Bryan Fischer
Homosexual agenda or the Constitution: take your pick because you can't have both
By Bryan Fischer
February 26, 2010

The homosexual agenda represents a clear and present danger to virtually every fundamental right given to us by our Creator and enshrined for us in our Constitution.

Start with freedom of religion and freedom of speech, the first two of our inalienable rights secured for us in the Bill of Rights.

As a culture, we must choose between the homosexual agenda or the Constitution because we can't have both.

Further proof comes from the abjectly pathetic decision of the chaplains' office at Andrews Air Force Base to rescind a long-standing invitation to Tony Perkins, the president of the Family Research Council. Perkins had been invited to give a non-political talk at a prayer luncheon on the base yesterday, but was abruptly dis-invited for one simple reason: he supports the current law which makes homosexuals ineligible for service in the United States military.

Don't miss the significance here. Perkins is defending current law, and is advocating for the time-honored principle that homosexual conduct is incompatible with military service. George Washington famously and literally drummed two soldiers out of the Continental Army in the days of our contest with Great Britain after they were discovered in the act of attempted sodomy.

And yet it now appears that a virtual zero-tolerance policy, rooted in Christophobia, has resulted in the blacklisting of anyone who supports what the military has always believed and practiced.

According to the Washington Times, military officials on the base informed Perkins his opinions were "incompatible" for "military members who serve our elected officials and our Commander in Chief."

In other words, these "military officials," whoever they are, have taken it upon themselves to unilaterally change military policy in defiance of the Congress of the United States, and punish anyone who has the temerity to support normative sexuality in military ranks.

Perkins, who is a former Marine, correctly observes that he has been banned "solely because I exercised my free speech rights in a different forum," and for doing nothing more than "call(ing) for the retention and enforcement of a valid federal statute."

This is just bizarre. Perkins is being punished not for breaking the law but for defending it.

Apparently Andrews Air Force base has decided on its own to bring the hammer down on anyone who disapproves of homosexual conduct.

The Air Force lamely defended the decision at Andrews by limp-wristedly saying that Perkins' position on gays in the military made many attendees "uncomfortable."

Wow. I mean wow. These are the men and women we have trained to face down the people who want to kill us while we sleep, and we're wringing our hands that some of them might be made "uncomfortable" at a purely voluntary prayer breakfast?

I had no idea the sensibilities of our men and women in the military were so tender. If free speech makes them that nervous, what will they do when they're up against Osama's boys in the field?

Andrews disinvited Perkins because they wanted the luncheon to be "inclusive." Well, congratulations for making everyone who believes in normative sexuality feel so welcomed, appreciated and "included." If being made "uncomfortable" is what counts here, why is no weight given to those who are offended by this flagrant disregard of military law and freedom of religion and speech?

Maybe it's because those on the left only regard us each as 3/5 of a person. Do you think?

The days of Dred Scott have returned. Christians now are the ones are being confined on the plantation, and warned about being too uppity.

The only ones who will feel "included" here are those who support sexual deviancy in the military. The rest of you Neanderthals, well, that's just too bad. This is the new military, regardless of what the law says, so get used to it.

McCarthyism has now struck the U.S. military with a vengeance. The question now that the military is asking is this: "Are you now, or have you ever been, a supporter of traditional morality?" If the answer is yes, you go on our blacklist, and we deprive you of your freedom of religion, speech and military service.

Realize the ominous portents here for the future of our military. Perkins' view represents the view of the vast majority of Americans, especially those considering military service. The new standard appears to be that, even if you are heterosexual, you must embrace the homosexual agenda or you will be banned from the military. That's where this is going, and at Andrews Air Force Base, we're already there.

The implications for national security, especially for recruitment and retention, are sobering. As gays come roaring out of the military's closet with fangs bared, they will be sending heterosexuals to the brig if they won't keep their opinions to themselves. Who wants to serve in a military like that?

The bottom line here is that the more a man loves his country, the more he wants to defend its freedoms, especially of religion and speech, the less welcome he will be in the military of the future. Good luck with that, America.

© Bryan Fischer


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