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Army: Don’t say Christmas
Fox News, by Todd Starnes

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 12/24/2013 4:27:58 AM

Don’t say Christmas. That’s the message that was conveyed to a group of soldiers at Camp Shelby by an equal opportunity officer from the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, according to a soldier who attended a recent briefing. “It’s unbelievable that the Army would ban ‘Christmas’ like it’s a bad word,” said Michael Berry, an attorney with the Liberty Institute, a legal firm representing the unidentified soldier. Two weeks ago, a routine meeting was held at the Mississippi base with various leaders of the 158th Infantry Brigade. During the meeting, they discussed an upcoming Christmas football tournament. The equal opportunity officer immediately objected

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: uscgretired99, 12/24/2013 4:38:22 AM     (No. 9666262)

As good soldiers you are required to follow lawful orders from your superiors. I would have responded something like GO PACK SAND to a special place. To keep my ability to post in this here salon.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: chumley, 12/24/2013 5:19:59 AM     (No. 9666267)

This sounds like it was one overzealous affirmative action type officer doing it. They are among the worst type of paper pushers. They not only produce nothing, they make it harder for the real producers.
The AF had word police in the early 90´s. On at least two bases within the Alaskan theater, first sergeants were ordered to listen outside barracks room doors for any of the banned words on the list. Then lower the boom.
They didnt appreciate my comments about hiring ex-KGB people to make policy.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: flatwater, 12/24/2013 6:33:33 AM     (No. 9666296)

Defy them.

Historical precedent overwhelmingly shows that there is no reasonable, lawful, constitutional way to ban a soldier from saying the words "Merry Christmas" on Christmas.

If the America-hating Obama Administration wants to attempt to prosecute soldiers for celebrating America´s largest federal holiday, let them do it. Drag them out into the sunlight and show these jackasses for the Stalinist scum that they are. Then, beat the crap out of the Democrat Party for supporting policies such as these.

Time to go on offense.

Call it "the Christmas Rebellion."

Merry Christmas!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: keekng, 12/24/2013 6:45:16 AM     (No. 9666307)

Please tell me the equal opportunity officer was given a couple dope slaps and sent back to a reeducation camp.
Merry Christmas to all, especially our military!


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Reply 5 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 12/24/2013 6:46:42 AM     (No. 9666309)

An "equal opportunity officer?"

Sounds like the political commissars the Soviets used to assign to their army to make sure everyone knew and followed the Party line. The Nazis had their equivalent as well.

This particular "equal opportunity officer" obviously did not even know what she was talking about. But if a soldier has not complained, her erroneous information would not have been corrected. We would not know that the army has "equal opportunity officers" going around telling the troops politically correct BS, at some of which they are just making up as they go along.

One wonders who this officer was, what her credentials are, and whether she will suffer any consequences for disseminating false doctrine.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: MirJoy, 12/24/2013 7:01:43 AM     (No. 9666320)

"Between the Air Force and the Army - it´s like they don´t like Christian values. They don´t like the word Christ or Christmas..."

Why are atheists or members of some faiths so terrified of the name of Christ or the feast of Christmas? It doesn´t bother me if people tout some pagan gods´ names or gods other than I believe in. I don´t feel threatened by that in any way; that is, until they disparage my God or try to prevent me from even mentioning His Holy Name.

That´s what´s so incomprehensible to me. If someone truly believes in gods other than Christ, why is their belief so weak that they can´t afford to have Christ in the public square. Non-Christians should just look at it as a pleasant little story about a lovely couple following a star, and because they could not find a room, the mother had to give birth to her son in a manger. It should be like a charming pageant to them. The whole concept should not be threatening to them in any way. Christ doesn´t threaten me in any way and I believe in Him. Anyway, preachy me,

Merry Christmas to everyone!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mickturn, 12/24/2013 10:08:30 AM     (No. 9666576)

ARMY...pardon me, I have FREEDOM OF SPEECH and none of you have the authority to take that away. If you don´t like what I say cram something in your ears!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: SaguaroJack, 12/24/2013 2:19:31 PM     (No. 9666895)

This is not a lawful order.

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