No Margin of Error for Military Chaplains Dealing with Same-Sex Couples

More and more, it is becoming evident that the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) simply hasn't satisfied many of those who pushed for it.  As a result, any misstep or miscommunication by a military chaplain is exploited to the fullest in hopes of garnering even more benefits and privileges for military same-sex couples. For example, some same-sex couples are complaining that military marriage retreats that still conform to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) are not fair and should be changed. They are overlooking the fact that because DOMA is the law, it cannot simply be changed (or set aside) unless Congress does the changing or the Supreme Court strikes it down. Of course, even if DOMA were to be struck down, one would hope chaplains will still be able to retain rights of conscience, and therefore the ability to refuse to be involved in those things which run counter to their faith. Other same-sex couples are complaining about privately sponsored clubs for...(Read Full Post)