As if we didn’t have enough problems, there is now a ‘progressive’ campaign underway for Satanic chaplains inside the Australian Defence Force.
‘Humanist’ chaplain at the Australian National University and Canberra Hospital, Justin Murray, has lodged a complaint with the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) against Defence for its failure to appoint him as a military chaplain.
The AHRC has taken this complaint seriously. Not only has it been accepted but the mediation process has been underway for about six months now.
We’ve been down this path before.
Murray told Atheist Nomads that he was hopeful his complaint would open the door for Satanists and pagans. See:
That would be a great outcome because then that would open the door for the other denominations which are not on the board. So not just humanists but, you know, Satanists, pagans, Muslims again…
And he also said pretty much the same thing to She Talks Atheism. Again:
So that would mean opening the door to other Christian denominations which are not currently allowed, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus…all of the above, Satanists, maybe some pagans in there would be nice too.
I’m not sure Australia is ready for Dr Evil to officiate at Anzac Day services. But that doesn’t really bother Murray.
He believes that if he can’t succeed in opening the door up for Satanists, his next best option is to take legal action to ensure that no one can have chaplains at all, as he stated to She Talks Atheism:
That’s a dangerous path for them to go down but I don’t think they’ll realise because that would also then open up the door for me to go to the High Court to challenge them in terms of it being a breach of section 116 of the Australian Constitution.
Basically the end game of that will be there will be no chaplains for anyone…
In other words, Murray is so selfish that he is prepared to go to court in order to obtain a result that would, practically, prevent Defence members from receiving confession before battle. And he would also deny them the last rights or even a Christian burial if they do happen to lay down their lives for this nation.
It seems Murray is not flying solo in this endeavour either. He has stated publicly that he has teamed up with Professor Luke Beck from Monash University. Murray claims Professor Beck provided support and information for the High Court legal challenge against school chaplains and that he also helped to prepare the AHRC complaint against Defence.
So there is a good chance this issue will be before the courts in the not too distant future.
Given the head of the Catholic diocese for military personnel was unprepared to utter a single word in public about Defence participation in the Mardi Gras, I very much doubt that military chaplains are ready to face this direct assault.
And given the legal system in the Australian Capital Territory decided that a Satanic cult should be the very first ‘religion’ to be protected under recently enacted religious vilification laws, I also doubt that the courts will worry too much about whether revolutionising chaplaincy will open the door for devil worshippers to shape the culture of our military.
Now, I don’t often say this but to its credit Defence has so far resisted Justin Murray’s attacks on chaplaincy.
However, this opposition appears to be weakening.
Defence has recently told Senate Estimates that it is planning to increase the ‘diversity’ of chaplains:
In appointing Chaplains to the ADF, and in appointing members to the [Religious Advisory Committee to the Services], representation of the diverse and changing cultural and spiritual needs of Defence members is a key factor. There are plans to increase the diversity of faith leaders to the RACS such as an Imam and other faith leaders who suitably represent the current spiritual composition of the ADF.
That is hardly encouraging. It seems that the very best we’re gonna get out of this mess is another Hizb-ut Tahrir supporting Defence imam. So get ready to sign those petitions again because it looks like we’ll need to re-run that campaign.
To make matters worse, Australian Army units have also recently removed symbols and logos containing crosses, as they are deemed to be in breach of General Angus Campbell’s directive banning ‘offensive’ imagery.
Even if Defence is prepared to fight this battle into the future (which seems unlikely), it looks like its defensive campaign will be waged with all the intent of a limp lettuce leaf.
There is another massive defeat headed our way.
And when the smoke clears we’ll be able to choose between joining a dawn service with a Satanist or attending a Remembrance Day ceremony presided over by a guy who hails Gallipoli as the last great victory of the Caliphate, while the AHRC ponders whether the crosses on every war grave should be removed because of their ‘white-privileged racism’.
To make matters worse, the role of the military chaplain will be completely revolutionised.
They will have nothing to do with Christianity and everything to do with enforcing the new moral order.
New ‘chaplains’ will have been inserted at the behest of the Australian Human Rights Commission and they will essentially act as its agents. They will become political officers who have the job of hunting down and weeding out Defence members who have unapproved views on religion, politics and sexuality.
If you are a Defence member who happens to hold views that were normal five minutes ago, prepare yourself for the Inquisition…
Unfortunately, Australia is not the only Western nation facing this diabolical madness.
The American Civil Liberties Union recently won a court case so that pentagrams could be displayed on the graves of US military personnel.
And a few years ago the United States Air Force spent $80,000 to provide a place of ‘religious’ worship for pagans and witches wishing to ‘celebrate’ the Winter Solstice.