December 29, 2005

Protest at White House--not news

This protest is apparently not getting any notice, except this Dec. 22 piece in FoxNews...

WHITE HOUSE — It's almost Christmas, and U.S. Navy chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt is on a hunger strike that includes nightly prayers outside the White House.

Lieutenant Klingenschmitt, an Evangelical Episcopal priest, says he won't eat until President Bush signs an executive order allowing military chaplains to pray according to their beliefs.

Klingenschmitt, who began his fast on Tuesday, says Navy admirals have told him that he can't pray publicly in Jesus' name unless he's wearing civilian clothes. He's continuing to pray as the Bible says Jesus instructed, but not in uniform.

More than 70 members of Congress and 170,000 petitioners also are calling on President Bush to let chaplains pray according to their faith instead of being limited to generic invocations.

This is the sort of stupid shit you get when you let liberals run things. Destroying Christianity is much more important than having an effective military. And I will be willing to bet money that it wasn't believing Jews or Moslems or Buddhists who found the mention of Jesus "offensive." It was leftists. "Tolerant" libs. Multiculturalists. Probably the same crowd who expressed fake shock and outrage when a prisoner at Gitmo claimed his Koran was pissed on...

I also mentioned the insane limitations now put on our military chaplains in this post. I keep being reminded of a Kurt Vonnegut book, where there was a country where Christianity is the official religion, but Protestantism and Catholicism are outlawed...

Posted by John Weidner at December 29, 2005 6:13 AM
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