The criminalization of Christianity by our own military proceeds apace, and Navy pre-trial hearings against Chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt are underway.
U.S. Navy judge, Anita K. Blair, ruled that preaching “exclusive” Christian content in the chapel at an optionally-attended Navy religious service is a punishable offense. This decision to punish his “exclusive” sermon supported the same Admiral who now seeks to court-martial Chaplain Klingenschmitt for praying in Jesus’ name.
Exclusive? Yes, the Chaplain preached a Christian message and thus included the Gospel.
Wrong and punishable, ruled the U.S. Navy, with a resounding rap of its politically correct gavel.
President Bush needs to issue an Executive Order overruling this ridiculous decision!
Yes, the Navy is moving to punish Chaplain Klingenschmitt, deeming it ”wrong” to preach the Gospel.
Wrong—even though the occasion was advertised as a “Christian service.”
Wrong – even though the memorial was for a sailor who professed faith in Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior shortly before his death.
Wrong—even though attendance at the chapel service was completely voluntary.
Wrong -– because the Chaplain’s message dared to quote John 3:36, which says “He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”
Wrong and punishable, ruled the U.S. Navy, taking a black-magic marker to his Bible, guaranteeing this chaplain will never be promoted again, just like 68 other Christian chaplains now suing the Navy.
Criminally punishable at court-martial, even when this chaplain had prior written permission to wear his uniform during prayers, as long as he didn’t pray in Jesus’ name.
The shameful day is now at hand when judicial tyranny insists a Christian serviceman’s memorial cannot include “exclusive” Scriptures. Senior officials falsely apply the Constitution’s so-called Establishment Clause, out of fear of “official government endorsement of sectarian religious beliefs.” So chaplains’ prayers must be completely “generic” or “non-sectarian” and never mention the name of Jesus Christ in public -– lest it offend a non-Christian.