Army Must Condemn Training Labeling Christians and Catholics as “Extremists”




Washington, DC – Yesterday, Liberty Counsel Action sent a letter to every member of the U.S. House of Representatives urging support for Rep. Doug Lamborn’s (R-Colo) letter to John M. McHugh, Secretary of the Army, calling on him to rescind, apologize, and investigate an Army Reserve training brief that labels Evangelical Christians and Catholics as “religious extremists.”



“Make no mistake about it, religious freedom is under attack in this country,” said Mat Staver, Chairman of Liberty Counsel Action. “The news of an Army Reserve training brief labeling Evangelical Christians and Catholics as ‘religious extremists,’ is insulting. To lump Evangelical Christians and Catholics in with Hamas, Al Qaeda, or the Ku Klux Klan is outrageous. Such false labeling is dangerous and unacceptable,” Staver said.



“A full investigation is necessary to determine which sources the Army used in formulating this briefing and what remedial measures the Army will take to prevent this atrocity from happening again. A full apology is in order,” Staver concluded