Gordon Klingenschmitt, the former Navy chaplain discharged over a controversy about “praying in Jesus’ Name,” has won the GOP primary for the US House of Representatives for the 15th District in Colorado.
Klingenschmitt expressed confidence in a November victory, as the district is heavily Republican — and also boasts a significant military population.
Klingenschmitt was also sued, unsuccessfully, by Michael “Mikey” Weinstein and his wife, Bonnie, over “imprecatory prayers.” Klingenschmitt sued the Weinsteins in return, claiming abuse of process and defamation. His suit survived dismissal last January, with the defamation claim being allowed to proceed.
As noted at the local Colorado Springs Gazette (via the Stars and Stripes), the US Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel has been named
one of the top 10 most spectacular modern churches by Emporis, a Germany-based compiler of real estate information.
The wing chaplain, Chaplain (Col) Robert Bruno, said
“For a building now 50 years old, I think this is utterly amazing that the Cadet Chapel is in the top-10 listing of the world’s most spectacular churches,” said Col. Robert Bruno, the academy’s chief chaplain.
Given that some of its competition was centuries old, 50 years isn’t too bad.
The chapel is reportedly the most popular man-made attraction in the state of Colorado and has been the source of both pride and controversy.
Chaplain (1Lt) Justin Cowan served the troops in his unit as they supported efforts in their Colorado communities responding to recent fires:
“Many of these Guard members were manning checkpoints on the Black Forest fire and have returned to duty here, leaving behind Read more
The US Air Force made a point of issuing a press release reminding servicemembers that using marijuana is still illegal for them — even if the state in which they live just legalized it.
The state of Colorado voted to legalize marijuana Nov. 6, but its use is still against federal law and the Uniform Code of Military Justice, even for service members stationed in or visiting the state.
“(Colorado’s) Amendment 64 does not change the UCMJ… Read more
Just days after Michael Weinstein claimed the US Air Force Academy was inappropriately asking USAFA cadets to donate toys to needy children, a news article was published indicating what Weinstein describes as a “cancer” is, indeed, widespread:
The cadets are even making donations to a local food bank.
Air Force Academy chaplains and the Cadet Interfaith Council [presented] a $1,200 check along with 125 cans of food to the Care and Share Food Bank of Southern Colorado at the food bank’s site in Colorado Springs, Colo.
By its nature the Cadet Interfaith Council obviously had a connection to the chaplains, but the food drive was a cadet-initiated, cadet-run event: Read more
A local reporter is “downrange” covering the deployment of Nevada Army National Guard soldiers in Afghanistan.
He notes what seems like a unique situation but is, in fact, not uncommon — a member from one unit supporting another unit, from a different state: Read more