The Religious Right Supports the Troops! … As Long As Soldiers Keep Quiet
by John Helmiere
Originally published 2/15/10 at The Beatitudes Society
What is a U.S. soldier fighting in Iraq supposed to do when Jesus’ call to be a peacemaker drives him or her into a crisis of conscience?
As you might imagine, when soldiers’ commitments to follow their consciences begin to seriously conflict with their commitments to serve their country in arms, they have a very difficult road ahead of them.