Air Force Academy DownGrades Tradition of Operation Christmas Child

The Air Force Academy has agreed to modify Operation Christmas Child, and it has apologized for attempting to send Christmas shoeboxes filled with gifts to more children than might be “proper.” The ‘Military Religious Freedom Foundation’ has astoundingly cowed the Academy.  With 4,400 cadets, 132 parents complained, including two sets of Muslim parents. Note that Christian Americans have given billions of dollars to Palestinians for the care of children following Islam, even though we abhor their faith. Then those dollars are used by Hamas to buy weapons to use against the Democracy sitting right next door.

This Academy email went out to the cadets:

 “As the holidays approach, we have the opportunity to provide the joy of Christmas to impoverished Children around the world,” read the e-mail sent to some 4,400 cadets and provided to Fox News. “PLEASE, PLEASE CONSIDER SPENDING SOME OF YOUR VALUABLE TIME AND MONEY TO LOVE ON A KID AROUND THE WORLD!!.”

A cadet called and complained to Brig. Gen. Richard Clark. If the story is to believed, Clark apologized. There is some good news, however, because an Air Force Chaplain may be allowed to send out a notice to the “proper audience,” which means fewer children, of all religions around the world, will receive their shoebox.

This is the shameful argument of ‘freedom from religion,’ rather than the First Amendment guarantee that we will have the ‘freedom of religion,’ the one we choose. It prohibits government choosing a religion for us and forcing us to claim it. We were founded as a Christian Nation, saw our abundant blessings coming from The Father, The Son and The Holy Ghost, and welcomed others to live on America soil, worship as they please and share our freedom.

Fox News, Todd Starnes:

Operation Christmas Child said they expect to send more than 8 million shoe box gifts to underprivileged children in 100 countries. Around 60,000 churches and 60,000 community groups in the United States are participating…

Weinstein said an evangelical Christian message is also included in the boxes.

“This is a proselytizing entity of Franklin Graham,” said the group’s president, Mikey Weinstein. He filed a complaint on behalf of 132 Academy personnel including two sets of Muslim-American parents…

Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, told Fox News that this is evidence that the Obama administration “has engaged in a culture war beyond measure.”

“We see here the collateral damage – the fallout of religious freedom and the attack on Christian organizations that are simply reaching out to help those in need,” Perkins said. “This is a long pattern under this administration under a president who apologized for everything that is American.”

“It’s so outrageous,” said Jordan Sekulow an attorney with the American Center for Law and Justice. He said the controversy is an example of the cultural shift happening in the United States.

“This is a perfect example of how heartless these groups are when it comes to defending their anti-religion position,” Sekulow said. “It’s not about the First Amendment. It’s about a real hatred of religious people and people of faith that they would go so far as to stop an assistance program like Operation Christmas Child.”

The spokesman for those complaining says Franklin Graham is a “total Islamophobe.” The truth may be that Muslim children all over the world have received these shoeboxes. Are there any Muslims doing a single charitable thing for a poor Christian child, or a child of any faith outside Islam? America’s Sharia Compliant Banks provide interest to “charitable” Muslim entities. Do you think a penny goes to a Christian of any age? Those at the Air Force Academy helm need to grow a pair and try to live up to the courage of their own cadets.

Linked in The Grumpy Daily – some great stories here!

Linked at The Lonely Conservative in The War on Christians Continues

 


Scotty McCreery: How to Pack a Shoe Box (video)

Posted by Maggie @ Maggie’s Notebook

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  • Way to go Maggie …

    Your last paragraph says it all.

  • Maggie, pretty sad, also seems to fit a pattern, I’m more inclined to think the Academy cave to pressure from the Administration. The Air Force, the US Military isn’t known for changing because a few member– or thier parents don’t like something..

    I put up a link

  • More of Obama’s meddling where he doesn’t belong.

    Yes and Maggie your last sentence says it all. They need to grow some.

  • THE ONLY THING THAT THE ASSWHOLE MUSLIMS GIVE CHRISTIANS IS DEATH. ISLAM IS NOT A RELIGION, IT IS A CULT LIKE ANY OTHER SECRET SOCIETY WOULD BE CONSIDERED. THEY HAVE NO REGARD FOR ANYBODY’S RELIGION. THE MUSLIMS ARE MURDERERS, THEY ARE SCUM, THEY ARE PIGS, THEY MUST BE WIPED OUT AND REMOVED FROM THE FACE OF THE EARTH. EVER SINCE MOHAMMED CRAWLED OU OF HIS CAVE NEAR MECCA WHERE THE KA’ABA IS LOCATED WITH THE TWO WHITE ROCKS AND ONE BLACK ROCK, THERE HAS BEEN NOTHING BUT MURDER AND MAYHEM IN THE WORLD. ISLAM OWES THE WORLD AN APOLOGY FOR JUST BEING ISLAM.THEY CAN STICK THEIR SHARIA LAW UP THEIR BIG FAT ASSES. FOR THE AIRFORCE TO BACK DOWN AND DESERT JESUS CHRIST IS A COWARDS WAY OUT. WE OWE ISLAM NOTHING, THEY OWE THE CHRISTIANS EVERYTHING. ISLAM IS THE MOST UNNECESSARY THING THAT EVER EXISTED. AND SCREW YOU WEINSTEIN.

  • thomas simpson

    I have a hard time understanding just why people today do not read their history about the founding of our country. just about, if not all of our leading institutions of highter learning were started for the purpose of teaching religion and having the students study their bibles. one example was Yale college; In november of 1701 the founders of the college set certain requirements for the students, example, “All scholars shall live religious, Godly, and blameless lives according to the rules of God’s Word, dilligently reading the Holy Scriptures, the fountain of light and truth; and constantly attend upon all the duties of religion, both in public and secret.” If this country is soo bad…then why are so many people trying to get here? I seem to remember three people who went across the border in Iran and went directly to jail and could have died there. Sadely our border is open and wide to cross and…wait for it…they do not go to jail. Something wrong with this picture and our country.

  • I never gave to this “charity”, and this is another reason not to give to it.

    I’m sorry, but I don’t think Muslim children should get anything from US but bombs and rockets over their heads.

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