Military’s Latest Casualty: the Constitution
By Tony Perkins
The U.S. military swears an oath to support the Constitution — but not before Obama’s military leaders blame it for “modern sexism!” That was the stunning revelation from The Daily Caller, which found that the Obama military was actively teaching young troops that — not just the Constitution — but the Bible and Declaration of Independence were to blame for society’s gender inequality.
The training came courtesy of the Pentagon’s Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI), whose materials claim that these “historical influences… allow sexism to continue.” As the Caller points out, the “Prejudice & Discrimination” course was mandatory for some service members — including some of the Navy’s medical personnel. “Quotes from the Bible can be misinterpreted as having a sexist influence when brought out of context and not fully understood,” the text suggests. “In 1776, ‘We the people…’ only included white men: Slaves and women were not included until later in history.”
Once reporters started sniffing around and asking questions, the courses suddenly vanished from the DEOMI website. Pentagon Spokesman Lt. Commander Nate Christensen, who’s has been the PR janitor at the Pentagon, continually mopping up behind the administration, insists that the curriculum is under review now that it has been exposed. But how do they undo the damage that has been done? More than 2,000 troops have been indoctrinated with this rubbish since 2011. And while the military learned its lesson with SPLC and removed its content from training materials, it obviously has a long way to go before it loosens the grip of political correctness on our nation’s fighting force. The military needs to not only stop this attack on our Constitution and our Christian heritage — they need to repair the damage they’ve already done. Under Obama, the United States military is almost unrecognizable — which is all the more reason for conservatives to pay close attention to the presidential race. If the last seven years have taught us anything, it’s that our nation needs a courageous candidate who won’t just babysit America’s demise — but snatch this country back from the edge. Don’t support people based on who the pundits think can win. Support people who you think can courageously lead the nation. In the meantime, click over to our website and let Defense Secretary Ash Carter know what you think of his “training.”
Tony Perkins is president of the Washington, D.C.-based Family Research Council. He is a former member of the Louisiana legislature where he served for eight years, and he is recognized as a legislative pioneer for authoring measures like the nation’s first Covenant Marriage law.
(Via FRC’s Washington Update. Tony Perkins’ Washington Update is written with the aid of FRC senior writers.)
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