Sunday, August 1, 2010

COMMENTARY: It Is Not Appropriate for Gays to Serve in the U.S. Armed Forces

The Pentagon is currently reviewing its "don't ask, don't tell" policy for gays in the armed forces.

It would behoove the Pentagon to rule that it will not accept gays to serve in the military.

In addition to making it uncomfortable for fellow members in the military, accepting gays would place military chaplains in an awkward situation.

Would military chaplains be allowed to tell gays that gay sex is a sin, according to the Bible? Would they be required to say that having gay sex is all right? Would they be allowed to try to convert gay personnel into becoming straight personnel?

The fact is that there is no need for the Pentagon to accept gays in the military. Since there is no longer a draft -- and joining the armed forces is voluntary -- the Pentagon has a duty to set high standards for prospective military personnel.

Refusing to accept gays in the military must be one of these Pentagon standards.

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