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Video, Report Details Evangelism at Highest Levels of US Military

I steal the title of Jason Leopolds writeup at TruthOut about the DoD report on high-ranking Army and Air Force personnel violated long-standin g military regulations when they participated in a promotional video for an evangelical Christian organization while in uniform and on active duty.Here is the report and below is a snippet of Leopolds commentary, which if you click the link containing Leopolds name, will take you to his entire article and a video:

The report recommended Air Force Maj. Gen. Jack Catton, Army Brig. Gen. Bob Caslen, Brig. Gen. Vincent Brooks, Maj. Gen. Peter Sutton, and a colonel and lieutenant colonel whose names were redacted in the inspector general’s report, “improperl y endorsed and participated with a non-Federal entity while in uniform” and the men should be disciplined for misconduct. Caslen was formerly the deputy director for political-mi litary affairs for the war on terrorism, directorate for strategic plans and policy, joint staff. He now oversees the cadets at the Military Academy at West Point. Caslen told DOD investigator s he agreed to appear in the video upon learning other senior Pentagon officials had been interviewed for the promotional video.

The inspector general’s report recommended the “Secretary of the Air Force and the Chief of Staff of the Army take appropriate corrective action with respect to the military officers concerned.

The officers did not return phone calls or emails to respond to the report’s findings.

The 47-page report was also highly critical of Pentagon Chaplain Col. Ralph G. Benson, whom the inspector general’s report accused of knowingly misleading the DOD when he requested permission from DOD officials to film a video inside the Pentagon claiming he was interested in gathering information about the Pentagon’s “own ministry.” In fact, the report says, Benson was determined to use the video to “attract new supporters to the Christian Embassy, an evangelical organization that evangelizes members of the military and politicians in Washington, DC via daily Bible studies and outreach events. The group holds prayer breakfasts on Wednesdays in the Pentagons executive dining room, according to the organization ’s web site. Bill Bright, the founder of Campus Crusade for Christ, founded the Christian Embassy 30 years ago.

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Video, Report Details Evangelism at Highest Levels of US Military

I steal the title of Jason Leopolds writeup at TruthOut about the DoD report on high-ranking Army and Air Force personnel violated long-standin g military regulations when they participated in a promotional video for an evangelical Christian organization while in uniform and on active duty.Here is the report and below is a snippet of Leopolds [...]

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