Fort Hood Personnel Classify Tea Party Members as “Terrorists”

Ivan_Lopez_Fort_Hood_2014_-_from_CommonsEven though Fort Hood has twice been the victim of deadly shootings at the hands of military members, it hasn’t stopped personnel at the Texas base from alleging that those with affiliations with Tea Party organizations are “potential terrorists.”

As reported by Fox News:

“A soldier who attended the briefing told me [reporter Todd Starnes] the counter-intelligence agent in charge of the meeting spent nearly a half hour discussing how evangelical Christians and groups like the American Family Association were “tearing the country apart.”

Policies like this show an invigorated and concerning practice of those higher up in military authority deferring to the wishes of a Democratic controlled Senate and White House.

It’s been clear in recent months the establishment wishes to label all those who espouse pro-Christian and pro-Tea Party views as threats to the state. Whether through specific targeting by the IRS and the Department of Justice, or through ridicule in the media, the aim of the establishment is to make anyone who holds this kind of ideology look like terrorists.

As attorney Michael Berry of The Liberty Institute said:

“These statements about evangelicals being domestic enemies are a serious chargeā€¦The American public should be outraged that the U.S. Army is teaching our troops that evangelical Christians and Tea Party members are enemies of America, and that they can be punished for supporting or participating in those groups.”

Many in attendance at the meeting thought it was frightening how soldiers could be labeled as terrorist by tithing to Christian charities or donating to pro-Tea Party movements.

Even more chilling was how Tea Party and Christian organizations bore the brunt of the attack, but radical Islamic groups received no mention in the pre-deployment briefing.

An objective observation might be made that the U.S. military is softening its views on an enemy sworn to the destruction of the U.S. (Radical Islam) and is instead hardening its views against the major religion that has helped to protect freedom and liberty in this land for centuries.

When asked what he thought about this recent and disturbing set of events, Tony Perkins who is President of the Family Research Council said:

“On the very base that was the site of mass murder carried out by a radicalized Muslim soldier, it is astonishing that it is evangelical groups that are being identified as a ‘threat.'”

This is coming on the heels of military officials labeling organizations such as the American Family Association and various pro-life organizations as “domestic hate groups” based on their pro-family stance.