West Point Military Academy
West Point is inducted into our Hall of Shame for their hostility to Christianity. The Academy pressured War Hero General William Boykin (USA, Ret.) to withdraw from a speaking engagement at the Academy Prayer Breakfast. He was planning to speak on the importance of prayer in a leader’s life. The General was asked to withdraw after a few atheist and Muslim cadets complain about the General’s beliefs Here is the story published by the Family Research Council. February 03, 2012 by Tony Perkins, President, Family Research Council It’s happened again. In a move that’s reflective of the Obama Administration’s continuing track-record of hostility toward Christianity, Lt. Gen. William Boykin (USA, Ret.), was recently pressured to withdraw from speaking at the United States Military Academy at West Point. General Boykin had been preparing to speak at the West Point Prayer Breakfast about the importance of prayer in a leader’s life. The Academy moved Boykin to pull out of the event when a handful of atheist and Muslim cadets complained about Boykin’s beliefs. The message to this elite, three-star warrior was obvious: You and your faith aren’t welcome. General Boykin is an American hero. There are few who would be more qualified to speak at a West Point prayer event. A former Delta Force leader who has faced danger for his country on missions in places like Iran, Somalia, and Grenada, General Boykin is also a man of deep Christian conviction. It is his outspoken faith that has made him a target of groups like the Council on American Islamic Relations, who lodged a complaint with West Point, which led to Boykin not speaking at the event. This isn’t the first time that an outspoken Christian has been booted from military events. Just over a year ago, I was disinvited from an event at Andrews Air Force base because of my biblical views. Before that, evangelist Franklin Graham’s invitation to a Pentagon prayer service was rescinded because he too spoke the truth about his faith. These high-profile snubbings of religious expression are only the tip of the iceberg. The Obama Administration is advancing an environment of religious disarmament among the military — and it must be stopped quickly for the sake of our soldiers’ spiritual lives. You can help the brave men and women of our military. Please join with me in signing our petition that calls on Congress and the Obama Administration to take action to ensure that America’s brave warriors have access to free and full expression of their faith.