On Monday, Al Jazeera reported that American soldiers were illegally proselytizing in Afghanistan, distributing Bibles in native languages.
On Tuesday, the military took action:
Reuters News says the Bibles were confiscated and destroyed after Qatar-based Al Jazeer television showed soldiers at a Bible class on a base with a stack of Bibles translated into the local Pashto and Dari languages…
The Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, told a Pentagon briefing Monday that the military’s position is that it will never “push any specific religion.”
The problem’s not gone. The Bibles will return. And I haven’t heard about any soldiers getting punished or even reprimanded for their illegal activities.
The U.S. government needs to take a harsher stance against people who abuse their military positions to try and advance their faith.