Friday, 4 May 2018

USA House of Representatives chaplain removal withdrawn by USA Speaker Ryan

Good development, in my considered opinion.

The USA House of Representatives chaplain has laid out his position very well (his letter is linked in the WaPo article below). He is willing to correct any deficiencies in his duty as the chaplain if that is communicated to him (which did get communicated ****INDIRECTLY**** through USA Speaker Paul Ryan saying so but not when he demanded the resignation of the chaplain).

My prayers to Almighty God to help in resolving any frayed tempers and harsh thoughts that had come up in this matter, and thereby allow one of the most powerful democratically elected bodies of the world, the USA House of Representatives, to function with the services of the chaplain to provide religious succour to them, as the members of the House do their very difficult jobs in this challenging period for USA, and for the world.

In a reversal, Speaker Ryan says the House chaplain will remain in his post,

Please note that I have a PUBLICLY NEUTRAL informal-student-observer role in these posts that I put up about USA politics. Of course, as I am an Indian citizen living in India, there is no question of me having voted in USA elections.

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