Pelosi persecutes Chaplains, then lies, calling them “a fraud…manufactured crisis.”

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Pelosi persecutes Chaplains, then lies, calling them “a fraud…manufactured crisis.”

I personally traveled to Washington DC this week to meet my Congressman and visit the staff of 23 Senate offices to personally deliver YOUR 100,000+ petitions (again) for chaplains’ freedom. I walked and prayed past all 100 Senators offices, and entered and delivered hand-written notes to 23 Senators on the Armed Services Committee (please call each listed here by dialing 202-225-3121 today) to demand free speech for military chaplains, and protection for Christian chapels from sodomite desecration.

I stood outside the House of Representatives floor while they voted to PASS our two good chaplain amendments in HR 4310 the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013.

My full report press release from my visit to Capitol Hill is here, which you can please forward to news reporters or radio hosts. Christian Post called me for the following report:

Pelosi Calls Chaplain ‘Conscience Clause’ a ‘Fraud’ By Paul Stanley, Christian Post

“House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi blasted a Republican proposal that would protect military chaplains from performing same-sex marriages, saying the provision in unnecessary.

“Nobody is ordering them to do that,” Pelosi told reporters Thursday. “I’ve never seen any suggestion that we’re ordering chaplains to perform same-sex [marriages]. Where is that? I think that they can rest assured that if they don’t believe in that, they don’t have to perform those…When asked by a reporter at her Thursday press conference if she supported the provision, Pelosi said she sided with the White House in opposing it.

“I do not support that provision in the bill, that part of the bill,” she said. “I agree with the administration. And there’s nothing that says that chaplains act against their faith. Arguing that the issue was moot, she added, ‘Because it’s a fraud. It’s a – Welcome to the world of manufactured crises. Here’s one.’…”

“Former Navy Chaplain [Gordon] James Klingenschmitt was lobbying [23] members of the Senate Armed Services Committee Friday on Capitol Hill and took exception to the minority leader’s comments.

“I disagree with Rep. Pelosi. There are dozens of active duty chaplains who have been pressured to not speak against homosexuality,” Klingenschmitt told The Christian Post. “I know of one Army and one Navy chaplain who have already resigned. Another active duty chaplain has been silenced, threatened and punished against speaking against ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ What they [Pelosi] are saying is simply false….”

“Klingenschmitt expects the White House to threaten to veto the proposal but there a number of Democratic senators such as Joe Manchin of West Virginia who are starting to distance themselves from President Obama on this issue. [Also call Claire McCaskill, Ben Nelson, and Jim Webb.]

“I’m confident we’ll have this provision in the final bill, but it’s a 50-50 chance at this point.”

“The House voted 299-120 to approve the Defense Authorization Act late Friday afternoon. However, the bill faces a steep battle in the Senate.” [LET'S TAKE ACTION...]

Please select here to sign urgent petition, and we will fax all 535 Congressmen and Senators (saving you time!) to PROTECT MILITARY CHAPLAINS AND TROOPS RELIGIOUS FREEDOM to oppose immorality, and co-sponsor and pass H.R. 3828.

Victory! House Armed Services Cmte protects Chaplains and Chapels

The House Armed Services Committee added (but the Senate has not yet added) two good religious freedom amendments to the 2013 Defense Authorization Act H.R. 4310, protecting free speech for military chaplains who refuse to preside at homose xual ‘wedding’ ceremonies, and blocking same-sex marriage or marriage-like ceremonies in chapels on military bases.

The Hill reports: “Members of the House Armed Services committee voted to include the measure by Rep. Steve Palazzo (R-Miss.) into the panel’s version of the fiscal 2013 defense authorization bill late Wednesday night.

“The measure, which prevents ‘marriage or marriage-like ceremonies’ between same-sex couples from taking place at American military bases, was approved by a 37 to 24 vote along party lines.

“Republican panel members also approved language to protect military personnel from reprisals for expressing ‘their moral principles and religious beliefs… concerning the appropriate and inappropriate expression of human sexuality.’

“That amendment, sponsored by Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) was approved by a straight party-line vote of 36 to 25.” Now bishops for 2,000 military chaplains are petitioning to pass these amendments to defend chaplains rights.

Sadly, military chaplains report heavy reprisals, as confirmed by Human Events who interviewed “one currently serving chaplain, who spoke to Human Events on the condition of anonymity, told a similar story of pressure to conform [to endorsing homosexual sin]. He declined to give his name citing fear of reprisal; active duty service members are not to speak to the media without prior authorization….now it is chaplains who say they are being muzzled by the military and a group has formed to pass legislation seeking relief on their behalf.”

[Dr. Chaps' comment: Chaplains being muzzled? Free speech censored? Boy does that sound familiar. 2012 is 2006 all over again for evangelical chaplains. It's time to clean house and pass this new pro-chaplain law, so let's all DEMAND all 100 Senators keep the good pro-chaplain amendments. Please sign our petition today...]

Please select here to sign urgent petition, and we will fax all 535 Congressmen and Senators (saving you time!) to PROTECT MILITARY CHAPLAINS AND TROOPS RELIGIOUS FREEDOM to oppose immorality, and co-sponsor and pass H.R. 3828.

YOU CAN READ AKIN’S NEW AMENDMENT PROTECTING CHAPLAINS HERE.

Then please call EVERY member of the House Armed Services Committee listed here, by dialing 202-225-3121 and requesting each Member by name, to request they PASS THE AKIN AMENDMENT TO H.R. 1540.

Don’t have time to make 61 phone calls today? Just sign our petition and we will fax all 61 members instantly, saving you much time! How much time would it take you? Sign here:

Please select here to sign urgent petition, and we will fax all 535 Congressmen and Senators (saving you time!) to PROTECT MILITARY CHAPLAINS AND TROOPS RELIGIOUS FREEDOM to oppose immorality, and co-sponsor and pass H.R. 3828.

Obama threatens Chaplains: “You can’t preach against me in chapel.”

The Obama Administration has now directly threatened military chaplains with “sedition” or equivalent charges of “treason” if they dare to preach against Obama’s abortion policies during optional Sunday worship inside military chapels.

According to the Business Insider, an “emerging conflict between the Catholic Church and the Obama administration may have a new front: in the U.S. military itself.

“The Catholic Church is fighting mad about an HHS ruling that would have them buy insurance for things they consider sinful–contraception, sterilization and abortion.

“All the bishops in the country sent out a letter to be read in their parishes promising that the Church ‘cannot-and will not-comply with this unjust law.’

“Even Archbishop Timothy Broglio, who is in charge of Catholic military chaplains sent out the same letter.

“But after he did, the Army’s Office of the Chief of Chaplains sent out another communication forbidding Catholic priests to read the letter, in part because it seemed to encourage civil disobedience, and could be read as seditious against the Commander-in-Chief.

“More than one Catholic chaplain who spoke to us off the record confirmed that many chaplains disobeyed this instruction and read the letter anyway. [Risking treason charges.] Others sought further instructions from their Archbishop.

“Now after much behind-the-scenes bureaucratic wrangling, a new version of the letter will be read, one that was edited of the language about ‘unjust laws.’…

“A new statement issued this afternoon from Archbishop Broglio’s office acknowledged the interference this way:

“Archbishop Broglio and the Archdiocese stand firm in the belief, based on legal precedent, that such a directive from the Army constituted a violation of his Constitutionally-protected right of free speech and the free exercise of religion, as well as those same rights of all military chaplains and their congregants.

“Following a discussion between Archbishop Broglio and the Secretary of the Army, The Honorable John McHugh, it was agreed that it was a mistake to stop the reading of the Archbishop’s letter. Additionally, the line: ‘We cannot – we will not – comply with this unjust law’ was removed by Archbishop Broglio at the suggestion of Secretary McHugh over the concern that it could potentially be misunderstood as a call to civil disobedience. [The chaplains' speech was censored by the Obama Administration.]

“It’s an issue that Catholic chaplains are taking very seriously in private.”

[Chaps Comment: It's clear that OBAMA IS AFRAID OF CHURCH VOTE AWAKENING. Let's take a stand for military chaplains rights, by petitioning Congress right now:

Please select here to sign urgent petition, and we will fax all 535 Congressmen and Senators (saving you time!) to PROTECT MILITARY CHAPLAINS AND TROOPS RELIGIOUS FREEDOM to oppose immorality, and co-sponsor and pass H.R. 3828.

Chaplains threatened, retaliated for Religious Views. Hero Congressman Steps Up.

It seems like common sense. Chaplains should be free to express their religious beliefs, and freely teach and counsel against immorality in our military. But after repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," religious liberty of our military chaplains and troops is under attack.

Focus on the Family reports good news: "Late last week, Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan., introduced a bill aiming to protect chaplains and other members of the Armed Services who oppose homosexuality from being targeted for discrimination. It also seeks to keep military property from being used to perform same-sex ceremonies.

"In part, the Military Religious Freedom Protection Act (HR 3828) reads that 'a service member cannot be denied promotion or other training opportunities for any sincerely held beliefs he has about the appropriate or inappropriate expression of human sexuality.'

"Though the First Amendment to the Constitution already protects those rights, Huelskamp said in a press release it’s necessary to shore them up with a law since the repeal of the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) policy.

"Fundamental to the core of this nation is the protection of religious liberty," Huelskamp said. "The Military Religious Freedom Protection Act will ensure that none of our men and women in uniform — including our chaplain corps — is asked to compromise their religious and spiritual beliefs. It will also protect the freedom of those in the military to express vocally the tenets of their faiths. And it will make certain that our military facilities are not used in contravention to the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which states that marriage is between one man and one woman only.

[CHAPS COMMENT: Military chapels in all 50 states must now be open to desecration.]

“Military installations exist to carry out the national defense of our nation, not to facilitate a narrow social agenda,” said Huelskamp.

“According to the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty, the repeal immediately created a chilling effect on free speech among the troops and a ‘climate of fear’ for chaplains who didn’t know what their rights were in the new environment, especially when it came to addressing and speaking about homosexual behavior,” FOTF continued.

“In some cases, said Executive Director Ron Crews, chaplains “suffered retaliation, including having their careers threatened, for being ‘politically incorrect.’”

Let’s petition Congress to support this new bill…

Please select here to sign urgent petition, and we will fax all 535 Congressmen and Senators (saving you time!) to PROTECT MILITARY CHAPLAINS AND TROOPS RELIGIOUS FREEDOM to oppose immorality, and co-sponsor and pass H.R. 3828.

The National Organization of Marriage President Brian Brown wrote:

“In September, the Department of Defense issued two more memos, requiring all military facilities to be available for same-sex weddings and allowing chaplains to participate in same-sex ceremonies.

“Recognizing this growing threat to the religious liberty of our armed forces, Rep. Tim Huelskamp of Kansas last week introduced the Military Religious Freedom Protection Act (H.R. 3828). The bill does three things:

–Protects military chaplains from being forced to participate in any ceremony or function that is against their conscience or religious beliefs.

–Protects our men and women in uniform from being discriminated against because of religious beliefs opposed to same-sex marriage or homosexuality.

–Prohibits the use of military facilities for same-sex marriage ceremonies.

“But President Obama is refusing to do his job as President—picking and choosing which laws are worth enforcing. He refuses to defend DOMA in court and is actively undermining it at every turn. And same-sex marriage activists have been working to leverage the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell to harass and intimidate chaplains and other service members who are standing up for marriage.

“Tell your Congressman we need to protect the religious liberty of our armed forces—just like they put their lives on the line to protect ours. Tell your Congressman to co-sponsor the Military Religious Freedom Protection Act (H.R.3828) today.”

[Chaps comment: Folks, we must take a stand for our troops and chaplains. Let's bury all 535 Congressmen and Senators in fax paper today.]

Please select here to sign urgent petition, and we will fax all 535 Congressmen and Senators (saving you time!) to PROTECT MILITARY CHAPLAINS AND TROOPS RELIGIOUS FREEDOM to oppose immorality, and co-sponsor and pass H.R. 3828.

God Bless you, in Jesus’ name,

Chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt, PhD
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(Photo: ABC News)

Please select here to sign urgent petition, and we will fax all 535 Congressmen and Senators (saving you time!) to PROTECT MILITARY CHAPLAINS AND TROOPS RELIGIOUS FREEDOM to oppose immorality, and co-sponsor and pass H.R. 3828.

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Chaplain Klingenschmitt

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Former Navy Chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt, PhD ("Dr. Chaps") defends religious freedom to pray "in Jesus' name." As a Christian pastor he can preach the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ or lead a Bible Study at your Church.

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