U.S. Army labels Southern Baptist Convention 'hostile'

Congressman speaks out on behalf of Christians in military
April 25, 2013

The United States Army has blocked the website of the Southern Baptist Convention from government computers, saying the Christian site contains "hostile content."

An Army officer assigned to a U.S. base said he tried to access SBC.net from his government computer, but instead, he got a message that said the site was being blocked by "Team CONUS": Team CONUS protects the computer network of the Department of Defense.


"The site you have requested has been blocked by Team CONUS (C-TNOSC/RECERT-CONUS) due to hostile content."
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"So the Southern Baptist Convention is now considered hostile to the U.S. Army...it just corroborates the recent string of events highlighted by AFA," the officer wrote in an email to American Family Association.

This is just another example of the Christian faith coming under attack in the military. Earlier this month, an Army email listed prominent Christian ministries like the Family Research Council and American Family Association as "domestic hate groups."

This prompted Congressman Randy Forbes (R-VA) to question Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel about religious liberty issues during a House Armed Services Committee meeting just two weeks ago.

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Specifically, ask him to investigate why Christian websites are considered "hostile" and to be blocked by the military.

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