Chaplains Offered Exit Plan as Gay Training Starts
The Army has started training chaplains on the repeal of the ban on openly gay military members, saying those who are unable to follow the forthcoming policy can seek a voluntary departure.
"The Chaplains Corps' First Amendment freedoms and its duty to care for all will not change," reads a slide in the PowerPoint presentation, released to Religion News Service Thursday. "Soldiers will continue to respect and serve with others who may hold different views
Critics familiar with the Army presentation, however, say the military is essentially telling chaplains who are theologically conservative that they are not welcome....
I have news for them! Conservative chaplains were never welcomed, in the Army anyway! The comfortable stateside jobs went to those who were Army first and Christians, second. I was surprised to find conservative Christian chaplains in Vietnam, but I probably shouldn't have been. One they were the type of men the Army wanted to get out of the way, and they were the type of man who would make sacrifices.
Matthew 20 25 But Jesus called them to Himself, and said, "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority over them. 26 "It is not so among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant, 27 and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave; 28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many."---NASB