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 – something the Scriptures clearly condemns,” said Chaplain (Col.) Ron Crews, USAR retired, executive director for the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty.
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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 (similar to the latest immigration law he instituted).”
Although details have yet to be released, the DoD said it will be commemorating lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pride later this month – a first-of-its-kind event for the Pentagon.
The announcement came during the same week that a group that advocates for the separation of church and state claimed victory after the DoD said it is removing military edition Bibles from its exchange stores. The chaplain alliance group is asking Congress to investigate whether the action taken was religious discrimination.
Read More at christianpost.com. By Alex Murashko.