination in America.   After labeling some protestants as extremists the Military has blocked assess to these websites on its installations throughout the country.

I take it this is Obama’s idea of Free from religion not freedom of religion… unless of course you are a Muslim.

I am sure Muslims can still find their anti-American Imam and a guide to making pressure cooker Bombs online.

Army blocks Southern Baptist Website, after calling Evangelicals hostile

southern_BaptistChaplains with the Southern Baptist Convention said the U.S. military has blocked access to its website on bases around the nation, calling the content “hostile” and inappropriate.

The blocking comes just weeks after Army personnel cited Roman Catholics and evangelical Christians as possible examples of extremists. The Southern Baptist Convention is the nation’s largest Protestant group and stands steadfast in its opposition to abortion and same-sex marriage.

Chaplains told Fox News that SBC.net had been censored, and those trying to access the site at various military bases were greeted with a warning: “The site you have requested has been blocked by Team CONUS … due to hostile content,” Fox News reported. Team CONUS is in charge of the computer network for the Defense Department, Fox News said.

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U.S. Army Bases Block Access to Southern Baptist Website

Army officials could not pinpoint exactly what supposedly “hostile content” had caused the SBC site to be blocked, and while few other military personnel had complained publicly, several military bases across the country appeared to be affected. Oldham said the precedent was troubling. “If the government blocked any portion of the SBC.net website for any purpose, that would be an unconscionable breach of trust with the American public,” he told Fox News. “The First Amendment exists to protect the church from governmental censorship of or infringement upon religious speech and the free exercise of religion.”

Richard Land, past president of the SBC’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, called the situation “outrageous,” noting that “Southern Baptists make up a higher percentage of the all-volunteer military than in the general population. It’s outrageous that our website would be blocked for Southern Baptists serving in the military and defending the freedom to access websites.”

The AFA’s Randy Sharp concurred, calling the situation “one more example of the Defense Department leadership allowing hostility towards faith and religious freedom in our military.” Sharp told Fox that the “growing list of offenses is overwhelming and [Defense] Secretary Chuck Hagel should no longer ignore it.”

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