Obama Administration Shuts Down Catholic Services on US Navy Base; Locks Church Doors

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Gateway Pundit


The church at Kings Bay Naval Base before the shutdown and before the doors were locked. (Happy Hour)

The Obama Administration shut down Catholic Services at the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base in Georgia. The church was also locked down. The Thomas More Law Center reported:

In the wake of the government shutdown, despite provisions in the Pay Our Military Act, Catholics at Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base in Georgia are being denied religious services. The Catholic priest who serves this community has been prohibited from even volunteering to celebrate Holy Mass without pay, and was told that if he violated that order, he could be subject to arrest. Protestant services continue to take place. Only Catholic services have been shutdown.

This is an astonishing attack on religious freedom by the federal government, and the latest affront towards the military since the beginning of the shutdown.

As a result, the Thomas More Law Center (TMLC), a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, MI, today, filed a federal lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Father Ray Leonard, a Catholic priest contracted to serve as base chaplain and Fred Naylor, one of Father Leonard’s parishioners and a retired veteran with over 22 years of service. Fr. Leonard is a civilian Catholic Pastor contracted by the Department of Defense (DoD) to serve as a military chaplain at Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base in Georgia.

Fr. Leonard, who served Tibetan populations in China for 10 years, informed the court in an affidavit, “In China, I was disallowed from performing public religious services due to the lack of religious freedom in China. 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.”

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John Kerry Praises Malaysia As The Model Islamic Country…

Weasel Zippers

Same country that just ruled Christians can’t use the word “Allah,” banned Muslim women from participating in a beauty pageant, and is considering charging them with “insulting Islam.”

(AFP, Kuala Lumpur) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry lauded Malaysia Friday as a modern, innovative and multi-faith model for the world, heaping praise on a country the United States regards as a valuable Muslim ally.

On the final day of a curtailed Asian tour in which he has filled in for U.S. President Barack Obama, Kerry said Malaysia’s young people were an inspiration for the Arab Spring.

“Here in Malaysia, people of different heritages have been in conversation for a long time,” Kerry said in a speech to mainly young entrepreneurs in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur.

He cited the symbolism of Kuala Lumpur’s Petronas Towers – the world’s tallest twin skyscrapers – having blended modern engineering, traditional Muslim design, Malaysian vision, a U.S. architect and Asian builders.

“Together, they… are a soaring reminder that Malaysia is much more than a marketplace. It is a human and economic mosaic – and it is a model for the world,” Kerry said.

He said people struggling against authoritarian regimes in the Arab Spring uprisings in other Muslim countries had been inspired by young people such as those in prosperous Malaysia, who had freedoms and abilities to fulfil their dreams.

Treason: Obama Continues Support of Muslim Brotherhood as He Thumbs Nose at Vets

Freedom Outpost

What do you call it when the man holding the Office of the President of the  United States thumbs his nose at the veterans of America who have bled, died  and  lost buddies in fighting against threats to the American Constitution and  the  American people, and yet, supports with weapons and financial aid the sworn  enemies of America?  I believe it is the dreaded “T” word.   However, don’t  take  my word for it, view the evidence for yourself.

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Obama’s Dangerous Claim to Executive Power

Family Security Matters

Negotiating with Republicans has never been in Obama’s playbook.

Three days after his inauguration in 2009, President Barack Obama silenced  Republican lawmakers who voiced concerned about the enormity of spending in his  stimulus bill by uttering two brash words, “I won.”

That was his governing philosophy, as he rammed through the American  Reinvestment and Recovery Act.

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