Bishop E. W. Jackson Sr. Former Marine Vows to Fight for Reinstatement of Don't Ask Don't Tell
CHESAPEAKE, Va., Dec. 20, 2010 /Christian Newswire
/ -- Bishop E. W. Jackson, Sr. (photo), founder of S.T.A.N.D., [Staying True to America's National Destiny] and a former Marine issued the following response to the Senate vote today allowing homosexuals to serve openly in the United States Military for the first time in American history:
"On Saturday Virginia Senators Webb and Warner joined with their fellow Democrats and 6 Republicans to vote for the leftist agenda of Obama over the national security interests of our country. Despite warnings from chiefs of the Army and Marine Corps that repeal could cost the lives of combat troops, Senators voted to risk the lives and combat effectiveness of our military personnel in a socio-sexual experiment.
"The study justifying the policy change was an exercise in deception. The policy question was never put to the troops. The administration started with a bias in favor of repealing the law and then designed a study to justify their preconceptions. The idea that 70% of the military favored the policy is a lie. The unintended consequences on the military are staggering. Does this include transgender and transvestite individuals? What happens if homosexuals are married in one of the states which allow same sex marriage? Will the military recognize those marriages? There are too many unanswered questions.
"What of Christians who believe that homosexuality is sin? Are they to be silenced? Subjected to discipline or discharge? Will they live in close quarters with men or women attracted to the same sex? When homosexuality is given protected status, Christians are muzzled or persecuted for their beliefs, and their First Amendment Rights are trampled. This has happened in corporations all over America. The message is 'be silent or lose your job.' In the military, you cannot merely find another job. If keeping qualified people is the priority, what about the Christians who may be forced to leave the military because the environment is hostile to their faith? The message from Gates and Mullen is, 'Get out.' The repeal of the 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' law is a disaster of historic proportions and it must be reinstated. My organization and others will to fight to make sure that happens."
Bishop E. W. Jackson, Sr., is the founder and Chairman of STAND AMERICA PAC, a national grassroots political action committee dedicated to supporting candidates and policies to preserve America's Constitution, Judeo-Christian values and Economic and Military Preeminence.
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