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Obama Administration Tries to Lock Up Body of Christ
Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2013 | Terry Jeffrey

Posted on 10/16/2013 9:57:37 AM PDT by Kaslin

The Department of Defense this month took what almost certainly will be the most telling symbolic act the Obama administration ever takes.

"The doors to the Kings Bay Chapel were locked on Oct. 4, 2013, with the Holy Eucharist, Holy water, Catholic hymn books and vessels all locked inside," says a lawsuit filed Monday by the Thomas More Law Center. "Father Leonard and his parishioners ... were prohibited from entering."

Catholics believe Jesus Christ is present in this world in many ways, but uniquely and most especially in the Eucharist.

"In the most blessed sacrament of the Eucharist, the body and blood, together with the soul and divinity, of our Lord Jesus Christ and, therefore, the whole Christ is truly, really and substantially contained," says the Catholic Catechism. "This presence is called 'real' -- by which is not intended to exclude the other types of presence as if they could not be 'real,' too, but because it is presence in the fullest sense: That is to say, it is a substantial presence by which Christ, God and man, makes himself wholly and entirely present."

What the Obama administration did by locking up the Kings Bay Chapel -- and the Holy Eucharist there -- and preventing a priest and his congregation from entering was literally an attempt to lock Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Savior, away from those who seek him.

Obviously, the Obama administration could not ultimately succeed in achieving such a thing, but -- just as obviously -- it is trying.

This administration has advanced abortion on demand, which is the deliberate slaughter of innocent human life. It has advanced same-sex marriage, which runs counter to the very nature of men and women and is an attack on the natural God-given right of a child to a father and mother. It has also declared that Christians who seek to obey the commandment of "thou shall not kill" must nonetheless buy health insurance for themselves, their families and their employees that covers abortion-inducing drugs.

In responding to the many lawsuits Christian business owners and organizations have filed against the administration seeking to stop this health insurance regulation, the administration is not arguing that the regulation does not force Christians to act against their faith and their moral convictions.

It concedes that. Instead, the administration boldly argues it has the power to force Christians to act against their faith and their moral convictions -- even when it means forcing a Christian to be complicit in the destruction of innocent life.

Now comes the case of Father Ray Leonard, a civilian priest, who serves on a contract bases as the Catholic chaplain at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay in Georgia.

"Father Leonard was told that if he practiced his Catholic faith on the Naval Base, even on a volunteer basis, he would be subject to arrest," says the priest's lawsuit.

In brief, here is what happened:

Just before the government shutdown, Congress passed the Pay Our Military Act. This act said that during a shutdown, the government would continue to pay Defense contractors who "are providing support to members of the Armed Forces." After consulting with Attorney General Eric Holder's Justice Department, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel determined that this was limited to contract employees "whose responsibilities contribute to the morale, well-being, capabilities and readiness of covered military members during the lapse of appropriations."

Hagel decided that civilian "family support" and "behavioral health" contractors met this standard, but that civilian Catholic priests serving as chaplains at U.S. military facilities around the globe did not.

The Catholic Archdiocese for the Military Services says during the shutdown, including through the last two Sundays, about 50 civilian Catholic priests who were working as contract chaplains have been prohibited from administering the sacraments on U.S. military bases.

Father Leonard is representative of these priests. "Father Leonard wishes to continue practicing his faith and ministering to his faith community free of charge on the Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay during the government shutdown, but has been told that he is subject to arrest if he does so," says the priest's lawsuit.

"In China, I was disallowed from performing public religious services due to the lack of religious freedom in China," Father Leonard, who served the Tibetan population for a decade, said in a statement. "I never imagined that when I returned home to the United States, that I would be forbidden from practicing my religious beliefs as I am called to do, and would be forbidden from helping and serving my faith community."

Under the Obama administration, Catholic chaplains are treated as if this were a People's Republic, and members of our military, who risk their lives to defend our liberty, are now prevented from giving thanks for it in God's own house.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 0bamaadmin; catholics; governmentshutdown; religion

1 posted on 10/16/2013 9:57:37 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

God is watching.


2 posted on 10/16/2013 10:01:37 AM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: Kaslin

But you can still sacrifice to the Emperor.


3 posted on 10/16/2013 10:06:14 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: Kaslin

Muslims don’t believe in the presence of Jesus Christ. Obambi is s devout muslim.

Valerie Jarrett is in control of our government and is the puppeteer who is control the idiot sock puppet living in our White House.


4 posted on 10/16/2013 10:08:05 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: Kaslin; Salamander; TheOldLady; 50mm

What’s the surprise?

The Usurper knows who his enemy is.

(Bad news for Barky. The grave couyldn’t hold Him, and your locks won’t work either.)


5 posted on 10/16/2013 10:10:05 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Kaslin

I tell Christian Obots one knows if Obama is a Christian thru his actions. Slowly they are sliding away from being Obots as they acknowledge Obama’s actions towards Christians are not Christian


6 posted on 10/16/2013 10:10:38 AM PDT by RginTN
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To: Kaslin

Hagel probably got a tel call from Valerie Jarrett.

Is this clear enough for Catholics?
One could easily conclude that any Catholic that now votes for a dem (including illegal immigrants) is selling out their church for an imagined political benefit, but then I am not a Catholic.

(Yes, of course illegal immigrants vote, all they need is a utility bill to register.)


7 posted on 10/16/2013 10:11:51 AM PDT by frog in a pot ("To each according to his need..." -from a guy who never had a real job and couldn't feed his family)
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To: Kaslin
Imaginary scenario:

Some Obamucrat learns there is "bread" being "improperly stored" on government property and orders its "removal" resulting in the consecrated hosts being discarded like so much day-old bread.

8 posted on 10/16/2013 10:25:36 AM PDT by Oratam (Thank you St. Jude!)
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To: RginTN

True, I have relative who are Christian and Democrats but they voted for him for the hopey and changey and that he is a Christian. They will one day see, but too late, his true nature. I have no doubt Obama is capable of ordering the round of up Christians and Jews, but what they don’t realize once they try to get rid of us their fate will be far more deadlier and lethal.


9 posted on 10/16/2013 10:33:33 AM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: basil

*God is watching.*

“Be not deceived; God is not mocked”
~ Galatians 6:7


10 posted on 10/16/2013 10:37:56 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: Kaslin
Our Christian American forefathers fought physically and valiantly to obtain and secure these basic freedoms that this despicable anti-American, anti-Christian, current president is attempting to openly steal from all of us today.

Were they here today, would those same American forefathers fight these current shameful and disgraceful ruling clowns in that same kind of way, in order to achieve the same noble freedom results today?

11 posted on 10/16/2013 10:38:43 AM PDT by Heart-Rest ("Let his days be few, and let another take his office." Psalm 109:8)
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To: Kaslin

Just keep on believing that it can’t happen here...IDIOTS!!!


12 posted on 10/16/2013 10:39:06 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Heart-Rest

If he keeps this up, we may have to launch a crusade here against the muslim invaders.


13 posted on 10/16/2013 10:41:06 AM PDT by Texas resident (Watch the other hand.)
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To: Kaslin
Obama Administration Tries to Lock Up Body of Christ

I'd bet Hitler dis something similar with the Jews. Looks like a similar reaction by those not directly affected - NOTHING!

14 posted on 10/16/2013 11:27:31 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Who but a TYRANT shoves down another man's throat what he has exempted himself from?)
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To: Texas resident
"If he keeps this up, we may have to launch a crusade here against the muslim invaders."

Yeah, especially the internal ones...

15 posted on 10/16/2013 11:32:34 AM PDT by Heart-Rest ("Let his days be few, and let another take his office." Psalm 109:8)
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To: Kaslin
"The doors to the Kings Bay Chapel were locked on Oct. 4, 2013, with the Holy Eucharist, Holy water, Catholic hymn books and vessels all locked inside," says a lawsuit filed Monday by the Thomas More Law Center. "Father Leonard and his parishioners ... were prohibited from entering."

Ok, a couple hamburger buns, along with the "words of institution," replaces the "Holy Eucharist," there are some hymns that everybody knows, use styrofoam and paper plates as very adequate replacements for the "vessels...locked inside."

These people are allowing themselves to be held hostage.

16 posted on 10/16/2013 12:57:50 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: Patriot Babe

Overheard my former Obot brother trashing Obama today over his support of gay marriage and my brother is upset he’s losing his Cover Tn blue cross blue shield insurance because of Obamacare.

The GOP could get his vote but they won’t if they move left.


17 posted on 10/16/2013 2:16:27 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Kaslin

This’ll be a fun thread!


18 posted on 10/16/2013 4:38:56 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: RginTN
The GOP could get his vote but they won’t if they move left. SINCE they've moved LEFT!!!
19 posted on 10/17/2013 4:28:34 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Kaslin
Hagel decided that civilian "family support" and "behavioral health" contractors met this standard, but that civilian Catholic priests serving as chaplains at U.S. military facilities around the globe did not.

Of course Hagel and the admin don't believe faith and religious support as important. This is our first full post-modern admin. Elections have consequences.

20 posted on 10/18/2013 10:10:45 AM PDT by redleghunter
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To: RginTN

With regards to clearing house in DC this video applies:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQY1ZP9Jnnw


21 posted on 10/18/2013 10:14:34 AM PDT by redleghunter
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