Obama is notorious for his hatred of all things Christian and trying to squelch it wherever he can. Having said that, Snopes claims this is a false allegation. On one front it is false, but on another it is true. You can’t trust Snopes. They’ve been caught in lie after lie and are funded by George Soros and his foundations. There may not have been an actual ban, but it might as well have been one with the way Christmas has been treated in the military. Obama has been getting rid of Chaplains from the military left and right. All because they profess their Christian faith. He’s done the same to soldiers who have been reprimanded and discharged, all in the name of diversity. There is an obvious double standard here. Christians are punished and disparaged while Muslims are not. Atheists are cool too. Gays are downright revered. Obama has directed that the military should not express their religious views and he’s directly referring to Christianity. That’s a fact even if an actual ban is not. It certainly applies to Christmas and the celebration of the birth of Jesus.
The reason given by armed forces officials is that not everyone celebrates Christmas and that out of respect for them, military members should refer to Christmas celebrations simply as “holiday”-themed festivities.
This prohibition comes in the context of a wider push for political correctness in society in general and the military in particular, as evidenced by the recent reprimanding of Navy Chaplain Wes Modder for simply discussing religion, as chaplains are wont to do, with military personnel.
This blanket ban on Christmas in the military has apparently been in the works for sometime. Within the past couple years, military personnel have reported incidents in which they’ve been told to keep their faith to themselves lest they offend others, even when no demonstrable harm has been done. According to Coach Is Right:
“Being the Christmas season it seems the right time to recall one of Barack’s most despicable slaps against the Christian faith to which he has falsely claimed allegiance throughout his political career. It took place in 2013 at Camp Shelby in Mississippi. During a pre-Christmas meeting with members of the 158th Infantry Brigade, the discussion turned to the upcoming Christmas football tournament. According to a soldier present at the meeting, it was at this point that ‘…the equal opportunity representative stopped the briefing and told us that we can’t say Christmas.’ This PC lunatic continued on, ‘…[telling] our commander that not everyone celebrates Christmas and we couldn’t say Christmas celebration. It had to be holiday celebration.’ And this was no simple suggestion. It was an order–that is a threat, backed up by Military ‘Justice’ as necessary.
Of course it isn’t like the military has made Christians who talk about their religion guilty of a felony, warranting a court martial or removal from the service. Oh wait! That was just a few months ago wasn’t it! Christians do not have permission to talk about their religion, they are not allowed to share their faith even when asked. In June, the Navy took Chaplain Wes Modder to task for discussing religion in counseling sessions. The Navy ‘…removedModder from its promotion list, terminated him for cause, removed him from his unit, and brought him before an official Board of Inquiry.’”
Truth And Action has covered this issue in depth before:
“We’ve posted many stories of Obama’s hostility towards our military and especially Christians in the military over the past couple of years; from the Army dening soldiers to say the word ‘Christmas‘, to the Air Force removing the Bible from POW/MIS displays to Obama shutting down a church in the Navy and threatening the pastor with arrest, we continue to see story after story of the military forging an environment of animosity towards Christians.”
Snopes has skewed the facts on these incidents. Even if it is just ‘recommended’ to military personnel to not say Christmas, that in fact acts as an order. This has been the case since Obama has been in office. See how this works? No such rules apply to Muslims as far as I know. Only to Christians. Snopes claims there is no “blanket ban” on using the term Christmas. It may not be in writing, but it’s definitely in practice. They are playing word games here to achieve a political agenda. There is no doubt that soldiers are being prevented from sharing their faith, talking about it or using it in a time of need. If they do so, they are reprimanded or worse. So, tell me how that isn’t Obama issuing a ban on the word ‘Christmas?’