A U.S. Air Force chaplain who ministers to literally thousands of men and women at an Ohio base is proclaiming that Christians in the U.S. Armed Forces “serve Satan” if they support service members’ right to practice other faiths. In an article three days ago on Barbwire.com, Captain Sonny Hernandez criticized those Christians who support others’ constitutional right to worship as they see fit.
According to Hernandez’s article,
Counterfeit Christians in the Armed forces will appeal to the Constitution, and not Christ, and they have no local church home—which means they have no accountability for their souls (Heb. 13:17). This is why so many professing Christian service members will say: ‘We support everyone’s right to practice their faith regardless if they worship a god different from ours because the Constitution protects this right. Christian service members who openly profess and support the rights of Muslims, Buddhists, and all other anti-Christian worldviews to practice their religions—because the language in the Constitution permits—are grossly in error, and deceived.
Does “no accountability for their souls” mean what we think it means? We’re fairly certain that this chaplain thinks those Christians will burn in Hell. Because that seems like a totally appropriate punishment for just letting others LIVE their lives.
The Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) has filed multiple requests for Hernandez’s practices be investigated by the Department of Defense (DoD). In a statement, the MRFF said it has received many complaints about Hernandez from service members over the last few years. Some of these complaints list open anti-Semitism; anti-LGBT statements, posters, symbols, and bullying; openly anti-Muslim teachers and Islamophobic attacks.
The MRFF said,
[The article] blatantly and indisputably advocates the subordinating of the U.S. Constitution to his personal Christian ideology and violated his Oath of Office as a commissioned officer, as well as Title 18, U.S. Code § 2387’s criminal prohibitions against counseling or urging insubordination, disloyalty, or ‘refusal of duty’ to other military members.
These evangelical brainwashers don’t care about man-made laws. To them, their God is the only and final judge. Unless they are the ones doing the judging — that’s perfectly alright. We can only hope that this latest article by Hernandez will finally get his condescending ass fired.