by Rev. Joda Collins
I served in the United States Air Force from 1968 to 1972. Homosexuals were, at that time, discharged from the Military for being, openly, homosexual or discovered to be homosexual. That policy was further embedded in military life by the 1993, "Don't ask, Don't Tell," (DADT) policy. Under the DADT it was illegal to ask a military person if he or she was homosexual. However, if a person in the military "told" or was found to be a practicing homosexual, a discharge from the military was probable.
In 2011, Obama's signature made it illegal to discharge a military individual from the military for being a practicing/active homosexual. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don't_ask,_don't_tell). Under Obama's plan to change America, he has successfully done his part to strike down DADT for homosexuals. Obama's more recent move to bring, "gay-pride," to the military is now playing out.
Most people think that, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell, " is over. I assure you that DADT will continue to be a part of the military, first (probably, now) as an "unofficial practice" and, later, as an "official" military policy. However, it will be applied to heterosexuals, not homosexuals.
The DADT military policy will be, "No military personnel shall be required to express his or her opinion about homosexuality. If you, as a member of the US Military have a personal view that is considered anti-homosexuality, do not tell. If someone asks you if you are 'against homosexuality,' do not answer. Inform that person that he or she has no legal right to ask and you have no legal responsibility to express your views. However, should a person in the United States Military express that he or she is anti-homosexuality or should it become known that the individual is anti-homosexuality, the person shall be deemed, 'Unfit to serve in the United States Military,' and discharged! Therefore, "don't ask and don't tell."
"Don't ask/don't tell," will survive in the US Military. Heterosexuals who do not embrace and promote homosexuality in the military (by their silence), will not survive in the US Military.
What makes me sure that, "Don't ask. Don't tell," will remain a part of the United States Military policy? Homosexuality is satanic. Satan is a total pervert. Until Satan makes what is fully wrong in the eyes of God, fully right in the eyes of general society, he does not quit. It is fully right to expel homosexuals from military service and have a military that espouses morality. It is fully wrong to expel moral people from the military and have a military that is fully wicked. The, "redirected don't ask and don't tell policy," is a convenient and ready tool for the Devil to use against the moral of the Military.
What can you expect most "moral" military people to do? "For everyone looks out for their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ." Philippians 2:21, The Apostle Paul. Unless there is a soon-coming, unified, supernatural uprising of the moral majority of the members of the Armed Forces, this battle is already lost. "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." Edmund Burke, 1729-1797. "To him that knows to do good, and does it not, to him it is sin." James 4:17, God's Word. Given the self-centered nature of man and the high personal cost for speaking up, I have little hope that the Christians in the military will do more than make a squeak. I think most of today's military members are more inclined to protect their jobs and military retirement than serve their Country in time of need. I pray that I am wrong. The battle is, therefore, probably sure to be lost. In this, too, I pray that I am wrong. We will soon know.
Rev. Joda Collins
Author's disclaimer: I make no claim that my views are the views of anyone else.