Tuesday, December 20, 2005

UPDATE: Stone Mountain: Terrorist Target?

<<<< UPDATE: Hat tip to Molten Thought Looks like nerve gas may have been deployed by terrorists

This came to my attention informally, so pardon the absence of usual links to mainstream sources: Stone Mountain is a low-key, partially elevated park not too distant from a large, Georgia metropolis. Wind patterns in certain seasons would favor dispersion of pathological agents toward a large population. The elevation is 1683 feet above mean sea level , about double that of the surrounding area. The population of Atlanta is approximately 430,000 (2000). Atlanta elevation is 940 to 1,050 feet above sea level.

The USN is becoming the military's lawyer central: The Navy is facing two lawsuits, filed in 1999 and 2000, by 50 Christian chaplains, saying the Navy discriminates against evangelical and Pentecostal clerics.

"I am a Navy chaplain being fired because I pray in Jesus' name," said Navy Lt. Gordon Klingenschmitt, who will be holding 6 p.m. prayer vigils daily in Lafayette Park.

Military chaplains told to shy from Jesus The Rev. Billy Baugham, executive director of the Greenville, S.C.-based International Conference of Evangelical Chaplain Endorsers, says restrictions on other religious expressions have "yet to be tested." "No Islamic chaplain has been refused to pray in the name of Allah, as far as we know. Neither has a rabbi been rebuked for making references to Hanukkah, and no Catholic priest has been rebuked for referring to the Blessed Virgin Mary." The lieutenant is not alone in fighting to pray to Jesus.

This non-defense related litigation is on top of stupidity caused by infiltration of JAG lawyers into the military's combat chain-of-command. The lawyer-heavy Navy has diminished itself in the eyes of the other services to excel in political correctness -such are the tails of the 1991 Tailhook scandal.


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