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Senate Chaplain Uses Morning Prayers To Call Out 'Selfish' Government
Barry C. Black is disappointed in the government shutdown and the events and indecision that led the Senate to this point and, every single morning, he lets them know it. Black is the Senate chaplain, and in his morning prayers, he has taken to issuing what the New York Times refers to as a "daily conscience check" for a captive audience of senators. "We acknowledge our transgressions, our shortcomings, our smugness, our selfishness and our pride," he scolded during one sermon last week. "Deliver us from the hypocrisy of attempting to sound reasonable while being unreasonable."Black, who has served as Senate chaplain for the past 10 years, is making his point: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was reportedly "contrite" after hearing one of Black's daily reality checks. Of course, it should be noted that the 65-year-old Black isn't being paid during the shutdown. He's also had to cancel his weekly Bible study classes for the senators and their staffers.