The US Army has rejected allegations that its troops have been trying to convert Afghans to Christianity (Gavin’s Blog).
The report alleges that troops are handing out bibles which have been translated into local Afghan languages.
Such activity is against army regulations but listening to the most senior US Army chaplin at Bagram military base one could be forgiven for thinking that this regulation is largely ignored. Here’s some of what he had to say:
“There’ll never be anybody like Jesus, he’s the one and only, he’s the Messiah. Those Special Forces guys, they hunt men, we do the same thing as Christians we hunt people for Jesus. Hunt em down; get the hound of heaven after them to get them in the Kingdom, right? That’s what we do, that’s our business.”
See here for a discussion on the matter on Al-Jazeera news.
See here for an account of what happens to unbelievers in the US Army.