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Catholic Priest Target of Retaliation by Feds, Complaint Claims
Washington Free Beacon ^ | 1/17/14 | Maty Lou Byrd

Posted on 01/18/2014 2:16:25 PM PST by marshmallow

Priest’s contract voided following filing of lawsuit

A Catholic Navy chaplain barred from practicing his religion during the recent government shutdown is now the target of retaliation by the federal government, according to an amended complaint filed by his attorneys.

Rev. Ray Leonard filed a lawsuit in October against the Department of Defense and the Navy after he was threatened with arrest if he performed mass, administered the sacraments, or entered the chapel at the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base in Georgia during the shutdown.

Three DOJ attorneys contacted Erin Mersino, his attorney at the Thomas More Law Center (TMLC), which is handling the case, a day after the suit was filed and indicated Leonard could resume all religious duties and the chapel would be reopened for Catholic services.

A week later, on Oct. 21, he was told his DOD contract would no longer be considered valid.

The government has withheld the priest’s pay ever since and it is also asking Leonard to sign another contract with additional pages that include “onerous terms,” according to the TMLC.

His original contract serving as Navy chaplain is valid from October 2013 through September 2014, and it was signed and agreed upon by both parties.

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1 posted on 01/18/2014 2:16:25 PM PST by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow
Welcome to King Zero's world.

Kneel before him or face his wrath from the full force of a bloated feral government.
You are being watched.

2 posted on 01/18/2014 2:20:55 PM PST by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: marshmallow

Obama is a fascist. Do we get it YET???

How much more must Obama do before the People will rise against him?

Good Read:

Barack Obama, The Quintessential Fascist:

http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html


3 posted on 01/18/2014 2:24:55 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: marshmallow

“Negotiating with Obama is like playing chess with a pigeon. The pigeon knocks over all the pieces, —— on the board and then struts around like it won the game.” .

Vladimir Putin-2013


4 posted on 01/18/2014 2:51:41 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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