December 4, 2010

December 4, 2010: WWAJD About ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’?

In 1993, Congress passed a law that requires the military to have a “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.  Under this rule, the military forbids openly gay people from serving in the armed forces, but not closeted gay people.  Pub. L. 103-160, 10 USC 654.  So the military establishment can’t ask people if they are gay.  I think Congress got this idea from my mother-in-law, who refuses to go to the doctor because he might have bad news for her.

Anyway, some members of Congress want to get rid of this rule. They claim that most Americans now accept gay people and can work alongside them, regardless of sexual orientation.  They cite to a recent survey that says most people in the military feel the same way, so it should be okay.

So, What Would American Jesus Do?

Well, excuse me politicians, but God intended sexual relations to be only between a man and a woman, and therefore only men and women should be able to have sex with each other while serving in the military.  According to most followers of Christ, homosexuality is a sin (Romans 1:26-27), and there is no room in the military for sinners. American Jesus would therefore want Congress to continue to ban openly gay people from the military, because they are sinners.  And to be consistent, Congress  should pass a law that bans anyone else who commits a sin to be in the military. 

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