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Court-martial Chaplains who talk about Jesus, says Pentagon. Take action!
A Pentagon spokesman has just said in writing that Christian troops will be punished and court-martialed if they dare to talk about their personal faith in Jesus Christ.
“Religious proselytization is not permitted within the Department of Defense,” LCDR Nate Christensen said in a written statement. He declined to say if any chaplains or service members had been prosecuted for such an offense.
“Court martials and non-judicial punishments are decided on a case-by-case basis and it would be inappropriate to speculate on the outcome in specific cases,” he said.
So let me get this straight. If a chaplain preaches the gospel of Jesus Christ, whether in counseling or in the chapel, and anybody is offended, the chaplain can be punished in writing?
THIS HAPPENED TO ME. In 2005 my commander downgraded my evaluation and nearly ended my chaplain career, in writing. My C.O. illegally punished me for quoting “exclusive” Bible verses like John 3:36 in the base chapel during optionally attended Christian worship. The Navy lawyers claimed commanders can punish chaplains for religious speech, and they did, but they broke the law and violated their oath to the Constitution. Please pray for my lawsuit to be victorious.
So let me get this straight. If a chaplain is ordered to stop praying “in Jesus’ name” outside of Sunday chapel, and the chaplain disobeys by praying in Jesus’ name in uniform and worshipping in public, they can be sent to court-martial for disobeying orders?
THIS HAPPENED TO ME. In 2006 as a Navy Chaplain I faced misdemeanor court-martial and was found guilty of “worshipping in public” in my uniform, outside of Sunday chapel. I was later vindicated by Congress, who rescinded the same bad policy for which I was punished. All proof documents are posted here. I won the policy war, but lost my career.
Now if Congress does not intervene, and protect military chaplains and troops’ right to pray “in Jesus’ name” and freedom for all our troops to freely speak of their faith or preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to their peers without coercion but with freedom to convert and voluntarily change religion, whether in counseling or in church or in their barracks, THEN THERE IS NO FREEDOM OF RELIGION IN THE MILITARY, and the Constitution is dead. The systematic anti-Christian persecution has now begun in earnest.
They order our silence about Jesus Christ, or our punishment by the government. What a choice! The domestic enemies of the Constitution are influencing these policies.
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Anti-Jesus Judge bans “Jesus prayers” in Virginia. Take action.
If you care about freedom to pray “in Jesus’ name,” please phone or email all 7 members of the Pittsylvania Virginia County board of supervisors. Their names, emails, and phone numbers are listed here. Say these words: “Please appeal the bad court decision of the anti-Jesus judge who banned free speech. Defend peoples’ right to pray in Jesus’ name.”
Here’s why: An anti-Jesus judge has just banned freedom of speech, and told county supervisors they cannot allow anyone to pray “in Jesus’ name” when giving the invocation or benediction at public meetings, reports the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Watch Dr. Chaps’ TV commentary on this anti-Jesus ban in Pittsylvania VA, starting at the 16:06 mark.
“A federal judge Tuesday permanently barred the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors from offering sectarian Christian prayers during its meetings. U.S. District Judge Michael Urbanski issued the ruling Tuesday, giving a victory to Pittsylvania County resident Barbara Hudson and the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia, who represented Hudson. Hudson filed the lawsuit in September 2011.
“The case law in this jurisdiction is crystal clear,” ACLU Legal Director Rebecca Glenberg said Wednesday. “Governments may not have sectarian prayers at their meetings.” [Dr. Chaps’ comment…sectarian means speaking the illegal word “Jesus.”]
“I expect to speak to the board to decide what the next move will be,” he said. Board Chairman Marshall Ecker said of the decision, “If it was up to me, I would contest it.” The ruling infringes on individual rights and Jesus’ name is being taken out of everything, Ecker said. Hudson contended that the sectarian prayers violated the First Amendment, amounting to government advancement of religion.”
[Dr. Chaps’ comment: The board is considering appeal. Please call or email 7 today here, to request they appeal. Then sign our petition to defend military chaplains freedom to pray in Jesus’ name, below.]
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The Bible commands us: “Whatever you do in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus.” –Colossians 3:17. Please forward this email widely to your friends, and share on social media here.
God Bless you, in Jesus’ name,
Chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt, PhD
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