May 20, 2009

U.S Military Burn Bibles

Military personnel threw away, and ultimately burned, confiscated Bibles that were printed in the two most common Afghan languages amid concern they would be used to try to convert Afghans, a Defense Department spokesman said Tuesday.

The unsolicited Bibles sent by a church in the United States were confiscated about a year ago at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan because military rules forbid troops of any religion from proselytizing while deployed there, Lt. Col. Mark Wright said.

Such religious outreach can endanger American troops and civilians in the devoutly Muslim nation, Wright said.

"The decision was made that it was a 'force protection' measure to throw them away, because, if they did get out, it could be perceived by Afghans that the U.S. government or the U.S. military was trying to convert Muslims," Wright told CNN on Tuesday.

I smiled knowing how outraged the christian right will be.


  1. Chris Smalll Killed You.20 May 2009 at 18:37

    Freakin christians think its their army and they control what the troops do. I wish I could have been there for that. Everyone around me would have known where I stood on the issue without a word.. just a grin on my face.

  2. Pretty amusing. The christian right DOES definitely think they own the military. It's sad really.