Stars and StripesWonâ€™t choose to â€˜deal with itâ€™
So let me see if I understand this: The Defense Department is proposing to let people who choose to live a homosexual lifestyle serve â€œopenlyâ€ in the armed forces (per the Dec. 2 article â€œDADT study group: Full integration is bestâ€), but wonâ€™t allow Christians such as myself the freedom to â€œopenlyâ€ share the good news of Christ with our co-workers â€” as the faith weâ€™ve chosen requires?
DOD officials plan to tell servicemembers who have a problem with those living a homosexual lifestyle to â€œlearn to deal with it,â€ but they are prepared to counsel and/or slap Christians with paperwork if someone feels â€œoffendedâ€ by our witness? Wearing sexual lifestyle choices on your sleeve is OK, but not your faith?
Military chaplains who teach that homosexuality is antithetical to and incompatible with Christianity (which it is) can either muzzle their objections or â€œleave,â€ but gays will be permitted to parade their lifestyle choices in front of all?
Bottom line: So Iâ€™m free to express myself if Iâ€™m a homosexual, but not if Iâ€™m a Christian? What disgraceful hypocrisy.
Hereâ€™s the truth: I will continue to witness to who I want, when I want and where I want. My commitment to my God supersedes my commitment to the DOD and, if officials are upset about that, then I guess they can â€œlearn to deal with it.â€
Department of Defense? More like the Department of Double Standards.
Lt. Col. Stacy L. Maxey Afghanistan http://www.stripes.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/won-t-choose-to-deal-with-it-1.128880
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