Posts Tagged ‘“don’t ask don’t tell”’
By Mike McManus
President Obama was asked at his press conference if the election meant that with regard to terminating “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” that he needed “to tell your liberal base you are not able to get it done?”
Nope. He replied, “I have been a strong believer that if someone is willing to serve (in the military) they should not be prevented from doing so. Overwhelming majorities feel the same way.” And Congress has “time to act in the lame duck session.”
This is outrageous.
Obama has learned nothing from what he acknowledges was a “shellacking.”
Almost 90 new Republicans have been elected to Congress, but will not be seated until January. The new Congress would never vote to allow openly gay men to serve, a step opposed by the heads of every branch of the military (though it is supported by the Secretary of Defense).
So the President plans to push for a vote on gays in the military in the two-week lame duck session dominated by Democrats, 61 of whom who have been voted out of office!
Did Obama notice that the Democrats in the Maine Legislature which voted for same-sex marriage, were voted out of office this week? That is explicit evidence the President is wrong in asserting “overwhelming majorities” favor same-sex marriage. The public opposes it. Forty-two states have passed Defense of Marriage Act laws that limit marriage to a man and a woman. Thirty put it in their state constitutions.
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By Dr. Tom Snyder, Editor
Congress and the Pentagon are considering this week whether to make homosexual behavior legal in the military.
Well, before they do that, maybe they should look at this recent study from the Family Research Institute back in January, based on real crime statistics from the Dept. of Defense (DOD).
According to the study, a homosexual male serviceman in the U.S. Armed Forces is more than five times likely to rape a fellow serviceman than a serviceman to rape a servicewoman, and a lesbian soldier or sailor is 10 to 20 times more like to rape another servicewoman than a servicewoman is to assault a serviceman, according to the DOD’s own figures on actual sexual assaults in the military.
These findings echo other studies showing that homosexuals and lesbians are three to four times or more, more likely to engage in child sexual abuse than heterosexual men and women.
The rape figures are extrapolated from two DOD studies in 2007 and 2008 of sexual assaults in the military.
These findings show why everyone must stop the new move by the new moves in Congress, the Pentagon and the Obama administration to allow homosexuals to serve openly in the U.S. military.
By the way, a homosexual teacher is 16 times more likely to sexually assault a student than a heterosexual male teacher, and a lesbian teacher is about three times more apt to do this than a straight female teacher.
“In country after country,” says Dr. Paul Cameron, chairman of the Family Research Institute, a think tank in Colorado Springs, “a gay teacher is the most apt to molest a pupil, Likewise, in newly released data from the Illinois Dept. of Children & Family Services, a gay foster parent and a gay adoptive parent is the most apt to molest a [child].
“Without exception, whether it is a teacher, a foster parent, or an adoptive parent, a man is more apt to molest than a woman. Also without exception, an adult who engages in homosexuality is more apt to molest a pupil, a foster child, or an adoptive child than one who doesn’t.”
The God of the Bible, in Leviticus 18:1-30, clearly says that such sexual immorality as homosexual behavior is wicked. And, in Mark 7:20-23, Jesus Christ clearly says that all forms of sexual immorality or sexual practices violating God’s laws, including homosexuality, are evil. Furthermore, Paul, Jude and John echo Christ’s condemnation of homosexuality in such verses as Romans 1:18-32, Jude 1:4, 7, 19, and Revelation 21:27.
The Good News is that, as Paul makes clear in 1 Corinthians 6:11, all wicked sinners, including those who engage in homosexual lust and homosexual acts, can be redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ, who died on the Cross and rose from the dead to deliver us from all sin.
Thus, the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policies should not be abolished. They should actually be made even stronger. The government should not publicly or privately promote homosexual behavior. It should condemn it!
But, it’s up to the Church of Christ (i.e., anyone who calls himself a Christian) to tell the wicked sinner, including himself, about the repentance, forgiveness, redemption, transformation, sanctification, and continual renewal available through the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Word of God made flesh.