Sunday, December 19, 2010

Religious Right Unhappy will Impending Demise of Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Right Wing Watch has an exhaustive list of Religious Right reactions to the impending repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, with unhappy quotes from the AFA's Bryan Fischer, AFTAH's Peter LaBarbera, the Family Research Council, Alliance Defense Fund, and MassResistance. Let's hear what other right-wing voices have been saying about DADT this month.

First, at the Freedom Federation website, a December 15th letter signed by dozens of conservative organizations claims that this is not the time to "experiment with social engineering" in the armed forces. The letter claims that repealing DADT will supposedly result in religious discrimination toward those who express anti-gay sentiments in the military, and that service members will supposedly leave the military if the repeal occurs.

Next, Lou Engle published a December 15th press release at the Call to Conscience website, insists that a "cultural and moral time bomb" will go off if the armed forces succumb to the "homosexual agenda." Engle claims that attempts at repealing DADT are a "backdoor political move" intended to circumvent the U.S. people's moral beliefs. Like other Religious Right commentators, he states that a repeal would allow for an "assault" on religious freedom.

Finally, Fred Jackson, writing for OneNewsNow, penned an article entitled "An end to religious liberty in U.S. military?", in which he discusses the Alliance Defense Fund's position on an impending repeal of DADT.

:: sighs ::

If and when President Obama signs the repeal of DADT, I expect even more outrage from the Religious Right.

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