Which religion is the one with the bloodthirsty fanatics again?

Nov 17 2010 Published by under Uncategorized

I swear, you can't make this stuff up. The following quote, which I would hope that most reasonable and rational human beings will find extremely disturbing, is taken directly from the blog of one Bryan Fischer. Fischer works and blogs for the conservitive "Christian" American Family Association:

The Medal of Honor will be awarded this afternoon to Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta for his heroism in Afghanistan, and deservedly so. He took a bullet in his protective vest as he pulled one soldier to safety, and then rescued the sergeant who was walking point and had been taken captive by two Taliban, whom Sgt. Giunta shot to free his comrade-in-arms.

This is just the eighth Medal of Honor awarded during our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Sgt. Giunta is the only one who lived long enough to receive his medal in person.

But I have noticed a disturbing trend in the awarding of these medals, which few others seem to have recognized.

We have feminized the Medal of Honor.

According to Bill McGurn of the Wall Street Journal, every Medal of Honor awarded during these two conflicts has been awarded for saving life. Not one has been awarded for inflicting casualties on the enemy. Not one.

Gen. George Patton once famously said, "The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other guy die for his."

When we think of heroism in battle, we used the think of our boys storming the beaches of Normandy under withering fire, climbing the cliffs of Pointe do Hoc while enemy soldiers fired straight down on them, and tossing grenades into pill boxes to take out gun emplacements.

That kind of heroism has apparently become passe when it comes to awarding the Medal of Honor. We now award it only for preventing casualties, not for inflicting them.

So the question is this: when are we going to start awarding the Medal of Honor once again for soldiers who kill people and break things so our families can sleep safely at night?

Words simply fail me on this one. Feminize? Seriously? This nitwit is writing for an audience that is too sensitive to permit him to accurately quote Patton, but he thinks that awarding the Medal of Honor to people who put their own lives at enormous risk is too "feminine"?


3 responses so far

  • Coturnix says:

    It's all about their precious and precarious masculinity in the first place, so I am not surprised....

  • becca says:

    Duh. Women bring life into the world, men take it out. So *saving* lives is obviously much more feminized. They might as well spraypaint the dang medal pink and distribute it with an appointment for castration.

  • As a combat Veteran, -sniper, Iraq- I feel for any person who has given their life for this country and I would gladly fight for any of you to have the Right to say what you feel. The author, Bryan Fischer, as far as I can tell has never served in the Armed Forces and has no basis for his opinion. It is just that, an opinion and nothing more, but I defend his right to speak that opinion. Yet, from what I have read of him I am not sure he would do the same for me.