Wednesday, July 15, 2009


The American fundies place a higher value on proselytizing than winning the fight in Afghanistan. Last night on KVOI, the local fundie talk station, I heard an ad that advocates for having our soldiers handing out translated Bibles in Afghanistan. It's hard to think of something less likely to win the hearts of the Afghans than that but the fundies don't care, they want the practice reinstated. Here's one report from about a month ago that covers this problem and the greater problem of fundies in the services.
Christian Soldiers
The growing controversy over military chaplains using the armed forces to spread the Word.

By Kathryn Joyce Newsweek Web Exclusive
Jun 19, 2009

Later in May, Al-Jazeera broadcast clips filmed in 2008 showing stacks of Bibles translated into Pashto and Dari at the U.S. air base in Bagram and featuring the chief of U.S. military chaplains in Afghanistan, Lt. Col. Gary Hensley, telling soldiers to “hunt people for Jesus.”

In the aftermath of that report, the Pentagon responded that it had confiscated and destroyed the Bibles and said there was no effort to convert Afghans.

1 comment:

patrick said...

What a bunch of morons. Do they want us to get our asses kicked out of Afghanistan?
That's what will happen if Americans are walking around handing out Bibles and talking about Jesus.
Human beings, especially xenophobic tribal people like the Afghans, generally don't want armed foreigners coming into their country and trying to convert them to another religion.