Now that America’s patriots have put Soros’ and the left’s agenda on life support, Brother O must now rely on the “lame-duck” session of the Democrat Congress (the interim congressional session before the Republicans take office in January) to castrate the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy and force open homosexuality in the U.S. military.
The lame-duck session will allow the Democrats who were ousted from office in the November election to stick it to the electorate with impunity. And Brother O is adamant “that we need to change this policy.”
“There’s going to be a review that comes out at the beginning of the month that will have surveyed attitudes and opinions within the armed forces [concerning the DADT directive]. … I will look at it very carefully. But that will give us time to act … during the lame duck session – to change this policy.”—Barack Obama
Repealing the DADT directive concerning homosexuality in the armed forces as outlined in Section 654 of Title 10 of the U.S. Code will force chaplains who consider homosexual practices sinful to leave military service altogether or take military jobs outside the clergy.
“My heart doesn’t bleed for these chaplains. If you don’t like it, there’s a very simple solution: Fold your uniform, file the paperwork and find something else to do.”—Mikey Weinstein, president Military Religious Freedom Foundation
Chaplains have been ministering to American troops since the Revolutionary War. Of the 3,000 chaplains who are currently on active duty, most come from theologically conservative faiths and must have the endorsement of their church or religious organization to serve.
If the church or organization withdraws its endorsement, chaplains will no longer be eligible to serve. Several mainstream denominations that teach homosexuality is an abomination that violates God’s moral law and separates the lifestyle’s practitioners from God have already threatened to remove chaplains due to potential conflicts over open homosexuality.
Classical biblical theology emphasizes searching for God and identifying with Him spiritually. Classical theology recognizes God’s identity as masculine and mankind’s identity as feminine in relation to Him. Therefore, marriage between a man and a woman is symbolic of the spiritual relationship linking God and man.
If the DADT policy is repealed, those who condemn homosexual behavior would be considered outside the military mainstream and subject to disciplinary action for bigotry under its nondiscrimination policy. Chaplains who would dare teach or preach against the homosexual lifestyle would be prosecuted as haters, bigots, and even criminals.
Americans do not have a constitutional right to serve in the military. Whether or not homosexuals are allowed to serve openly in the armed forces is not a matter of civil rights or fairness. By necessity, the military discriminates and rejects enlistees based on age, height, physical abilities as well as other criteria.
The DADT directive is not based on who homosexuals claim to be, but on what they do. Homosexual behavior is a moral issue and not a constitutional or civil rights issue. It is a personal choice of lifestyle that violates the military’s code of conduct as much as lying and adultery are violations of morality that can result in a court-martial and discharge from the military.
The military requires a unique esprit de corps to carry out its dangerous and vital mission of national defense. Military communities share common attitudes, traditional values, and core beliefs that are necessary for unit cohesion.
“No one can trust a leader nor can a leader trust a subordinate if he thinks there are sexual feelings just underneath the surface. … It makes trust virtually impossible.”—Colonel John Ripley
The nation’s military is not some laboratory designed to carry out a social experiment to determine the impact of open homosexuality on performance in a mixed-versus-homogeneous culture.
“There’s risk involved. … This is not a social thing. This is combat effectiveness. … My primary concern with proposed repeal is the potential disruption to cohesion that may be caused by significant change during a period of expended combat operations.”—General James Amos, commandant of the Marine Corps
In 2008, the Military Times conducted a survey that showed nearly 10 percent of the current military would not re-enlist if DADT were repealed. Another 14 percent responded that they would consider a different career if the ban against open homosexuality were lifted.
The government is posed to destroy the First Amendment religious rights of America’s military personnel and their unalienable right to freedom of conscience. Initially, the ending of DADT will limit religious freedom in the military, but the restrictions won’t stop there. Eventually, they will move into the society at large, making criminals of those who would speak openly to condemn homosexuality.
If Democrats are unable to overcome the Republicans’ filibuster of the debate on the annual defense authorization bill (which includes the DADT provision) in the lame-duck session, there’s not much chance that the DADT directive will be overturned in the upcoming 112th Congress. The Republicans will have six additional senators in the 2011 Congress, and California Republican Howard “Buck” McKeon, slated chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, has opposed ending the policy.
Progressive facilitators masquerading as teachers in the nation’s educational system have so altered “the thoughts, feelings and actions of students” that not enough Americans revere religious freedom as the central organizing principle of the U.S. Constitution.
“This is an issue … where you’ve got a sizable portion of the American people squarely behind the notion that … [homosexuals] should be treated fairly and equally.”—Barack Obama
The end of DADT will force both clergy and soldier alike to decide whether their allegiance is with God or man. Will the people of the nation that enshrined religious freedom as the basis of its Constitution stand idly by without uttering an outcry of righteous indignation and allow progressive Democrats to invoke such despicable tyranny on the men and women in the armed forces? The short answer is they will only if the people themselves have become as wicked as the leaders who represent them.
About the Author: Jerry A. Kane is a retired English professor who has also worked as a journalist and a technical writer. His writings are featured at MichNews.com and have appeared at Canada Free Press, WorldNetDaily, American Thinker, American Daughter, and in daily and weekly newspapers across the country. His commentaries, news stories, and musings appear regularly on his blog, The Millstone Diaries. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.