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Archive for the 'Military Chaplains' Category

-So What is the Difference Between Evangelizing and Proselytizing?

Saturday, May 4th, 2013

                                            (Photo credit: Wikipedia) In a recent statement by DoD Spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Nate Christensen the Pentagon supposedly ‘clarified’ their earlier statement about restricting religious discussion in the military: “Service members can share their faith (evangelize), but not force unwanted, intrusive attempts to convert others of any faith or no faith to one’s beliefs (proselytization).” […]

-Obama Attacks Religious Liberty for Chaplains?

Monday, January 7th, 2013

    (President Barack Obama signing a bill into law: theqspeaks) From OneNewsNow: President Barack Obama has signed the $633 billion defense bill into law, but has criticized one of its provisions protecting conscience rights. The provision exempts chaplains from ceremonies like same-sex weddings that they oppose based on their faith. It also says the military […]

-Gays in the Military: From ‘Don’t Tell’ to Celebrating with Pride?

Monday, June 18th, 2012

                                         (The Pentagon: Wikipedia) How things have changed in our culture in one generation. The military which is usually one of the most conservative institutions in our nation has gone from ‘don’t you dare’, to ‘don’t tell’ under Pres. Clinton to ‘celebrate with pride’ under pres. Obama. The Pentagon for the first time in our […]

-Judge: Imprecatory Prayer Not Illegal

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Be not silent, O God of my praise! For wicked and deceitful mouths are opened against me, speaking against me with lying tongues.  They encircle me with words of hate,and attack me without cause.  In return for my love they accuse me, but I give myself to prayer.   So they reward me evil for good,and […]

-Atheists Want Chaplains Too?

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

                 (Image by expertinfantry via Flickr) There are around 9,400 atheists and agnostics in the US military according to Department of Defense records. Now some of these ‘non-believers’ are pushing for ‘chaplains’ of their own. Three major problems are standing in the way of atheists becoming military chaplains: 1. The requirement for at least 3 […]

-Pentagon: Gay Weddings now Permitted on Bases and Chaplains May Officiate

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

                                               (Image via Wikipedia) The Pentagon sent out a notification this week that gays in the military can be married on base if same-sex marriages are permitted in the host state. Also, military chaplain’s whose religious affiliation permits it may officiate over gay marriages on or off military bases. The memo also hypocritically contained a […]