U.S. Military regulations prohibit religious proselytizing.
The United States soldier has been placed on suspension until further investigations. The marine was passing out coins with Bible scriptures on both sides: ‘Where will you spend eternity” and “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)
Reported earlier – many of the citizens were scared to refuse his Bible Coin. I can imagine they were afraid to turn his offer down and for many reasons, which should be apparent. American Christians aren’t kind to their own who do not buy into Christianity or organized religion. And, more importantly than – the refusal of accepting their Lord and Saviour – God Jesus the Holy Spirit. In a war torn land with tankers and a host of weapons – uhmm…I can see where some might hesitate.
“Regulations prohibit members of the coalition force from proselytizing any religion, faith or practices,” said Col. Bill Buckner, a coalition spokesman. “Our troops are trained on those guidelines before they deploy.”
A military statement said “appropriate action” will be taken if the reports are substantiated.
The reports stoked religious concerns in Iraq just weeks after Iraqi police discovered that a U.S. soldier had used the Quran, Islam’s holy book, for target practice.
Well, I hope the soldier doesn’t receive a dishonorable discharge or is permanently let go for breaking regulation. Our U.S. soldiers must remember though they’re foreign occupiers not Christian Missionaries.
Don’t worry it’s just a ‘PENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS – GOT ANY?’