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Rear admiral vows to continue sharing faith
World ^ | May 2, 2013 | J.C Derrick

Posted on 05/02/2013 6:55:16 PM PDT by Kaslin

WASHINGTON—Faith in the military took center stage Thursday at the 62nd observance of the National Day of Prayer in Washington, D.C, as lawmakers and faith leaders gathered on Capitol Hill.

After a series of speakers addressed those gathered at the Cannon Office Building, U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. William D. Lee, took the microphone to represent Americans serving in the military. Lee told the crowd he had 10 minutes of carefully prepared remarks, but he decided to leave them in his chair and “speak from the heart” instead. Lee, who described himself as “a man of deep abiding faith who happens to wear a uniform,” went on to defy any efforts to stop military personnel from openly sharing their Christian faith—a topic sparking widespread controversy in the media this week. (See “Religious battle lines" by Edward Lee Pitts.)

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TOPICS: Military/Veterans; Religion
KEYWORDS: admirallee; mikeyweinstein; natldayofprayer; pentagon; pentagonreligion; religioustolerance; williamlee

1 posted on 05/02/2013 6:55:16 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Bump


2 posted on 05/02/2013 6:56:23 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Kaslin

In coming years all who call ourselves Christians will have to stand and be counted, and endure the persecution that will follow. Jesus himself predicted it, and it is here in the US now.


3 posted on 05/02/2013 7:08:16 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Kaslin

My son is a Marine, stationed in Okinawa. When he first arrived he was a young PFC, in a new world, far from home. He found he had some common interests with his superior CO and they seemed to hit it off. Soon thereafter, his CO invited him to a Bible study, which was completely voluntary. Every Sunday they watched internet sermons and worshipped together. Through that study, my son found some of his best friends. It created for him a piece of his Christian home away from home.

I’m guessing this is happening in all our bases. If the Obama administration forces it underground, their determination will only grow stronger.

They have no king but Jesus.


4 posted on 05/02/2013 7:09:28 PM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: Kaslin
President Barack Obama said, “Prayer brings communities together and can be a wellspring of strength and support.”

And I pray every day that your mission to destroy America is thwarted by true Americans and that our country can return to it's ideals, despite your disaster of an administration.

5 posted on 05/02/2013 7:09:56 PM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: Kaslin

U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. William D. Lee ... a Profile In Courage.


6 posted on 05/02/2013 7:13:26 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: keats5
First of all. Please give your son our thanks for serving

They do indeed

7 posted on 05/02/2013 7:19:17 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: capydick

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8 posted on 05/02/2013 7:20:05 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Servant of the Cross

So true, so true


9 posted on 05/02/2013 7:20:42 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

Sounds like the shallow-water navy has the most courageous and upstanding rear admiral.


10 posted on 05/02/2013 7:24:12 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12----No king but Christ! Don't tread on me!)
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To: Kaslin

what a fine Christian soldier. may God confound his enemies.


11 posted on 05/02/2013 7:52:45 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: Kaslin; All

HEY-HEY,
HO-HO,
Commie Obama
Has got to GO!

HEY-HEY,
HO-HO,
Commie Obama
Has got to GO!

HEY-HEY,
HO-HO,
Commie Obama
Has got to GO!


12 posted on 05/02/2013 8:08:54 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

My Dad served in the Coast Guard during World War II. Dad passed away 5 years ago, but I know he’s proud that the Coast Guard has such a leader.


13 posted on 05/02/2013 8:59:06 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Graewoulf

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14 posted on 05/03/2013 3:36:35 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

Thanks.

Your Bump made my scolding from the the powers that be worth it.

Keep up your great thread postings!


15 posted on 05/03/2013 5:06:48 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Look for this poor guy to be taking early retirement any day now.


16 posted on 05/03/2013 5:46:23 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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