Former Navy Chaplain Klingenschmitt Sues for Reinstatement
Former US Navy Chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt has filed a suit in the US Court of Federal Claims seeking reinstatement and back pay or access to retirement.
Notably, Klingenschmitt’s timeline in the filing indicates he was never without an ecclesiastical endorsement, which was publicly the basis for his administrative separation from the Navy. (Chaplains are required to have such an endorsement and are discharged if they do not retain one.)
Klingenschmitt is currently a defendant as well , as he is being sued by Michael and Bonnie Weinstein over his “imprecatory prayers” (Weinstein v Ammerman). That case isn’t scheduled to be heard until April 2012.
Via the Religion Clause.