Concern over U.S. Naval Academy’s hiring of Muslim

Gordon James Klingenschmitt, a former naval chaplain who attended the Air Force Academy, hopes the Muslim’s role will be limited.

“I would hope that he would be teaching classes to bring cultural awareness about Islam and not specifically teaching the Islamic religion to our midshipmen,” Klingenschmitt says. “I certainly hope he is not teaching the Muslim faith; or if he is — in a cultural sense — I hope the Naval Academy offers equal opportunity for Christian professors to teach about the Christian faith.” >>>>>

The title should read, “Former Navy chaplain shows his true colors.” A chaplain is to be able to service all service members and families, regardless of denomination.  While there are clear specific functions he has in executing his duties, this former evangelical chaplain seems to want to reserve the prosletyzing for his own people.  He also should not be limiting or dictating the job of another, whether it be professor or chaplain.


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