Tuesday, February 07, 2012

It must be that fine sense of nuance you get as you move up the Army Hierarchy

Because NOT allowing your Catholic Chaplains to read something that their Archbishop asked them to read to the troops isn't *really* censorship.

The Army said Tuesday that a request for chaplains not to read a letter in Sunday Mass that expressed disapproval of a new regulation in the Obama administration's health care law was not an attempt to "censor," but rather a cautionary move to preserve "military order and discipline."

Because we're afraid those bible-thumping Mackerel-snappers will mutiny (or whatever the Army calls it) over one line in a letter critical of the Chicago Jeezus and his policy of forcing the Church to go against it's beliefs.

"The Chief of Chaplains was concerned that one line in the 456-word letter could be misinterpreted as a call to civil disobedience within our nation's military ranks," the statement said.

A senior Army official separately confirmed that the offending line stated: "We cannot -- we will not -- comply with this unjust law." The official confirmed that "there was a worry that would be a call for civil obedience."

The Army statement went on to say that the chief of chaplains was not rendering a judgment on the letter's message, but acted only out of "concern that a single line might run counter to proper military order and discipline."
"Any suggestion that he or the Army were attempting to censor the clergy is not supported by the facts," the Army said.

Because one sentence in a church missive would upset 240 years of Army discipline.

You've got a lot of faith in your men there Chief Chaplain Rutherford.


  1. Maybe the Chief Chaplain does have faith in the men????

  2. Wouldn't want those Army guys refusing to provide abortion pills to their employees.


    Oh, never mind.