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Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Military Chaplains Not Allowed To Pray In Jesus Name

Chaplains in the military are finding it more and more difficult to pray in the name of Jesus without suffering discipline. Muslim and Jewish chaplains do not report any problems when they pray. They are left uncensored.

One Chaplin says he was fired for praying in the name of Jesus and he is now involved in a hunger strike outside of the White House to draw attention to the problem. About 80% of the active military identify themselves as Christian. Why can't they pray to their God in Jesus name?

More about this here.


Blogger Ed Darrell said...

Actually, any military chaplain who prays sectarian prayers that suggest some of the soldiers in the group are going to hell will be disciplined.

They're supposed to help the morale of the soldiers, not tear it down.

10:25 PM, December 23, 2005  
Blogger Michael said...

comment to comment of Ed Darrell.
Who said anything about going to Hell. Jesus said I did not come to judge but to SAVE. The word Jesus comes from Joshua which means to heal or to save. This is a strange comment Ed. What chaplain would pray suggesting the troops are going to Hell. They are already in Hell in a sense as in War is Hell. They are praying for help mostly in a trying circumstance. Chaplains know all about raising morale. Jesus is a morale raiser. I think the separation between church and state should allow people to pray without the government preventing it. Saying a prayer doesn't force anyone to agree but denying prayer is un-American, Un-Freedom.

10:44 AM, September 10, 2009  

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