Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Mockery: US army mixing bombs and gospel in Afghanistan

A former Afghan prime minister has called for an inquiry after Al Jazeera broadcast footage showing Christian US soldiers appearing to be preparing to try and convert Muslims in Afghanistan. Ahmed Shah Ahmedzai said there must be a "serious investigation" after military chaplains stationed in the US air base at Bagram were filmed discussing how to distribute copies of the Bible printed in the country's main Pashto and Dari languages.

In one recorded sermon, Lieutenant-Colonel Gary Hensley, the chief of the US military chaplains in Afghanistan, tells soldiers that, as followers of Jesus Christ, they all have a responsibility "to be witnesses for him". MORE of the AlJazeera story HERE.

I find this thing totally distasteful. Do Christians in the US military not see how they make a mockery of the Gospel if they preach that in a US army uniform in Afghanistan? See this comment for instance.

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