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05/11/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Ignorant Army Chief of Chaplains Proclaimed Day of Fasting for First Day of Passover

Maj. Gen. Douglas Carver, the Army's Chief of Chaplains, has managed to piss off quite a few Jewish soldiers, as well as many other Jewish Americans. In a grand display of his disregard and ignorance of faiths other than his own, Carver, a Southern Baptist, issued a proclamation declaring April 8 a day of prayer and fasting for the U.S. Army. The problem with declaring this day of FASTING, besides the fact that Carver has no authority to issue such a proclamation? Carver chose April 8, the first day of Passover, the observance of which includes a whole lot of EATING!

Read the full story from the Associated Baptist Press, Top Army chaplain raises Jewish ire with call for fasting during Passover.

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