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Report: Leading Army Priest Says Chaplains Will Help Soldiers Accept Gay Lifestyles
Catholic Culture ^ | 2/18/11

Posted on 02/18/2011 8:43:24 AM PST by marshmallow

The deputy chief of chaplains of the United States Army told fellow army chaplains on February 17 that “the upcoming end to ‘don’t ask, don’t tell,’ which will allow openly gay and lesbian individuals to enlist and for soldiers who have hidden their preferences to come out, if they want, means Army chaplains will have a major part in preparing the service to accept the lifestyles of some,” according to an Arizona newspaper’s summary of his remarks.

Father Donald Rutherford, a priest of the Diocese of Albany who holds the rank of brigadier general, reportedly added that “you don’t have to agree with them, you will respect them and help them.”

In 2003, Father Rutherford signed a petition calling for optional celibacy for priests.

Chaplain says don’t ask, don’t tell must be respected as the new law (Sierra Vista Herald)

Priest promoted to brigadier general (The Evangelist)


TOPICS: Catholic; Ministry/Outreach; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: army; chaplains; dadt; homosexualagenda; military
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To: robowombat

One thing that has become very obvious is how many gays work in a conspiratorial way to get their own kind into positions of power, much as the communists have done in many institutions. This could very well be why there are so many gays in the clergy.


51 posted on 02/19/2011 5:15:18 PM PST by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: Fred Hayek
Let us remember that it is not just the democrats that are doing this to our military and countries moral base but the hypocritical, CPAC, GOPac, Norquist traitors will also continue the purge of the best men and women in the military. This is why we have to throw out that crowd from the conservative movement.

Remember what General Casey said following the Fort Hood massacre— worse than the deaths of the 13 victims would be any potential threat to “multiculturalism”. This is what we get when we vote for Democrats or wolves-in-sheep's-clothing Republicans. We have to support people who are truly strong in ALL of our American values.

52 posted on 02/19/2011 5:23:29 PM PST by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: Thunder 6; ichabod1

As a chaplain I had thousands of contact hours of direct one-on-one, couple, or family counseling. I never lacked for soldiers to talk to....who talked with me.

My experience says that you are totally wrong or that you’ve simply had the misfortune of being served by a few chaplains who were on the lower end of the scale.

Chaplains can be a huge resource for a command.


53 posted on 02/20/2011 12:58:33 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain & proud of it: Truly Supporting the Troops means praying for their Victory!)
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To: Thunder 6; ichabod1

To Ichadob1

As a chaplain I had thousands of contact hours of direct one-on-one, couple, or family counseling. I never lacked for soldiers to talk to....who talked with me.

My experience says that you are totally wrong or that you’ve simply had the misfortune of being served by a few chaplains who were on the lower end of the scale.

Chaplains can be a huge resource for a command.


54 posted on 02/20/2011 12:59:01 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain & proud of it: Truly Supporting the Troops means praying for their Victory!)
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To: Salvation; Thunder 6

This priest says ***When it comes to same-sex relationships, Rutherford said, “You don’t have to agree with them, you will respect them and help them.”***

Therefore, regarding homosexuals in the military he says to Chaplains: (1) Feel free to disagree with homosexuality, (2) Respect homosexuals, (3) Help homosexuals.

The important question is simple: “Will it be considered disrespectful of homosexuals to help them see the error of their lifestyle.?”

Chaplains must not resign over this. It would be far better to have them officially and publicly declared unfit for service for refusing to forget the destructiveness, the deadliness that is homosexuality and the homosexual lifestyle.

For this chaplain, who we are told in one of the articles, became a chaplain in 1990, to be a brigadier general is 21 years to BG. That strikes me as pretty quick. Something else was at work there.


55 posted on 02/20/2011 1:32:51 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain & proud of it: Truly Supporting the Troops means praying for their Victory!)
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To: ichabod1
Thanks for your response. I’m not a Chaplain, but I do have almost 25 years in the army, and my observations are a bit different than yours. I have found Chaplain's to be an asset to every unit I've served with.

Regards,

56 posted on 02/20/2011 2:04:32 PM PST by Thunder 6
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To: xzins

**For this chaplain, who we are told in one of the articles, became a chaplain in 1990, to be a brigadier general is 21 years to BG. That strikes me as pretty quick. Something else was at work there.**

And unfortunately, we do not know what was at work here.

The love of mondey? Greed? Lust?


57 posted on 02/20/2011 3:34:56 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

Oops.

money


58 posted on 02/20/2011 9:05:20 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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