Chaplain Alliance Condemns Pentagon's Plans to Celebrate Gay Pride Month
A national chaplain alliance group "strongly condemns" the U.S. Department of Defense's decision to celebrate Gay Pride Month and says it is concerned that the Pentagon's next step will be to grant marriage benefits to same-sex couples within the military.
"I find it interesting that in the same week that the decision was announced to no longer allow Bibles to be published using military insignia, the Pentagon announced the celebration of homosexuality ‚Äď something the Scriptures clearly condemns," said Chaplain (Col.) Ron Crews, USAR retired, executive director for the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty.
In an email exchange with The Christian Post, Crews added, "This action causes me to wonder, 'what is next for our military?' I am concerned that DoD will pursue full 'marriage benefits' for same-sex couples regardless of federal law, another Presidential Executive Order bypassing Congress...
"It's a pity that this comment had to come from a retired chaplain."
Jim, your comment reads as if they majority of christian chaplains don't agree and haven't said the same thing...they just aren't the head of a major alliance or endorcing agency so the opinion of a junior officer chaplain does not make headlines.
And for what it's worth, there aren't as many mainline pastors entering the chaplaincy... probably since the Vietnam era when it became frowned upon in liberal circles.