See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7

Friday, June 04, 2010

Military Archbishop Broglio: Do not repeal "Don't ask, don't tell".

I believe the Archbishop's appeal ought to be taken very seriously, but I'm afraid our representatives in Congress and the Senate will turn a deaf ear.  Especially if one takes into consideration Nancy Peolosi's latest mystical claims of following the Word, it is obvious she and most of the U.S. Government listen to a different god.  Obama has pretty much sold the farm (on the gay issues) already anyway.
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Despite all of that, in my opinion, Archbishop Broglio offers the best reasons to date why the policy should not be changed...
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The “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy barring open homosexuals from serving in the military should not be changed, the Archbishop of the Archdiocese for the Military Services said on Tuesday. Noting the need for strong rules against immoral activity, he said moral beliefs should not be sacrificed for “merely political considerations.”

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Archbishop Timothy Broglio, writing in a June 1 statement, reported that “a number” of chaplains and commanding officers have expressed concerns about the effects of a policy change. He said he also responded to a request from the Chiefs of Chaplains of the Armed Forces, voicing his “considerations and concerns” about proposed changes to legislation regarding servicemen and women with a homosexual orientation.
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“Catholic chaplains must show compassion for persons with a homosexual orientation, but can never condone—even silently—homosexual behavior,” he wrote, voicing concern that a change in policy might negatively affect the role of the chaplain in the pulpit, the classroom, the barracks and the office.

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He noted that Catholic chaplains cannot accept or bless same-sex unions and no restrictions on the teaching of Catholic morality can be accepted.
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The archbishop questioned whether the change would mean that homosexuals are authorized to engage in activities considered immoral by the Catholic Church and many other religious groups. He pointed out that morality has an effect on unit cohesion and overall morale. - CNA

Makes sense to me.

13 comments:

  1. That's my boss!

    Unfortunately, nobody is thinking about the long term effect of allowing homosexuals into the military.

    1. Medical costs; active male homosexuals have often painful deaths 20 years sooner than other males. This is from the Communicable Disease Center in Atlanta.

    2. Homosexual assaults and profiling by commissioned and non-commissioned (sergeants) officers to create homosexual units and even branches of the military will result over a period of years.

    3. A breakdown of discipline will result when homosexual commanders will play favorites with homosexuals serving under them.

    4. Military units will be seen marching in homosexual parades.

    5. Recruitment will become extremely difficult as it becomes known that the military has become a homosexual playground.

    6. And when China or an Islamic army makes its move, will a homosexual military be ready and willing to fight for the United States? It won't be moves on the U.S. proper, but it will be on our interests abroad.

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  2. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_qMhBtKe3htg/TAgWTMhjVGI/AAAAAAAAHjI/sBbTpRi4W0w/s1600/hate.jpg

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  3. Thom - I was worried about you because I hadn't heard from you. I'll check out the link.

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  4. Thom - the link didn't work.

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  5. Awww, well, I tried. Just scroll down a little bit.

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  6. I still don't get it - I must be really thick today.

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  7. (Psst. You used it yesterday.)

    It's a lot less satisfying to spell it out. :-/

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  8. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! The picture of my church group. LOL!

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  9. I should add however I don't think what the Archbishop said was hateful at all.

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  10. It's more getting what Ray said, actually. One of WBB's favorite slogans is "Fags Doom Nations." His #6 is especially poignant.

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  11. I think people are making a big deal over nothing...it's not like the US military is going to be overrun with homosexuals...most folks who join the military do their first term and get out...not many make a career of it.

    Single and married folks do plenty of immoral things. I spent 3 assignments overseas with the Air Force..seen it all and just about done it all...it is the way it is. Not too many folks go straight home and read the Bible till the wee hours (except maybe the chaplains :)

    But my comrades in arms--gay, straight, single, married, divorced, white,black, mixed, citizens and non-citizens--there is a bond that is thicker than anything, thicker than blood, family, marriage, just about anything. I'd die for my comrades, and they'd die for me.

    The folks who raise the ruckus have never been there and don't understand.

    Sara
    10 year AF vet

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  12. Thanks Sara - that is really good to know. It's going to happen whether people like it or not anyway.

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