by Atoday News Team

Washington Post July 31, 2011

As the Senate has mired itself in bickering and deadlock this week, there has been at least one voice of the panic rising in the country around Washington. It’s been the deep, solemn voice of the Senate’s chaplain, retired Admiral Barry C. Black.

A longtime Navy chaplain and Seventh-Day Adventist minister, Black opens Senate sessions with a brief prayer. Over the last few days–as the Senate has slid closer to a national default–those prayers seem to have revealed Black as one of the most worried people in the chamber.

Back on July 20, Black was speaking only in hopeful generalities. In the prayer that began that session, he asked the Almighty to “give to our lawmakers the wisdom to know the role they should play, in keeping freedom’s holy light bright.” But, as the days passed by, it became apparent that the Senate was not showing any more wisdom that it had previously…   Read full article