Sunday, January 08, 2006

Chaplain Ends 18 Day Fast

Visiting Stacy at Blogforbooks tonight, I found that Navy Chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt supposedly 'won the victory' and now is able to pray in Jesus name.

But, looking into the media coverage, one Navy official says that's not the case. There was 'nothing to win', according to the Navy.

Lt. William Marks, a Navy spokesman, said yesterday there never were restrictions against Lt. Klingenschmitt and he is not sure why the chaplain considered himself victorious.

But, if that be the case, why did the Navy have his uniform, and why did his supervisor, Capt. Lloyd Pyle, tell him Friday that he could now give prayers while in uniform? Also, why have there been so many lawsuits filed against the Navy by their chaplains. 2 lawsuits were brought by 50 chaplains in 1999 and 2000, stating the Navy discriminates against evangelical and Pentecostal clerics. Most of the chaplains are no longer with the Navy because they couldn't get promoted.

But, whatever the case, I am happy to see the Chaplain once again with the ability to pray as he wants, 'In Jesus name'.

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