A former Navy chaplain and outspoken critic of the Barak Obama’s gay military agression warns that SOTUS is setting up Christian military chaplains over the DADT repeal issue.
Chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt is urging Christians and lawmakers to make religious freedom for military personnel a top priority before getting mired in less important issues. Klingenschmitt believes DADT repeal will produce reverse discrimination and penalty to service members who speak out or voice their opposition to homosexuality.
He contends the persecution has already begun under Obama’s watch. The following is from an email sent to GCM Watch from Klingenschmitt.
1. Obama’s Pentagon: Chaplains can Quit or “Reconcile” with Homosexual Sin
Left unsaid during his State of The Union speech is how the Obama Administration has now quietly begun writing policies that will result in discharge of Christian Chaplains and troops who cannot “reconcile” with homosexual sin. After forcing open homosexual aggression on our troops against their will by repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” Congress did not spell out details of how to implement, delegating important Pentagon policies which are now being written, and could soon force Christian Chaplains to choose: either stop preaching God’s Word or quit military service. Below are four shocking proof examples revealing how the purge has already begun, and why we must fight back NOW by demanding Congress investigate and pass strong laws defending our troops right to religious freedom starting with H.R. 268 which has not yet passed in 6 years, clearly defending military chaplains’ right to pray publicly “in Jesus name.”
1 Report: Chaplains who can’t “reconcile” with homosexual sin will be separated.
The newly released Pentagon plan to purge Christians entitled “DADT Report: Support Plan for Implementation” specifically requires Christian chaplains to “reconcile” with homosexual sin or face administrative discharge. It repeats twice on pages 30 and 57: “If a chaplain is unable to reconcile serving with or caring for gay and lesbian Service members with his or her faith, the chaplain may request that the relevant endorsing agency withdraw its ecclesiastical endorsement for him or her. This would trigger an administrative separation under DoDI 1304.28.” Wow. Now the Obama Administration is officially on record pressuring Chaplains to quit the service if they cannot “reconcile” with homosexual sin that violates their Christian conscience. This “plan” alone should alarm the new conservative Congress to the need for bold protection of Chaplains’ rights.
2. Chaplains will have religious freedom only in “context” of Sunday chapel.
The Pentagon report dubiously promises to protect Chaplains’ freedoms, “in the context of their religious ministry,” claiming they won’t need to change their sermons, counseling, prayers, or worship. But speaking from personal experience as a former Navy chaplain, I can decode the secret word “context” to mean chaplains clearly WON’T have religious freedom outside of that “context.” As proof, in my case the Navy twice declared the only safe religious “context” was ONLY inside a Sunday chapel. As a chaplain I was punished in writing three times for quoting the Bible EVEN inside chapel, but since the optionally-attended worship service was held on a Saturday, not a Sunday, Navy investigators sided with the Commander who punished my sermons.
3. Battalion Commander relieved of duty for refusing to teach how to respect sin.
One Senior Officer in the Army National Guard has already been relieved of his battalion-level commanding officer job after stating his conscience would not allow him to participate in “re-education” training that will soon force young Christians to learn how to respect homosexual sin. “Today is my last day in command,” the career Army officer told WND.com, anonymously for fear of losing his retirement. “From now on I’ll be a staff officer without a bunch of people working under me, so I won’t have the moral conflict with having to enforce this new policy on them…When I retire I will speak on the record. I don’t know how much I can do before that. Sooner or later I’m going to get told to shut up. If I continue to make statements, it might become a witch hunt. I don’t want to lose my retirement unless it comes to the point they tell me I have to attend the [pro-‘gay’] training.”
4. Left demands punishment of Christian Colonel who is taking a stand.
Atheist bloggers and anti-Christian complainers are demanding punishment for one heroic career Army officer, Lt. Col. Stacy L. Maxey, who said he will exercise his legal right to take a stand for Jesus against homosexual sin by publicly expressing his Christian beliefs.
In a letter to Stars and Stripes entitled “Won’t Choose To Deal With It,” Lt. Col. Maxey took a stand, and wrote:
“So let me see if I understand this: The Defense Department is proposing to let people who choose to live a homosexual lifestyle serve ‘openly’ in the armed forces, but won’t allow Christians such as myself the freedom to ‘openly’ share the good news of Christ with our co-workers — as the faith we’ve chosen requires?
“DOD officials plan to tell servicemembers who have a problem with those living a homosexual lifestyle to ‘learn to deal with it,’ but they are prepared to counsel and/or slap Christians with paperwork if someone feels “offended” 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 ‘leave,’ but gays will be permitted to parade their lifestyle choices in front of all?
“Bottom line: So I’m free to express myself if I’m a homosexual, but not if I’m a Christian? What disgraceful hypocrisy.
“Here’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 ‘learn to deal with it.’
“Department of Defense? More like the Department of Double Standards.”
This officer deserves a bronze star for his courage. But do you think he’s being hailed as a hero by the pro-homosexual community? No, they’re demanding this Christian be punished. Mikey Weinstein of the Militant Religion Foes Foundation (MRFF) issued an imperious, vicioustic, contagious anti-Christian statement that villified Maxey as a criminal:
“Lt. Col. Stacy L. Maxey is the quintessentially perfect example of a poisonous Poster Child of the vast legion of fundamentalist Christian proselytizing-oppressors operating with unfettered access in today’s U.S. armed forces. He and his illegitimate ilk of pernicious spiritual predators must be stopped now and very publicly! Thus, MRFF demands that the United States Air Force immediately and forthwith subject Lt. Col. Maxey to the most severe punishment possible for his disgustingly brazen and incontrovertibly insubordinate screed which is clearly violative of the Uniform Code of Military Justice as well as his sworn oath to the United States Constitution.”
For more information, contact and support visit Chaplain Klingenschmitt’s website Pray in Jesus Name.org