This is beyond bizarre. The ex-chaplain was the darling of the Religious Right for a while but the guy is off his rocker. Now the former Navy chaplain gets upset because AU calls attention to his website where he gives the impression he is still on active duty. Oh, no. The guy was court martialed for not following orders & is violating the law by depicting himself as an active chaplain. Here is the blog post by Rob Boston that got Klingenschmitt's thong in a bunch.
Evidently Klingenschmitt decided to show his version of the Love of Jesus by praying for the death, destruction, loss of income & calamity on the descendants of AU leader Barry Lynn.
“Almighty God, today we pray imprecatory prayers from Psalm 109 against the enemies of religious liberty, including Barry Lynn and Mikey Weinstein, who recently issued a press release attacking me personally,” prays Klingenschmitt on his Web site. “God, do not remain silent, for wicked men surround me and tell lies about me. We bless them, but they curse us. Therefore, find them guilty, not me. Let their days be few, and replace them with godly people. Plunder their fields and seize their assets. Cut off their descendants. And remember their sins. In Jesus’ name. Amen.”When will people realize this sort of stuff is what gives my faith a bad name? Praying for the death of people is what terrorists do.
These are the sort of things we could get if the Religious Right implements its version of faith into the legal code --- except it might not stop at just praying for the death of dissenters. I am reminded of history when similar things happened.
Wasn't the Spanish Inquisition a Faith Based Initiative?