Why is the Federal Government Building Multi-Million Dollar Churches on US Military Bases?

August 8, 2009 at 7:54 pm | Posted in God machine | 2 Comments
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Good question. But it’s happening. To the tune of $26 million for two mega-churches.

Bainbridge Naval Training Station, Bainbridge, Maryland. Chapel, Lady chapel.  1943 Apr. 28.  (Library of Congress)

Bainbridge Naval Training Station, Bainbridge, Maryland. Chapel, Lady chapel. 1943 Apr. 28. (Library of Congress)

Among the most expensive and extravagant of these mega-church military chapel projects are two of those requested by members of the Family. One, requested by John Carter for Fort Hood, already received $17,500,000 in last year’s Defense Authorization Act, and this year’s House bill adds an $8,500,000 addition to the project, for a total of $26,000,000. The other is a $14,400,000 mega-church for Fort Campbell, already approved in both the House and Senate versions of this year’s bill. Requesting this earmark for Fort Campbell were the representatives of the two congressional districts in which Fort Campbell lies, which is who would normally be requesting an earmark for the base. But, also requesting this earmark was Family member Zach Wamp (R-TN), whose district is nowhere near Fort Campbell. Why is Wamp involved in this project? Well, a private group, the Citizens for Fort Campbell (CFFC), lobbied for it and Wamp pledged to help them get the funding for it. Wamp is on the House Appropriations Committee’s subcommittee for Military Construction, as is John Carter. In fact, three of the four republicans on this subcommittee are members of the Family. The third is Ander Crenshaw (R-FL).

Surprise! A cabal of christianists has infiltrated the US military:

The Family’s C Street House is owned by Youth With A Mission (YWAM), whose founder, Loren Cunningham, has often told the story of how Campus Crusade’s founder, Bill Bright, was instrumental in the founding of YWAM and it’s strategy to take over the world — the “7 Mountains” strategy, in which the “mountain of business” must be controlled in order to take over all other “mountains of culture” and achieve dominion around the globe. Campus Crusade also runs Military Ministry, which is already firmly entrenched at all of our military’s largest basic training installations, the service academies, and ROTC campuses, and whose strategy for “transforming the nation” includes transforming the military, which “excercise[s] … the most intensive and purposeful indoctrination program of citizens,” into a force of “government-paid missionaries for Christ.”

Read the sordid tale here.

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  1. While I’m with you on the fact that this is a waste of funds, Christians are hardly “infiltrating” the military.

    From the Army Chaplaincy website:

    Barely six weeks after the Continental Congress established the Army and the first branch of the Army, the infantry, a second branch was established upon orders by General George Washington, according to Chaplain (Col.) Gary Moore, Fort Stewart’s installation chaplain.

    The Army Chaplains Corps was established July 29, 1775 and for 234 years, approximately 25,000 Army Chaplains have served more than 25 million Soldiers and Family Members, living up to the motto on its branch insignia, “Pro Deo et Patria,” which means, “For God and Country.”

    “George Washington said, ‘We need chaplains,’” said Chap. Moore, who hails from the mountain country of eastern Tennessee. “Washington was concerned about both the morale and morals of the Soldiers and believed the Army should provide paid religious leaders to meet Soldiers’ spiritual needs.”

    So, it would seem that Christianity has been present in the military from the beginning…

    • so, your explanation is that christianity has been part of the military for a long time. Granted. However, one, which religion is a chaplain? The answer is “none.” Chaplains give services for all religions. To include jewish sermons, along with mormon, and all the rest. So, christianity…no. Religion, has been a part of the military for a long time. As the saying goes, “there are no atheists in foxholes.” Two, given that chaplains serve all religions, what message are you sending to other religions, if you are building a christian “mega church” on a military post. Is it going to have crucifixes, or the star of david? Are you going to hold praying times for the muslims we have fighting for and with us? It would appear to me, that whoever started this idea, didn’t think it through, is is looking to start a 26 million dollar fight. Personally, Chaplains are an awesome idea. However, if you are in the military, as i am, just go to your city church. The military doesn’t need to take religious sides.


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