Sunday, October 31, 2010

Repealing DADT Hampers Chaplains’ Religious Freedom

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John R. Houk
© October 31, 2010

The Administration of President Barack Hussein Obama is closing in on Secular Humanist and Homosexual Activist dream in the U.S. Military; i.e. the repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT).

In a relatively short amount of time in 2010 a Federal Judge repealed DADT as unconstitutional followed closely by a stay of the Federal Judge’s order by the Ninth Circuit Appellate Court until the Appeals process follows its legal rounds. Legally President BHO can DADT by a stroke of a pen; however the President already seeing a Conservative voter tilt, has elected to say Congress has to pass a repeal of DADT.

So DADT is currently in limbo with most of the MSM and American Leftists expecting the repeal as if it is set in stone. Somehow the Dem majority in the Senate did not cooperate with the Dem House’s yea vote to repeal. Those in the military that enforce law and regulations are thus in a quandary to DADT enforcement.

Whatever the reasons DADT has not been repealed and should be enforced until it is officially maintained or repealed. Weighing in the continuing DADT argument are a group of retired military Chaplains who have complained that if DADT is repealed new military regulations could challenge the First Amendment of the Free Exercise of religion among current Chaplains. Also in stating a point these retired Chaplains explain they have sent a letter of petition rather than active duty Chaplains for fear of being Court Marshaled for insubordination.

The retired Chaplains petition to President BHO and to Secretary of Defense Gates is based that on the fear of preaching homosexuality is a Biblical sin message could lead to a Chaplain Court Marshal for either disobeying regulations against speaking out against homosexuality or defying orders not to speak out against homosexuality.

This is a legitimate fear because of the powerful intermingling homosexual activists and Leftists who would jump on a bandwagon of accusing the military of allowing hate-speech and bigotry. After all, Secular Humanist/Leftist ideology had prevented Military Chaplains from paying in the name of Jesus. Navy Chaplain Lt Gordon Klingenschmitt was Court Marshaled for defying Orders forbidding him to pray in the Name of Jesus. Can you imagine if a Chaplain was Court Marshaled by the Military for the basic Christian tenet of “Praying in Jesus’ Name, then imagine what would happen to a Chaplain that followed his conviction preaching on the sin of homosexuality?

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JRH 10/31/10 (Hat Tip: Solid Snake)

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