10 January 2006

Lt. Gordon James Klingenschmitt, the Navy chaplain who began hunger striking outside the White House eighteen days ago over alleged prohibitions on praying in the name of Jesus, has declared his campaign a success, to the apparent bafflement of the Navy, which said there never existed any such prohibitions about prayer during worship services, but only sensitivity requests for prayers given during more secular or interfaith settings. After the chaplain has been reassured of his job standing, and 70 members of Congress got involved in the fight, The Washington Post finds a story somewhere between the two claims.