Even though DADT repeal happened several months back, Tony Perkins continues to be a dead-ender, whining and crying about the inevitable:
The U.S. military isn’t used to surrendering. But when it comes to their moral beliefs, they’ll just have to learn. Hello, I’m Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. Commanders have had to prepare their soldiers for lots of things–but two gay Marines kissing has never been one of them. Without “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” that’s all part of the curriculum. So is keeping quiet about your convictions. “[Let me get this straight],” said Lt. Col. Stacy Maxey. “The Defense Department [will] let … homosexual[s] serve ‘openly’ in the armed forces, but won’t allow Christians [like] myself the freedom to ‘openly’ share the Good News of Christ? … Wearing sexual lifestyle choices on your sleeve is okay, but not your faith?” According to the training materials, “Marines… could be subject to discipline… if they refuse orders–even if [that] refusal is based on strong, sincerely held moral beliefs.” What a tragedy. We’re sending brave people into combat–but at the end of the day, our troops can’t enjoy the same freedoms they’re fighting for!
Actually, the American people don’t have a Constitutional right to be free from boys kissing either, and there is absolutely nothing new about Marines being subject to discipline for refusing orders, even if their orders are based on strongly, sincerely held moral beliefs. There’s no tragedy here. So stop crying, Tony.
[h/t Brian @ Right Wing Watch]