Two Baptist chaplains are suing the Veterans Administration for demanding they stop naming “Jesus” in their prayers.


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Freedom in Modern America: Two Baptist chaplains are suing the Veterans Administration for demanding they stop naming “Jesus” in their prayers.

Two Baptist chaplains said they were forced out of a Veterans Affairs chaplain training program after they refused orders to stop quoting the Bible and to stop praying in the name of Jesus. When the men objected to those demands they were subjected to ridicule and harassment that led to one of the chaplains leaving the program and the other being ejected, according to a federal lawsuit filed Friday.

3 comments

  • Kelly Starks

    Bizarre given theres been a lot of problems with the Army becoming so religious, that anyone not openly “believing” was running into serious prejudice and discrimination. Hitting both side of the bigory divide – how thorough of them.

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  • Tom Billings

    “Bizarre given theres been a lot of problems with the Army becoming so religious,”……

    Except that this is a VA program, Kelly, which is no longer under DoD. That means this is a very different hierarchy than the Army’s, or any military, command structure, …except at only one level, …the WH. Given the number of field grade officers in all services being relieved of command and forced into retirement over the last 3 years, I am wondering about all those complaints I hear, mostly in the MSM, about them thar hurrible intolerant Christians in the military command structure.

    Note that the VA has far fewer protections against political influence than the military does below field grade ranks. More active attempts to reduce any level of status of military Christians would naturally start there. That complaints about Christians are voiced is, unfortunately, in the time of Alinsky tactics, little indication that something is really happening. The majority of shoe leather in Republican campaigns is still provided by evangelicals, and seeing FUD about them in many parts of society is hardly unexpected from a journalistic community that agrees so strongly with “progressive” attitudes.

  • nancy.dietsch@va.gov

    Please note that I have no proof that the person whose e-mail address this is has any connection to this story.

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