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    Filed at 7:27 pm under by dcobranchi

    Hey, he used the term first. And I happen to agree with him:

    While Barringer was in Washington, he spoke with many congressmen and senators who feel that what has happened in VA chapels has degraded worship of our Lord and Savior. It’s interesting to note that there are politicians in our Capitol who are Christians, and who daily practice their faith by attending prayer services held right on Capitol Hill.

    [snip]

    This should give all Christian believers the sense that our government still holds sacred the truths upon which our country was founded, and that it still acknowledges that there is one God Almighty; and that we, as a nation under God, still give to him all the honor, the glory and praise that are justly due.

    We are hopeful that this visit will produce a change in the outdated, misinterpreted VA regulations, and that our religious freedoms will be preserved, and that religious symbols will be restored to all VA chapels.

    There is growing evidence here in the United States that Christians who use the name of Jesus and insist that he is “the one and only way to God” are increasingly viewed by many in the liberal media as narrow-minded religious bigots.

    No, it’s not all Christians who are viewed as bigots. It’s only the ones who insist that the rest of us bow down to YOUR Lord and Savior.

    7 Responses to “AND YET ANOTHER “BIGOT””


    Comment by
    StarGirl
    July 19th, 2008
    at 9:01 am

    “It seems that we have a false understanding of tolerance. The truth of the matter is that to be truly tolerant is not to give every idea equal standing or to compromise the truth in the interest of keeping peace and making everyone happy. Being tolerant should mean instead, accepting the fact that every person is created in the image of Almighty God.”

    “Our forefathers came to these shores not just to find political freedom, but to be free to worship God in their own way. The United States was built upon the principles of men and women willing to die for religious freedom. “

    Did he really write both those paragraphs, right after each other? How does his brain not explode?


    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    July 19th, 2008
    at 11:46 am

    This is the clearly developing American Christian political power frame. Church and State United Against Individual Humans Who Won’t Obey..
    Be afraid, be very afraid.


    Comment by
    Valerie
    July 25th, 2008
    at 1:04 pm

    See, when we had the draft, and the consequent miltary careers of former-draftees and members of other services who joined them to avoid the Army, this wasn’t an issue (that I recall). [tongue in cheek advisory] (and yes, the long-standing difficulty of the services in recruiting ‘mainline’ chaplains, as well as chaplains of faiths other than one of the Christian denominations, is a problem)

    Military chaplains were supposed to minister in their ‘greater duties’ to anyone. They weren’t supposed to proselytize. Yes, they had denomination-specific work*, such as holding a often less-frenquent denominational service outside the hours of the general services**, but (as far as I can remember) they were supposed to minister to all.

    * In Heidelberg, our Episcopal priest’s main job was the general protestant congregation in Mannheim. The Episcopal service was his ‘other’ job.

    ** Catholics always had their own regular services, as did Jewish servicemembers.

    Making a V.A. chapel accesible to servicemembers of all faiths merely levels the religious playing field concerning resources.


    Comment by
    Daryl
    July 25th, 2008
    at 1:15 pm

    Valerie,

    The author of the Op/Ed has called for separate but (un)equal facilities for the heathens non-Christians.


    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    July 25th, 2008
    at 7:42 pm

    Unequal? Let me guess, no wine and wafers? 😉


    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    July 25th, 2008
    at 7:52 pm

    He never specified what (un)equal facilities he wanted to see. My guess was a dark, dank room next to the boiler.


    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    July 26th, 2008
    at 8:53 am

    Reminds me of all the poor senior citizens trying to get a federally funded lunch without gospel music and grace served up with it. One indignant gentleman was told if he didn’t like it, this was his “equal” access: skip the socializing fun, come late, sit at a table alone and if there’s any food left (after the good, nice, docile people all were served) then he could eat.