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VA Chaplain: Govít Made Me Hide Crosses and Pictures of Jesus, Banned Me From Reading Bible Aloud
Independent Journal Review ^ | June 2 2014 | Emily Hulsey

Posted on 06/02/2014 1:19:40 PM PDT by PoloSec

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Revolting: Norton also said that the chaplain was told to “stop talking about Jesus, and to stop reading Scripture out loud.”


21 posted on 06/02/2014 2:47:24 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: EC1

The idea of a chaplain is to provide Christian pastoral care to Christians. So, it’s absurd they can’t read aloud from the Bible or mention Jesus. This sounds like the Soviet Union.


22 posted on 06/02/2014 2:49:29 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: WashingtonSource

Sure does.


23 posted on 06/02/2014 3:07:17 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: MeshugeMikey
Hm, if it's that bad… don't you think that would just prove that freedom of religion is dead in America?
24 posted on 06/02/2014 3:21:00 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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It’s not dead until those of us who will continue to insist on our exercising our liberties... DIE


25 posted on 06/02/2014 3:23:48 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: PoloSec

Maybe I should stop saying that the persecution of Christians and Catholics is coming. It appears it is already here.


26 posted on 06/02/2014 3:31:31 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Thanks PoloSec.
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27 posted on 06/02/2014 3:33:09 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: MeshugeMikey
I quite agree.
Fortunately for us, our God is the God of Life and will raise us up even as He did Jesus, the Firstborn of the Dead. (See Revelation 1:5, Romans 8:11, and 1 Corinthians 15:20)
28 posted on 06/02/2014 3:34:22 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: PoloSec

Religious rights ping


29 posted on 06/02/2014 3:34:28 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: OneWingedShark
I love that!. “He is risen”. Amen I hope that I can start that greeting here. The phrase is not only proper at Easter but a year round affirmation of our faith.
30 posted on 06/02/2014 3:39:28 PM PDT by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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I'm still waiting to get my picture taken for the first one.
My current ID photo is 18-20 years old. I'll keep it! :)
31 posted on 06/02/2014 3:49:23 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: madprof98
This is happening in the USA, and nobody who could possibly do anything about it even cares. Most people are just waiting around for the gay pride parade and/or the welfare check.

Actually, many people receiving welfare checks are actually sincere Christians and very traditional. These are attributes that would be difficult or impossible to find in those working for the federal government in D.C., or at any high brass level in the Pentagon.

32 posted on 06/02/2014 3:57:57 PM PDT by steve86 ( Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: GreyFriar

Someone should sue the administration for unconstitutional denial of religious freedom. Perhaps the Rutherford Institute or the American Center for Law and Justice.


33 posted on 06/02/2014 3:58:02 PM PDT by zot
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To: WashingtonSource
Just wondering:

Does the US military even put "Religion" on servicemembers' dog tags anymore?


34 posted on 06/02/2014 4:37:09 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias... "Barack": Allah's current ally...)
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35 posted on 06/02/2014 4:40:34 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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As a veteran, I had open heart survey at the VA center here in Gainesville, Florida back in 2012. I quit breathing and my heart stopped in intensive care, 2 days after surgery. I was clinically dead but the head cardiac surgeon happened to be on the floor and cut my chest open again and took ten minutes to hand-massage my heart to beating again. My wife was present when this happen and she was ushered into the chapel, along with all the other visitors in the ICU. The chapel was definitely Christian and looked like what it is supposed to be, a small church for families to pray for the loved ones in. My wife found great comfort in being there, even knowing I could die in my ICU bed just down the hallway. I obviously did survive but it took a much longer time than normal to fully recover.

One of the hospital chaplains came by to see me shortly after the surgery. We discussed real-life miracles and he assured me that what the doctor and my medical team did for me to bring me back from the brink of certain death, was a truly a miracle. We prayed together and he gave me great comfort in my time of dire need. He came to see me many times in the five weeks before I was released to my home and I went out of my way to see him when I went back to the VA for my followup appointments.

I don’t know how I would have gotten through this very difficult time in my life without the presence of a loving, dedicated, religious praying chaplain to help me. I cannot understand the order to cover any symbols of Christianity and to stop praying and using the bibles in the VA facilities. My guess, is that the liberals in power are against religion and secularist in their beliefs. Whatever happen to freedom of religion?


36 posted on 06/02/2014 6:24:51 PM PDT by HotHunt
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To: HotHunt

Powerful testimony - Thanks for posting.


37 posted on 06/02/2014 6:37:26 PM PDT by mcshot (..."And this too shall end.")
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>> Powerful testimony - Thanks for posting.

Ditto.


38 posted on 06/02/2014 6:40:32 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: WashingtonSource

I both wholeheartedly agree with you and slightly disagree with you.

The sheer joy of sharing fellowship in the Lord is amazing and ultra important. I’m a Catholic. Sometimes the chaplain isn’t a Catholic, so can’t take confession, but you could still talk to him in confidence, you know? Not quite the same, but close enough. You take what comfort you can get.

At the same time, you get a team rotating back to base - most of the time you don’t have psychologists or therapists to handle the crap people need to spill to stay sane. The chaplain is the nearest thing you got and, unlike the head peekers, there is no stigma about talking to them.


39 posted on 06/02/2014 6:42:03 PM PDT by EC1
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WOW! Thanks for the post; ping; thread; comments.

United Socialists of America (USA) are very busy.


40 posted on 06/02/2014 6:52:33 PM PDT by PGalt
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