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Christian Soldiers Fight for Rights They’re Denied

bible2-620x428-300x207Originally posted at The Blacksphere

An evangelical Christian Army chaplain’s assistant who has served honorably in the Army for six years, including time in Afghanistan, alleges

…that she was threatened with a reduction in rank and pay for a Facebook post where she dared to call homosexuality what God calls it: sin.

After returning from church and watching a documentary about a minister who endorsed homosexuality, on Facebook the Christian soldier expressed her frustration with clergy disregarding Biblical principles. Foolishly feeling free enough to speak her mind, she posted in part:

“Yes God loves you as a person but He hates the sin. Tired of hearing about Pastors being ok with homosexuality.”

The following day, the wife, and mother of a six-month-old baby, was promptly beckoned to her commander’s office where she was accused of creating a “hostile and antagonistic” environment and threatened withUCMJ (Uniform Code of Military Justice) if she did not immediately take the post down.

Thus far, the Christian soldier’s idea of moving onward is to refuse to remove the posting.

The young woman, who requested anonymity, claims she was ordered by a commanding officer to remove the post, or else. Refusing to submit, the soldier said “I haven’t taken it down and I won’t take it down.”

After serving her nation to preserve freedoms that include her First Amendment right to free speech and freedom of religion – which includes professing her faith – the woman said:

“It is frustrating that people are trying to silence me – for something that I believe in. We fight for the freedom that I can’t enjoy right now. That’s not right.”

Exactly! So now our military is fighting for freedoms that are conditional and at times even exclusive? And Christians in the military are spilling their blood on the battlefield and then once home are threatened by enemies of their faith who reside within that same military?

The chaplain’s assistant is willing to go to court, saying, “I didn’t do anything wrong.” Assessing the situation accurately, the soldier observed that “God said we would be persecuted for our faith and I think now is the time.”

Regardless of how this turns out, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” no longer applies to gays in the military. However, a hybrid form of the policy is now being imposed upon Christians serving their country.

So if you’re gay and in the military, share your lifestyle with pride!

But if you’re a Christian in the military and express disagreement with the gay lifestyle, you’re “hostile and antagonistic,” and you will be punished. Sounds about right.

Obama’s Father’s Day message about what you’d expect – American Thinker – June 21, 2010

Originally posted at American Thinker Blog

A holiday like Father’s Day would not be complete without Barack Obama taking full advantage of the opportunity to poke his finger in the eye of convention.

On the White House website, in homage to heads of traditional families, Barry in his Presidential Proclamation 2010 exploited Father’s Day to make political points with the gay community.

Eternal-iconoclast, Barack Obama said the following,

Nurturing families come in many forms, and children may be raised by a father and mother, a single father, two fathers, a step father, a grandfather, or caring guardian.

Alternative-lifestyle-advocate President Barack Obama, instead of a tie, this Father’s Day gifted America with one more victory for Adam and Steve!

Instead of flying the American flag on Independence Day, maybe Obama can abuse the next official holiday to destroy the United States military by officially overturning Don’t Ask Don’t Tell on the Fourth of July.

Who Done DADT

Once again, political correctness takes precedence over the welfare and security of the nation. Democrat homosexuality crusaders are preparing to use the US military as a political platform to make a statement on gay rights by repealing the 1993 “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law, which bans gays and lesbians from openly serving in the military.

Why does sexual preference have to be made public? Heterosexuals don’t march in parades with signs that say: “Straight is great” and “Your mother wears combat boots.”  So if no one asks, and no one tells, does sexual proclivity really matter?

Moreover, why the incessant drumbeat to coerce American soldiers to care? Isn’t dealing with the Taliban and al-Qaeda enough for the US military to endure? Guess not, because in the midst of two wars, while trying to avoid driving over improvised roadside devices, politicians plan to put DADT burdens on fighting soldiers making the controversial policy the object of political debate.

Top US military officer Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, while in support of repealing the law banning gays from serving openly in the military, cautioned it was crucial to get the military’s views on the ground level.

Mullen declared the military policy DADT “obsolete.”  However, based on recent comments, Admiral Mullen seems to be reassessing the feelings of active duty service men and women. Mike Mullen’s statements suggest the Pentagon might be considering how to resolve fighting wars while dealing with glitches that would arise in the barracks if male cross dressers choose to change yet another rule and fight for the right to forgo wearing Army fatigues.

The Admiral stated that before lifting the ban it was “key” the Pentagon certify it was ready to implement the policy. What does the military plan on doing, making Y.M.C.A. an official anthem and establishing separate quarters for every “transitioning-cross-trans-sexual-gender” category?

Admiral Mullen said, “I still think, and so does the secretary of defense, it is really critical to understand the points of view of those it will affect the most as we look at the implementation challenges should the law change.” Mullen said the issues “that are the top of the list for me (include) readiness, unit cohesion, recruiting, retention.”

Good thing Mullen is considering vital issues because wresting a feather boa from Elton John before combat patrol might present a “readiness” quandary.  Encouraging female soldiers to tolerate Chaz Bono hogging the latrine mirror to shave is sure to imperil unit cohesiveness; and unquestionably, Rosie O’Donnell would deter chances for anyone, regardless of sex or sexual preference, from ever reenlisting.

Apparently, lifting the ban is contingent on the Pentagon reviewing open homosexuality’s effect on the military.  In addition, President Obama, Defense Secretary Gates and Admiral Mullen would all have to verify whether soldier morale would be affected by individuals showering for reasons other than personal hygiene.

Admiral Mullen’s recent unhurried approach to lifting the ban and taking into consideration the feelings of the larger majority of military personnel is supported by Senator Jim Webb (D-Va) who has expressed disappointment “in the way this process was accelerated.” Webb, who voted against the repeal, said, “we had a process in place and to preempt it in some ways showed a disrespect for people in the military.”

Therefore, the battle rages on.   Yet truth is, the discussion is for naught because military acceptance of homosexuality was actually settled back in 1998 when GLAAD Media award winner, gay icon Cher paved the way for lifting the ban on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” by singing aboard the USS Missouri.

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