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Lifting Obama’s gag order on military chaplains
The Washington Times ^ | October 5, 2012 | Sen. Jim Inhofe and Sen. Roger Wicker

Posted on 10/07/2012 5:46:06 AM PDT by Evil Slayer

Our Founding Fathers spoke much about the importance of “freedom of conscience” and its underpinning of all other freedoms. In 1803, Thomas Jefferson said, “We are bound, you, I, and every one to make common cause even with error itself, to maintain the common right of freedom of conscience.”

Recent decisions by the Obama administration and Pentagon leaders threaten this common right, and their assault on freedom of conscience raises new and serious concerns — especially for our servicemen and women. Our armed services were created with an apolitical framework, and this unique platform has helped maintain Americans’ trust and respect for the military. Since repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, however, the administration has looked to the military as a way to advocate a liberal social agenda and challenge Americans’ freedom of conscience.

Last year, the Department of Defense (DOD) said state laws would be acknowledged and upheld when it came to marriage and civil unions. Now, in a heated presidential election season, DOD and the Obama administration are pushing the limits on their promise and the rule of law for the sake of politics. A prime example of this occurred in May, when the first homosexual marriage-like ceremony took place in a chapel on Fort Polk in Louisiana.

Marriage is only legally recognized in Louisiana if it is a union between a man and a woman. Additionally, Louisiana law bans homosexual “marriage” and civil unions from being recognized by the state, regardless of where they were performed. The portrayal of the marriage-like ceremony on Fort Polk as strictly a religious ceremony appears to be a thinly veiled attempt to circumvent Louisiana law and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

Even though President Obama has unilaterally decided to shirk his responsibility to uphold the law of the

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: doma; militarychaplains; mrfa; s3256

1 posted on 10/07/2012 5:46:15 AM PDT by Evil Slayer
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To: Evil Slayer

It was NEVER about is and always will be about state enforcing the populace to accept as normal that which is NOT.

2 posted on 10/07/2012 5:57:46 AM PDT by ICE-FLYER (God bless and keep the United States of America)
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I watched the first 10 minutes or so of "The New Normal"

There's NO queerstion whom's in charge of TV.

Fortunately I'm into cop and drama shows and retro TV.

3 posted on 10/07/2012 6:21:43 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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