Master Sergeant Nathan Sommers is a 25-year Army veteran facing “retribution and punishment” for having a “NOBAMA” bumper sticker on his car and for reading David Limbaugh’s The Great Destroyer privately backstage at a U.S. Army band concert.
Other bumper stickers on Sommers’ car read, “Political Dissent Is NOT Racism” and “The Road To Bankruptcy Is Paved With Ass-Fault.”
According to a report by Todd Starnes, Sommers is under no illusions that these stickers themselves are the reason for his trouble–rather, he believes he and other Christians within the Armed Forces are being targeted for their faith.
“It seems like with the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell–that the Christians have been the ones who’ve had to go underground and in the closet–for fear of retaliation and reprisals.” In a word, Sommers says that Christians “have to hide.”
Because of this, reading or expressing any point of view contrary to the predominant view under Obama immediately draws the ire of the military thought police.
This was demonstrated by the trouble Sommers received for reading Limbaugh’s book at the Army band concert. Said Sommers: “I wasn’t reading aloud, I was just reading privately to myself. I was told they were frowning on that and they warned me that I should not be reading literature like that backstage because it was offensive.”
He had a similar experience while reading a book by Mark Levin, when he was told to refrain from reading the book “while in uniform.”
While an Army spokesman at the Pentagon Lt. Col. Justin Platt would not comment on the ongoing aspects of the investigation regarding Sommers, he did say this: “With respect to political activities, soldiers are expected to carry out their obligations as citizens in accordance with applicable regulations.”