Obama Continues His Assault on Christians: Will Force Military Chaplains to Marry Gays

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.

It’s more of the change he promised.

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  • PB-in-AL

    This ought to be interesting the first time that one of the islamic chaplains is “asked” to perform a gay marriage.

    More interesting is just what jurisdiction is this allowed under, especially if the base is in a state that doesn’t allow gay marriage?!

  • bg

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    go back to sleep folks, oh wait, did we ever wake up?? /zz sarc/

    ==

  • Patty

    Articles: The Evidence: Obama Is Undermining U.S. Troops in …

    {..}Why haven’t we been as successful, or as aggressive, in Afghanistan? Evidence is mounting daily that the Obama Administration has not only held back in Afghanistan, but has deliberately undermined the war effort there.

    A stunning Washington Post piece on Sunday documented how we’ve been secretly releasing captured combatants from Afghan jails to placate the Taliban and other insurgent groups and entice them to negotiate with us. Administration officials wouldn’t say if these terrorist thugs went on to murder our troops, probably because they have.

    Why are we so interested in kissing up to these thugs? Obama ultimately intends for the Taliban to rule Afghanistan again, a development that could destabilize the whole region.{..}

    Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/05/the_evidence_obama_is_undermining_us_troops_in_afghanistan_to_put_the_taliban_in_power.html#ixzz1v3SHDxrH

  • Mick

    “Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all.” Daniel 11:37

  • Jet Jaguar

    God’s definition of marriage:
    “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’?” Matthew 19:4-6

    I believe that God has mercy on people who conscientiously struggle with erotic feelings toward the same sex. What is wrong is the haughty in-your-face demand of cultural normalization of behavior that Scripture clearly and emphatically repudiates. Marriage echos the relationship of Christ to the Church. The bride is to the bridegroom as the Church is to Christ. God is refining Believers’ character to hone his Church to prepare it for the “wedding” …to be presented to the Groom “without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless” (Eph 5:27). Homosexual marriage mocks what God has ordained as the model of how He will relate to His people after The Resurrection. Homosexual marriage is Satanic on its face.

  • Patty

    Government Obama Says He‘s ’Proud Generally’ of Our Troops

    The comment came on the heels of the killing of 16 Afghan civilians allegedly by an American soldier.

    Obama said that Americans must make sure we’re “caring for our men and women in uniform who are serving so valiantly, and we’re caring for their families. And that‘s why we’ve actually put more resources into dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injuries.”

    “And obviously what happened this weekend was absolutely tragic and heartbreaking. But when you look at what hundreds of thousands of our military personnel have achieved under enormous strain, you can’t help but be proud generally.”

    President Obama called the episode “tragic,“ and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called it ”inexplicable.”

    According to the Associated Press, Obama told a television interviewer Monday that the killings underscore the need to hand over responsibility for security to Afghans. But he said it won’t lead to an early withdrawal of U.S. troops.

    Former UN Ambassador John Bolton then reacted to the president’s comments on Your World with Neil Cavuto, saying, “If that’s a direct quote from the president, I am stunned by that. He should be proud of all of the troops – period. Obviously, sometimes a tragedy like this can happen.”

    Watch Bolton’s reaction here http://www.theblaze.com/stories/obama-says-hes-proud-generally-of-our-troops-following-killing-of-16-afghans-by-american-soldier/

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  • TheDefLeprecon

    All I know is he better make sure the Muslim clerics have to follow the same rules. Yup…they better be marrying the gays too. No exemptions for them either.

  • Right out of Marx’s Manifesto…..abolish eternal truths and all religion,and all morality…

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    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).

    No problem. Make him to veto the bill, and keep on sending defense authorizations with the same prohibition provisions inside them until he caves.

    Note to the GOP: NO compromises. PERIOD.

  • Patty

    Obama has never served a day in the service. He has never been on the front lines, never a big promoter of War or the surge in Iraqi . But in a leadership position where our freedoms are being won on the battlefield every day, the real reaction for a president would be, every word that comes from his mouth should ALWAYS be a supportive message.

    I am not saying you have to be in the military to be proud or run this nation. I am saying this nations accomplishments and Obama as president does have to do with those who have fought for the freedoms for him and for this nation.

    Obama has faced pressures in recent months, Obama has been criticized by gay rights activists for not diligently following up on his campaign promise. However, the President contends that the delay was necessary in order to ensure the change was handled in such a way as to not negatively affect combat readiness.

    Gay, Illegals, Environmentalist, Radicals on the left are strong arming Obama. And because he is such a socialist campaigner he will keep his promises. And this is why are Armed Forces are reduced, Missile Defense Reduced, XL pipeline is denied, Oil drilling in decline, and our nation’s security is swallowed up in 16 trillion in Debt.

  • SeniorD

    Mililtary Chaplains serve God first and the military second. Obama, much to his chagrin, ain’t God and every Chaplain (except the Unitarian-Universalists) will be pulling the Yellow Handle.

  • Patty

    First Gay Marriage Proposal on Military Base at Camp Pendleton

    April 27, 2012 article

    http://www.kpbs.org/news/2012/apr/27/first-gay-marriage-proposal-military-base-camp-pen/

  • Patty

    This is OBAMAVILLE. WHAT he is doing is shoring up his base. But truthfully, just another of the many distraction. I would suppose Plouffe and Axelrod seems to think the more distractions the better Obama looks.

    Humm! Doesn’t seem to be doing anything but Helping Romney.

  • Patty

    You can’t take God out of everything. And the truth is this nation, the majority, will NEVER ever let that happen.

    We only have a few short months to suffer through the perils of Obama.

  • Nelle

    I count 8 looong months, Patty. He’ll be running up the debt and signing executive orders and treaties and appointing Marxists the whole time. They can still do an incredible amount of further damage. I wish we could get him to resign, but then we’d have that buffoon Biden, and I’m really not sure which would be worse.

  • clarityrising

    He can’t force them to perform gay marriages, Chaplains operate at the sponsorship of their chosen denomination. If anything, the different churches will pull their Chaplains out of military service, which may be what our marxist-in-chief wants anyway.

  • ER

    in other BHO tyranny news: check out his new executive order against even “indirect” actions of US citizens…careful what you write & say, or assume the risks

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  • shibumi

    “All I know is he better make sure the Muslim clerics have to follow the same rules. Yup…they better be marrying the gays too. No exemptions for them either.”

    THIS.

    What is good for the goose is good for the gander, and if O wants to attack Christians, he better make Muslims do this as well!!!

  • well now

    The 2nd half of the separation of church and states says that the state cannot make restrictions prohibiting the expression of religion. What part of that does our Constitutional Scholar in Chief not understand?

  • Marie

    Just wait until Obama forces the Catholic church to perform gay marriages.

  • indccc

    This is a major goal of the GLBT Lobby. They will use this to force States to recognize
    same-sex “marriages” of military members and eventually all same-sex marriages. After all, military members don’t have choices on where they are stationed so it wouldn’t be “fair” if they were stationed somewhere they were discriminated against…….blah, blah, blah…….

  • Chippy

    Radical/non-traditionalism is fully consistent with the Marxist/communist worldview.

  • AnnaS

    How can he just do this on his own? Does this not require some sort of Congressional approval? Have I missed something?

  • MVH

    A little off topic.
    And yet, the bishops of the USCCB, still ardently back big-government programs. Did these “economic giants” think that the state will not require some sort of compromise of their values?

    Arthur Brooks and Hugh Hewitt discussed the economic illiteracy of the US RC bishops on Hewitt’s radio show. Excuse the pun. The money quote from that great interview:

    The American bishops are not trained as economists. They’re not trained as policy analysts. As a general group, there’s not been enough deep thinking about these issues, number one. Number two, a lot of these guys were brought up in the 60s and 70s. These were guys who were brought up during the movement of American collectivism.

    And now it looks like their not trained to play hard ball either!

  • CommieJuice

    ABSOLUTELY NOT! HELLo NO! It will not happen! I am glad this loser is going to attempt to do this, but like everything else this is going to expose and backfire on him. Besides Ted Kennedy, John Murtha and Nancy Pelosi, he is the worst person I’ve seen in office in my lifetime. 0bama is wrong on every single issue and this is not different.

    The more time goes on the better I am feeling about Romney. He isn’t ideal, but he is 10x better than McCain and I would not trade one Romney for 25 zer0bamas.

    You know why we are going to win in the end…? BECAUSE GOD IS ON OUR SIDE! This loser has too many issues against God and the word of God. He and his ilk are going down, down, down in flames! Pun intended.

  • wth

    Guess they’ll have to stop yelling “fire in the hole”, or all their spouses will be fumbling around looking for Preparation H and Vaseline.

  • squeaky

    “..one of the islamic chaplains is “asked” to perform a gay marriage.” there will probably be an exemption for them.

  • according to our religious beliefs we believe marriage is between a man and a woman. well you’ll have to marry us anyway. more tolerance from the gay world.

  • RKae

    Amazing how fast it goes from…

    “Oh, that’s ridiculous! It’ll never happen!”

    …to…

    “Of course. It only makes sense.”

  • Liz

    I miss my freedom. How about you guys? It’s like Obama has locked us into Teletubby world and we can’t get out. He’s making a joke out of everything. And how did he increase his wealth by $9 million while on the taxpayer nickel in the last three years? Duh. Corruptocrat.

  • and we Christians are doing WHAT ABOUT IT!

    The Bibles of our BEST were burned by the DoD-no out cry from Christians-
    Atheists take Christ out of the Academies-no out cry —
    When are we going to STOP being N-i c -e !?
    Carol-CS

  • Finncrisp

    Barry is really pulling out all the stops. This will hit Democratic vertrans at the VFW. Another group for Romney to gain a majority of support. What a godless dope.

  • chris

    Sort of a way to destabilize the military if you ask me. Most likely this is simply a way to remove religion from the military which is what the secular asses in D.C. would prefer. No decent pastor or priest or rabbi or imam is going to bless a gay union under God. Not going to happen. So the military will simply end up with no religious leaders.

    I despise this president and his administration acolytes.

  • Finncrisp

    Barry is really pulling out all the stops. This will hit Democratic veterans at the VFW. Another group for Romney to gain a majority of support. What a godless dope.

  • Beth Kinser Hallgren

    Isaiah 5:20
    Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
    Isaiah 5:19-21

  • Economan

    It’s bad enough that a Kenyan illegal immigrant as the Commander-In-Chief, but ordering honorable men to do evil is beyond comprehension.

    I’d renounce my commission and give Obama a left-handed salute. He’s an abomination to this country.

  • MamaGriz68

    He has less than six months left. I thought the House was passing a bill to prohibit performance of gay marriage ceremonies on military bases (I know – it wouldn’t pass the Senate). That could be why he is pushing even harder on this issue. Apparently he doesn’t care that the polls show it is a bad move. It was bad enough when they used the schools to enact their social agenda, but now they are endangering our national security to push their social agenda? God help us all! I truly hope there is no one out there who still thinks this man has any shred of Christian belief in him. I think the only one he worships is himself.

  • mg4us

    Chaplain to Obama (borrowing from a SNL skit):

    Barack you ignorant white-half slut. . .
    Bad enough your Kenyan Dad and his dad practiced Polygamy
    When it comes to gay marriage, you keep your Pole-away-from-me
    (and according to Biden you have a Big Stick. . he promises)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0O2SpNS4944

  • Anonymous

    The DADT training required for all military personnel as DADT was being repealled explicitly stated that the military would not perform gay marriages & that any same-sex spouses of military personnel would not be eligible for Tricare benefits that are afforded to traditional families. This slope became slippery literally weeks after the training was due & you will eventually see the military become the health care jackpot for gay personnel &/or their same-sex spouses. Unfortunately, a lot of us will do & put up with more than we would think possible to keep our paychecks. Especially since there isn’t a private sector economy to turn to.

  • Dave

    Leave the service as soon as you can. Nothing left to protect here. It is over.

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  • aprilnovember811

    He can’t do this. He isn’t even American, why are they letting this terrorist live in our White House?

  • owl

    Fires and knots.

    Obama is an arsonist. Sets them and moves on with the gasoline can. It’s been his pattern from the beginning but election 2010/Obamacare made him come out of his closet.

    Could I please see and hear my ELECTED voices setting a few fires for him to fight? I could please hear my ELECTED voices assure us that he can not tie International knots?

  • Lil Obie

    #5 Jet Jaguar
    Right on the money

    #26 AnnaS
    What do you expect from someone who thinks there are 57 states?
    He obviously doesn’t know the difference between a president and a king either.

  • chuck in st paul

    I suppose it’s stuff like this that is why “a majority of the military” is voting for Obysmal… at least according to al Reuters.

  • chuck in st paul

    #29 May 16, 2012 at 2:32 pm – wth commented

    now THAT’S funny

  • BurmaShave

    This and some other presidential orders pertaining to what Christian chaplains can and cannot do are in direct violation of the first amendment, which, oh by the way, is what US soldiers are pledged to defend, NOT the POTUS.

    I hope one of there is at least one Christian chaplain who has the nerve to disregard the President’s unconstitutional orders and take the issue to court.

    This president and his BS need to stopped.

  • averagemelon

    Why doesn’t Obama himself marry them? There must be an incredibly evil plan to attempt a man of God to do his evil bidding.
    The Word is the unconquerable weapon. Rely upon it and no harm will ever come to you.

  • The Way, The Truth & The Life

    Obama is not a Christian! He is demonic. He is preventing the free exercise of those who fight to preserve, protect and defend the constitution. I fully believe it is his full intent to destroy the constitution and as a result, this country! Anyone who votes for this monster deserves everything they will experience as a result. He wants only to be a tyrannical dictator! This is only one of the steps he is trying toward that goal. Be careful what you ask for. You just might get it! Jesus, save us!!!

  • apodoca

    The duty of the Jewish and Christian chaplain is to obey God rather than man when one is asked to do that which is against one’s faith’s teachings.

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  • Nick

    Yet again patently false. Fact in recent polls over 95% of gay people do not get married in religious environments. For people though that believe in the “freedoms” of this country there are so many that are running to marginalize groups of individuals. Marginalizing a group does not equal morals or religious convictions. Fascism will not work in this country and this is exactly what most want on the right. They want a religious run government. Small government, yeah right. Seeking to come between women and their doctors, restricting the rights of the masses, trying to restrict the freedoms and pursuit of happiness is not American.

    And I leave you with this article for all the Christians on this board.
    http://caledonianmercury.com/2012/03/15/opinion-a-christian-argument-in-favour-of-gay-marriage/0029094

    Secondly I would like to leave this for your reading pleasure, reposted from a blog.

    “In her radio show, Dr Laura Schlesinger said that, as an observant Orthodox Jew, homosexuality is an abomination according to Leviticus 18:22, and cannot be condoned under any circumstance. The following response is an open letter to Dr. Laura, written by a US man, and posted on the Internet. It’s funny, as well as informative:

    Dear Dr. Laura:

    Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God’s Law. I have learned a great deal from your show, and try to share that knowledge with as many people as I can. When someone tries to defend the homosexual lifestyle, for example, I simply remind them that Leviticus 18:22 clearly states it to be an abomination … End of debate.

    I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some other elements of God’s Laws and how to follow them.

    1. Leviticus 25:44 states that I may possess slaves, both male and female, provided they are purchased from neighboring nations. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians. Can you clarify? Why can’t I own Canadians?

    2. I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair price for her?

    3. I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her period of menstrual uncleanliness – Lev.15: 19-24. The problem is how do I tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offense.

    4. When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a pleasing odor for the Lord – Lev.1:9. The problem is my neighbors. They claim the odor is not pleasing to them. should I smite them?

    5. I have a neighbour who insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself, or should I ask the police to do it?

    6. A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is an abomination, Lev. 11:10, it is a lesser abomination than homosexuality. I don’t agree. Can you settle this? Are there ‘degrees’ of abomination?

    7. Lev. 21:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I have a defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear reading glasses. Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there some wiggle-room here?

    8. Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed, including the hair around their temples, even though this is expressly forbidden by Lev. 19:27. How should they die?

    9. I know from Lev. 11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead pig makes me unclean, but may I still play football if I wear gloves?

    10. My uncle has a farm. He violates Lev.19:19 by planting two different crops in the same field, as does his wife by wearing garments made of two different kinds of thread (cotton/polyester blend). she also tends to curse and blaspheme a lot. Is it really necessary that we go to all the trouble of getting the whole town together to stone them? Lev.24:10-16. shouldn’t we just burn them to death at a private family affair, like we do with people who sleep
    with their in-laws? (Lev.. 20:14)

    I know you have studied these things extensively and thus enjoy considerable expertise in such matters, so I’m confident you can help.

    Thank you again for reminding us that God’s word is eternal and unchanging.

    Your adoring fan.

    James M. Kauffman,
    Ed.D. Professor Emeritus,
    Dept. Of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education
    University of Virginia

    PS (It would be a damn shame if we couldn’t own a Canadian)”

  • Nick

    #52 I will be happy to take the “consequences” of voting for Obama. Let me examine them. He seeks to honor our country by its founding principals of equality and freedom for all people. I’m sorry if he doesn’t do your bidding in favor or marginalizing groups of people. We are a nation of all faiths, all colors, and many different beliefs. Obama serves all of us, not just the ones that feel he should repress other in favor of their twisted ideas and twisted idea of God.

    Tell me this, who has a better understanding of American principals…..those that respect the rights of all persons, honors equal protections for all Americans, believes in the separate of Church and State. We are not theocracy. If you want that then their are plenty of countries to travel to that can provide you with all the religious beatings you can handle. BTW, which religion should run the country, yours I’m guessing.

    Don’t confuse not getting your way with an attack on religion. That is not the case. Obama has respected religion, but has not allowed it to take over the government or control the lives of Americans. We have a choice. As someone that believes in the Constitution I respect fully anyone’s right to believe as they like whether that be Christian or any other religion, as long as it is not pushed on me or put in a position where it dictates how Americans live. We are secular as much as all of you will hate that, its the truth. Point blank, a Christian Theocracy scares me just as much as an Islamic Theocracy. They are essentially the same in their idea of controlling the masses. Religion in government policy has proven to be disastrous as Religion teaches people to go against everything that works properly. The catholic faith is strictly against contraception which has been proven to be vital to today’s society not only for sexual activity but for health reasons. The facts bare out the benefits fully. That is only one small example. So with respect, practice your beliefs anyway you like, but keep it out of our government and stop using it in the opposite manner than Christ intended. The god I grew up with didn’t seek to repress and harm people with his word. God didn’t sit in an ivory tower peering down on the masses. He was in the streets defending the very people that conservatives attack in today’s society. “He who helps the needy honors me” “Let ye without sin cast the first stone.”

  • Linda Larson

    You watch…..Mr O will walk his way right back in…..I thought this was “Land of the Free”!!!!!! What have we become! No one should be FORCED to do ANYTHING they do NOT believe in

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  • John Smith

    This is completely bogus. No chaplains will be forced to do gay marriages. No chaplain can be required to do anything contrary to his/her own conscience or the guidelines of his endorsing agent. This is settled in military doctrine and in law. Military regulations are very clear. Don’t listen to any article on this subject unless it shows some familiarity with actual military regulations. In the case of the Army, AR 165-1. Look it up.

    This legislation would, however, restrict the religious liberty of liberal protestants who want to perform a ceremony which is either religious in nature only, or that is protected by civil law in certain jurisdictions. It would restrict certain chaplains from following their conscience. How is that a protection of religious liberty? If a ceremony is in the Book of Common prayer, how can a Baptist chaplain tell a subordinate Anglican chaplain that he may not perform it in the chapel?

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