Skip to comments.Military Gay Pride: Behavior Once Grounds for Court Martial Now Celebrated
Posted on 06/26/2012 11:51:26 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
The U.S. Department of Defense's recognition of Gay Pride Month less than a year after the repeal of "Don't ask, don't tell" (DADT) is the new "stark reality" that behavior once considered by the military as grounds for court martial is now celebrated, says the director of a chaplain alliance group.
"For the first time ever, the Department of Defense is making a positive event over behavior (sodomy) that had been a court martial offense a year ago," Chaplain (Col.) Ron Crews, USAR retired, executive director for the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty, told The Christian Post on Monday. "Now the DoD is wanting to honor that behavior. That's the stark reality that we're living in now."
The Pentagon announced it will hold its first-ever Gay Pride event Tuesday. Plans for the event include a keynote speech by the DoD's lead lawyer, Jeh Johnson, followed by a panel discussion called "The value of open service and diversity," according to CNN.
Crews said the chaplain alliance is concerned about a couple of areas inside the U.S. military since the repeal of DADT, a transition period he calls the "new environment."
"During the repeal process the Department of Defense told Congress and they also told us that the homosexual community would not be considered as a separate class within the military, but yet by this celebration they are making the LGBT community a separate class," Crews said. "They told us one thing during the repeal and now they are doing exactly the opposite, which makes me wonder what else did they say prior to repeal that is going to change?"
His concerns go beyond the military's Gay Pride celebration.
"We're still in the early stages of how all this is being worked out. We're going to need some time to see what it means when a chaplain says 'no' to providing marriage or pre-marriage counseling to same-sex couples," Crews insists.
Jason Torpy, president of the Military Association of Atheists & Freethinkers, released a statement Monday in which he said that he believes the military's Gay Pride events will be optional and should not be considered a threat to the evangelical community.
"The honorable concept of free expression of religion shows its dark side when teachings against homosexuality result in divisions in our military," states the atheists and freethinkers association. "While we should not encourage these divisions, it may be prudent to offer the evangelical community space to consider its attitudes and sensibilities as the rest of the military takes time to end discrimination and honor the silent service so many lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) service members have endured for so long."
MAAF stated that they use "LGB" to refer to lesbian, gay, and bisexual while "other designations may add LGBT or LGBTQQI to identify gender identity and sexual orientation like transgender. These additional designations are not yet accommodated by the military."
Torpy told CP in an email exchange that it should be expected that "those with anti-gay religious beliefs" will object when military leaders accept and support LGB service members.
"Individuals come to the military and leave the military as individuals, private citizens with beliefs, families, interests, and whole lives that are not defined entirely by their military service. They are certainly not defined by military policy," Torpy said. "Military leaders took decades to change this policy. Current military leaders took at least two years to work through this policy change. It is unsurprising that some individuals within the military are still struggling to reconcile their anti-gay beliefs with a military that is now suddenly accepting of LGB people."
Crews is leery of the process and views the current White House administration's actions regarding gays in the military as deceptive. He questions how the military will react when a chaplain refuses to take part in an event such as Gay Pride Month. Chaplains in Crews' association will not participate, he said.
"Military celebrations usually require or have a place for a chaplain to provide an invocation or something," Crews said. "Associates of the Chaplain Alliance would not be able to participate in those types of ceremonies. We're concerned that if a chaplain says 'no,' how will Command view that? We are trusting that commanders will honor and respect that chaplains prerogative to say 'no' that he would not participate."
MAAF stated that they use “LGB” to refer to lesbian, gay, and bisexual while “other designations may add LGBT or LGBTQQI to identify gender identity and sexual orientation like transgender. These additional designations are not yet accommodated by the military.”
Use the shorter version...fruits!
DADT was a big deal that nobody would taoch. Not Limbaugh, not Hannity, no one. The military was it, now it is gone. There is nothing left to cling to as far as FedGov goes. It is corrupt from stem to stern.
Will they pass out free copeis of (Bradley Manning’s) Lady GaGa CD’s?
We are trusting that commanders will honor and respect that chaplains prerogative to say ‘no’ that he would not participate.”
Now I believe they will be able to not participate, but 5-10 years from now, No Way! They will have to participate and be happy about it.
Promotion of Vice——is, well, Vice. Machiavelli stated that the most important way to keep power for any nation was a VIRTUOUS military. Immoral militaries can never be trusted to be loyal and usually will turn on their own citizens or leaders (Russia/Nazi/Chinese were non-God based militaries which were far from Virtuous.) Of course, they are inhumane and never free-—so their government has to be brutal to retain control.
Zero is now actively destroying the military-—once which strictly supported Christian Ethics. He threw out God and replaced him with Satan and now they are glorifying excrement.
Justice-—a virtue— would never allow the promotion of disgusting, degrading, unnatural acts-—esp. in the US since our Natural Rights come from God—not a pervert like Barney Frank.
Historians will look back on the repeal of DADT as the beginning of the end. If there will be historians in the World Wide Caliphate.
And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!
What the heck is the ‘I’ for and what do these people (if you can call them that ) do?
It certainly doesn’t “represent” me, so why I should I pay for most of it’s leviathan crap??
Unfortunately, according to some teenagers, going into the military has become a gay thing.
Its made recruitment even more difficult.
buggery in the service does not deserve a thank you.
There. Fixed it.
How's that diversity been working out so far?
ARMY CHIEF-OF-STAFF: LOSS OF DIVERSITY AT FORT HOOD WOULD BE GREATER TRAGEDY THAN LOSS OF LIFE
Defends Muslims Madness
Posted by thelastcrusade - November 11th, 2009
General George Casey, the highest ranking officer in the U.S. Army, said that the deaths of 12 soldiers and one civilian at Foot Hood would become a far greater tragedy if our diversity becomes a casualty.
Appearing on Meet the Press, Major Casey warned the media that it is way too soon to draw conclusions concerning the motive of Major Nidal Malik Hasan.
He upheld the strategy of keeping Muslims - even radical Muslims - in key military positions by saying: Our diversity is our strength.
We have to be broad enough to bring in people from all walks of life, the General said.
The Armys Chief-of-Staff asserted: As horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think thats worse.
General Casey further said that the army hadnt missed anything in regard to the in-your-face warning signs exhibited by Major Hasan that he was a fanatical Muslim jihadist and an imminent threat to massacre U.S. troops.
Head Quarters, V. Forge, Saturday, March 14, 1778.
At a General Court Martial whereof Colo. Tupper was President (10th March 1778) Lieutt. Enslin28 of Colo. Malcoms Regiment tried for attempting to commit sodomy, with John Monhort a soldier; Secondly, For Perjury in swearing to false Accounts, found guilty of the charges exhibited against him, being breaches of 5th. Article 18th. Section of the Articles of War and do sentence him to be dismissd the service with Infamy.
His Excellency the Commander in Chief (GEORGE WASHINGTON) approves the sentence and with Abhorrence and Detestation of such Infamous Crimes orders Lieutt. Enslin to be drummed out of Camp tomorrow morning by all the Drummers and Fifers in the Army never to return; The Drummers and Fifers to attend on the Grand Parade at Guard mounting for that Purpose.
Note: Make sure the )) is on the end of the link!
A fellow freeper here said it best...
“When I joined the military, that kind of behavior was prohibited. Today, it is now accepted. I want to retire before it becomes mandatory”!