Tuesday, December 12, 2006

The "J" Word

National Public Radio did a story about The Christian Embassy, an influential religious group with offices in the Pentagon, yesterday. In a controversial video, uniformed military personnel are shown seemingly undermining the traditional separation of church and state by talking about the importance of Jesus Christ in their government work. The Military Religious Freedom Foundation, which has a blog, has objected to the Embassy's video, which now has a new disclaimer posted below it. It is interesting to see how the Embassy group uses some of the visual rhetorical appeals of a government website in its page design. This includes using photographs of Washington D.C. landmarks and the familiar crimson, white, and blue color scheme of many government sites. Groups like the Jewish War Veterans have also joined the ACLU in objecting to other Christian-specific religious displays on federal property.



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