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  • Chaplain booted over praying 'in Jesus' name' goes to Supremes

    06/12/2016 6:45:18 AM PDT · by detective · 7 replies
    WND ^ | 06/11/2016 | Bob Unruh
    The U.S. Navy chaplain who was removed from the military for disobeying a “lawful” order banning prayer “in Jesus’ name” has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene and overturn a decade of rulings in his case. The petition for certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court was filed by attorney John B. Wells on behalf of Gordon J. Klingenschmitt. His case was filed back in 2011, after his removal from the military over the issue of praying “in Jesus’ name” sparked years of battles. Since his removal, Klingenschmitt has been leading the PrayInJesusName.org ministry, and he also has been serving...
  • "The choice before us is plain: Christ or chaos." - U.S. Senate Chaplain Peter Marshall

    05/26/2016 6:21:41 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 13 replies
    On January 13, 1947, U.S. Senate Chaplain Peter Marshall stated: "The choice before us is plain: Christ or chaos, conviction or compromise, discipline or disintegration. I am rather tired of hearing about our rights... The time is come to hear about responsibilities... America's future depends upon her accepting and demonstrating God's government."
  • Navy chaplain resumes ministry after fight over beliefs

    11/06/2015 8:59:28 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 5 replies
    WMD ^ | 11/4/2015 | Cheryl Wetzstein
    'We prayed. We cried. We thanked the Lord' Lt. Commander Wesley J. "Wes" Modder, a decorated Navy chaplain with nearly 20 years of unblemished service, remembers vividly the moment he told his wife he could go back to the calling he loved, having been reinstated after a bitter battle that pitted religious freedom and individual conscience against the mandate to respect gay and women's rights. Chaplain Modder said he drove home Sept. 3, took his wife into the bedroom and told her about the reinstatement letter he received that day. "We prayed. We cried. We thanked the Lord," he said...
  • Navy Chaplain Exonerated From Possible Discharge After Expressing Biblical Beliefs on Homosexuality

    09/09/2015 8:02:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/09/2015 | Samuel Smith
    A Navy chaplain who voiced his biblical beliefs about homosexuality during a counseling session is no longer facing the threat of a career-ending punishment after the Navy disapproved a captain's request to bring the chaplain before the Navy's Board of Inquiry, where he could've been forced out of the service. The troubles for Navy Chaplain Wes Modder began in 2014 when he was assigned a married gay sailor to be his chaplain's assistant. After about a month as the chaplain's assistant, the assistant began asking Modder questions about his biblical beliefs on human sexuality. After explaining that his Pentecostal faith...
  • Navy Chaplain Spared from Discharge (for Biblical religious beliefs)

    09/09/2015 5:38:08 AM PDT · by xzins · 48 replies
    CBN ^ | September 09, 2015 | CBNNews.com
    Navy Chaplain Lt. Cmdr. Wes Modder won't be forced out of the Navy for his religious views, according to the Independent Military Times. His commander, Capt. Jon Fahs, had been pushing for Modder's ouster, citing comments Modder allegedly made in counseling sessions critical of premarital sex and homosexual relations. In a letter, the Navy Personnel Command said the evidence doesn't meet the standard of gross negligence or complete disregard for duty needed to boot out an officer. It also cited a lack of documentation in his personal record backing charges of poor performance. "There was no record of counseling. There...
  • Father Vincent Capodanno, LT, CHC, USNR, Servant of God, Medal of Honor Winner

    08/02/2015 3:36:58 PM PDT · by scouter · 11 replies
    Father Vincent Capodanno Web Siteq ^ | Unknown | Lieutenant Joseph E. Pilon, MD
    Over here [Vietnam] there is a written policy that if you get three Purple Hearts you go home within 48 hours. On Labor Day, our battalion ran into a world of trouble- when Father C. (Capodanno) arrived on the scene it was 500 Marines against 2500 North Vietnamese Army Regulars. Needless to say, we were constantly on the verge of being completely overrun and the Marines on several occasions had to advance in a retrograde movement. This left the dead and wounded outside the perimeter as the Marines slowly withdrew. Casualties were running high and Father C. had his work...
  • Gathering for Mass around altar on Jeep's hood (Catholic Caucus)

    07/29/2015 4:21:41 AM PDT · by rwa265 · 13 replies
    Catholic Standard ^ | May 23, 2013 | Mark Zimmermann
    One month after Father Emil Kapaun, a heroic Korean War chaplain, received the Medal of Honor posthumously during a White House ceremony, he was remembered at a special outdoor Mass celebrated at St. Jude Regional Catholic School in Rockville. Father Paul Lee - the pastor of the Shrine of St. Jude Parish whose own family had escaped Communist North Korea as refugees - celebrated the Mass on May 9 with a makeshift altar set up on the hood of an olive-colored Jeep, just as Father Kapaun had done when ministering to soldiers on the front line more than six decades...
  • NAVAL CHAPLAIN FILES FORMAL COMPLAINT OVER CHRISTIAN PERSECUTION

    06/13/2015 9:15:39 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 97 replies
    breitbart ^ | june 11, 2015 | austin ruse
    Chaplain Wes Modder spends his days basically alone in the base chapel. He is no longer allowed into his office. By order of his commanding officer, he is not allowed even to speak to the sailors in his unit. If anyone from his unit comes into the chapel, he may not speak with them. His commanding officer, Captain Jon Fahs, has taken this unusual step because of complaints lodged against Modder by a handful of sailors who claim he is “unable to function in a pluralistic and diverse Navy.” Modder ran into the buzzsaw of political correctness related to human...
  • Lawmakers question Navy chaplain's removal over intolerance accusations

    04/06/2015 9:35:08 PM PDT · by Rabin · 23 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | April 6, 2015 | Bill Bartel
    Lt. Cmdr. Wesley Modder... removed from his counseling duties at the Naval Nuclear Power Training Command because he "failed to show tolerance and respect" and discriminated against students who were different
  • [Military] Chaplain To Be Removed for Warning Against Premarital Sex, Homosexuality

    03/14/2015 8:48:56 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 31 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | 3/13/15 | Matthew Archbold
    Just one year short of his retirement and a pension. It could be the guy's a jerk about it but it certainly seems like his warnings about premarital sex and homosexuality are pretty standard boilerplate Christianity. Or at least what was standard Christian beliefs up to a few years ago and is now a fire-able offense. The Military Times reports:
  • New York Fire Dept., Diversifying Ranks, Is Set to Swear In First Lesbian Chaplain

    03/14/2015 8:47:51 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 2, 2015 | Tatiana Schlossberg
    Maybe it is her short, spiky hair, or the cigarettes, which she gives to the men repairing the wiring in her Brooklyn apartment. Maybe it is because she swears. For whatever reason, the Rev. Ann Kansfield does not fit the stereotype of a minister. Not that she is worried about meeting anyone’s expectations for what a clergywoman should say or do. “We shouldn’t have to hide ourselves or worry about being judged,” Ms. Kansfield, who ministers at the Greenpoint Reformed Church, said. In her newest ministry, that self-assuredness is likely to serve her well. Ms. Kansfield, 39, is to...
  • Atlanta's Fire Chief Fired for Espousing Christian Beliefs

    01/08/2015 2:29:30 PM PST · by NYer · 15 replies
    NC Register ^ | January 8, 2015 | MATTHEW ARCHBOLD
    The mayor of Atlanta Kasim Reed announced today the firing of the city's fire chief for the crime of being a Christian, according to news reports. It seems the fire chief, Kelvin Cochran, wrote a book for his Bible study group in which he espoused actual Christian beliefs. How dare he? But his firing doesn't infringe on religious freedom at all, so says the mayor. "This is not about religious freedom, this is not about free speech" the mayor reportedly said. "Judgement is the basis of the problem." So there you have it. If you're fired for being a Christian...
  • US Army chaplain rebuked for citing Christian faith in suicide prevention effort [Brave New Army]

    01/06/2015 10:25:42 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 1/01/2015 | Rowan Scarborough
    Traditional values groups are rallying around an Army chaplain who was rebuked by his commander for distributing information on Christianity during mandatory suicide prevention training. Twenty nonprofit organizations dedicated to religious freedom have signed a letter to Army Secretary John McHugh, urging him to overturn action against Capt. Joseph Lawhorn, an evangelical and onetime infantryman. His commander, Col. David Fivecoat, who heads the brigade at Fort Benning, Georgia, that molds new Rangers, issued a “letter of concern” on Thanksgiving. He took action after one soldier complained to the website MilitaryAtheists.org, which posted an article. The atheist group later said it...
  • Army Chaplain Punished for Mentioning Faith

    12/24/2014 8:36:01 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/24/14 | Arnold Ahlert
    Spreading holiday fear. Apparently, the Obama administration’s ostensible determination to foster “diversity” in the military is a one-way street. Army Chaplain Joseph Lawhorn was disciplined for mentioning his faith and the Bible as part of a November suicide prevention training seminar with the 5th Ranger Training Battalion. “You provided a two-sided handout that listed Army resources on one side and a biblical approach to handling depression on the other side,” wrote Col. David Fivecoat, commander of the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade at Ft. Benning, Georgia, in an official Letter of Concern. “This made it impossible for those in attendance...
  • Gen. Boykin: Army Violated Its Own Regulations in Punishing Chaplain for Using Scripture

    12/19/2014 8:49:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 18, 2014 - 5:26 PM | Lauretta Brown
    Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin (U.S. Army-Ret.) says the Army violated its own regulations by punishing Chaplain Joseph Lawhorn for “using Christian scripture and solutions” in a mandatory suicide prevention training session. Boykin, chair of the Restore Military Religious Freedom Coalition (RMRFC), also said that the treatment of Lawhorn violated the chaplain’s constitutional rights. “First of all, his case is important because it is an infringement on his First Amendment rights,” Boykin told CNSNews.com. “Secondly, he is a chaplain. By definition, chaplains deal with spiritual issues, and all he was doing was explaining how his faith helped him. The third thing,...
  • Chaplain punished for sharing his faith in suicide prevention class

    12/10/2014 8:32:40 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 24 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | December 9, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    An Army chaplain was punished for discussing matters of faith and quoting from the Bible during a suicide prevention training session with the 5th Ranger Training Battalion -- leading to outrage from religious liberty groups and a Georgia congressman. Chaplain Joseph Lawhorn was issued a Letter of Concern that accused him of advocating for Christianity and “using Christian scripture and solutions” during a Nov. 20th training session held at the University of North Georgia. “You provided a two-sided handout that listed Army resources on one side and a biblical approach to handling depression on the other side,” Col. David Fivecoat,...
  • Lesbian judge takes on Jesus in court

    12/03/2014 10:09:34 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 23 replies
    WND ^ | 12/2/14 | Bob Unruh
    An openly lesbian federal judge whose appointment was opposed by dozens of U.S. senators has ruled against a Christian former Navy chaplain who alleged his superiors engineered his dismissal from the service because he was not “ecumenical.” The decision by Elaine Kaplan of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims rejected the allegations of former chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt, who recently was elected to the Colorado House of Representatives. He had routinely prayed “in Jesus name” as part of his work as a chaplain. The judge, who formerly worked for the National Treasury Employees Union, was opposed by 35 GOP senators when...
  • Father Kapaun

    07/31/2014 7:39:29 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    Real Life Catholic ^ | 7-31-14 | Chris Stefanik
    The story of Fr. Kapaun, 2011 recipient of the Medal of Honor.
  • U.S. Navy Denies Atheist’s Application to Become Military Chaplain

    06/01/2014 5:52:26 PM PDT · by kingattax · 25 replies
    Christian News Network ^ | June 1, 2014 | Heather Clark
    WASHINGTON – The United States Navy has denied an application from an outspoken atheist who sought to become a chaplain to the Godless in the military. As previously reported, 38-year-old Jason Heap submitted his application last July, noting that he had earned master’s degrees from both Oxford University and Brite Divinity School, with substantial experience in human resources. He also successfully completed the necessary paperwork and all the required physical tests. Heap told reporters at that time that a position as chaplain would be a chance for him “to give back to my country."
  • Cardinal O'Connor's mother was convert from Judaism, research shows

    05/02/2014 3:20:26 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    cns ^ | May 2, 2014 | Claudia McDonnell
    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Cardinal John J. O'Connor, who as archbishop of New York cultivated and cherished his strong ties with the Jewish community, was born of a mother who was born Jewish. It is not known whether he knew that his mother, Dorothy Gumple O'Connor, was born Jewish. She converted to Catholicism before she met and married Thomas O'Connor, the late cardinal's father. Mary O'Connor Ward, the cardinal's sister, told Catholic New York, newspaper of the New York Archdiocese, that her mother never spoke about having belonged to another faith. The fact that Dorothy O'Connor was Jewish by birth...
  • Fort Bragg chapel holds first same-sex ceremony

    12/22/2013 6:44:37 AM PST · by Salman · 96 replies
    The Fayetteville Observer ^ | Sunday, Dec 22, 2013 | Drew Brooks
    Three years ago, Maj. Daniel Toven couldn’t imagine being married, let alone having a ceremony in Fort Bragg’s Main Post Chapel. Like all gay soldiers at the time, he was living under the policy of “don’t ask, don’t tell” — a policy that kept separated his personal life and his work. But after a whirlwind of changes that began with the repeal of the ban in 2011, Toven and his partner, Johnathan Taylor, have broken ground. The pair, who wed in Washington, D.C., in August, blessed their marriage before more than 100 people at Fort Bragg on Saturday. The ceremony...
  • Argument preview: Prayer’s role in government

    11/03/2013 12:26:41 PM PST · by blueyon · 8 replies
    SCOTUS Blog ^ | 11/03/13 | Lyle Denniston Rep
    Argument preview: Prayer’s role in government At 10 a.m. on Wednesday, a constitutional issue returns to the Supreme Court after a three-decade absence: the role that prayer may play in government meetings. Arguing for the local government in Town of Greece v. Galloway will be Thomas G. Hungar of the Washington office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, with twenty minutes of time. Supporting the town, at least in part, for the U.S. government as an amicus will be Deputy Solicitor General Ian H. Gershengorn, with ten minutes. Arguing for the town residents who challenged the prayer practice will be Douglas...
  • Pastor honored as ‘Man for All Seasons’

    10/30/2013 8:40:41 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 6 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 10/28/13 | George P. Matysek Jr.
    The first person Monsignor James P. Farmer defended when he served in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps in the early 1970s was a man from Puerto Rico who spoke no English. The future priest, then a young lawyer who knew no Spanish, received the case on appeal after his new client had already been convicted. The Puerto Rican had been previously represented by another man who also wasn’t bilingual. Remembering that a criminal law professor at The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law had once told him that lawyers have a right not to defend someone,...
  • Senate chaplain: 'God's purposes will prevail'

    10/16/2013 8:10:37 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 36 replies
    WTOP.com ^ | October 16, 2013 | WTOP.com
    WASHINGTON - Americans hoping for an end to the gridlock that's caused a partial government shutdown have an option aside from protesting and rallying in front of the Capitol, according to U.S. Senate Chaplain Barry Black. They can pray.
  • US Army defines Christian ministry as 'domestic hate group'

    10/14/2013 12:12:19 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 39 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 10/14/2013 | Todd Starnes
    “The instructor said AFA could be considered a hate group because they don’t like gays,” the soldier told me. “The slide was talking about how AFA refers to gays as sinners and heathens and derogatory terms.” The soldier, who is an evangelical Christian, said the chaplain defended the Christian ministry. “He kept asking the instructor, ‘Are you sure about that, son? Are you sure about that?’” he said, recalling the back and forth. Later in the briefing, the soldiers were reportedly told that they could face punishment for participating in organizations that are considered hate groups. That considered, the soldier...
  • Senate Chaplain: "Lord, deliver us from governing by crisis....

    09/27/2013 7:40:09 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    C-SPAN Video Library ^ | September 27, 2013 | C-SPAN Video Library
    Prayer offered by Senate Chaplain REAR ADM. Barry Black (RET.)
  • Can Evangelical Chaplains Serve God and Country?—The Crisis Arrives

    09/17/2013 11:44:24 AM PDT · by darrellmaurina · 48 replies
    Southern Baptist Seminary ^ | 9/17/2013 | Dr. Al Mohler
    Can chaplains committed to historic biblical Christianity serve in the United States military? That question, though inconceivable to our nation’s founders, is now front and center. And the answer to that question will answer another, even more important question: Can religious liberty survive under America’s new moral order? The repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, coupled with the Supreme Court’s ruling that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, set the stage for this crisis. The full normalization of same-sex relationships within the U.S. military is part of the unprecedented moral revolution that is now reshaping American...
  • Southern Baptists bar (military) chaplains from same-sex rituals

    09/06/2013 4:18:08 PM PDT · by xzins · 14 replies
    One News Now ^ | 6 Sep 13 | AP
    The Southern Baptist Convention, which provides the largest share of active-duty military chaplains, has barred members from taking part in weddings, counseling sessions and couples retreats for same-sex couples. The North American Mission Board, an arm of the Nashville, Tenn.-based SBC, also prohibits chaplains from participating in any services that would appear to endorse or accept same-sex unions. "Our chaplains want to uphold the authority and relevancy of Scripture while continuing to serve in a very diverse setting," Doug Carver, a retired Army major general who leads NAMB's chaplaincy efforts, said in a statement Aug. 29. "We believe these updated...
  • Every Marine should read this book!

    The Grunt Padre ISBN: 9781891280085 Author: Fr. Daniel L. Mode Binding: Softcover Pages: 223 Price: $15.95 This is the definitive biography of Fr. Vincent Robert Capodanno, a chaplain for the Marine Corps during the Vietnam war. Greatly beloved by so many who served under his spiritual care, Fr. Capodanno died on the field of battle giving the last rites to the US soldiers he served so well. He was just declared a “Servant of God” by the Vatican, which is is the first major step toward the canonization of a saint. Fr. Mode recounts the story of Capodanno’s life growing...
  • House Refuses to Fund ‘Atheist Chaplains’ at Defense Department

    07/27/2013 12:14:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 25, 2013 - 5:49 PM | Shannon Quick
    House members voted Tuesday to bar the use of federal funds to hire “atheist chaplains” at the Department of Defense after Rep. John Fleming (R-La.) reminded his colleagues that the concept didn’t make any sense. “It’s just total nonsense, the idea of having a chaplain who is an atheist,” Fleming told fellow House members. “When it comes to the idea of an atheist chaplain, which is an oxymoron—it’s self-contradictory—what you’re really doing is now saying that we’re going to replace the true chaplains with non-chaplain chaplains.” Speaking about the current DOD rules for chaplains on the House floor, Fleming said:...
  • Atheists demand Christian military chaplain be punished for mentioning God

    07/26/2013 2:23:06 PM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | July 26, 2013 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    From Breitbart: MILITARY CENSORS CHRISTIAN CHAPLAIN, ATHEISTS CALL FOR PUNISHMENTA Christian chaplain in the military is being officially censored for engaging in free speech, and anti-Christian activists are demanding he be punished. Lt. Col. Kenneth Reyes is a Christian chaplain currently serving in the U.S. Air Force. He is stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska. As an ordained clergyman whose duties are to provide religious instruction and spiritual counseling, he has a page on the base’s website called “Chaplain’s Corner.”Reyes recently wrote an essay entitled, “No Atheists in Foxholes: Chaplains Gave All in World War II.” This common saying...
  • What would an atheist chaplain do?

    06/06/2013 10:07:27 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 20 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 6-6-2013 | Bookworm
    Atheists aren’t limiting their attacks in religion in the military to demonizing Christians. It turns out they’re also agitating for their own chaplains. I find this amusing. I can just imagine the atheist chaplain in different military scenarios. Atheist military chaplain on the eve of battle: “You’re going into battle tomorrow. No one is watching over you; no one is at your side; and you’re not cradled in anyone’s divine love. Have fun and be careful.” Atheist military chaplain in a fox hole: “We’re going to die! We’re going to die! And after that . . . nothing!!!” Atheist military...
  • Chaplain Speaks Out – Did the Media Blow The Story?

    03/16/2013 9:15:32 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 13 replies
    sofmag.com ^ | 14MAR12 | By Harold Hutchison
    A chaplain who was awarded the Bronze Star has spoken out about the tour – and what appears to have been misleading media coverage. In an interview with TheBlaze.com, Lt. Col. Jon Trainer, USAF, discussed the award and the PowerPoint presentation that has generated controversy. The presentation, which was titled, “Proper Handling and Disposal of Islamic Religious Material,” was written in the wake of the accidental burning of defaced Korans by American troops. The resulting riots when the news broke lead to 30 deaths, including two U.S. troops. Initial coverage of the medal in conservative media outlets lead former Congressman...
  • Air Force Chaplain Awarded Bronze Star for PowerPoint Teaching Proper Sensitivity for the Koran

    03/11/2013 10:30:01 AM PDT · by bigtoona · 89 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 3/11/13 | Patrick Brennan
    An Air Force chaplain has been awarded a Bronze Star for his service in crafting an especially good PowerPoint about how to treat Islamic religious materials with sensitivity, according to Ohio’s Dayton Daily News. After U.S. troops in Afghanistan accidentally burned copies of the Koran, sparking riots that took over 30 lives, Lieutenant Colonel Jon Trainer came to the rescue: After the accidental burning last year of Qurans by U.S. troops in Afghanistan sparked deadly rioting, an Air National Guard chaplain from Springfield stepped in and potentially saved countless American lives. For his effort, Lt. Col. Jon Trainer received the...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel Thread ~ THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION ~ January 18, 2009

    01/17/2009 5:00:02 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 279 replies · 1,373+ views
    Serving the Best Troops and Vets in the WORLD! | The Canteen Crew
              THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION During my second month of night school, our professor gave a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions, until I read the last one: "What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?" Obviously this was some kind of joke. I had seen the cleaning woman several times. She was tall, dark-haired and in her 50s, but how would I know her name? I handed in my paper leaving the last question blank. Before class ended, one student asked if the...
  • “We Have to Go Where The Suffering and Dying Are” [Military Chaplains]

    09/09/2012 9:24:47 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 9/7/12 | Jim Graves
    Military chaplains bring the light of Christ to some of the world’s darkest places.On September 4, the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA honored one of its outstanding military chaplains, Vietnam War hero and Medal of Honor recipient Father Vincent R. Capodanno, MM, with a special memorial Mass in Washington, DC. Dubbed “the Grunt Padre,” Father Capodanno was killed on a Vietnam battlefield in 1967 while administering to wounded and dying US Marines; he was officially proclaimed a “Servant of God” in 2006 and his cause for beatification has been initiated. Archbishop for the Military Services Timothy P. Broglio was...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel Thread ~ A THANKFUL HEART ~ December 6, 2009

    12/05/2009 5:00:00 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 99 replies · 1,459+ views
    Serving The Best Troops Troops In The World | December 5, 2009 | The Canteen Crew
              A Thankful Heart Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God. — Philippians 4:6 Years ago I taught a message saying that when you ask God for something, you should thank Him ahead of time that you are going to get it because that will help release your manifestation. I believe that. I took the scripture above to mean just that, that when I prayed for something, I should start...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel Thread ~ A PRAYER FOR OUR NATION ~ January 31, 2010

    01/30/2010 5:00:00 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 85 replies · 1,252+ views
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
            A PRAYER FOR OUR NATION Our Father and Our God, We praise You for Your goodness to our nation, giving us blessings far beyond what we deserve. Yet we know all is not right with America. We deeply need a moral and spiritual renewal to help us meet the many problems we face. Convict us of sin. Help us to turn to You in repentance and faith. Set our feet on the path of Your righteousness and peace. We pray today for our nation's leaders. Give them the wisdom to know what is right, and...
  • Chaplain quits So. Baptists over same-sex rite

    07/28/2012 6:28:26 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 54 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 7/28/12 | David Crary (AP)
    NEW YORK — A long-serving Air Force chaplain has left the Southern Baptist Convention after the conservative denomination publicly questioned his attendance at a same-sex civil union ceremony at his base in New Jersey. The chaplain, Col. Timothy Wagoner, is remaining on active duty and has affiliated with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, which holds more moderate views on homosexuality and some other issues than the Southern Baptists. "I find very little that is more important and nothing that is more exhilarating than providing for the religious freedoms and spiritual care of all service members and their families — and will...
  • A USAF chaplain and the promise of God

    07/12/2012 11:23:15 AM PDT · by juliosevero
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    A USAF chaplain and the promise of God “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you.” (Exodus 20:12 ESV)By Julio Severo In 1987, Dr. Arthur Vincent, a Lutheran minister and theology professor, visited Brazil for a ministers’ meeting. Even with his advanced age, he traveled the whole world, from Nigeria to Philippines, to encourage and build the people of God in the important mission of taking the Gospel to a lost world. He even participated in the Lausanne Congress for World Evangelization. His passion...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ MEDITATION ON SUCCESS ~ 10 June 2012

    06/09/2012 4:59:10 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 73 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
            MEDITATION ON SUCCESS "Do not let this Book of Law (The Torah) depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful." (Joshua 1:8) "Great success, like disgrace, can bring great trouble. Success which advances ego can make you lose your way." (Tao 13.) A lawyer once commented to me, "If you preachers ever convince people to live by the Ten Commandments, I will be out of business." Now there is a thought: lawyers out of...
  • Congressmen, military chaplains denounce same-sex ceremony on La. base

    06/08/2012 3:06:47 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/07/2012 | Caroline May
    Two Republican congressmen and a military chaplains’ organization are crying foul after the U.S. Army confirmed that an Army chaplain officiated a same-sex wedding ceremony for two female soldiers last month in the base chapel at Fort Polk, La. “The liberal social experiment with our military continues. A same-sex marriage-like ceremony should not have occurred at Fort Polk, especially since the people of Louisiana have made it abundantly clear that our state does not recognize same-sex marriages or civil unions,” Louisiana Republican Rep. John Fleming said on Wednesday. “My frustration is compounded by the fact that a social agenda, which...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ FDR's D-DAY PRAYER ~ June 6, 1944 ~ 3 June 2012

    06/02/2012 4:58:59 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 67 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
            FDR'S D-DAY PRAYER JUNE 6TH, 1944 Films such as "Saving Private Ryan", "The Thin Red Line", and "U 571" bring to life the struggles of a whole generation of Americans who fought tyranny in World War II. No movie, however, could adequately capture the sense of dedication and courage which so many ordinary men and women demonstrated in order to bring an end to the horrors that were being committed against innocent people around the world. Sadly, this generation is passing on, as about 1,000 of these heroes are now dying each day due to...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND ~ 27 May 2012

    05/26/2012 5:24:02 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 79 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Sunday Chapel ~ MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 2012 ~ TAPS Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. In honor of those who lost their lives while serving our country, we would like to share with you President Ronald Reagan’s 1986 Memorial Day remarks at Arlington National Cemetery: Today is the day we put aside to remember fallen heroes and to pray that no heroes will ever have to die for us again. It’s a day...
  • White House Objects to Legislation Protecting Military Chaplains from Doing Same-Sex Weddings

    05/17/2012 9:56:48 AM PDT · by massmike · 42 replies
    http://cnsnews.com ^ | 05/17/2012 | Patrick Goodenough
    The Obama administration “strongly objects” to provisions in a House defense authorization bill that would prohibit the use of military property for same-sex “marriage or marriage-like” ceremonies, and protect military chaplains from negative repercussions for refusing to act against their consciences, as, for example, in being ordered to perform a same-sex marriage ceremony. In a policy statement released Wednesday, the White House Office of Management and Budget outlined numerous objections to aspects of the fiscal year 2013 National Defense Authorization Bill (H.R. 4310). The bill was reported out of the House Armed Services Committee last week and is set to...
  • Color me surprised! The Andrews AFB Chapel is playing hymns on its bells!

    04/29/2012 6:13:00 AM PDT · by jagusafr · 7 replies
    29 Apr 12 | jagusafr
    I'm gobsmacked! Sitting here on a Sunday morning, pulling some reserve duty at AFLOA and listening to the bells at Andrews Chapel One ring out "Sweet Hour of Prayer" across the campus! I wonder how long it'll be before somebody complains and it stops? Or demands the Muslim call to prayer be broadcast 5 times a day and the Chaplain Corps rolls over?
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ TODAY I CHOOSE TO SUCCEED! ~ 25 March 2012

    03/24/2012 5:01:23 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 91 replies · 5+ views
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | http://chaplaincare.navy.mil/ | The Canteen Crew
            TODAY I CHOOSE TO SUCCEED! I am here because of prior choices I have made. My thoughts control my actions. My actions determine my destiny. My destiny is controlled by my choices. Today I choose to... • Live my life with honor, courage and commitment, • Follow the rules and do my best in all my endeavors, • Perform like a mature and professional military person, • Be honest with myself and not make excuses for my actions • Admit when I’m wrong and be held accountable • Maintain a positive attitude. I am who...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ YOUR RELIGION, NOT MINE ~ 18 March 2012

    03/17/2012 5:00:11 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 80 replies
            YOUR RELIGION, NOT MINE "Religion is a great force, the only real motive force in the world. But you must get at [someone] through [her/his] own religion, not yours." --George Bernard Shaw Real wisdom here; real insight. The adage presupposes the benefits of faith, but it nicely understands that faith is a personal matter unique to each individual. This is not to subvert the strength of organized or institutional religions, but rather to highlight the personal element each must bring to belief. Faith groups, temples, mosques, churches, creeds, doctrines, organizations . . . all of...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ JUST FOR TODAY ~ 11 March 2012

    03/10/2012 5:00:08 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 50 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
            JUST FOR TODAY As I go through some "troubles" in my own life, I've worked out this "formula" to help me be a useful and happy person. See if it doesn't work for you! JUST FOR TODAY: I will be happy. I will assume to be true what Abraham Lincoln said: "Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be." JUST FOR TODAY: I will try to strengthen my mind. I will study. I will learn something useful. I will read something that requires effort, thought and concentration. JUST FOR TODAY:...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET ~ 04 March 2012

    03/03/2012 4:59:47 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 70 replies · 1+ views
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
            WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET The poet wrote, "Two men looked out through prison bars: one saw mud; the other saw stars." Commenting on this, Father John Powell once wrote: "In the pursuit of the fullness of human life, everything depends on this frame of reference, this habitual outlook, this basic vision which I have of myself, others, life, the world, and God. What we see is what we get." Don't you find that to be true? There's a lot about our world that isn't the way we would want it to be:...