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An evangelical group proselytized in the Pentagon. Hope Ministries International staged a prayer breakfast at the Department of Defense headquarters in the first week of June, according to a report by the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, a watchdog group headed by Jewish retired U.S. Air Force officer Mikey Weinstein. The Pentagon’s chaplain invited the group, according to the report. The Hope Ministries Web site features a slideshow from what it described as a “D.C. crusade,” with some photos featuring encounters between evangelists and uniformed troops on Pentagon grounds.

Hope’s president, Dave Kistler, wrote in his newsletter about the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah war in Lebanon:

“With each additional missile lobbed into Israel, and each advance of Israel’s army further into Lebanon, we move ever closer toward a Middle-East meltdown. As the United Nations and world leaders offer futile advice in an attempt to quell this conflict, we must understand that we are inching closer toward Jesus’ glorious return and the church’s rapid exit from this earth. Because the time is short, may we who know Jesus Christ as Savior redeem every moment, knowing that the minute in which we currently find ourselves could be our last.”

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