CAP Chaplain Sattgast Rebuked for Antisemitism

Col Charlie Sattgast
Col Charlie Sattgast

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[Editor’s Note: We received a reader comment with additional news on Chaplain Sattgast.]

LOS ANGELES – Lion’s Den is proud to report an unprecedented rebuke by email from the major orthodox Jewish endorser, Pirchei Shoshanim, to Civil Air Patrol (CAP) national leaders including the CAP’s Board of Governors, regarding the continual antisemitic and antijewish attitude and actions of the CAP’s Chief of Chaplains, Ch. Col Charlie Sattgast.

Mr. Sattgast was directly addressed and called out to upper leadership for what is described as “an enormous concern that the CAP Chaplain Corps leadership is not addressing Jewish needs by specifically delaying chaplain appointments. We literally have a lineup waiting to enter the CAP chaplaincy and it is perceived that your Chief of Chaplains, Ch. Col Charlie Sattgast is stone walling our chaplain candidates who are all outstanding candidates.”

While Sattgast has refused to answer any questions addressing concerns, including mysterious chaplaincy approval panels, ignored requests for regulations to be cited, ethics concerns and overall Jewish angst. Jewish members maintain a sizable contingent in the CAP with the cadets numbering in excess of 40 and senior officers in excess of 20.

The power of the chaplain endorser to demonstrate discrimination and abuse in any organization is a responsibility of the endorser to protect their staff and the endorsee’. In the case of continual disregard of Jewish issues and to continually under represent the Jewish faith including offensive and perceived hostility towards them requires a leadership change and new direction from the national commander.

Pirchei points out an important fact that, “for instance Chaplain Sattgast is endorsed by the Foursquare Church. In the event Foursquare felt he was unfit to serve then they could revoke his endorsement and he would be out of the CAP service within 30 days.” An endorsement and appointment means leadership to serve others and serving others well.

It is expected that the CAP would appoint experienced and seasoned leaders which will uphold CAP values and serve with inclusiveness, a pluralistic compass and care for all members, including Jewish members. As of today, Chaplain Sattgast is not supporting the Jewish community in CAP and has shown no leadership to change and make right with the Jewish Nation.

As Pirchei points out that “Jewish representation in the CAP hierarchy of the chaplaincy is virtually nonexistent.” Recently, CAP Chief of Chaplains was called out for this exact issue with a perverse and offensive religious calendar that was filled with Jewish omissions and with no mention of Yom Kippur, the holiest Jewish holiday.

In lieu of contacting his senior Jewish chaplain, which has not been appointed officially as a representative of the Jewish members, the Chief of Chaplains chose to update the calendar on their own and updated it again incorrectly without the Jewish chaplains input. Pirchei says, “This would never happen in the USAF, ARMY, Navy or Marines.

They go out of their way to make sure the men and woman who seek services and a chaplain as well as kosher foods have those services without issue, let alone not having their needs met and not even our most important holidays on the CAP religious calendar.”

Pirchei Shoshanim listed numerous grievances and blatant disregard to the Jewish concerns including an affront to the Jewish nation as a whole. Pirchei ends with the demand that, “CAP leadership is being called upon to address these issues and dispel the perception of open antisemitism in your ranks.”

Reporting from Los Angeles, CA.

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6 Comments on "CAP Chaplain Sattgast Rebuked for Antisemitism"

  1. I am re-sending info about Charles Charlie Sattgast and the CAP Chaplain Corps that I sent to you back in late July when you were down. Please publish it! Then add the fact that he is being eased out as per his resignation tonite [August 22nd). You did a good job helping us get rid of him.

    Chaplain (Colonel) Charlie Sattgast Relinquishes Chief of Chaplains Position

    Chaplains and CDIs,

    I’m writing to inform you that due to dramatically increased responsibilities at home and in my professional life I have made the difficult decision to step down as Chief of the Civil Air Patrol Chaplain Corps.

    Effective August 22, 2019 Ch, Col John Murdoch has been appointed as interim Chief of the CAP Chaplain Corps, pending selection of a permanent Chief.

    It has been an incredible privilege serving you and working for Maj Gen Smith over the past two years. I will continue to serve CAP in a new role as the National Chaplain Corps Recruiting Officer, which will be a natural extension of what I’m already doing in my professional life.

    Thank you for your service as a chaplain or CDI to our members and nation. I’m proud of our missions and our chaplain corps and believe that we have a great future together.

    Very respectfully,
    Ch, Col Charlie Sattgas

  2. A very serious problem with the CAP Chaplain Corps is that most of the chaplains are “Jack Preacher”, which is to say they never attended a theological school. Apparently, the majority never went to college at all. To be a “Jack Preacher” all you need is several other Jack Preachers to certify you. As for Jewish Chaplains in CAP, I was in the California Wing (California has lots of Jews) and when I asked the Wing Head Chaplain about speaking to a Jewish Chaplain, I did not even get a reply. I think that fact that the majority of CAP CHaplains are “Jack Preachers” and virtually uneducated deters legitimate priests, rabbis, and ministers from joining CAP. They don’t want to associate and certainly not be supervised by the uneducated “Jack Preachers” who dominate CAP. I’m not doubting the sincerity of Jack Preachers but the uneducated cannot be effective chaplains.

  3. You people don’t make any money on this site, do you? You should advertise, get rich thumbing your noses at CAP.

    [Admin: Ah, no.]

  4. Is it just me or doesn’t anyone else notice or care that these Foursquare Civil Air Patrol chaplains from the future are taking our jobs? Damn goobacks.

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  5. Aimee Semple McPherson

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