Chaplain Klingenschmitt Convicted
Sadly, Lt. Gordon James Klingenschmitt, a Navy chaplain, has been convicted by a courts martial of insubordination for praying in Jesus’ name while in uniform. (I was informed that my name was mentioned several times at his trial as I stood with him on the steps of the White House back in March when he courageously and correctly defied this unconstitutional mandate and prayed in Jesus’ name.)
Chaplain Klingenschmitt received an official reprimand and was ordered to pay a fine of $250 per month for one year. The sentence is being appealed.
In March we were accused of exaggerating when we proclaimed a "War on Christians," at our national conference in DC. Who wants to debate our assertion that there is an orchestrated war on Christianity in this country now?
The Navy has decided that chaplains will only be allowed to say “inclusive” prayers, unless involved in sectarian services. But the First Amendment guarantees freedom of religion, not the right not to be offended by religious expression.
These orders notwithstanding, Chaplain Klingenschmitt prays in Jesus’ name. As Christians we are commanded to do so by a much higher authority than the United States Navy.
When will the bureaucrats get it through their heads: America was built by men who were firm in their faith, not by those who were so afraid of giving offense that they watered down their prayers to the point of making them meaningless?