You might want to check out this news story by Shreveport KSLA 12's news report:
Yes, apparently one of the biggest problems that our government anticipates having during a natural disaster or attack is its citizens.
To help out with that, the Department of Homeland Security has
Such clergy response teams would walk a tight-rope during martial law between the demands of the government on the one side, versus the wishes of the public on the other. "In a lot of cases, these clergy would already be known in the neighborhoods in which they're helping to diffuse that situation," assured Sandy Davis. He serves as the director of the Caddo-Bossier Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.Apparently it's already been tried with Katrina -- and we all know how well that worked out...
For the clergy team, one of the biggest tools that they will have in helping calm the public down or to obey the law is the bible itself, specifically Romans 13. Dr. Tuberville elaborated, "because the government's established by the Lord, you know. And, that's what we believe in the Christian faith. That's what's stated in the scripture."
(Heck of a job, GODie?)
Here's the video:
I'd be seriously interested in knowing the denominational makeup of the chaplains that they are recruiting.
(h/t to Shakesville)