After the DADT repeal, Jesus still hates gays. - blog by Peregrinus


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Posted 18-Sep-2011 at 04:01 AM (04:01) by Peregrinus

From the article:

"'We're Gay. Get Over it,' stated the cover page of the Marine Corps Times distributed to bases worldwide a week ahead of Tuesday's repeal.

The headline offended some but for many troops it echoed their sentiment that repeal is a non-issue for a military that operates by following orders and is busy at war. That sentiment is backed by Pentagon officials who say they have found no evidence the repeal so far has disrupted forces or harmed unit cohesion as predicted by opponents."

Um...except for the real Christians, I guess.

"'I am concerned that some soldiers or military personnel who hold orthodox views about sexuality will no longer feel comfortable attending balls or military functions. Will those persons not be seen as team players or will they be marginalized in some way because they no longer feel comfortable doing the things they were comfortable doing?' said retired Army Col. Ron Crews of Grace Churches International, which has endorsed 20 active-duty chaplains. All chaplains need to be sponsored by a church organization to be in the military.

Crews said the rules are unclear: Chaplains wonder whether they can deny gay service members wanting to sing in the chapel choir or teach in Sunday school as they are allowed to do in their civilian churches. Will they have to invite same-sex partners on retreats as part of the military's strong bonds program that helps couples dealing with the hardship of deployments, or will they face punishment if they refuse?

Crews says if his chaplains counseled same-sex couples on such retreats they would be in violation of their denominational understanding of marriage, and could have their endorsement revoked and be discharged. 'There are many ramifications of this policy change that are yet to be seen,' he said. 'What we've told our chaplains is that they've got to be very clear with their commanders about what they can and cannot do in this environment.'"

Nice. Geez.
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    Another very interesting piece Peregrinus, thank you.
    Posted 18-Sep-2011 at 02:13 PM (14:13) by lifelinking lifelinking is offline
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