Chaplains Group Opposes Prayer Order
Now there's a real "man bites dog" headline, eh? Read the article.
It turns out that the group opposing the "Prayer Order" is the National Conference on Ministry to the Armed Forces, which represents over 70% of the chaplains. A mostly-evangelical minority (who probabably enhusiastically support the notions of the "ValuesVoters
") are trying to get an Executive Order saying that they can pray to Jesus anytime they want. Of course, they already can
pray to Jesus anytime they're conducting a worship service. So what's the problem? Well, the military is clearly being hostile to God by not allowing them to say sectarian prayers to non-worship assemblies with compulsory attendance.
You know, you just never see rabbis or imams in these kind of stories arguing that they should be able to give traditional Jewish or Islamic prayers in mixed settings. It's always the representatives of the majority religion trying to whine about how persecuted they are. As folks back home used to say, "Get down off the cross, already. We need the wood."