Ed Brayton's exposing the uber-religious freaks positioning themselves to attack our armed forces from within:
You probably don't know who Jim Ammerman is. You should. He is the founder of an organization called the Chaplaincy of Full Gospel Churches (CFGC), which provides the official endorsements for 270 chaplains and chaplain candidates in the U.S. military (including the disgraced Gordon Klingenschmitt, who retains his endorsement from the group despite having been discharged from the military). Ammerman was himself an Army Colonel.Ed demonstrates why this man should be kept away from our poor troops at all costs - they have enough explosives to deal with, and yet here they are in a minefield of utter dumbfuckery. And it does, of course, get worse:
You should also know about Maj. James Linzey, who is currently a chaplain with an endorsement from CFGC. Linzey is another conspiracy nut, as Rodda describes:The following was the promo for one of Maj. Linzey's several appearances on a radio show called "The Edge."
"Major James F. Linzey; U.S. Army Officer, Chaplain, and director of Operation Freedom, exposes how the satanic forces in the U.S. Government allow illegal immigration, giving access to terrorists to invade America's heartland. Find out the myths and lies, and how illegal immigration effects the politics, domestic issues, national security, and terrorist ring in the United States, and you can do about it. Get your questions in early. It's going to be hot!
It's already hot.
One of my former bookstore coworkers used to carry a can of Lysol around when he worked at one of the local colleges. He'd spray down the people who were so groovy granola they refused to bathe before he'd shake their hands. I think we should equip the troops with small portable fire extinguishers for much the same reason. When they see chaplains endorsed by CFGC, they need some means of putting out the stupid before they end up in a burn unit.