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Some in the military now classifying evangelicals and Catholics as quote domestic terrorists.
It's part of -- provision that is supposed to protect religious freedom.
So does our Defense Secretary support protecting religious liberty for our troops.
He was asked that question -- we said.
Do you believe that those rights in the provisions of section 533.
Are necessary wall of -- Well first the -- tonight I don't know but all the specifics.
That was a lawmaker tried to get a straight answer out of the secretary he is Virginia congressman Randy Forbes.
He's member of the house armed services committee congressman thanks a lot for joining us.
So what about what exactly did that answer mean and did you ever get a satisfactory answer from the Defense Secretary.
We united Defense Secretary set a record we counted it and looking at transco forty times and he said either I don't know I'm not sure I'm have to get back to you.
But on this one it was appalling because literally they're training troops before they're going to Afghanistan.
And they were trending down that evangelical Christians Catholics and mormons -- -- same category listed together with Hamas al-Qaeda.
And the Ku Klux Klan and that's just appalling and we asked they secretary about it.
And whether or not we should protect against that.
He he just had no response to the ideas -- anyone with strong religious beliefs is under religious extremists and they're all the same if you can't make.
Distinctions between mormons and al-Qaeda.
How can you fight to protect the United States from.
Well that's a great point but the other thing is -- and number.
This up pentagon also is issued express orders.
Two commanders for the first time ever.
That they can't even disclose approved acceptable programs -- -- under the chaplains office so we've got kind of a two step process here.
One work that relates to say that all -- you can't even talk about it but secondly we're putting these groups that support faith.
Situations were putting them in the category extremist groups that's just wrong.
We put a provision and the defense authorization bill that would stop that and protected and secretary couldn't even give us an answer whether they went -- force or not.
So were attacked -- -- extremists and we lose our religious liberty that is really a deeply unfair.
Unfair -- comes with us -- for joining us appreciate it thank you have a great day thanks to.
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