The disapproval comes from angry constituents, baffled party elders and colleagues on the other side of the Capitol. But nowhere have senators found criticism more personal or immediate than right inside their own chamber every morning when the chaplain delivers the opening prayer.
â€śSave us from the madness,â€ť the chaplain, a Seventh-day Adventist, former Navy rear admiral and collector of brightly colored bow ties named Barry C. Black, said one day late last week as he warmed up into what became an epic ministerial scolding.
â€śWe acknowledge our transgressions, our shortcomings, our smugness, our selfishness and our pride,â€ť he went on, his baritone voice filling the room. â€śDeliver us from the hypocrisy of attempting to sound reasonable while being unreasonable.â€ť
So it has gone every day for the last week when Mr. Black, who has been the Senateâ€™s official man of the cloth for 10 years, has...
Hmm, I'm glad SA, noticed this article, considering the make up of the Senate, everything what the dog dragged in, Roman Catholics, Mormons and Jehovah Witnesses, well except Jehovah Witnesses, the lip service no doubt was deafening, the reaction miniscule to what this chaplain said. He appeared to give some good Christian advice (falls on what are actually deaf ears, since I really doubt if there are any Christians there,
2 Timothy 2 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires; 4 and will turn away their ears from the truth, and will turn aside to myths. 5 But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.---NASB
I have a feeling the chaplain, like too many of them is a much better politician himself, than a preacher. If he told them what they should have heard they would have booted him down the Capital steps.