In President Obama’s America, Muslims can get special treatment and have prayer rooms in public schools BUT Christian prayer is not allowed. In Obama‘s America, Muslims can enter our country — rape, attack, kill — and then complain about Americans’ “intolerance” while their countries are ‘literal hellholes’ for anyone who is a woman or a non-Muslim. In Obama’s America, if a Muslim slaughters gays [or people, in general] then it’s because he was ‘left out’ and didn’t ‘feel welcomed’ but a Christian baker rejects to make a pro-gay marriage cake and they are taken to court and labeled ‘terrible people’ or ‘religious zealots’ or ‘bigots’ or ‘homophobes’ … and in Obama’s America, the US Army can’t have one of their official bands perform at a Christmas event because it is too Christian-based of an event and too religious of a show. Folks, this is a travesty! Christianity has been a big part of the US since the origination of the country .. and now we have to ditch Christian values and Christian traditions? For what? Because of people wanting to disturb our country and ruin it? Because of migrants who come here and then complain? What if we went to their country and complained? How would we be treated? Not nearly as good as we treat them.
When Fox News Radio host Todd Starnes invited a U.S. Army acoustic band to perform at his annual radio Christmas show, the initial reaction from the military branch was enthusiastic but noncommittal.
The Fox Radio Christmas show is “a two-hour extravaganza filmed in Memphis – featuring special guest performers, celebrities, a full orchestra and the Bellevue Baptist Church Singing Christmas Tree, wrote Starnes, the host of “Fox News & Commentary,” which is heard on hundreds of radio stations.
Knowing his audience honors the military, he wanted this year to feature the Six-String Soldiers of the U.S. Army Field Band, a four-member group that performs American, folk, bluegrass and Irish music.
The U.S. Army Field Band is dubbed “the musical ambassadors of the Army.”
When the Army delayed responding, Starnes thought it was merely to check the calendar, but it turned out the investigation centered on the contents of his Christmas show.
He received a rejection letter.
“After reviewing your request, we have opined that the show is a religious event, and therefore we cannot provide official support based on restrictions in AR-360-1,” the letter read. “We value our relationship with you as well as FOX News and hope you understand our declination is guided by law and Army regulations.”
Starnes acknowledged his show proclaims Jesus as the reason for the season.
“In my defense, though, the reason my Christmas show is religious is because Christmas is in fact a religious holiday. I had no idea the Baby Jesus or Heralding Angels violated Army regulations,” he wrote.
Starnes’ friend Gov. Mike Huckabee, who was named ambassador to Israel on Friday, agreed, pointing out there is “nothing in the law that prohibits the military from taking part in the celebration of an international holiday that has been observed from the beginnings of this nation.”
“Does the Army have Christmas dinner for soldiers deployed?” Huckabee asked. “All the shipping or receiving of Christmas gifts? Allow Christmas trees in military facilities? If so, then the Army already acknowledges Christmas.”
Here’s a video of the US Army’s Six String Soldiers Field Band:
“[this] is what President Obama’s fundamentally transformed nation looks like. The fact that soldiers cannot play Jingle Bells on a banjo inside a church is absurd. But the fact that soldiers are denied religious liberty is downright offensive.”
Despite the rejection, Starnes still said that the event will “salute their sacrifice and we will say a prayer on their behalf for peace on Earth [and] goodwill toward men.”
Also, the director of litigation at First Liberty Institute told Starnes that the rules will change once Trump is President [Jan.20th]. First Liberty Institute is the largest non-profit law firm solely dedicated to protecting religious freedom for all Americans.
“I have a feeling that the United States Army will soon no longer be intimidated by Christmas carols and candy canes”
-Hiram Sasser [of First Liberty Institute]