Senate chaplain sees challenges for military chaplains

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Senate Chaplain Barry Black says today's military chaplains could be "accused of engaging in hate speech" if they preach what the Bible says about homosexuality.

Black, a retired Navy chaplain, told an audience at the Heritage Foundation that it's an ongoing "challenge that I think we're going to have to deal with."

In a speech urging Christians to be a positive influence at work and in the culture, Black warned that sin can destroy America just as it has destroyed nations in the past.

Reflecting on his current job, Black said there's no place on Earth where prayer is more needed than on Capitol Hill.

He also suggested that non-Christians are praying to the same God who "has the whole world in his hands."

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