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  • Senate Poised to Legalize Sodomy and Bestiality in U.S. Military

    12/01/2011 6:39:58 PM PST · by Nachum · 113 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 12/1/11 | Pete Winn
    The Senate this evening is poised to vote on a defense authorization bill that includes a provision which not only repeals the military law on sodomy, but also repeals the military ban on sex with animals--or bestiality. On Nov. 15, the Senate Armed Services Committee unanimously approved S. 1867, the National Defense Authorization Act, which includes a provision to repeal Article 125 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). Article 125 of the UCMJ makes it illegal to engage in both sodomy with humans and sex with animals.
  • Senate Approves Bill that Legalizes Sodomy and Bestiality in U.S. Military

    12/02/2011 1:53:39 PM PST · by IbJensen · 73 replies
    CNS News ^ | 1 December 2011 | Pete Winn
    CNSNews.com) – (Updated) The Senate on Thursday evening voted 93-7 to approve a defense authorization bill that includes a provision which not only repeals the military law on sodomy, it also repeals the military ban on sex with animals--or bestiality. On Nov. 15, the Senate Armed Services Committee had unanimously approved S. 1867, the National Defense Authorization Act, which includes a provision to repeal Article 125 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). Article 125 of the UCMJ makes it illegal to engage in both sodomy with humans and sex with animals. It states: "(a) Any person subject to...
  • Navy Cmdr Gets Prison in Rape of Female Sailors

    11/30/2011 3:40:46 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 42 replies
    Military.com ^ | October 29, 2011 | Staff
    A Navy ship commander pleaded guilty Friday to sexual assault and rape of two female sailors, and a military judge ordered his dismissal and sentenced him to more than three years in prison.
  • Military Benefit Equity for Same-Sex Couples

    11/29/2011 8:25:51 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 14 replies
    Military.com | November 24, 2011 | Terry Howell
    Shortly after the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, the DoD announced that certain benefit programs are open to servicemember designated beneficiaries, “regardless of sexual orientation.”
  • Top Marine: Fears of ending gay ban prove founded

    11/28/2011 12:51:45 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 79 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov.28, 2011 | ROBERT BURNS
    MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Marine Gen. James F. Amos, the face of opposition in the military to lifting the ban on gays serving openly, now acknowledges his concern has proven unfounded that repeal would undermine the war effort. In fact, he says, Marines have embraced the change. In an Associated Press interview, Amos called the repeal in September "a non-event."
  • Air Force Academy Adapts To Pagans, Druids, Witches and Wiccans

    11/26/2011 10:19:25 PM PST · by Steelfish · 63 replies
    LATimes ^ | November 26, 2011 | Jenny Deam
    Air Force Academy Adapts To Pagans, Druids, Witches and Wiccans Officials say an $80,000 Stonehenge-like worship center underscores a commitment to embrace all religions. (Pic in URL) Cadets gather for the dedication ceremony of the Air Force Academy's Cadet Chapel Falcon Circle worship center this spring. The center serves cadets whose religions fall under the broad category of “Earth-based.” (Jerilee Bennett, (Colorado Springs) Gazette / May 3, 2011) By Jenny Deam November 26, 2011 Reporting from Colorado Springs, Colo.— In the still of a cold November evening, a small gathering of pagans, led by two witches, begins preparations for the...
  • Perry blasts repeal of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

    11/09/2011 7:32:05 AM PST · by casinva · 23 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | November 8,2011 | TOM BENNING
    Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry on Tuesday blasted as “irresponsible” the repeal of the policy that barred openly gay troops from serving in the military, saying “don’t ask, don’t tell” was “working well.” “The idea that the president of the United States wanted to make a political statement using our men and women in the military as the tool for that was irresponsible,” Perry said in an interview with ABC News’ Christiane Amanpour. The ban was lifted in September, ending a provision that President Barack Obama said had forced gay and lesbian service members to “lie about who they are.”...
  • Air Force Academy Backtracks on Christmas Toy Drive Because It’s Too Christian

    11/04/2011 4:51:31 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 84 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Nov.4, 2011 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    The U.S. Air Force Academy has pulled out of a Christian-sponsored children’s toy drive after commanders were accused of religious intolerance. Mikey Weinstein, an academy graduate who runs the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, said the academy’s participation in Operation Christmas Child is inappropriate because of its evangelical Christian roots. Operation Christmas Child is sponsored by Samaritan’s Purse, headed by Franklin Graham — the son of evangelist Billy Graham. It packs toys and other items into shoe boxes and sends them to needy children around the world, along with a Christian message in each gift. “This is arrogance beyond measure,” Weinstein...
  • Gay and lesbian service members sue government (never saw that one coming /sarc)

    10/27/2011 8:38:55 AM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies · 1+ views
    A group of married gay current and former military personnel sued the federal government on Thursday, seeking equal recognition, benefits and the same support as married heterosexual couples who serve in the military. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Boston says the government's Defense of Marriage Act violates their constitutional rights and asks the military to recognize their legal marriages. "This case is about one thing, plain and simple," said Aubrey Sarvis, executive director of the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, which filed the suit. "It's about justice for gay and lesbian service members and their families in our...
  • Navy Vet in Same-Sex Marriage Demands VA Benefits

    10/14/2011 12:06:48 PM PDT · by Sarajevo · 18 replies
    Military.com ^ | October 14, 2011 | Libor Jany
    NEW HAVEN -- A disabled Navy veteran from Connecticut is going to court to try to force the Department of Veterans Affairs to recognize her marriage to her longtime female partner. Carmen Cardona, who filed a notice of appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims on Thursday, plans to challenge the constitutionality of a federal statute -- and its legal cousin the Defense of Marriage Act, the controversial 1996 law that prohibits the U.S. government from recognizing same-sex marriages -- cited when the VA denied her spousal disability benefits, her legal team said.
  • Gay Military Personnel Ready for First Convention (leaders from 48 chapters around world)

    10/14/2011 9:56:41 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    The Skanner ^ | 10/14/11 | Lisa Leff
    Gay Military Personnel Ready for First ConventionOutServe Leadership Summit brings together leaders from 48 chapters around world Lisa Leff - The Associated Press October 14, 2011 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The nation's only professional group for active-duty gay military personnel is holding its first conference in Las Vegas this weekend, an event only made possible by the recent lifting of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy that prohibited gay and lesbian troops from serving openly in the armed forces. The OutServe Leadership Summit is designed to highlight the diversity of gays in the military and the challenges they face, and...
  • 2,000 Evangelical, Orthodox Chaplains Join Catholics in Opposing Pentagon Directive on SSM

    10/06/2011 1:11:36 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    CNS ^ | October 5, 2011 | Pete Winn
    Dr. Ron Crews, executive director of the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty. (AP Photo.) (CNSNews.com) – A national group representing more than 2,000 military chaplains from evangelical Christian and Orthodox backgrounds said on Wednesday that the Pentagon has launched a “direct assault” on marriage, and the chaplains they endorse will not be allowed to perform same-sex wedding ceremonies under any circumstances.Dr. Ron Crews, executive director of the newly formed Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty, said his 2,000-plus membership is concerned about a Sept. 30 Pentagon memorandum that authorizes chaplains and military chapel facilities to be used for “any private ceremony,”...
  • Evangelical Chaplains Refuse to Marry Gay Couples on Military Bases

    10/06/2011 7:56:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/06/2011 | Paul Stanley
    An organization representing more than 2,000 of the nation’s 5,000 military chaplains announced Wednesday they would join forces with Catholic Archbishop Timothy Broglio of the Archdiocese for Military Service, saying they will not perform same-sex ceremonies. The 2,000 members of the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty, a group of evangelical clergy, are concerned about the Pentagon’s memorandum – issued 10 days after the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal took effect – that authorizes chaplains to officiate “any private ceremony.” A Sept. 20 order lifted the military’s long-standing DADT policy, allowing homosexuals to openly serve in the armed forces. While the...
  • No Same-Sex Weddings at West Point's Catholic Chapel, Says Military Archdiocese

    10/04/2011 9:34:42 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 25 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10/3/11 | Pete Winn
    (CNSNews.com) – Will same-sex marriage ceremonies be allowed at the Catholic Chapel of the Most Holy Trinity at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point? “The answer is ‘no,’” said Taylor Henry, director of public affairs and media relations for the Catholic Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, and spokesman for Archbishop Timothy Broglio, who certifies all Catholic chaplains for the armed services. “Holy Trinity is an actual Catholic parish, unlike the non-denominational chapels that are found on other military installations, and the only services held there are Catholic services. The Catholic Church does not perform the sacrament of matrimony...
  • Conflict between Pentagon and Catholic military chaplains brews over ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

    10/03/2011 10:52:57 PM PDT · by Salvation · 50 replies
    DailyCaller.com ^ | 06/07/2010 | Updated: 5:04 PM 04/26/2011 | Paul Conner
    Conflict between Pentagon and Catholic military chaplains brews over ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ Published: 5:06 AM 06/07/2010 | Updated: 5:04 PM 04/26/2011 By Paul Conner - The Daily Caller Bio | Archive | Email Paul Conner   (From left) Archbishop Timothy Broglio of the U.S. military, Pope Benedict XVI, and then-President George W. Bush during the Popes 2008 visit to the United States. The archbishop for the U.S. military spoke out for the first time against the effort to repeal “don’t ask, don’t tell,” setting up a possible conflict between Pentagon brass and the 285 Roman Catholic priests who...
  • Obama: Commander-in-chief must support gay troops

    10/01/2011 5:36:02 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 49 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 1, 2011 | JULIE PACE
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says anyone running for president must support the entire U.S. military, including gay service members. Obama's comments targeted Republican presidential candidates. He says they should not have allowed a crowd to boo a gay service member who asked a videotaped question in a debate last month.
  • Obama to headline gay rights dinner

    10/01/2011 6:38:05 AM PDT · by Clairity · 41 replies
    Google News/AP ^ | Oct. 1, 2011 | Julie Pace/AP
    President Barack Obama is headlining the Human Rights Campaign's annual dinner Saturday night, addressing the gay rights group less than two weeks after the military ended its ban on openly gay service members, an effort Obama championed. With the president increasingly focused on his 2012 campaign, some gay advocates believe Obama will wait until after the election to make any significant announcement on his position on gay marriage. "He really has been an incredible champion for the issues that are important to us," Sainz said. "It's fair to say we've made more progress in the past two years than we...
  • Pentagon: Military chaplains may perform same-sex marriages

    10/01/2011 1:31:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 30, 2011 | Caroline May
    Just over a week after ending its “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, the Pentagon has released new guidelines permitting military chaplains to perform same-sex marriages in states where gay marriage is legal. “A military chaplain may participate in or officiate any private ceremony, whether on or off a military installation, provided that the ceremony is not prohibited by applicable state and local law,” a memo released Friday from Under Secretary of Defense Clifford Stanley read. “Further a chaplain is not required to participate in or officiate a private ceremony if doing so would be in variance with the tenets of...
  • Toby Keith weighs in on gay marriage, military

    09/30/2011 10:54:31 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 89 replies
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Toby Keith says gay marriage doesn't bother him and trying to stop it wastes time and money. The country superstar tells "CMT Insider" airing Saturday on CMT that he doesn't see the reason behind getting into people's personal lives. He says refusing a marriage license to people because they are gay won't stop them from living together, so it accomplishes nothing. Keith also weighed in on the military's now-repealed "don't ask, don't tell" policy that banned gays serving openly in uniform. He says that anyone with the training and passion should have the right to defend...
  • Pentagon makes provisions for same-sex marriage

    09/30/2011 7:58:40 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 18 replies
    Pentagon makes provisions for same-sex marriage mug.cnn By: CNN Wire Staff (CNN) - Ten days after the military dumped its “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on gays and lesbians in the military, the Pentagon has issued new rules allowing military chaplains to perform same-sex marriages....