Skip to comments.Air Force chaplains adjust to gays serving openly
Posted on 07/05/2012 12:21:44 PM PDT by madprof98
Col. Timothy Wagoner has been an Air Force chaplain for 20 years, serving a denomination the Southern Baptists that rejects same-sex relationships.
Yet here he was at the chapel he oversees, watching supportively as an airman and his male partner celebrated a civil union ceremony.
I wouldnt miss it, Wagoner said at the McGuire Air Force Base chapel, days later. I dont feel Im compromising my beliefs Im supporting the community.
Wagoner didnt officiate at the ceremony he couldnt go quite that far. But his very presence at the gathering was a marker of how things have changed for active-duty clergy in the nine months since the dont ask, dont tell policy was repealed and gays could serve openly.
Prior to repeal, various conservative groups and individuals including many conservative retired chaplains warned that repeal would trigger an exodus of chaplains whose faiths consider homosexual activity to be sinful. In fact, theres been no significant exodus perhaps two or three departures of active-duty chaplains linked to the repeal. Moreover, chaplains or their civilian coordinators from a range of conservative faiths told The Associated Press they knew of virtually no serious problems thus far involving infringement of chaplains religious freedom or rights of conscience.
To say the dust has settled would be premature, said Air Force Col. Gary Linsky, a Roman Catholic priest who oversees 50 fellow chaplains in the Air Mobility Command. But Ive received no complaints from chaplains raising concerns that their ministries were in any way conflicted or constrained.
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Evidently not the Christian community, chaplain.
anecdotal propaganda stories.
the left is not reduced to citing individual anecdotes as proof of normal for all society.
Obama is doing it by citing anecdotes to attack capitalism.
now we have homosexuals (again btw) USING such idiots as exceptions.
It would not be surprising if this chaplan was a closted one and is “in” to protect his colar of priesthood.
In the military, it’s either “adjust” or take a hike. The choice is yours.
“I dont feel Im compromising my beliefs “
This took place where? His chapel? I would have to say, he did compromise his beliefs.
OMG!!! We have 50 MILLION HUMAN SACRIFICES (abortions), and now all this HOMOSEXUAL CRAP!! It really is enough to make a person go mad!! Is this still a country worth saving??? How did the people of Sodom and Gemorrah feel before they went so evil??
He is rationalizing his 'supportiveness', and thereby supporting the entire thing.
I know, I am not in a position to criticize, since I don't have to make a choice (yet) between my career and openly supporting homosexuality, but...he is a Baptist Chaplain. How can he be 'supportive' without compromising his beliefs?
This whole thing makes me want to vomit.
The chaplain should change his denomination forthwith. Universalist would be more appropriate.
It is so damned sad watching the military of which I was a part for more than half my life circle the moral drain.
I don't think it can be saved.. we reached the tipping point long ago.
"Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God?" James 4:4
“In the military, its either adjust or take a hike.”
Everyone understands that.
The Queer military had better “adjust” to the fact that they are going to get less enlistments from their traditional and prime source of soldiers: Young, strong heterosexual males.
That demographic will increasingly be telling the military to “take a hike”.
Because they are...
get ready for it...
If you believe in the scriptures then there's really no choice, is there? It is only in the fire that's one's convictions are truely tested.
I agree 100%. In the long run, straight people are going to stop enlisting. Why put up with all the homosexual BS. Homo commanders forcing you to march in “gay pride” parades and other moronic liberal crap.