Respect and Tolerance Defeated

This is from a little email newsletter that I get: WHAT’S NEW Robert L. Park Friday, 12 May 06 Washington, DC

1. PRAY FOR CONGRESS: IN EVERY WAR, BOTH SIDES PRAY FOR VICTORY.
Yesterday, the House passed a $513B defense authorization bill.
The bill included language allowing military chaplains to pray
“according to the dictates of the chaplain’s own conscience.”
Current rules call for nonsectarian prayers, or a moment of
silence, at mandatory public gatherings. Focus on the Family,
The Christian Coalition, and other evangelical Christian groups
had urged the President to issue an executive order guaranteeing
the right of chaplains to pray in the name of Jesus. When Bush
failed to act, Republicans on Armed Services added the provision
to the defense authorization bill. An amendment offered in
committee by Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY), calling on chaplains to
show “sensitivity, respect and tolerance for all faiths,” was
defeated on a party-line vote. Rules did not allow floor debate.

So much for respecting the religious sensibilities of our troops.

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