Sunday, March 4, 2007
Former naval officer, Gordon Klingenschmitt, admitted two weeks after his federal conviction that he compromised his faith for over eight months while serving on USS ANZIO. On 1 October 2006, Klingenschmitt wrote on ReligionLaw "[I] Compromised my own faith by obediently praying only Jewish prayers (Old Testament Psalms) in public, for eight months..."
This "smoking gun" admission came after months of Klingenschmitt's adamant claims that he was duty bound to follow "the faith of his bishop" regardless of the consequences. Many conservative evangelical Navy chaplains across the nation are left wondering why Klingenschmitt, who was an Evangelical Episcopal chaplain at the time, was impersonating a Jewish Rabbi!