“Backward Christian Soldier”

Surely you have caught wind of the storm whipping around Army Lt. Gen. William “Jerry” Boykin, the US deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence. Speaking before church audiences while in full military drag, the evangelical Christian raised the ire of many by making a host of anti-Muslim comments and some statements that are just bizarre. Among the inane ideas the general uttered: that the so-called War on Terror is a battle between a “Christian army” and Satan, and that Allah is an “idol,” not a “real God.”

Not the brightest star on the military lapel, is he?

Read the rest at OPEN SOURCE POLITICS.

And afterward, check out Mad Kane’s hilarious “Boykin’s Ballad.”

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5 thoughts on ““Backward Christian Soldier”

  1. Interesting…so, let me get this straight. You’re all for tolerance and acceptance, just as long as they’re not christians? What did the general do besides state what the bible, the holy book of his religion, says? The bible claims definitively that the God of the bible is the one and only true God (allah IS indeed a false god/idol), and the bible says that those who are against Christianity are with Satan. So, baically, you’re saying he’s not very smart (bright), because he’s a Christian. Funny, because you’re attacking the majority of the United States. So, from what I have read so far, I assume that you are homosexual. Does that mean that I can assume that you’re an AIDS-ridden dyke who has sex with as many people as you possibly can? Oh wait, THAT stereotype is bigotry, but your stereotype is intelligent writing! Silly me.

  2. Did you read the entire thing? Number one, Boykin isn’t representative of all Christians. Yes, I’m a member of the GLBT community, but I am also a Christian. Number two, whatever his religious beliefs, when Boykin, a representative of the US government, shows up wearing his US military uniform, and says something insulting of many of the citizens he is supposed to serve, there is a problem. You don’t see that?

    The man can believe whatever he wants, say whatever he wants. I fully respect his right to do so as a private citizen and never said otherwise. And I can certainly tolerate the views of anti-Muslim Americans, as much as I loathe those views (which is my right). But if he is going to stand up and publicly say the things he did while in uniform, he should expect that people will be upset about it. And no, it doesn’t look too smart to do what he did and say what he said while representing the nation. You are leaping to far too many conclusions, my friend.

  3. yes, i read the entire thing.

    what difference should it make whether he was in uniform or not? be honest! its not the fact that he was in uniform, it was what he said itself. you called his comments inane…you didn’t say that they were inane just because he was in full uniform. its okay that you dont agree with him that allah isnt the true god (if him saying that qualifies as inane, then im guessing its safe to say you do NOT agree with that statement), but please- dont try to simplify it and turn this into an argument against him being in uniform and saying such things.

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