Brenda “Sue” Fulton, a West Point graduate and lesbian activist, has been nominated for an assistant secretary role at the Pentagon, military news website Military.com reports, where her job overseeing manpower includes military chaplains in all branches of the armed forces.
The news website points out that unhappy Republican senators ripped into Fulton for her numerous social media posts that mock and criticize Christians, political conservatives, the Republican Party, evangelical chaplains, and even the Religious Freedom Restoration Act that was passed in 1993. Her vile views about her political and religious enemies are common among the Far Left, especially on social media, but she was hammered over them at an Oct. 7 hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee.
"I think you'll understand why so many members of this committee and this Senate do not think you are fit to take over this position," Sen. Tom Cotton told her. "You are going to be in charge of military chaplains."
Reacting to her nomination, former U.S. Navy chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt tells American Family News he was alarmed by a 2017 interview she gave to The New York Times.
“What people fail to understand,” Fulton told the liberal newspaper, “is that chaplains give up some of their rights as ministers when they become military chaplains.”
“That’s a lie,” Klingenschmitt counters. “Chaplains do not give up their rights as ministers. In fact, they are ordained by their civilian bishops to practice the religion of their sending organization.”
In other words, a U.S. Army chaplain who is ordained through the Southern Baptist Convention does not drop the SBC’s orthodox and fundamental beliefs about marriage and sexuality, for example. That means such a chaplain could quickly find trouble in the U.S. armed forces of the 21st century, where biblical beliefs are not welcomed in a military that flew a “Pride flag” at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Fulton herself openly demonstrated that hostility in a numerous social media posts including one in which she suggested the phrase “religious freedom” is “twisted to mean conservative Christians can dictate their views to the rest of us.” That accusation is a familiar line of attack from the Left, which demands “tolerance” and “acceptance” from enemies who are viewed as enemies of progress.
Meanwhile, military chaplains who served during the Obama presidency experienced the pressure to confirm to an anti-biblical worldview or face punishment. During that same time, Fulton was appointed by Obama to serve on the Board of Visitors at West Point.
In last week's grilling by GOP senators, Fulton told Sen. Marsha Blackburn she has worked “side by side” with people who share differing beliefs, which would include Republicans and Evangelicals whom she has referred to as “nut jobs” and “racists."
"You have a long history," Sen. Cotton told the Pentagon nominee, "of offensive, inflammatory accusations against Bible-believing Christians."
"I support religious freedom," Fulton told the Senator, defying her own stated views. "And I would support religious freedom for all of our troops, all of our civilian employees, consistent with the law."