Military Chaplains Believe Ban on Open Homosexuals in Military Should Continue

By Katrina Robinson

A group of retired military lawyers and chaplains got together at the Family Research Council on April 28th to speak their minds. According to this group, the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) military policy on homosexuality should be maintained. 

The DADT policy was created by the Clinton administration and states that the military won’t ask directly about a service member’s sexual orientation. However, if a bisexual or homosexual orientation is made public, it is grounds for dismissal. 

This group of retired military personnel believes that the repeal of the DADT policy would have a negative impact on the careers and religious freedom of military chaplains. According to retired military chaplain Col. Rich Young, allowing homosexuals to serve openly in the military “steals from the chaplain their religious freedom.” He went on to say that if the policy passes, “soldiers and families [will] no longer have the benefit of the full council of God.”

I’m totally disgusted. It’s the 21st century, folks, and it’s about time that we all share the same types of rights and privileges as those around us—including the freedom to openly express our sexual orientation…without it being grounds for dismissal.



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