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Government Retaliates Against Navy Chaplain who Sued over Government Shutdown of Catholic Mass
http://www.thomasmore.org ^ | january 14, 2014

Posted on 01/15/2014 12:08:56 PM PST by lowbridge

Father Ray Leonard, the Catholic Navy Chaplain who sued the Department of Defense and the Navy after he was barred from celebrating Mass at Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base in Georgia during the recent the Government shutdown, is now the target of Government retaliation even though the Department of Justice indicated the day after the lawsuit was filed that he could resume his duties as a Navy Chaplain.

The retaliation involves repeated Government assertions that the employment contract under which Father Leonard was working is no longer “valid”, demands that he must sign a new contract containing several pages of onerous new terms if he wants to be paid and refusals to pay for services he had already performed. 

As a result, the Thomas More Law Center (“TMLC”), a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, MI, on January 6, 2014 filed an amended complaint in their original federal lawsuit to prevent further retaliation against Father Leonard for exercising his constitutional rights.  The amended complaint added a claim against the government for its retaliation toward Father Leonard which occurred after the filing of the initial complaint.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: catholic; fascism; navy; navychaplain

1 posted on 01/15/2014 12:08:56 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

This came from the top. Hagel not resigning is complicit. The Regime has declared war on the Catholic Church.


2 posted on 01/15/2014 12:13:50 PM PST by AU72
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To: lowbridge
Father Ray Leonard, the Catholic Navy Chaplain who sued the Department of Defense and the Navy after he was barred from celebrating Mass at Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base in Georgia during the recent the Government shutdown, is now the target of Government retaliation even though the Department of Justice indicated the day after the lawsuit was filed that he could resume his duties as a Navy Chaplain. The retaliation involves repeated Government assertions that the employment contract under which Father Leonard was working is no longer “valid”, demands that he must sign a new contract containing several pages of onerous new terms if he wants to be paid and refusals to pay for services he had already performed.

PFL

3 posted on 01/15/2014 12:15:54 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: AU72

The regime has declared war on basic American values.


4 posted on 01/15/2014 12:17:34 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: lowbridge

John 15 -

18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.


5 posted on 01/15/2014 12:18:51 PM PST by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: 353FMG

bump

This is not a war against the Catholic Church but anyone who stands against the left and Obama


6 posted on 01/15/2014 12:21:25 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: lowbridge

Apparently he is a contract employee instead of a commissioned officer. I didn’t know that the military used “rent-a-chaplains”.


7 posted on 01/15/2014 12:22:19 PM PST by pfflier
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To: AU72
The Regime has declared war on the Catholic Church.

No kidding?

Where's the evidence???

8 posted on 01/15/2014 12:24:12 PM PST by null and void (We need to shake this snowglobe up.)
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To: lowbridge

The “Chicago Way” gone national. (It is what the sheeple voted for.)

Crack down hard on anyone not going along with the Current Democrat Truth, and make a visible example of them. Anyone else thinking about not going along has to consider what might happen to them, should they follow through.

Just like Nazi Germany in the early 30’s.


9 posted on 01/15/2014 12:25:15 PM PST by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: null and void
No kidding?

Where's the evidence???

Open your eyes

10 posted on 01/15/2014 12:27:15 PM PST by frogjerk (We are conservatives. Not libertarians, not "fiscal conservatives", not moderates)
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To: AU72
The Regime has declared war on the Catholic Church.

But what would those devout folks like Pelosi, Sebelius, Biden, Kerry, etc say?

11 posted on 01/15/2014 12:28:49 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: frogjerk
Did I real-l-l-l-l-l-ly NEED a </sarcasm> tag????
12 posted on 01/15/2014 12:29:33 PM PST by null and void (We need to shake this snowglobe up.)
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To: lowbridge

Once more the Marxist Muslim Criminal in the Oval Office strikes.


13 posted on 01/15/2014 12:30:09 PM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: AU72
This came from the top. Hagel not resigning is complicit. The Regime has declared war on the Catholic Church all Churches and Synagogues, and leaving Mosques alone.
14 posted on 01/15/2014 12:39:31 PM PST by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: lowbridge

So this administration hates Catholics and the military. No surprise there. So they use fascist tactics against their enemies. No surprise there.


15 posted on 01/15/2014 12:41:15 PM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: lowbridge

bttt


16 posted on 01/15/2014 12:54:18 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Point of Information)
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To: lowbridge
 
17 posted on 01/15/2014 1:01:19 PM PST by ELS
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To: lowbridge
More bullying of Christians from King Obama.


18 posted on 01/15/2014 1:05:53 PM PST by Iron Munro (Orwell: There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.)
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To: I want the USA back

The muzzie in the Oval Office hates Christianity, hates the West, hates humanity.


19 posted on 01/15/2014 1:09:12 PM PST by Ray76
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To: MichaelCorleone

Amen.


20 posted on 01/15/2014 1:09:13 PM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: xzins

Check this out......egads these people (the ones in power) are the tools of evil.....


21 posted on 01/15/2014 1:10:34 PM PST by Lakeshark (Mr Reid, tear down this law!)
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To: tcrlaf
The “Chicago Way” gone national. (It is what the sheeple voted for.)

Voted for and WANTS. Just keep giving them free stuff.

22 posted on 01/15/2014 1:14:26 PM PST by madprof98
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To: 353FMG

The regime has declared war on AMERICA!


23 posted on 01/15/2014 1:15:32 PM PST by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: lowbridge

But Muslim prayers and rugs deemed okay?


24 posted on 01/15/2014 1:41:26 PM PST by SkyDancer ("How Can People Ask Forgiveness If They Won't Forgive Others?")
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To: SkyDancer

The contrast could not be more obvious. God Bless this priest for saying Mass and for bringing suit. Christ teaches us that our way in an unbelieving world will not be easy, but on judgment day our Christian practice amongst hostility is something to be counted with satisfaction.


25 posted on 01/15/2014 2:12:02 PM PST by lulu16 (May the Good Lord take a liking to you!)
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To: lulu16

It’s just scary how the government is coming down on Christians and Jews in the military but gives a pass to Muslims.


26 posted on 01/15/2014 2:15:00 PM PST by SkyDancer ("How Can People Ask Forgiveness If They Won't Forgive Others?")
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To: lowbridge

bookmark


27 posted on 01/15/2014 2:28:13 PM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: Lakeshark

IIRC, he was willing at the time of the shutdown to perform contract services for free. Do you remember that?


28 posted on 01/15/2014 3:29:18 PM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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