Former LT Gordon Klingenschmitt is best known for being reprimanded and fined $3,000 for disobeying an order not to wear his military uniform at a protest. Klingenschmitt was honorably discharged from the Navy in March 2007. The chaplain disagreed with a policy that required him to offer non-sectarian prayers at Navy command functions (essentially public, military-wide and often mandatory). Congress later rescinded the same policy which was enforced at Klingenschmitt’s trial. The Navy no longer requires chaplains give only non-sectarian prayers at commandfunctions.
Now Klingenschmitt brings to light an effort to have chaplains for atheists! It is an incredible story, one in which we discussed on the Price ofBusiness.