After 20 Years As Senate Chaplain, Barry Black Still Speaks Truth to Power

From a Washington Post analysis by Paul Kane headline “After 20 years as Senate chaplain, Barry Black still speaks ‘truth to power'”:

As a finalist for the position of chaplain, the Rev. Barry Black faced questions about being intimidated by senators. As chief chaplain of the Navy, Black politely replied, he had already ministered to secretaries of defense, top admirals and other senior military.

Besides, he talks every day to the highest power of all.

“Just because someone has four stars,” Black recalled from his 2003 job interview, “why would it intimidate someone who, before commuting to work, spoke to the one who created the stars? So, the connection with the transcendent certainly takes away the intimidation factor.”