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CREWS: Homosexuals in the military demand special privileges
October 2, 2012 at 7:04 AM


Toleration doesn’t cut both ways

The American armed forces exist to defend our nation, not to conduct social science lab experiments in which our troops serve as human subjects. Try telling that to this administration.

The first anniversary of the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” Sept. 20, has come and gone. Now, there is mounting evidence that proves our warnings were not idle chatter. The threat to freedom posed by this radical sexual experiment on our military is real: It is grave and it is growing.

Activists inside and outside our government who pushed the repeal have deployed a smoke screen around the fact that once the military was forced to exalt homosexuality in the ranks, the all-too-foreseen consequence reared its ugly head.

Senior military officials have allowed personnel in favor of repeal to speak to media while those who have concerns have been ordered to be silent. Two airmen were publicly harassed in a Post Exchange food court as they were privately discussing their concerns about the impact of repeal. A chaplain was encouraged by military officials to resign his commission unless he could “get in line with the new policy,” demonstrating no tolerance for that chaplain’s religious viewpoint. Another chaplain was threatened with early retirement, and then reassigned to be more “closely supervised” because he had expressed concerns with the policy change, again demonstrating no tolerance for that chaplain’s religious viewpoint.

At an officer training service school, a male serviceman sexually harassed another male serviceman through text messages, emails, phone calls and in-person confrontations. The harassing male insisted the two would “make a great couple.” The harassed serviceman reported the harassment, but the command failed to take disciplinary action.

Service members engaged in homosexual behavior protested a service school’s open-door policy for all students that prohibited the closing of room doors for the purpose of hiding sexual behavior. The protesters claimed that they had a right to participate in sexual behavior with their same-sex roommates.

A senior chaplain was stripped of his authority over the chapel under his charge because, in accordance with federal law, he proclaimed the chapel to be a “sacred space” where marriage ceremonies would only be between one man and one woman.

The Navy has allowed sailors openly engaged in homosexual behavior to choose their bunkmates. Imagine in this new age of “tolerance” if a sailor asked to be moved from a close-quarters berthing area because of his concern about another sailor’s sexual appetites. We already know what would happen, because tolerance has never been a two-way street.

Obviously, the recent “study” (aka propaganda) claiming that the repeal went off without a hitch should be shredded post-haste. It has no connection to reality.

This is just the first wave in the first year of the assault on the constitutionally protected freedom of our service members. Remember, the groups that forced their sexual experiment on the armed forces represent the lesbian, homosexual, bisexual and transgender community. It’s only a matter of time before a man who claims to be transgender demands to be placed with women during training, in the showers and in the barracks. The women in the units will have no recourse, especially if their objection to living, changing, bathing and bunking with a man is based on sincerely held religious beliefs. They would have two choices: Either accept this outrageous imposition silently or be charged with bigotry, hatred, intolerance and every other name the advocates of this agenda can throw at them. Neither choice is acceptable. When “sensitivity training” is in full force, these women just might face discipline and punitive separation merely for speaking up and requesting a reasonable measure of privacy and protection of their religious freedom.

This outrageous social science lab experiment could have been easily prevented. The Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty has worked closely with members of Congress to enact legislation, which has already passed the House, to protect freedom of conscience for chaplains and those they serve.

Even more outrageous is that we have to ask Congress to protect freedom of conscience for chaplains and those who serve in the military. The fact that Congress excluded a religious freedom protection amendment (authored in partnership with Alliance Defending Freedom), to the repeal sends a clear message that our current leadership does not consider, much less respect, the constitutional implications of their actions while they bow in allegiance to the powerful and aggressive lobby of those who supported the repeal.

Col. Ron Crews, a retired Army chaplain, is executive director for Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty.

Replies

  • lancet98
    October 2, 2012 at 7:19 AM

    Which constitutional right is it that forbids gays from serving in the military again?   I have the constitution in front of me and I can't seem to find it.

  • candlegal
    October 2, 2012 at 7:33 AM

    Who is it that is trying to forbid gays to serve?

    I believe you might mean the Uniform Code of military justice.

    Quoting lancet98:

    Which constitutional right is it that forbids gays from serving in the military again?   I have the constitution in front of me and I can't seem to find it.


  • gsprofval
    October 2, 2012 at 7:39 AM

    Isn't it amazing, but still discriminatory that homosexuals can be protected (and that's ok), but people who believe it is wrong are punished? That's discrimination in the highest form.

    I've worked with a military chaplain and he was truly a man of God; he should be allowed to have his beliefs and not be forced to comply with same sex marriage if it goes against his religious beliefs.

  • Simmeringhearts
    October 2, 2012 at 7:44 AM

    I am so thankful that my oldest son decided not to go into the Air Force!

  • sweet-a-kins
    October 2, 2012 at 8:01 AM
    To exalt homosexuality?

    This article is a disguting pOS

    Not surprised the OP chose this bigoted false crap
  • sweet-a-kins
    October 2, 2012 at 8:03 AM
    Quoting gsprofval:

    Isn't it amazing, but still discriminatory that homosexuals can be protected (and that's ok), but people who believe it is wrong are punished? That's discrimination in the highest form.


    I've worked with a military chaplain and he was truly a man of God; he should be allowed to have his beliefs and not be forced to comply with same sex marriage if he goes against his religious beliefs.





    This is Bs

    Give one example of a church forced to perform or condone gay marriage

  • LauraKW
    by LauraKW
    October 2, 2012 at 8:04 AM
    Idiot.
  • iamcafemom83
    October 2, 2012 at 8:04 AM
    Is this a real article?
  • rfurlongg
    October 2, 2012 at 8:07 AM
    Yep. I followed her source link. Washington times.


    Quoting iamcafemom83:

    Is this a real article?
  • SilverSterling
    October 2, 2012 at 8:07 AM

    They aren't forced too preform anything against their beliefs just like churches arent being forced to marry anyone they dont want too No matter how raciest or bigoted they might be (remember the white church that wouldnt marry a black couple who belonged there?)

    They are forced to keep their bigoted thoughts to themselves and no longer permitted to voice a hateful hurtful position. They just don't like loosing control.. They bitched when the arm forces were forced (for lack of a better way of putting it) other faiths and beliefs. Some Christians have a problem with not being the center of attention. I think in some cases that is the problem in a nutshell. No one is taking away anyone Beliefs.. You can Believe what ever you want However You can not enforce or force your beliefs on anyone else nor can you act upon your beliefs.

    Quoting sweet-a-kins:

    This is Bs

    Give one example of a church forced to perform or condone gay marriage


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