Fort Campbell 101st Airborne Chaplains’ Anti-Semitism

Mikey:
 
Just when I think that chaplains have gone about as low as possible I have my disgust for chaplains renewed by conduct such as is reported about the 101st incident!  As I told you at the beginning of our communications some 12 years ago, the Chaplain Corps was at that time becoming a breeding ground for the fundamentalist/divisive brands and denominations.  It has grown exponentially since then.  I was Command Chaplain at the world’s largest (service branch name withheld) Base (military installation name withheld).  I provided cantors and logistical support for our Jewish personnel (we almost never had a Jewish Chaplain in the area to provide support).  It is despicable to think that any command would deny service to our Jewish personnel (or any others for that matter), on the grounds that funds were needed to keep the Christian program functional or to claim that someone else’s religious schedule got in the way of the Christian schedule.  Excuse me, but I am so disgusted with this that it is affecting my sentence construction!  Notice that the picture of the chaplain shows him wearing his military ribbons and badges on his religious/liturgical stole!  I would not have this egomaniacal narcissist as a member of my team.  And beyond that he surely had the support of a command chain that permitted his conduct.  Mikey, this is a serious incident in and of itself, but it is symbolic of a far greater problem that exists and grows among chaplains.  There must be some serious consequences for all those who participated in this situation.  I no longer have a dog in the fight and have lost all respect for the Chaplain Corps as an organization.  From my perspective, it’s past time to dismantle the structure of paid/rank designated chaplains and bring this religious issue into complete and strict conformity with the Constitution.  Religious groups can’t fix this.  They are too blinded by their own ignorance and their own proclivity to defend their distortions with ever newly created lies.
I have very little to say these days but this issue has pushed me over the top.
 
MRFF Client’s name, rank, service branch and current status withheld (XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX)

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5 Comments

  1. Convivencia

    Dear MRFF Client ,
    Thank you for being a wonderful service person. You have articulated what I’ve known for a very long time. I’m a civilian fan of MRFF (former teacher) and come from a family where many family members served in varied branches of our military during World War II, one member served during Viet Nam and the other during Korea. I hope we can prevail with separation of church and state.

  2. Calif Anon

    Fake News!!

  3. G

    What fake news?

  4. yodacohen

    Fake news? What kind of asinine comment is that? What is fake about it?

    No one disputes that the relationship with Jewish voluteers was terminated by Christian military chaplain (s). No one denies that celebration of the Passover seder on the first night of the religious festival of Passover was disallowed by the Christian chaplancy in charge, which claimed it would interfere with observance of the Christian holiday “Good Friday”. No one disputes the fact that Christian chaplains claimed there wa not enough moneynto celebrate both holidays.

    What is in dispute is whether all this should have occurred.

    Do you just babble “fake news” when you do not like what you see, read, or hear?

    Sorta like a new report of a car driving off a mountain road and falling into the vally blow. Gravity= fake new. Uh, no. Sad.

  5. yodacohen

    Fake news? What kind of asinine comment is that? What is fake about it?

    No one disputes that the relationship with Jewish voluteers was terminated by Christian military chaplain (s). No one denies that celebration of the Passover seder on the first night of the religious festival of Passover was disallowed by the Christian chaplancy in charge, which claimed it would interfere with observance of the Christian holiday “Good Friday”. No one disputes the fact that Christian chaplains claimed there wa not enough money to celebrate both holidays.

    What is in dispute is whether all this should have occurred.

    Do you just babble “fake news” when you do not like what you see, read, or hear?

    Sorta like a new report of a car driving off a mountain road and falling into the vally blow. Gravity= fake news. Uh, no. Sad.

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