California city censors police and fire chaplains, ordering them not to pray in Jesus' name: Report

California city censors police and fire chaplains, ordering them not to pray in Jesus’ name: Report


A California city has reportedly forbidden its volunteer police and fire chaplains to invoke the name of Jesus while praying with members of public agencies.

Denny Cooper and his son J.C. Cooper have been ministering to residents in the City of Carlsbad, California, for years. Denny is a gym teacher and baseball coach who has been a volunteer chaplain with the city’s fire department for 18 years. J.C. is an associate pastor at the Mission Church who has been volunteering as a chaplain for the Carlsbad Police Department for six years.

Praying without mentioning the name of Jesus ‘would be a denial of his Savior Jesus Christ, a violation of his conscience, and a sin.’

However, Carlsbad city manager Scott Chadwick has apparently taken umbrage with the overtly

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