A former military chaplain is appalled that the top Air Force chaplain would so blatantly embrace homosexual sin and openly invoke God’s blessing on homosexuality.
The U.S. Air Force chief of chaplains recently delivered the opening prayer at the Pentagon’s observance of “LGBT Pride Month” – an annual proclamation from the Obama White House. At last week’s ceremony, Major General Howard Stendahl asked God to “open our minds” and “help us set aside limitations of prejudice of any kind.”
Gordon Klingenschmitt is a former Navy chaplain and the founder of The Pray In Jesus Name Project. “We should not be proud; we should be ashamed that America is embracing sin,” he says. “And secondly, it’s shocking to me that the opening prayer for this ceremony actually called upon God to endorse homosexuality.”
Klingenschmitt, Gordon (former Navy chaplain)The former chaplain says he also disagrees with the comments of Deputy Secretary of Defense Richard Work, who said the repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy has not weakened the U.S. military. Klingenschmitt points out the rise in sexual assaults in the military. “Especially, male-on-male [assault] has skyrocketed since the repeal,” he adds.
It has been almost three years since the repeal became effective. But Klingenschmitt says a future president could re-instate the homosexual ban without having to go back to Congress.
“When they repealed don’t ask, don’t tell, they technically went back to the older policy where the commander-in-chief has the power to make that decision,” he explains.
“So if a commander-in-chief were courageous, he could issue an executive order and return to the 1980s’ ban when homosexuality was absolutely outlawed under the UCMJ.”
He concludes: “So it would not take an act of Congress – just one courageous president.”
This article was written by Chad Groening for OneNewsNow.com.