Christian Chaplain Censured for Mentioning King David in Counseling


There is a reason Christians are fleeing the military and why moral is in the tank.

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The radical Humanists at the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers is closely allied with the Anti-Christian Mikey Weinstein at the Military Religious Freedom Foundation. Both organizations want to eliminate all mention of Christianity in the military. Christians who reveal references to Christianity, even if they are chaplains sharing a personal ordeal, are subject to disciplinary action.

Such is the case of Chaplain (Captain) Lawhorn who included biblical information in a resource and mentioned King David.

PC has taken over the military and the very small minority of supposedly “offended” people who want to end all mention of Christ now control the majority.

Chaplain (Capt.) Joseph Lawhorn received a letter of concern from Col. David Fivecoat, who commands the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade, the 5th RTB’s parent unit. The complaint stemmed from a mandatory training session aimed at suicide prevention on Nov. 20 last year in Dahlonega, Georgia.

“During this training, you were perceived to advocate Christianity and used Christian scripture and solutions,” according to the letter of concern. “You provided a two-sided handout that listed Army resources on one side and a biblical approach to handling depression on the other side. This made it impossible for those in attendance to receive the resource information without also receiving the biblical information.”

The letter goes on to state: “As the battalion chaplain, you are entrusted to care for the emotional wellbeing of all soldiers in the battalion. You, above all others, must be cognizant of the various beliefs held by diverse soldiers. During mandatory training briefings, it is imperative you are careful to avoid any perception you are advocating one system of beliefs over another.”

The letter was placed in Capt. Lawhorn’s personnel file as punishment for his non-PC comments that offended just one whiney so-called military man.

The letter clarified what he was allowed to do as Chaplain – Chaplains can’t mention God!

“Regarding the issue expressed by someone during the class, the role of military chaplains is to serve the religious needs of military members of a unit and their families,” Miller said in the statement. “Their role is not to provide religious instruction during non-religious mandatory training classes. Chaplains may appropriately share their personal experiences, but any religious information given by a Chaplain to a military formation should be limited to an orientation of what religious services and facilities are available and how to contact Chaplains of specific faiths.”

Lawhorn shared his personal experience and struggle with depression. To prevent even one suicide, he opened himself up and shared his personal experiences which included God. He was not preaching, he was sharing what worked for him. For opening himself up to help others, he was punished. No good deed goes unpunished.

He – God forbid – mentioned the Bible’s King David.

What upset the atheist group is that Lawhorn explained how he learned to conquer adversity by following the example of Israel’s warrior king, David, one of the great heroes of the Old Testament.

Thirty-three of those attending sent a letter showing their support for Lawhorn but apparently one person was offended. That person didn’t even have the decency or courage to speak with Capt. Lawhorn. Instead he marched off to the nearest group of anti-Christian agitators at the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers who then went to the HuffPo.

The article on HuffPo falsely claimed the Captain was using his position “to force his personal religious beliefs on a captive military audience.”

Lawhorn’s lawyer is trying to get the letter withdrawn so he can be promoted when the time comes.