With the lifting of the ban on homosexuals serving openly in the military, the services are putting in place implementation plans. The latest plan, from the U.S. Army to its Chaplains, says that those chaplains not embracing homosexual behavior should resign or risk facing court-martial. Chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt, founder of Pray In Jesus Name Ministries, says the Army’s language essentially undermines the religious freedom of not only the Chaplain corps, but all soldiers holding deep religious faith. He is conducting a petition drive to get Congress to intervene.
To read the text of U.S. Army Lt. Col. Stacy L. Maxey’s letter to the editor in Stars and Stripes click here.