Monday, June 8, 2009

Obama Restricts Military's Participation in Charity Events

The subject is an email I received from a friend of mine who told me that he had personally spoken to the originator to confirm the truth of the email's contents. Read the email and I will comment on what I found out about the subject.

I wanted to give ya'll some disturbing information on our wonderful president. I work with the Catch-A-Dream Foundation ( which provides hunting and fishing trips to children with life-threatening illnesses. It is a great program needless to say. This past weekend we had our annual banquet/fundraiser event in Starkville. As part of the program, we had scheduled Sgt. 1st Class Greg Stube, a highly decorated U.S. Army Green Beret and inspirational speaker who was severely injured while deployed overseas and didn't have much of a chance for survival. Greg is stationed at Ft. Bragg and received permission from his commanding officer to come speak at our function.

Everything was on go until Obama made a policy that NO U.S. SERVICEMAN CAN SPEAK AT ANY FAITH-BASED PUBLIC EVENTS ANYMORE. Needless to say, Greg had to cancel his speaking event with us. Didn't know if anyone else was aware of this new policy. Wonder what kind of news we all will receive next?

I'm not going to add the originator's name because I have not received his permission to do so. You can read a more-thorough analysis of this email at Snopes.

Most of what's included in the email is true except for one thing. Obama did not initiate a policy to preclude US Serviceman from speaking at faith-based public events. There was already a policy in place to restrict US Servicemen from speaking at charitable fund-raising events in their official capacity as a member of the Armed Forces. What I do find interesting is why the DOD would start enforcing this policy now, when it had not done so on a consistent basis for several years.

1 comment:

  1. WHAT??? The fact that this was ever a policy is deeply disturbing, but that NOW it is being enforced...well, that just adds to the ever-increasing evidence that our President is bending over backwards to remove God from our Nation.