There are some very flawed views (of the Libertarian variety) in this piece and yet in general it is correct regarding the way in which the military has formed a nexus with American Evangelical culture.
It needs to be said. American Evangelicalism is a heretical cult. Just like other cults it has some truth but it is obscured and destroyed by the syncretism and the alien and idolatrous ideology that has infected it.
Like Gnosticism, the enemy of the Early Church, it represents a blend of Christian doctrine and terminology with the values and concepts of another religion. This is why I often refer to it as Christo-Americanism. It comes with its own version of history, its own mythology and certainly its own ethics that are quite contrary to the Apostolic Christianity of the New Testament. We might also add that in many cases Christo-Americanism also incorporates a secondary canon. The Gnostics had their texts, the Christo-Americans have deified the founding documents even though they are in many cases utterly at odds with Christian doctrine.
We need not become Libertarians to avoid the cult of the state. We can simply follow the teachings of the New Testament and live as strangers and pilgrims on the earth. We understand the role of the state in God's Providence and Common Grace. And yet we don't join with it or venerate it. The Libertarians have fallen into another form of idolatry and yet at this point perhaps it's a somewhat healthy reaction. We hope in time many Christians will settle into the Biblical view that rejects both statist nationalism and Libertarianism. I hope the ascendant Libertarianism in the Church is but a phase. And yet I also fear that it will lead many into a path of violence.
If you're sitting in a Church that's worshipping the American Empire and making idols of its concepts and symbols, sacralising its wars and conquests, it's very simple.
You need to get up and leave. You're in a pagan temple. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of devils.
Would you attend a Mormon service? You might as well be. You're worshipping under the auspices of a false gospel and to be honest the 'Christ' of American Christianity is not the Christ of the New Testament any more than is the 'Christ' of Mormonism.