Christian Chaplains Ordered To Stop Mentioning Jesus in Prayers
They Want SECULAR Prayers
A North Carolina police department has asked its chaplains to stop mentioning Jesus in prayers delivered at public events.
The policy change applies to official police ceremonies such as promotions or memorials, where its customary for chaplains to give an address.
The move is meant to show more sensitivity and respect to all religions practiced by the police employees, and not single out Christianity, reported the News Observer.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department in Charlotte, N.C., has roughly 2,000 employees representing a variety of faiths, and seven chaplains, all Christian, Major John Diggs, who oversees the chaplain program, told the paper.
Some are struggling with the sensitive issue.