Military Bans Troops From Being Honored By Vacation Bible School Over Fears People Would Be “Offended”
Which people would that be? (Nevermind, I think we all know: a tiny, but loud, minority of atheists and all-purpose whiners.) The Missouri National Guard refused to visit a Vacation Bible School amid fears about “offending people.”
“We are a very patriotic church,” Pastor Kent Hogan told me. “We love America. We love this country.”
So it was not that big of a surprise when the church decided to honor the military during their annual Vacation Bible School. The theme was “God’s Rescue Squad.” And each day of the week, the church invited local “rescue squads” to visit with the boys and girls. But the National Guard did not visit Bible Baptist Church on Thursday night, and the reason why has caused great anger and frustration among church members.
“We were told it was against military policy for National Guard troops to participate in Vacation Bible School,” Pastor Hogan said. “They said if the National Guard had assets on church property it would look like the National Guard is sponsoring the Baptist religion.”
Of course, no one had actually objected to the plan before the military pulled out in fear. The definition of “separation of church and state” keeps expanding to accommodate a tiny number (or in this case, nonexistent) complainers.
Y’know, whenever I get to working on this, I’m always a little surprised at the stories I didn’t blog about.
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