Catholic Priest Threatened with Arrest If He Performs Religious Services

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Satirical photo of Mr. Obama looking in the mirror and seeing God with the caption, ‘We’re Building a Religion.’

This is astounding! In the wake of the government shutdown, despite provisions in the Pay Our Military Act, Catholics at Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base in Georgia are being denied religious services – only Catholics. Catholics present some of the biggest obstacles to the far-left agenda coincidentally. The priests were threatened with arrest if they did provide religious services, even on a voluntary basis. The church was padlocked with the Eucharist and official religious papers inside.

In response, The Thomas More Law Center announced it has filed a lawsuit over the orders at Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base in Georgia. Protestants will NOT be banned from services as the administration continues to divide and conquer.

The church was locked and the priests were threatened with arrest if they even volunteered to say Mass. Mass is a requirement under the Roman Catholic religion.

The Thomas More Law Center has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of Father Ray Leonard, a Catholic priest under contract to serve as a base chaplain, and a parishioner, Fred Naylor.

Fr. Leonard who served in Tibet said, “In China, I was disallowed from performing public religious services due to the lack of religious freedom in China. I never imagined that when I returned home to the United States, that I would be forbidden from practicing my religious beliefs as I am called to do, and would be forbidden from helping and serving my faith community.”

Fr. Leonard was threatened with arrest if he said mass for the 300 Catholic families on the remote base. He was locked out of his office and chapel.

All celebrations and counseling services were ended.

When even one American – who has done nothing wrong – is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth – then all Americans are in peril.

~ Harry S. Truman

h/t to Patrick Murphy

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