Though I admire the courage and sacrifice of our Armed Forces, I’ve never been a big fan of war movies. The carnage turns my stomach. And often the morally questionable behavior of the characters, even ones who claim to be Christians (as in American Sniper), makes it hard for me to embrace them wholeheartedly.
The movie, American Sniper, highlighting the life of Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. history, is igniting controversy. Many on the Right are hailing Kyle a hero and defender of liberty, while many on the Left say he was nothing but a killer. U.S. filmmaker Michael Moore actually Tweeted, “My uncle killed by
The U.S. Air Force this month effectively removed its moral compass. Responding to pressure from a vocal minority, it cancelled a class on Just War Theory for its nuclear missile launch officers. It’s now seeking to teach ethics without any religious basis. Just War theory, as you may know, is based on Christian values and