Drinking and Bathing Water if Soldiers Convert says Chaplain

by blondie 13 Replies latest jw friends

  • blondie

    Report: Army Chaplain Refuses Water Unless Troops Baptized

    POSTED: 8:34 a.m. EDT April 9, 2003
    WASHINGTON -- The president of the Interfaith Alliance says he's "appalled" at reports that a military chaplain in Iraq wouldn't give troops water unless they agreed to be baptized.
    The Miami Herald quoted Army Chaplain Josh Llano as saying, "It's simple. They want water. I have it, as long as they agree to get baptized."

    Many troops have gone weeks without bathing in the desert heat, but the newspaper reports that Llano wouldn't let them into his 500-gallon pool of water unless they sat through his sermon.

    The 32-year-old Llano is quoted as saying that the soldiers he baptizes "appear physically and spiritually cleansed."

    Interfaith Alliance President C. Welton Gaddy said religious rites shouldn't become "bargaining tools for helping people in need."

    Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Paradiselost

    If this report is accurate, I too am outraged. Religion should have nothing to do with ethical treatment. These soldiers are humans and should be treated as such. If the United States government allows this behavior to continue, this war will go down in history as a crusade and not a liberation movement. Shame on us...

  • Trauma_Hound

    Here's the link:


    That is absolutely apauling, this won't win us friends.

    Sounds like a Dub wanna be.

  • DJ

    Thanks for the link TH. That guy is not stable. There is a survey on the link where you can vote him out of the military. He's a goner........

  • William Penwell
    William Penwell

    Unfortunately there are probably some people that would agree with this idiot. Remind me of the statement that Archie Bunker once said about how when the missionaries went into the deepest parts if Africa. He said "did they ask them if they wanted to be converted?? No, they just pulled them out of the trees, dunk them into the water and held them under until they seen the light".


  • Trauma_Hound

    Yerusalyim is a chaplin, I wonder what he has to say about this.

  • WildHorses

    Here are the results of the poll so far. Jesu would have never done something like this. Seems this man holds himself higher than Jesus. alt

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  • Azalo

    he should be court martialed

  • seedy3

    UPDATE: [4/08/03] The Houston Chronicle reports that Chaplain Llano is now under investigation by the Army for his little scheme. The move comes after the Army was deluged with outraged emails and phone calls demanding action. While casting doubts on the accuracy of the Miami Herald report -- which was, of course, written by an on-the-scene reporter and included direct quotes from Llano -- Maj. Gen. Gaylord T. Gunhus, the chief of the Chaplain Corps, confirmed he has instructed top chaplain officials to "look into" the affair.

    This story, of the idiot Chaplin, was originally published in the Miami Hearld


  • Brummie
    Army Chaplain Refuses Water Unless Troops Baptized

    What a stupid shyt, he's obviously been drinking too much of the communion wine.


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