Chaplain Rivera Telephone Call

Mikey, I just got off the telephone with Chaplain Rivera after receiving his inbound call in follow-up to a message left for him at the 2DMARDIV, Camp Lejeune, NC Chaplains’ Office. Quick conversation to confirm his Easter Message and he expressed in a dumbfounded tone that he didn’t know what all the hullabaloo was about because what he is quoted as saying is what the apostles said at the first Easter Supper according to the New Testament Book of Acts. So, in his mind he is quoting Scripture. From speaking with him from the perspective of being an (rank withheld), I can’t believe he holds a diploma from West Point much less a commission from the US Navy. He indicated upon questioning that he is ordained/recognized by the Episcopal Church USA. I have reached out to the Episcopal Church’s military office to confirm this and await their response and will forward the same to you. I find his Easter Message to be one of the most un-Christian things I have ever heard. All right-minded people of faith should condemn it.

Best wishes, (name and military rank withheld)

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