Friday, June 19, 2009

Military Atheists Oppose Army Nomination

The Military Association of Atheists and Free Thinkers came out in opposition to President Obama's pick for Secretary of the Army, Congressman John M. McHugh (R-NY). Although McHugh is well-qualified through experience, a spokesman from the group had this to say:  
"John McHugh almost ensures a continuation of the stranglehold of dominionist Evangelical Christians on our military. His voting record speaks with a litany of special privileges for the Christian agenda,"
Generally use of the word "dominionist" is a red flag that indicates that someone shouldn't be taken too seriously, but there are some specifics about McHugh that appear problematic. He voted in favor of posting the Ten Commandments in public buildings, and voted to block an inquiry into Christian proselytizing at the Air Force Academy. At least on the surface, allegations that he has used his position in government to give preference to Christians appear to have some merit.

1 comment:

  1. "Dominionist" isn't a red flag- it's a 50' tall neon sign, blinking at seizure inducing speed.