Navy Chaplain Candidates Lead Ship in Prayer
“Tattoo, tattoo, lights out in five minutes, standby for the evening prayer…”
A short but interesting article from the US Navy describes how Navy chaplain candidates — “chaplain candidate program officers,” or “CCPOs”) — are visiting aboard the embarked nuclear aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).
Of note [emphasis added]:
The CCPOs are observing and assisting the ship’s chaplains in church services and leading the crew in evening prayer.
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the US Navy still continues the centuries-old shipboard prayer every night over the 1MC, much to the dismay of the Freedom From Religion Foundation and others, including Michael “Mikey” Weinstein’s MRFF.