October 9th, 2013
01:19 PM ET
11 months ago

Senate chaplain: 'Cover our shame'

(CNN) - The federal shutdown has found its angry prophet.

Senate Chaplain Barry Black is usually a calm, pastoral presence on Capitol Hill, doling out spiritual wisdom and moral counsel to his high-powered flock.

But the Seventh-Day Adventist and former Navy rear admiral is mad as hell about the shutdown - and he's letting the Senate, and the Lord, know about it.

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  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    Prayer can't help us when these so called Christian conservatives are being heartless heathens.

    October 9, 2013 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  2. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    This man is right. Where are all the other evangelicals and religious "leaders" in condemning this ignorant, political stunt? Poor people are suffering and it is only going to get worse. Didn't Jesus Christ work to better the lives of the poor? I guess that little bit of information isn't important when the wealthy call the shots for the Republicans.

    October 9, 2013 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  3. boungiorno

    if he's angry wait till GOD ALMIGHTY lets his presance be known

    October 9, 2013 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  4. Romney is STILL NOT My Hero

    I am praying God will just strike all the airhead/America-hating members of the senate and congress with lightning bolts. Agent Orange Bonehead should be overcome with all the plagues of Egypt. All the idjots that keep voting in these obstructionist nutcases should be left to the "holy anger" of the rest of us. We'll make sure they receive biblical-level payback.

    October 9, 2013 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  5. Rudy NYC

    One problem with the Tea Party is that they act as if they have no fear of God. They violate the Word at every opportunity.

    October 9, 2013 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  6. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    Woe to republicans! Woe to those who stand in the path of this country's righteousness. Oh WOE!!!!

    October 9, 2013 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  7. Rudy NYC

    Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    Prayer can't help us when these so called Christian conservatives are being heartless heathens.
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    The problem isn't with the Christian conservatives as much as it is with the aethists, the Ayn Randians, hiding in plain sight withing their ranks.

    October 9, 2013 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  8. What's in that tea anyway?

    I never thought my country's governing body turned into this disgusting image we see today. If I don't ever see or hear the words "Tea Party" again for the rest of my life...I won't shed a single tear and rejoice all those being hurt by their intrasigence will find themselves before their Maker giving an account of their horrible actions. My the Lord's will be done.

    October 9, 2013 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  9. sonny chapman

    Rudy, they are a Deity to themselves. The Creator had nothing to do with their accumulation of wealth & power.THEY built that themselves. P.S.-like many ideologues/theologians before them, they are also INFALLIBLE.

    October 9, 2013 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  10. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    I've discovered that Republicans in office by and large pay lip-service to God and to their Christian principles.
    They are hellbent on removing from office those that look out for the poor, the disenfranchised, and the persecuted. Indeed they accuse them of NOT being Christian – like them.
    Teatards do not fear God,they fear the Koch brothers.
    If you believe in a higher being, as I do, or if you just believe in karma then you know that this s h it is not going to play out well for these turds in the end.

    October 9, 2013 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  11. S. B. Stein

    I believe that many people out there share the chaplin's frustration and anger. It is a problem of not enough people talking with each other outside the office to be friends. Once people are friends, it likely makes it easier to talk about things.

    October 9, 2013 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  12. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Beware men who make a public display of their religion, their charity, and their prayers.

    October 9, 2013 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  13. Rusty Krus

    Look at McConnell praying in that picture. A "Christian" who takes food from the mouths of the poor and the hard working middle class in order to worship his Koch Brother GODS.

    October 9, 2013 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  14. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    It is a problem of not enough people talking with each other outside the office to be friends. Once people are friends, it likely makes it easier to talk about things
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    But what can you do when you want to be friends with people but that would mean that you would have to be as lowdown, as crooked, as power hungry, and as greedy as them in order for them to feel comfortable around you and accept you
    What happens when some even in this day and age would expect that if you look different from them then the 'friendship' can only go but so far? And God forbid, that you hold a more powerful position than them, but you're the only one that looks like you in that stratsphere or socio-political cricle, what then?
    Friendships in politics are tricky. Just like in real life, but trickier.
    There's a reason why our President will always be the odd man out with these Beltway types, and I for one am glad.

    October 9, 2013 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  15. Larry in Houston

    """If you believe in a higher being, as I do, or if you just believe in karma then you know that this s h it is not going to play out well for these turds in the end"""

    Well, don't know about that "higher being" thing..... He's not going to worry about anything, till he decides to : "come like a thief at night" and chances are we won't be around when that happens anyway. ( I said "chances are" )

    So, how about going for : the "karma" thing......

    it amazes me, that they want to have less government, and leave everything up to the states, and they are all saying that the government are too much into everybody lives, now days.

    Well, if that is so true, then why do they want to control the women's Issues ? ( I can go on & on, on other personal Issues, in people's lives, that the republicans want to change, or control)

    Sort of hypocritical, isn't it, for the republicans ?

    October 9, 2013 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  16. $$$$

    It's called a NEGOTIATION. Sometimes people play hardball. This is what citizens do in a republic. Each side has a different viewpoint and they reconcile somewhere in the middle. Nobody gets hurt. Nobody gets arrested. Tanks aren't rolling down the street.

    By the way, I hear Wolf Blitzer is suggesting a one-year delay in the implementation of Obamacare. Earlier this week Jon Stewart chewed up Kathleen Sebelius about Obamacare. If the lefties have lost Jon Stewart and Wolf Blitzer, Obamacare is in real trouble.

    October 9, 2013 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  17. Thomas

    Only a power greater then themselves can restore the Congress to sanity !

    October 9, 2013 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  18. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Larry in Houston
    Sort of hypocritical, isn't it, for the republicans ?
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    It is indeed Larry. That blatant hypocrisy is one of the things that glaringly differentiated the two parties for me these past five years. It appears that Republicans, by and large, have no problem saying one thing and doing another, or just conveniently forgetting their own stance on an issue when it is convenient for them to do so.
    In regards to the women's and state issues that you referenced I just don't understand.
    While I have to give them credit for staying doggedly true to their abortion stances I cannot help but wonder at how poorly they treat that fetus once it grows into a full grown person. They would save that fetus' life in order to strip it of it's vote, it's power to make decisions over it's body, and it's ability to seek and obtain a good education.
    They want smaller government, less involvement,until a natural disaster hits their state, then they are looking for the teat that they so deride.
    Republicans used to be a conundrum to me, now they are just an embarrassment but not as big an embarrassment as those that continue to elect them due to nothing but blind partisanship.

    October 9, 2013 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  19. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    @$$$$

    Your handle speaks volumes about your political affiliation.

    October 9, 2013 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  20. Rudy NYC

    $$$$

    It's called a NEGOTIATION. Sometimes people play hardball. This is what citizens do in a republic. Each side has a different viewpoint and they reconcile somewhere in the middle. Nobody gets hurt. Nobody gets arrested. Tanks aren't rolling down the street.
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    Allowing the wealthy to buy out politicians anonymously, and then give them marching orders on what they want done is not how a REPUBLICAN form of government works. All affairs of state are supposed to be made public in a REPUBLICAN government. Allowing donors to call the shots behind closed doors is not a REPUBLICAN form of government.

    October 9, 2013 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  21. Winston Smith

    Shame, is a commodity known by those with humility, and forethought. None of our elected gangsters possess these qualities.

    October 9, 2013 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |