Your name has been added to the ACLJ’s Petition to Protect Military Prayer to President Bush.
Thank you for joining us in this important fight!
Now, I ask that you forward this email to every name in your address book … to give all of your friends and acquaintances the opportunity to sound off on this issue!
We have gathered 80,000 signatures – but our goal is 125,000 … so we need your help RIGHT NOW!
Let me quickly remind you what is at stake here:
We have joined a group of Christian Congressmen, led by Rep. Walter Jones, in calling on our President to enact an Executive Order protecting chaplains and their right to pray.
Chaplains in our United States military are being reprimanded for ”using overtly Christian language” in public settings.
These men of God, who hold an officer’s rank, have been criticized and scolded for using Bible verses and invoking the name of Jesus in memorial services.
This is blatant religious discrimination … a violation of First Amendment rights! And it must be stopped!
That is why I ask you to forward this email and the Petition to Protect Military Prayer to President Bush to all of your friends, co-workers, and associates … and ask them to sign it as well.
We have got to send a strong message to our President that we will not stand idly by while our brave chaplains are singled out and reprimanded for their faith!
And since the Air Force has now introduced proposed guidelines that dictate how Christian chaplains CAN and CANNOT pray …
… it is more important than ever that we take a stand quickly!
If these guidelines – that say a chaplain cannot pray ”in Jesus’ name” – are passed for the Air Force … they could soon be the standard for ALL branches of the military.
As Congressman Jones noted, ”Our chaplains should not have any second thoughts about how they should pray. Let their hearts speak with what God puts in their minds to pray.”
We agree! The ACLJ is working hard to protect the rights of Chaplains to fulfill their mission of providing spiritual comfort and aid to those serving to protect America.
Please help us send a strong message to our President by forwarding this email on to all of the names in your address book … and asking them to sign our Petition to Protect Military Prayer today! Thank you.
In the Petition is written the phrase:
“It has come to our attention that in all branches of the military, it is becoming increasingly difficult for Christian chaplains to use the name of Jesus when praying.”
This seems so utterly ridiculous that I have been searching online for information about where and when there has been such pressure exerted on Christian military chaplains – but I cannot find anything, so could you please enlighten me.
i believe we should have the freedom to express our love for jesus , where ever we please..