January 6 was a handy background for lots of Democrats, however particularly those in Joe Biden’s Department of Defense. To them, it was an opportunity to spotlight the hazards of conservatives — and struggle to get them out of the ranks, as soon as and for all.
Gearing as much as the riot’s one-year anniversary in December, Press Secretary John Kirby warned that new guidelines on “extremist activity” had been coming. “As Secretary [Lloyd] Austin has emphasized, the department is focused on prohibited activity, not on a particular ideology thought or political orientation. The department has always maintained a distinction between thoughts and actions.” So they are saying. But behind the camouflage, FRC’s Lt. General (Ret.) Jerry Boykin argues, is a distinct agenda fully. And it is not about removing extremism — it is about removing the folks of religion and precept.
“First of all,” he warned, “nobody in the [DOD] can define extremism. And because this is so ill-defined and because there are so many nebulous things associated with [it], what you’re going to see if that they’re going to start adding to it. And even though they say that they’re not after ideology — they’re not after people’s ideas or people’s faith or people’s leanings politically — that’s just simply not true. [They’re] going to start adding groups like ours — the Family Research Council — as an ‘extremist group,’ telling our troops, ‘You cannot be associated with them, because we stand [things like] biblical marriage.”
How does he know? Because it is occurred earlier than. Remember, Joe Biden served below Barack Obama for eight years — and in that point, the duo turned America’s authorities into one of the crucial vicious, anti-faith establishments the nation had ever seen. During the wave of “diversity training” in Obama’s second time period, organizations just like the American Family Association had been on a hit checklist of “hate groups” that service members had been ordered to not comply with or interact. If they did, there can be penalties. If you are related to them, the navy stated, you are risking a court-martial and dishonorable discharge.
So this is not an empty menace. It’s not hypothetical. It’s already occurred. Only now, sadly, it is beginning to progress. Thanks to radical teams just like the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), who’ve partnered with the Biden administration on this extremist witch hunt, it is not going to cease with organizations like American Family Association, Family Research Council, or Alliance Defending Freedom. Under the Defense Department’s new regulation, simply launched earlier than Christmas, anybody with a pure view of “gender identity or sexual orientation” or some other biblical fact that’s politically incorrect may very well be labeled as an extremist.
Consider what these new laws will finally do to chaplains who’re endorsed by spiritual denominations that really consider the Bible. These chaplains will silence themselves on a rising checklist of “untouchable” points or they are going to be silenced by the navy for these educating, which they’ve labeled “extreme.”
General Boykin has seen a variety of issues, however he says he is “more concerned about our military today” than he is ever been in his life. He factors to the vaccine mandates and the nice folks our nation is dropping. “We’re recruiting the wrong people, and we’re [kicking] out the right people. We’re upside-down in the military today, and this is going to destroy our [force] if somebody doesn’t step in and turn this around. And I hope that will be Congress in 2022, when [Republicans] retake the House and Senate.”
Until then, he agrees, there’s an intentional effort to purge conservatives from the ranks, and we have to cease it. Without a viable navy, we dwell in a weak America. And clearly, if Democrats cannot reach abolishing our pressure, just like the Marxist squad needs, then they will accept the subsequent neatest thing: hallowing it out till it is nothing however an empty shell.
We cannot sit on the sidelines and watch. We’ve acquired to be engaged — and much more so now, when issues aren’t going the path we wish. When we see these threats towards our freedoms, it is all of the extra purpose to be energetic, knowledgeable, and hopeful — as a result of we’re anchored within the fact. And that hope would not change. It would not come round each 4 years. It’s new each morning as we see the glory and goodness of the Lord.
Originally revealed on the Family Research Council.
Tony Perkins is president of the Family Research Council.