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Friday, June 20, 2008

A conservative young Christian makes a surprising witness

You find remarkable things hidden away in The New York Times occasionally. A young military lawyer, a lieutenant commander in the Navy, is described this way:

At 37, he is in some ways deeply conventional. Married to the first girl he ever dated in high school, he is a self-described born-again Christian and conservative who has “never voted for a Democrat.” Tom Fleener, a former Guantánamo military defense lawyer, described Commander Kuebler, saying, “Take the average conservative guy in the street and multiply that by a million.” But he [Kuebler] has emerged recently as one of the Pentagon’s most persistent challengers....

Here is the payoff:

However scrappy he may appear, Commander Kuebler does not claim the typical lawyer’s zest for a fight for its own sake. Instead, he said, his faith and his work are intertwined.
“It is a powerful way to be a witness for Christ,” he said, “by demonstrating your capacity to not judge the way everybody else is judging and to serve unconditionally.”

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