Army Lt. Col. Robert Maginnis (ret.), the senior fellow for national security at the Family Research Council, said Christianity is under attack in the Pentagon and the Obama administration is "aggressively against Christians." He added that there are "demonic forces" at play in the government, and that he has met people described as "witches" who profess they are advising "the senior leadership of the country."
On the Sept. 22 edition of The Jim Bakker Show, the host asked Lt. Col. Maginnis, : “The very thing that Jesus said would happen in the Last Days, that we, because we serve God, we would be attacked, we would be hated for the name of Christ’s sake. It seems like our nation is kinder to other faiths and Christianity is being put down further and further and further. Are you allowed to talk about that?”
Maginnis said, "“Of course, and we find it in the federal government in a terrible way. Certainly in the Pentagon, where we find the persecution of Christians openly expressing their love for Christ. Christian meetings are often denigrated."
"We find that broadly, more so under this administration than ever before," said Maginnis. "I’ve been in the government, off and on, for almost five decades so I’ve seen how other governments have functioned. This one is aggressively against Christians. And it’s because, I think, the man in the Oval Office expresses an opinion, which his proxies are expressing across the entire bureaucracy."
Host Jim Bakker then asked, “Are the leaders afraid of the power of the Gospel? Why do they want to put the Gospel down now?”
“I suspect the motivation is, in fact, evil," said Maginnis. "I know from having been in Washington for many years – my mother worked in Washington and in the White House for awhile many years ago -- I know that there’s demonic forces in that city."
"I have personally met people that refer to themselves as witches, people that say they advise the senior leadership of the country," he said. "We invite within the federal government people to advise us and often some of those advisers, I think, have evil motivations, things that you and I would not approve of.”
Lt. Col. Robert Maginnis (ret.), 66, is married and has two children. He is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, and the Naval Postgraduate School.