Howard Friedman’s Religion Clause reported on the summary judgment granted in In re Navy Chaplaincy, a very long-running lawsuit alleging the US Navy chaplaincy was essentially rigged for liturgical/Catholic chaplains. The DC federal district court ruled against the chaplains.
However, given how many years the lawsuit has been running its course, it is worth noting who is leading the US Navy chaplaincy now:
- Chief of Chaplains (Navy): Chaplain (RAdm) Brent Scott, Full Gospel Churches
- Deputy (Reserve): Chaplain (RAdm) Endel Lee, Southern Baptist
- Chief of Chaplains (Marine Corps): Chaplain (RAdm) Gregory Todd, Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
In fact, the rest of the US military chaplaincy leadership reads much the same. With one possible exception, the list reads like a who’s who of conservative and Read more