Military Chaplains Pressured Not to Pray in the Name of Jesus


Lt. Gordon James Klingenschmitt, a chaplain and a priest with the Evangelical Episcopal Church, has accused the Navy of religious discrimination.

The Washington Post reports today on an little known controversy among the ranks of chaplains in the U.S. military:

“Evangelical Protestant chaplains are fighting what they say is a legacy of discrimination in hiring and promotions, and they are bridling at suggestions they not pray publicly ‘in the name of Jesus.’”

You can read the full story here.

One Response to Military Chaplains Pressured Not to Pray in the Name of Jesus

  1. RosieBoo September 1, 2005 at 11:56 am #

    Some military chaplains may be urged not to pray in Jesus’ name, but I’ll guess there’ll be lots of evangelizing going on down south. Upwards of 1000 people evacuated from the Gulf Coast region are being taken to Ft. Benning, GA to house them there until rebuilding occurs. I know the chaplains there are already praying for direction on ministering to thses folks…

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