Withstand forced immorality
Letters to the Editor, July 26, 2010
I thought our mission was to fight and win America’s wars. Now we see that the military is the chosen battlefield of the gay lobby and homosexual special interest groups to further their political agenda.
This is a very divisive issue. Ending “don’t ask, don’t tell” will have a devastating effect on readiness, recruitment and retention, and will destroy cohesion within the ranks.
As a chaplain it is my obligation to enable soldiers to exercise the right to the “free exercise of religion.” It is my sacred duty to safeguard that liberty. Now I will no longer be allowed to freely exercise my religious beliefs. Jude and Paul clearly condemned homosexual behavior as sinful (Jude 7, Romans 1:26-27). Throughout history many philosophers and ethicists, back to the ancient Egyptians, have recognized that homosexuality is deviant, anti-social, anti-family and even perverted. Jesus said, “Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s” (Mark 12:17). But now, Caesar is suddenly demanding of me the devotion that I must give to God alone. Caesar, through a change of policy, is demanding that I deny my faith.
I will not deny Christ by sitting through a mandatory briefing instructing me I must embrace the homosexual movement, and I will not allow myself to be subjected to “Gay-Lesbian-Transgendered” month.
[Adm. Mike Mullen] seems to be saying that there is no longer any room in the military for people who believe in traditional morality. This isn’t about homosexuals being allowed to serve. It is about the members of a radical political movement wanting the full power of the federal government behind them so they can criminalize and eradicate dissent. We who hold onto traditional family values may soon be persecuted. Who are they to impose their immorality upon me?