03 Oct The Camel’s Nose in the Tent
Within ten days of the repeal of the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Policy” which allows openly homosexual individuals to serve in the U.S. military, the Department of Defense announced that same-sex “weddings” will now be allowed on U.S. military bases. They aren’t calling them weddings, however. They’re “private ceremonies” and military chaplains will be allowed to officiate whether on or off post. This not-fooling-anyone kind of word play is an effort on the part of the Obama administration and the Department of Defense to dance around the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and adopted language in a Defense Authorization bill passed last April that banned such events.
This development is just another example of efforts to dismantle DOMA piece by piece and to ignore the rule of law. Although the military directive states that “a chaplain is not required to participate,” it will only be a matter of time before those chaplains who refuse to validate homosexual behavior or perform their “ceremonies” receive the label of “intolerant” and their military career is compromised. Don’t think it can happen? Remember Chai Feldblum’s infamous statement that sexual liberty must always trump religious liberty?
Gay activists definitely agree with Ms. Feldblum and they aren’t done.
The Washington Times is reporting that homosexual activist groups are now pushing to have the military opened up to transgender individuals. To clarify, that category includes such behaviors as transsexuals, transvestites, cross-dressers – including drag queens – and other “gender-variant” individuals. For those who say there is no “slippery slope,” perhaps you prefer the metaphor of “letting the camel’s nose inside the tent.” Whichever your choice, it is clear that gay activists are not going to stop pushing and forcing others to accept and then validate their behavior.
It is important that you contact your congressional leaders and encourage them to immediately enact legislation prohibiting military personnel from performing same-sex ceremonies on U.S. military bases. Congress does have the authority to “make rules” for the military.
Our service men have a difficult enough job without adding this new level of chaos to their lives. Our soldiers are doing their best to protect us; let’s do our part to protect them from the onslaught of homosexual activists and a complicit Commander in Chief.