Congressman Speaks out on Behalf of Christians in Military
The United States Army has blocked the website of the Southern Baptist Convention from government computers, saying the Christian site contains “hostile content.”
An Army officer assigned to a U.S. base said he tried to access SBC.net from his government computer, but instead, he got a message that said the site was being blocked by “Team CONUS.” The message he received read:
The site you have requested has been blocked by Team CONUS (C-TNOSC/RECERT-CONUS) due to hostile content.
Team Conus is the Department of Defense management and computer network overseer of the military’s Continental US Theater Network Operations and Security Center (CTNOSC) Regional Computer Emergency Response Team.
“So the Southern Baptist Convention is now considered hostile to the U.S. Army…it just corroborates the recent string of events highlighted by AFA,” the officer wrote in an email to American Family Association.(www.afa.net)
According to Tim Wildmon, president of American Family Network, “This is just another example of the Christian faith coming under attack in the military. Earlier this month, an Army email labeled prominent Christian ministries like the Family Research Council and American Family Association as ‘domestic hate groups.’ Their list continues to grow as is evidenced by their new addition of the Southern Baptist Convention as ‘hostile.’”
This prompted Congressman Randy Forbes (R-VA) to question Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel about religious liberty issues during a House Armed Services Committee meeting just two weeks ago.
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