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Christian Chaplain dismissed

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by thjplgvp, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. thjplgvp

    thjplgvp Member

    Mar 21, 2006
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    Chaplain Lt. Gordon James Klingenschmitt has been court-martialed and dismissed from the U.S. Navy. His crime? Praying in Jesus' name in uniform outside a chapel. You read it right. After 15 1/2 years of exemplary service, Lt. Klingenschmitt is being drummed out of the Navy.
    Understand that Klingenschmitt has a meritorious military record. He graduated from the Air Force Academy and spent 11 years as an Air Force missile officer. He was promoted to the rank of Major and was offered a job at the Pentagon at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. However, Klingenschmitt wanted to be a chaplain. As such, he willingly took a demotion in order to serve in the U.S. Navy as a chaplain at the rank of Lieutenant.
    Chaplain Klingenschmitt served in the Persian Gulf. While there, he and his men won 6 awards, including Best in the Navy, for outstanding Community Service. But now this fine Christian man is being discharged. He is losing his career (not to mention a million-dollar pension) for the "crime" of praying in Jesus' name.


    Your thoughts

  2. tragic_pizza

    tragic_pizza New Member

    Oct 30, 2001
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    From http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=51536


    [FONT=Palatino, Book Antiqua, Times New Roman, Georgia, Times]So it wasn't outside a chapel, and it was in violation of an order.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Palatino, Book Antiqua, Times New Roman, Georgia, Times]He wasn't prohibited from praying, but from wearing his uniform to this particular event and praying, implying Navy support for Roy Moore.
  3. El_Guero

    El_Guero New Member

    Jul 4, 2004
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    You are close . . .

    He left the air force for the navy and thought that he could make the transition

    . . . he failed miserably to make the change of attitude. . .

    He shoulda never gotten cross ways with his Captain . . . . and all over MRE's . . .

    Then he raised the 'banner' of Jesus. It was the MRE's that got him in trouble.