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Anyone else get this?

By Kelly Thomas - Posted on 19 October 2009

I got this email from my Fox news addict acquaintence and decided to reply to all with factcheck links. Do people really beleive this stuff? Ugh!! Here's my response:

This sounded way out there to me so I checked it out. Turns out this is just a rumor. Here's are the fact checks FYI.


Please pass this on.


Did you know that the ACLU has filed a suit to have all military cross-shaped headstones removed
and another suit to end prayer from the military completely? They're making great progress. The Navy Chaplains can no longer mention Jesus' name in prayer thanks to the wretched ACLU. 

I'm not breaking this one.
If I get it a 1000 times, I'll forward it a 1000 times!

Let us pray...
Prayer chain for our Military... Don't break it!
Please send this on after a short prayer.. Prayer for our soldiers Don't break it!
'Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands Protect them as they protect us Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need. Amen.'
Prayer Request: When you receive this, please stop for a moment and say a prayer for our troops around the world.
There is nothing attached. Just send this to people in your address book. Do not let it stop with you. Of all the gifts you could give a Marine, Soldier, Sailor, Airman, others deployed in harm's way, prayer is the very best one.



I haven't gotten this, but if my friend that gets all of the fwd fwd fwd emails gets he, he will send it to me.  He always does that for me to fact check, then sends my replies to "everyone" on the list of the one who sent it to him.  LOL  Thanks for doing my research for me.
So I'm not the only annoying one who ruins a good rumor/untrue story with facts? I may be removed from this guys email list soon. I already gave him a piece of my mind when he sent an email bashing Muslims. This is strike 2 for me. And I'm so proud to do my part : )

LOL....nope, you have a partner in crime.  As a matter of fact, I got so bad about it, that almost everyone has stopped sending them to me.  This one friend only sends them to be fact checked...he's not very political, but wants to know the truth.  Then he fwds my answers to the original senders... I get to people I don't even know that way. heheh 

We're such spoil sports!!

This is an old one. I got it the first time about six years ago. Once they’ve been sent out they never die…

When an email pairs the military and prayer, I disregard it immediately.

It's not because I'm heartless... it's because the prayer + military tactic is incredibly, incredibly, INCREDIBLY manipulative. 

The "wretched" ACLU???  C'mon.... I may disagree with some of the causes they take on, but I'm glad the ACLU exists because many of the causes they tackle are helping people in a way I do agree with.  I'll take the disagreeable in order to get the agreeable stuff they do. 


The only time I'll accept a request for prayer for a soldier is when a friend asks for it without forwarding a RWA email...

It's sad that we've reached a point where 'government service' is a dirty word... If we're the greatest country on earth, maybe we can have the greatest government.

Lewis Black

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