Same Sex Fears

First Thoughts is an entertaining site. Sometimes not very thoughtful. Joe Carter is worried “orthodox” military chaplains will be forced out … somehow … because of one of his favorite bugaboos.

Sure, military chaplains may not be legally forced to conduct same-sex ceremonies. But eventually Christian chaplains that refuse to do so will be replaced by clergy from denominations that are more accommodating and less—how can I put it without giving offense?—orthodox.

I think Mr Carter would have a point if the military forced people of the same sex to marry.

A clue for the conservatives: same-sex marriage isn’t about forcing them to marry people of the same sex. It’s really not.

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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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6 Responses to Same Sex Fears

  1. Thank you. A short, simple and completely clarifying post, without being pedantic, angry or uncharitable.

  2. John Drake says:

    Well, the steady, insidious encroachment of the homosexual agenda into the culture certainly predicts that the same is likely to happen within the military. Just look at the situation where Catholic dioceses have shut down their adoption agencies because the state (providing funding) has insisted they not reject homosexual “couples” for adoptions.

    Whenever govt. money is involved (eg salaries to military clergy) you can bet that attempts will be made to force those receiving the money to bend in the desired “politically correct” direction.

  3. Todd says:

    Where I live dioceses have shut down adoption agencies because of the extremely light workload. Adoptions of infants occur at just a fraction of their numbers in the 1960’s.

    Diocesan adoption workers could always reallocate their resources to promote adoption among Catholic parents. If bishops were indeed serious about their gay adoption fussing, it would seem the natural and moral response to the millions of gay parents wanting to steal children, eh? 130,000 American kids free to be adopted, and Catholic families hardly making a dent in it.

    Adoption complaints are a ruse for prejudice–little more.

  4. Jimmy Mac says:

    Well, I guess the “insidious encroachment of the tighyy-righty agenda” has temporarily won.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/12/us/12navy.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=navy%20chaplains&st=cse

    May 11, 2011

    Navy Rescinds Guidelines For Same-Sex Marriages

  5. Jimmy Mac says:

    John: will you please direct me to the website that displays the tenets of “the homosexual agenda,” please?

  6. Mike says:

    Jimmy Mac, “the homosexual agenda” are thoughts which makes insecure homophobe go “ick” while secretly exciting them.

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