When they pray for Christian leadership, is this what they mean?

A Navy officer, Captain Honors, has been relieved of command over inappropriate videos that he created and broadcast to subordinates some years ago. But now the investigation has expanded to include what his commanding officers, including the captain of the ship. (As I understand it, at the time Honors was a Commander and XO. Possibly the videos were part of the XO’s traditional job of maintaining morale.) And the officer who was captain of the ship at the time? He’s now a Rear Admiral, and specifically the Rear Admiral who appeared at the National Day of Prayer, illegally in uniform.

When people on the Religious Right talk about wanting Christian leaders, and pray for Christian leadership in the country, is this what they’re talking about? Lewd and offensive videos circulated to 6,000 people? When will the Religious Right collapse under the weight of its own hypocrisy?


About Literata

Literata is a Wiccan priestess and writer. She edited Crossing the River: An Anthology in Honor of Sacred Journeys, and her poetry, rituals, and nonfiction have appeared in works such as Mandragora, Unto Herself, and Anointed as well as multiple periodicals. Literata has presented rituals and workshops at Sacred Space conference, Fertile Ground Gathering, and other mid-Atlantic venues. Literata offers healing and divination services as well as customized life-cycle rituals. She is currently completing her doctoral dissertation in history with the support of her husband and four cats.
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