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A news headline indicates that an invitation for the Rev. Franklin Graham to attend the Pentagon’s National Day of Prayer event has been rescinded ("DOD Prayer Day will no longer include Graham," article, April 24). It’s being done in the name of political correctness so as not to offend members of the Muslim faith. Guess it doesn’t matter what members of the Christian faith think.

Do you suppose those Christians offended by the pending repeal of "don’t ask, don’t tell" will receive similar support? I know it’s not official yet, but everyone can see the writing on the wall ... repeal is coming. When it does, many Christians will be required to endure some sort of re-education as to why we should openly accept behavior that contradicts our beliefs. We’ll say we’re offended, but it won’t matter. Why? Because it’s perfectly acceptable to offend a Christian in the name of political correctness.

Christians and Muslims do share a belief that the homosexual lifestyle is wrong. So I wonder: If the Muslim community expressed outrage over gays serving openly in the military, would we even review the current policy? Maybe political correctness isn’t all that correct after all.

Senior Master Sgt. David KelchCamp Victory, Iraq


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