Skip to comments.US: military chaplains may perform same-sex unions
Posted on 09/30/2011 9:45:36 AM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon has decided that military chaplains may perform same-sex unions, whether on or off a military installation.
The ruling announced Friday by the Pentagon's personnel chief follows the Sept. 20 repeal of a law that had prohibited gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military.
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Catholic and true Christian chaplains will NOT be able to "perform" these "marriages" and for that matter, no Muslims either....don't know about Mormons....but Jews won't be able either...
Remember when America had the greatest military in the world?
Gays in the military should be tested every 6 months for aids.
“May...” or “will be required to...”?
Not long until there are also gay bathhouses and glory holes all over the premises, I suppose.
Who currently has a better military?
I wonder where and how honorable Americans will serve their friends, family and communities when they are no longer willing, or not permitted, to serve in the US Military?
May... today, will be required to... 5 minutes after the first lawsuit.
How is this legal? I thought the Defense of Marriage Act would prevent this
1 Countries that allow gay people to serve 1.1 Albania
1.9 Republic of China
1.12 Czech Republic
1.19 Republic of Ireland
1.26 The Netherlands
1.27 New Zealand
1.36 South Africa
1.41 United Kingdom 1.41.1 Lifting the Ban
1.41.2 Today’s Policy
1.41.3 Equality and diversity
1.41.4 Ten Years On
1.42 United States
Maybe it isn’t such a big deal after all. Seems everyone is doing it.
Serve in the military? Hell, I won’t even say the Pledge of Allegiance anymore until things change.
It will be compulsory after the first law suit.
The grossness continues and the GOP and the sheeple do nothing.
It will be mandatory after the first THREAT of a lawsuit. In other words, almost immediately.
This is essentially going to eliminate from the service any Catholic or orthodox Christian (or Jew). They would be refusing to follow military regulations and would be out or in jail immediately.
But that was probably the plan all along.
We are now at Rome levels of debased society. Only thing missing is live murder in coliseums. But we do have the NFL, NHL, NBA and MLB to distract the masses.
Our government promotes military rumpriding....just great!
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1) Remove those that use if for propoganda ie) Cuba, Venezuela, Russia. Take their claims just like their claims of having the lowest child mortality or best “health care” in the world. I will bet you $100 that Russia does not have openly homosexual soldiers mincing about the barracks.
2) Most of these countries that claim to allow Gays simply have a DADT type policy. They will say “Sure - Gays can serve, just don’t tell anyone.” Avoid our politically correct propoganda of the US Left, and compare apples to apples.
3) How many potential US enemies are on this list? ZERO.
4) As to much of the list - Ireland, Denmark, Sweden - these are countries who have turned their militaries into spineless political organizations and social experiments. The only wars they will be capable of fighting in the future will be agains their own, unarmed countrymen. NOT to be emulated.
I must admit, I didn’t see this coming. What a way to get around states’ rights.
New recruitment poster, “Join the military, marry your butt buddy!”
Cage fights are getting close.
Ours is definitely the best military in the world.
Section 3. Definition of marriage In determining the meaning of any Act of Congress, or of any ruling, regulation, or interpretation of the various administrative bureaus and agencies of the United States, the word ‘marriage’ means only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife, and the word ‘spouse’ refers only to a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or a wife.
A very short way from ¨may¨ to ¨must¨.
I hope Congress is working to quickly repudiate this.
We all knew this was going to happen and it will only get worse in Obama’s Broke Back Military.
Several years ago my SIL served in Iraq. Tomorrow he leaves his job and family for a tour in Afghanistan. He’s not looking forward to this new faggot garbage, not one bit. Among other things, he describes this perversion as a distraction.
I told him to cover his buddy’s behind. Fortunately, he didn’t hit me. ;>)
When will "may" become "shall"?
so here is my query--Where will the gays' loyalty lie? Now that they are part of us, they will suffer all of the same financial devastation that Obozo is trying to visit on the military. So what will they do? It will be funny to watch them try to figure it out. Most of the massively pro-gay pols out there are anti-military, so again I ask: Where will their loyalties lie?
My guess is that they will continue to push for more and more benefits that cost the military more money even as the military sees its budget shrink. Just imagine what might happen in the area of healthcare for military and family members alone, which is a huge part of the military’s budget.
That is when the chaplains I know will say NO.
I see where this is going. Priests and ministers of bona fide Christian denominations and Orthodox rabbis will no longer serve as chaplains. Instead, fake “pastors” will be installed, or maybe they will all be episcopalian.
But the chain of command can still tell you to go screw yourself without getting married first.