The military chaplain who was punished for referencing the Bible during a suicide-prevention seminar has finally spoken out. Captain Joe Lawhorn conducted a mandatory training session on depression at the University of North Georgia on November 20, during which time he explained how he followed the example of Israel’s King David to overcome his own depression while an Army Ranger.
“What I had tried to communicate with my audience is that depression can be conquered, depression can be overcome, and there are a myriad of ways of dealing with depression,” Lawhorn told the Daily Signal. The chaplain also distributed a handout to soldiers, which included references to the Bible, as well as referrals for local secular and non-secular counseling options.
At a time when suicide has become an epidemic among members of the military, the Obama Administration is simultaneously stripping Christianity from soldiers who could use it the most. If Scripture helped to save the life of even one suicidal service member, wouldn’t it be worth it? Share Captain Joe Lawhorn’s story if you support him for bringing God’s word to American heroes battling tough issues.