I was alarmed and frightened by this report ( http://www.democracynow.org/2009/5/6/the_crusade_for_a_christian_military ) on the extent that Christian fundamentalists have infiltrated the Officer Corps of the US Armed Forces, and how they are using their institutionally sanctioned positions of power to proselytize: to convert and create religious fervor and blood lust within their ranks and to convert overseas (Muslim) populations to Christianity.
The consequences associated with a US military in the hands of religious fundamentalists, not only on the the prospects for international peace, but also with regard the personal safety of Americans here at home (from direct action by US soldiers against us) are numerous and constitute a sufficient cause for alarm and action.
I was in the Navy when “witnessing” was popular. The results were unfavorable for the witnesser in many cases. (Especially when they got in my face.)
The current situation makes my glad to be member of the ACLU.
Check out the article on the front page of The Reason Project called “Jesus killed Mohammed” (http://www.reasonproject.org/newsfeed/item/jesus_killed_mohammed/). I was shocked by just how much this crap has infected the US military, especially at the highest ranks. This is a very scary development.