A large cross that had been prominently displayed outside a chapel on an isolated military base in northern Afghanistan was taken down last week, prompting outrage from some American service members stationed there.
“We are here away from our families, and the chapel is the one place that feels like home,” a service member at Camp Marmal told POLITICO. “With the cross on the outside, it is a constant reminder for all of us that Jesus is here for us.” ...
“I really don’t understand why Christians are always attacked. If it was a crescent moon on top of a mosque, it would never be taken down,” said an Army serviceman.
“We would just like to know where the line is. The chaplains wear different religious symbols on their uniforms depending on which religion they are. Is that the next thing to be targeted?” added a second service member.
Sad. It didn't matter that troops on the frontline drew strength from that cross, ineffable strength to persevere under very harsh conditions. No doubt some officer received a call from on high and caved to pressure. I can see Obama's fingerprints all over this. Not that he ordered it directly, but instances like this are becoming commonplace under his reign of political correctness and multi-culturalism.