‘Don’t ask,’ surf and turf

Published: January 4, 2011

I would like to thank those who have written in to Stars and Stripes opposing the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell.” It takes a lot of courage to openly stand for God and his revealed moral code.

Although “don’t ask, don’t tell” has been repealed, the war is far from over, and I am confident God will help us to once again make homosexuality in the military illegal.

Even though we shouldn’t stop fighting the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell,” I would like to bring focus to a sinful practice the military has long engaged in: “Surf and Turf” night at dining facilities. In the book of Leviticus, God labels eating shellfish an abomination, only a few chapters before he condemns homosexuality. Yet at every dining facility I have been to, the military has encouraged this sinful practice by openly serving shrimp, lobster and other detestable items alongside God-approved foods such as steak and chicken. This detestable act occurred at least once a week (most commonly Wednesday).

Now I have no problem with those who choose to eat shellfish (I love the sinner but hate the sin), but why should I be forced to sit alongside those who do, in open defiance of my religious code? If others want to eat shrimp cocktail, let them do it in private, instead of being in my face with their reprehensible acts.

In case anyone missed it, I was being facetious and have no problem with lobster (or homosexuality). I’m merely calling attention to the hypocrisy of those who selectively choose which parts of their holy book to take literally (and demand the Department of Defense do the same).

Staff Sgt. Casey Leavings

Portales, N.M.


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