"The endless, idiotic outrage about “Piss Christ”
Dear Readers: 'Tis easy to criticize...but 'tisn't easy to serve'
Progressive Libs and enemies of America all over the globe are now in 'self-righteous mode' and 'indignant' over what appears--to me, anyway--to be a true 'lapse' in judgement.
But, yes, it seems that my beloved 'Leathernecks' peed on some dead Taliban. This is, in my opinion, an exemplification of nothing more than some very bad taste.
Of course, the Corps sets high standards for itself. But if there is any 'outrage', it ought not to come from 'placard carrying' liberophiles, but, rather, from within the ranks of those who actually serve or have served, themselves.
I agree with Congressman Allen West, who said, "The Marines were wrong. Give them a maximum punishment under field grade level Article 15 (non-judicial punishment), place a General Officer level letter of reprimand in their personnel file, and have them in full dress uniform stand before their Battalion, each personally apologize to God, Country, and Corps videotaped and conclude by singing the full US Marine Corps Hymn without a teleprompter. As for everyone else, unless you have been shot at by the Taliban, shut your mouth, war is hell."
Furthermore, I suggest those who are all aghast at what they view as heinous behavior get over it--fast!--and here's why:
"Despite concerns when the video first emerged that it would not help his efforts to build confidence among the warring parties, a Taliban spokesman said although the images were shocking, the tape would not affect talks or a mooted prisoner release.
"We know that our country is occupied ... . This is not a political process, so the video will not harm our talks and prisoner exchange because they are at the preliminary stage."
Unfortunately for 'holier-than-thou' liberal pundits, even Afghanistan leaders, themselves say this is no 'biggie'. Certainly this 'takes the wind' out of the libs so-called 'political concerns'.
'USMC detractors' are forgetting just how very guilty they are of not only raising 'fatuous political concerns', but of displaying an appalling hypocrisy when it comes to 'all things urine'.
And apparently these same 'detractors' are capable of the most disrespectful desecration of Christianity without so much as the batting of an eyelash!
One writer, The Godfather LINK: http://godfatherpolitics.com/3146/urinating-on-the-dead-marine-performance-art/ illustrates this point better than I ever could:
Source Title: "Urinating on the Dead: Marine Performance Art?"
"Where were our government officials when artist and photographer Andres Serrano unveiled his “Piss Christ”? It was a photograph of a “small plastic crucifix submerged in a glass of the artist’s urine. The piece was a winner of the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art’s ‘Awards in the Visual Arts’ competition, which is sponsored in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, a United States Government agency that offers support and funding for artistic projects.”
So, those of you who are so inclined to not cut these Marines any slack, get a clue. Their careers will undoubtedly be negatively impacted and you can take your satisfaction in that.
I have actually served as counselor and religious advisor for USMC 'sniper scouts' in my ministry. As such, I can verify that there are very many issues these warriors grapple with, born of the stress and seriousness of their designated missions.
The 'pressures' and 'issues' of sniper scouts/spotter teams are things the average person cannot even imagine, let alone those who hold anathema all things military, or in the vernacular 'patriotic'.
If (big 'IF') I can get through to Americans who are using this 'peeing' episode to 'vent' their base hatred for those who defend us with their lives every day, it is this:
It's a tough, tough world for our military service members serving in Afghanistan and elsewhere overseas. Before you go off on them at the expense of national security and at the expense of our people all over the globe, think on the fact that these are the people who protect us and who who make it possible for YOU, their detractors, to sound off as you are about this 'urination situation'.
The war against the United States of America is here amongst us. When you demonize military service members you provide support and encouragement to the enemy...while endangering those who serve, along with their loved ones.
But the 2012 elections are right around the corner and President Obama has an opportunity to 'man up', be 'charitable' and make sure this 'Marine urination story' dies a quick death.
Will he? I do not know.
As the 'not very delicate conservative Christian minister' that I am, I will continue addressing this until it does and other 'indelicate' subjects, as well, even as those in the community opine that "I should keep quiet and be more...'seemly' for a Rev.
Those Progressive Libs just don't like to 'see' a female clergy person out in the world defending the faith and speaking knowledgeably as a member of 'The Black Robe Regiment'.
But I have a moral and ethical responsibility to speak up when others won't!
"The Black Robe Regiment is a resource and networking entity where church leaders and laypeople can network and educate themselves as to our biblical responsibility to stand up for our Lord and Savior and to protect the freedoms and liberties granted to a moral people in the divinely inspired US Constitution."
LINK: http://www.wallbuilders.com/I am and I will counter ('push back' in Progressive Lib lingo) against a rising and ratcheting anti-American, anti-military, anti-USMC...(and so on)...mindset, come what may.
Urineophiles and urinophobes, look out!
And I will support those who say,
"NOT GOD DAMN AMERICA, BUT GOD BLESS AMERICA"
Rev. Barbara Sexton
The Black Robe Regiment