Benjamin Forman
Benjamin Forman

This doesn't really make sense to me. As a military BRAT of an Air Force chaplain I am well aware that religious neutral symbols are displayed at all times in the chapels except for when a specific religious service is in progress. E.g. Christian and Catholic crosses are hidden behind a partition curtain unless a Protestant or Catholic service is in progress. So, what exactly is the problem with having crosses in the chapels? They are usually not on full display anyway, or at least according to military regulations they are not supposed to be.

Valerie Ritchie
Valerie Ritchie
  • Benjamin Forman

Maybe people are not obeying the regulations?

Valerie Ritchie
Valerie Ritchie
  • Benjamin Forman

Or there could have been an incident with a group of 'Christians' being mean to the other religions.

James Davis
James Davis
  • Benjamin Forman

I believe that the crosses should remain in the chapels. Obama once again tries to downplay christian symbols. It makes me believe more and more that he really is a muslim man. All he really is accomplishing is angering the very people he should be working with in Congress and alienating conservative christian community. He should be working with all sides to come up with a solution to the problem but he usually reacts instead of compromising.

Lucille Mattair
Lucille Mattair

What about offending Christians? This ia America...with our Christian roots, our English language, our Constitution and Bill of Rights, our laws and our ways. If Athiests and Muslims don't like it...let them move instead of taking our rights away! Obama is only the President, both terms, due to massive fraud, lies and deception. He WILL try to run for a 3rd term...you can bet on it! There is already a bill being introduced to stop term limits on the President. Didn't we know that was coming!...

What about offending Christians? This ia America...with our Christian roots, our English language, our Constitution and Bill of Rights, our laws and our ways. If Athiests and Muslims don't like it...let them move instead of taking our rights away! Obama is only the President, both terms, due to massive fraud, lies and deception. He WILL try to run for a 3rd term...you can bet on it! There is already a bill being introduced to stop term limits on the President. Didn't we know that was coming! But, I chose to believe that God is in control and with prayer and supplication, it can all change! If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face, I shall hear them from heaven and heal there land.

Wanda F. Story
Wanda F. Story
  • Lucille Mattair

Yes Lucille I sure did know it was coming. Obama is destroying this Nation from the inside out!! I agree with you 100%..

Frank A. Quan
Frank A. Quan

The crosses should not be removed. This country was founded on God and the military defends this country. Military Christian chaplins wear the cross on their lapels to identify them as such. Military chapels have always displayed the cross. Soldiers far from home and in harms way need and pray to God. Prayer is big before deployments and during them. God is comfort to our Soldiers. If the nonbelievers and the atheists don't want the crosses, tough luck! Maybe they need God in their lives.

Dave Hutchinson
Dave Hutchinson
  • Frank A. Quan

This article refers to the army regulations (although the link given doesn't work so I can not verify). According to the article (once again, unsubstantiated) it is against regulations to have any religious symbol permanently affixed to the structure. So (if the article is correct) they were in violation of army reg's having it in the first place. Perhaps if you have one of your old manuals you may be able to verify or debunk that claim. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1111/69039.html

Wanda F. Story
Wanda F. Story
  • Frank A. Quan

Thank you Frank, well said!! If Atheist & Muslims don't like what we do or believe in then nothing is holding them here. I will help them PACK!!!!

Joseph Budd
Joseph Budd

Considering the numbers above, 97 are in favor of keeping crosses, against 3 percent in favor of removing them...why would three percent of the people be allowed to ruin the lives of the other 97 percent? If they don't like it here....move to France, they'll accept you with open arms.

Diane Dickinson-Yeaple
Diane Dickinson-Yeaple
  • Joseph Budd

You Kelly obviously are not a Christian. A cross to a soldier that is a Christian is a comfort zone, which they need so far away from home and their loved ones.

Sheryll Post
Sheryll Post
  • Joseph Budd

Kelly Sieben Then why doesn't your side practice what it preaches? Separation of church in state means separation. Not "church can't interfere with government but it's okay for government to interfere with church"! So tell Obitch to stop forcing his corroded health plan onto the churches and stay out of the private sectors lives!!!! STOP BEING A HYPOCRITE!!

Joseph Budd
Joseph Budd
  • Joseph Budd

Kelly, does it make much sense to ruin the rights of 97 people because three people get offended? That would be like giving the presidency to the loser of the election....because things are not "equal". As for separation of church and state, that concept was invented by lawyers who obviously don't want church or God-following rules making up our countries' moral code...heaven forbid, would lawyers want anything to answer for, right? The original idea, was to keep the founding fathers from...

Kelly, does it make much sense to ruin the rights of 97 people because three people get offended? That would be like giving the presidency to the loser of the election....because things are not "equal". As for separation of church and state, that concept was invented by lawyers who obviously don't want church or God-following rules making up our countries' moral code...heaven forbid, would lawyers want anything to answer for, right? The original idea, was to keep the founding fathers from elevating any one religion, or downplaying any one religion. Nowadays however, the administration takes a lot of joy in bashing Christianity...but loves it if you're a liberal praying to Obama.

Laura Austin
Laura Austin
  • Joseph Budd

Love what you said... Joseph, if they don't like it, get out. Don't know who invited them here in the first place, the road goes both ways, do us the favor and leave.

Kay Anderson
Kay Anderson
  • Joseph Budd

Kelly Sieben You miss the point about the constitution and the founding principle. It that the government shall not establish a church, ie The Church of England, not that the state and the church would be separate from each other.

Laura Austin
Laura Austin
  • Joseph Budd

Kelly Sieben , That remark didn't sound christian like, the rest of your statement sounded good, why spoil it.

Lorraine Lein
Lorraine Lein
  • Joseph Budd

Kelly Sieben Your Country?

Larry Carpenter
Larry Carpenter
  • Joseph Budd

Separation of church and State is the principle that government must maintain an attitude of neutrality toward religion.

Craig Newton
Craig Newton

figure of Moses appears on the Supreme Court building as well as other prominent figures lawgivers of the past

David Rothman
David Rothman
  • Craig Newton

There was an old story that in Minnesota it is the Luthern god the atheists don't believe in. True; ask Victoria!

Linda Cowher
Linda Cowher

In the Quran friends....there is a "quote" and if someone asks..I will research and pull it up...but it allows Muslims to Kill "In the name of Mohamed" if they feel that Mohamed has been disrespected...killing is forgiven.....this is something that I could not EVER agree with...killing is SIN...PERIOD....God put us here...NOT SATAN!
I was amazed to learn this was in the Quran! I saw it myself...have looked at Quite a few Qurans over the yrs....out of courisity of the difference in the two...

In the Quran friends....there is a "quote" and if someone asks..I will research and pull it up...but it allows Muslims to Kill "In the name of Mohamed" if they feel that Mohamed has been disrespected...killing is forgiven.....this is something that I could not EVER agree with...killing is SIN...PERIOD....God put us here...NOT SATAN!
I was amazed to learn this was in the Quran! I saw it myself...have looked at Quite a few Qurans over the yrs....out of courisity of the difference in the two religions....I learned a little about Indian...Hindu Religion....too.....:)

Linda Cowher
Linda Cowher
  • Linda Cowher

yes...this is my second comment...the link below was first....this really got at my ass tofay when I seen the petition to sign for support to stop him from doing this!!! He has Muslim roots in his family....but he was raised Christian....in America....so I don't understand Y he supports this bitch because he knows Both religions...with Christian being the most educated and raised around...

Klaus-Dieter Mohr
Klaus-Dieter Mohr

Plain and simple...."NO"!

Gary Lovell
Gary Lovell
  • Klaus-Dieter Mohr

your having a laugh!! definately NO!

Linda Cowher
Linda Cowher

Obama is only the president of the united states...not the creator of the world...she seems to forget that...but he will meet his maker...and he will explain.

Linda Cowher
Linda Cowher
  • Linda Cowher

because EVERYBODY ANSWERS TO THEIR CREATOR

Iris M Galloway
Iris M Galloway

leave the crosses there, don't take GOD out of everything.

Roger Nobles
Roger Nobles

First of all, I do not believe the President has ordered removal of crosses from military chapels. What the President, not only as Barack Obama the U.S. Citizen, but even more so as President Barack Obama of the United States, does support is Equal Freedom for all. the Christian Cross has the equal right as the Star of David, the Pentacle, the Ankh, the Crescent Moon of Islam, or any other sacred symbol of any Religious or non Religious Faith. The main difference of a military chapel and...

First of all, I do not believe the President has ordered removal of crosses from military chapels. What the President, not only as Barack Obama the U.S. Citizen, but even more so as President Barack Obama of the United States, does support is Equal Freedom for all. the Christian Cross has the equal right as the Star of David, the Pentacle, the Ankh, the Crescent Moon of Islam, or any other sacred symbol of any Religious or non Religious Faith. The main difference of a military chapel and a church building in the civilian sector, is that a military chapel is available for any and all religious services. If any symbols are allowed then all should be allowed, if one has to be removed then they all have to be removed. That's Equality and that is the Premise, the very Foundation of the United States of America, no one segment, majority nor minority, has the right to deny equality to any other segment of out society. This cause and most of the comments here are about denial of equal rights, not in support of our equality. Hatred and Supremacy are not part of, nor condoned by any religious or spiritual path. and that is the bottom line!

Claire McAleer
Claire McAleer
  • Roger Nobles

with you all the way Roger we are on the same page

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