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Bath for Baptisms coersion, the real of the story

Discussion in '2003 Archive' started by donnA, Apr 17, 2003.

  1. donnA

    donnA New Member

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    There was recently a topic discussed here on the Bapist Board about a SBC chaplain in Iraq coerrsing soldiers to be baptized in return for a bath.
    I just read this in the Western Recorder, our state weekly SBC baptist news. Since the Western recorer is not on line I can not give a link for you to read it, so I will only be able to tell you what it says.

    The army investagated the alligation that SBC chaplain Josh Llano had traded baths for baptisms, and according to Chaplain(Col.) Al Buckner, the allagations are not true. The U.S. Army's office of the Chief of Publoic Affairds says that the chaplian made some of the comments that were printed(Miami Herald), but not all. The army says that the soldiers at camp Bushmaster were not suffering a water shortage, the chaplain was only given water after the soldiers water needs were taken care of, the army says that the soldiers did not need to resort to baptism to get clean. The chaplain in question recetly did 57 baptisims, most were chrsitian soldiers who wanted to be baptised as a reaffirmation of their faith, or who had never been baptised before.. No soldier at camp Bushmaster has complained or commented about beied coersed by the chaplain in any way.
    It seems the matter has been settled(after investgation) to suit the U.S. Army(and the SBC NAMB) that the accusations did not happen, are not true.
    Before christins start spreading rumors and gossip about other christians don't you think it needs to be checked out first.
     
  2. I Am Blessed 24

    I Am Blessed 24 Active Member

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    Thank you Kate. I never believed it anyway. It just didn't make sense. Baptists, of all people, grill you to make sure your truly heart saved before they dunk you! [​IMG]

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    Sue
     
  3. donnA

    donnA New Member

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    I checked the Westren Recorer and they do not mention that they do have a web site, so I assumed they did not. Someone here on the BB who didn't want to be named found it online, boy am I glad, I frequently see articles I'd like to post here. But anyway, heres the link to this story.
    Western Recored article
     
  4. RodH

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    This was in the BPNews:
    ARTICLE
     
  5. donnA

    donnA New Member

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    Thanks, I think your article added a little more info.
     
  6. KenH

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    From a NewsMax.com News Alert:

    Exposed: Atheists' Lies About U.S. Army Chaplain in Iraq

    Do you remember a few weeks ago when anti-religious groups were claiming that a U.S. Army chaplain serving in Iraq refused permission for soldiers to use water for bathing unless they first listened to a sermon and were baptized? It turns out, of course, that they were bearing false witness.

    The office of the Chief of Chaplains conducted an informal inquiry and discovered the allegation was false, United Press International reports.

    In fact, there wasn't even a shortage of water at that camp. It "was supplied with tens of thousands of gallons of water for soldiers to use," the office said. "All major water needs of the soldiers were met before the water for baptism was made available to the chaplain."

    "Significantly," the chaplains' office stated, "no soldier at Camp Bushmaster has complained or commented that he was coerced in any way by the chaplain. In fact, reports are that this chaplain is always selflessly available to soldiers and that they generally respect and like him and are grateful for his presence, even if they are not of his faith."

    Here's what is true: This latest deceit by the Anti-religious Left won't get a tenth of the publicity the original smear campaign did.
     
  7. donnA

    donnA New Member

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    Thank you Ken, now we know where htat really came from.
     
  8. rsr

    rsr <b> 7,000 posts club</b>
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    And why does NewsMax, that paragon of objectivity, attribute this to the "atheists?"
     
  9. BrentKCanada

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    [​IMG] If the Pastor 'forced baptized' these soldiers would be getting a nice clean bath [​IMG] Getting baptized is a sign of a changed life...
     
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