A Drink of Water
I’m not going to go on and on concerning this (if you want the gory details, do read them in the above links)… I want you to note this scabrous assertion, in particular:
“We have feminised the Medal of Honor” by awarding it to a soldier who saved his fellow combatants rather than killing enemies…
That came from the chief spokesman of the American Family Association, Bryan Fischer, the Director of Issues Analysis for Government and Public Policy, and host of its flagship radio show Focal Point. I decided to see if ANY conscientious objector had earned the Medal of Honor. I’m glad to say that I not only found one, but THREE such recipients. Here they are:
- PFC Desmond Thomas Doss, US Army (1919-2006) (Alabama). He was a company aid man who earned his decoration at the Battle of Okinawa in World War II… “PFC Doss saved the lives of many soldiers. His name became a symbol throughout the 77th Infantry Division for outstanding gallantry far above and beyond the call of duty”.
- SPC4 Joseph Guy LaPointe, Jr, US Army (1948-69) (Ohio). He was a combat medic killed in action in Vietnam; he shielded the wounded from enemy fire with his own body. “LaPointe’s courageous actions at the cost of his life were an inspiration to his comrades. His gallantry and selflessness are in the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit on him, his unit, and the US Army”.
- CPL Thomas William Bennett, US Army (1947-69) (West Virginia). He was a combat medic killed in action in Vietnam; he was attempting to reach another soldier wounded by a sniper. “CPL Bennett’s undaunted concern for his comrades at the cost of his life, above and beyond the call of duty, are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the US Army”.
Eat shit and die, rightwingers. This is too much of a muchness. I just can’t go on (doesn’t their selfless bravery move you to tears?)… I’m that angered (doesn’t the obtuseness of Perry & Co move you to reach for the AK and RPG?). How anyone can believe the lunacy spouted by Perry and his pals (and Rush, and Sarah, and Sean, and Michelle, et al) is beyond me. I’ll ya what… when I get to Heaven… I KNOW that I’m going to find these three stand-up guys there. As for Rick Perry and that bunch of gibbering losers at his “prayer rally”… the less said, the better (I think that they’re going to be in a FAR warmer place for eternity). We Orthodox shouldn’t EVER associate with such godless inhuman grasping bozos. What did Our Lord Christ say? He said this:
If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love. These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
The Gospel according to St John 15.10-14
That says it all… you must vote against all rightwing Tea Party extremists… ESPECIALLY those who miscall themselves “Christians”. Our Lord has spoken… I can add nothing. To think that this band of impostors blasphemed the Name of Our Lord… “Forgive them, for they know not what they do…”
Sunday 7 August 2011