Former Navy Chaplain Defied Rules to Defend Right to Pray—A Discussion With Gordon Kingenschmitt

By Joshua Philipp
Joshua Philipp
Joshua Philipp
Joshua Philipp is an award-winning investigative reporter with The Epoch Times and host of EpochTV's "Crossroads" program. He is a recognized expert on unrestricted warfare, asymmetrical hybrid warfare, subversion, and historical perspectives on today’s issues. His 10-plus years of research and investigations on the Chinese Communist Party, subversion, and related topics give him unique insight into the global threat and political landscape.
September 2, 2019 Updated: September 2, 2019

Former U.S. Navy Chaplain and elected official Gordon Kingenschmitt tells his story in this episode of Crossroads about how, as a Navy Chaplin, he was told he could not pray in Jesus’ name outside the church. After seeing this military policy, he decided to openly defy it in order to stand up for his religious rights. This cost him dearly, in terms of material interest, but his actions changed the law and defended the religious liberties of himself and others.

Joshua Philipp is an award-winning investigative reporter with The Epoch Times and host of EpochTV's "Crossroads" program. He is a recognized expert on unrestricted warfare, asymmetrical hybrid warfare, subversion, and historical perspectives on today’s issues. His 10-plus years of research and investigations on the Chinese Communist Party, subversion, and related topics give him unique insight into the global threat and political landscape.