The homosexual lobby has won another round in the culture war: Last Thursday, the House voted to repeal the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy regarding homosexuals serving in the military. The amendment still has to pass in the Senate, but the Senate Armed Services committee did approve the action.
The Alliance Defense Fund "expressed concern about the impact of repealing the DADT policy ... on religious freedom in the military. It sent copies to Congress of a letter to President Obama and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates signed by 31 retired military chaplains. The letter by the chaplains warned that repealing DADT will 'endanger religious liberty for chaplains and service members.'
"'The small group of activists who are pushing to repeal ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ are conveniently ignoring the dramatic legal impact of the legislation upon the religious liberties of thousands of chaplains and service members,' said ADF litigation counsel Daniel Blomberg. 'The nature of the proposed repeal is an alarming signal that religious liberty, free speech, and even national security have taken a back seat to the homosexual legal agenda.'" [Emphasis mine.]
Posting this message on a "Christian" blog will undoubtedly unleash another round of vitriol from the folks who like to accuse Christians of being very "un-Christian" for opposing "civil rights" for gays. Which will spark a counter response of "no, we believe in loving the sinner but hating the sin" ... which will lead to "homosexuality is not a sin" ... blah, blah, blah.
So, can we keep the discussion off that track and keep it focused on these two issues?
1. Do you think homosexuals should openly be allowed to serve in the military? Why or why not?
2. If yes, do you think that chaplains must still be allowed to teach that homosexual behavior is a sin? Should they also be allowed to counsel homosexuals about ways to overcome that sin?