At the top of the list are evangelical Christians. That would be me but the most extreme thing I’ve done lately is pay my taxes to the Federal Government with a frown on my face since I was pretty sure a lot of that money would be wasted.
I guess that makes me guilty of anti-government thoughts but extreme, gee whiz.
If you look carefully you’ll see that Catholics made the list, all of them I guess. Evangelicals are a sub-set of Protestants and apparently were singled out as a sub-set. Not so with Catholics and all of them are labeled as extremists. To be fair the author of this poster probably meant that only Catholics who do not like Obama are extremists. Still, he should have been a bit more careful since the Catholics who did vote for Obama might misinterpret the word “extremist” for one who DID vote for Obama. I would.
Also on the list are “Fundamentalist Mormons.” I’m not sure what a Fundamentalist Mormon is but the author probably means Glen Beck because he thinks bad thoughts about Marxism, Communism and Socialism and says bad things about the government and the government’s collectivist agenda.
Ultra-orthodox Jews also made the list. I’m not an expert on modern Judaism but I’m guessing ultra-orthodox roughly translates to Jews who are not American liberals.
What’s fascinating about this list is the company these groups keep on the list. There are quite a few genuinely scary groups on that list, terrorists, racists, murderers, Islamic fascists and the like.
To be fair the Army withdrew the poster from the training saying that whoever made it was not an expert. No kidding. Kind of raises the issue on how the person got the job in the first place.
- US Army Reserve Now Teaching That Extremists Include KKK, Al Qaeda, Jews, Catholics, Evangelicals (sago.com)
- Army Training Session Lists Evangelicals, Catholics, Mormons as ‘Extremists’ (godfatherpolitics.com)
- Don’t Fire Until You See The Whites of Their Cassocks (nationalreview.com)