The War on Religious Liberty Opens a New Front

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According to proponents of homosexual behavior, the battle between religious liberty and homosexual behavior is a zero sum game where one side must lose so the other one can win.  And the battleground has now moved to the military.

President Obama has called for repeal of the so-called “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law, which prevents open homosexual behavior in the military.  Already, two bills are pending in Congress that would both get rid of DADT and replace it with special rights for homosexual behavior, treating such behavior as deserving the same protection from discrimination as innate, innocuous characteristics like race and gender.

The result of this change will be a major loss to religious liberty in the military, especially for chaplains.  We’ve already seen the effects of such “non-discrimination” laws in the past, and they almost invariably end in marginalizing or attacking Christians simply for being Christians.

Christian counselors have been punished for declining to counsel same-sex couples, Christian chaplains have been disciplined for refusing to turn their worship service over to individuals who openly engage in homosexual behavior, and Christian ministries have been penalized for choosing not to allow their facilities to be used for same-sex commitment ceremonies.

Fortunately, Americans aren’t allowing religious liberty for their soldiers to die without a fight.  ADF sent a letter to the President and other leaders explaining the unconstitutional costs of repealing DADT, and other organizations are wading into the fray.  But victory remains uncertain–perhaps even unlikely, given the current political environment–unless more voices begin to speak out.  Fortunately, it seems like more voices–and some particularly credible ones at that–will be doing so soon.  Stay tuned…

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2 Responses to “The War on Religious Liberty Opens a New Front”

  1. starrycluster Says:

    One of the things that I find most tragic about the current wave of aggressive push for acceptance of homosexual behavior is that it has branded Christians, who serve a God who is love, as unloving and caused people to turn away from what they view as a faith of hate. I pray that ADF’s efforts, particularly for chaplains, would be effective so that Christians can continue to tell “how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge” which comes through the truth of the Bible.

  2. c. lynnette thomas Says:

    Just as our Lord never leaves or forsakes us, we ought not to be so easily shaken. I have a difficult time empathizing with folks who leave the faith because of the world impressing its view that it is faith of hate. When the world comes at us like this, it should motivate believers even more strongly in the fact that Christ is building His church and “the gates of hell shall not prevail.” The homosexual agenda is much more than attempting to gain acceptance or the perceived “equal rights”. It is more about attacking Christianity and forcing upon everyone everywhere their perversity. I applaud the ADF and like organizations for taking the stands and coming at them so strongly. I wish we could find as vigilant a group to pursue similar actions in the fight for our families and children.

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