A reader sent me a link to a story on Gateway Pundit about the latest moves in what I am convinced is an effort to drive sound military chaplains out of military service.
Obama Continues His Assault on Christians: Will Force Military Chaplains to Marry Gays
Posted by Jim Hoft on Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The first gay president will force military chaplains to perform same sex marriages or face repercussions. This follows the administration’s very public assault on the Catholic Church earlier this year with their mandate that forces religious organizations to pay for employees’ birth control.
Barack Obama will force military chaplains to marry gays.
CNS News reported:
The Obama administration “strongly objects” to provisions in a House defense authorization bill that would prohibit the use of military property for same-sex “marriage or marriage-like” ceremonies, and protect military chaplains from negative repercussions for refusing to perform ceremonies that conflict with their beliefs, according to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
In a policy statement released Wednesday, the OMB outlined numerous objections to aspects of the fiscal year 2013 National Defense Authorization Bill (H.R. 4310). The bill was reported out of the House Armed Services Committee last week and is set to be debated in the House, beginning Wednesday
Overall, it recommends that President Obama veto H.R. 4310 if its cumulative effects “impede the ability of the Administration to execute the new defense strategy and to properly direct scarce resources.”
The veto warning is not specifically linked to the two provisions dealing with marriage, but they are listed among parts of the bill which the administration finds objectionable.
The photo with the story is interesting. I am not quite sure what this is, but take note of the orientation of their collective prayer.
I think this may be a protestant communion service of some kind.
They seem not to have a problem with ad orientem prayer.
In the meantime, I note that Fishwrap has not yet said anything about the Obama Administration, Nancy Pelosi, the the inevitable pressure that Catholic chaplains will experience.