The reaction from planet wingnuttia to the news that the Pentagon is no longer going to allow the official emblems of the four branches of the armed services to be placed on the cover of Bibles continues to range from the ridiculous to the utterly moronic. Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-TX) makes it sound as though they’re banning Bibles from the entire country:
Perkins: Your thoughts on this latest attack, it’s the only way I can describe it, on the religious freedom of men and women who serve in the military?
Huelskamp: You just mentioned in a way it was simply a capitulation and the fact that the Department of the Defense and this administration will bend over backwards to protect, I guess, the rights of atheists to determine our policies in the military, which simply does an incredible disservice to the brave men and women who defend and guarantee our rights. The idea that a particular Bible is a national security threat, that would be silly if it wasn’t so serious in terms of the threats that are coming from the folks on the left that would like to delete, exclude and repeal any religious liberties or any religious values throughout our entire government and our entire society, it is a real threat to the future of this country I believe.
No one’s religious freedom is even relevant here. Soldiers aren’t being forbidden to own Bibles, for crying out loud. But what else do they have to sell other than irrational lies and paranoia?