Gen. Conway: Homosexuals in Military Degrade Morale, Unit Cohesion

HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Aug. 19, 2010) Gen. James Conway, commandant of the Marine Corps, left, shakes the hand of Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Keeler during a tour of outposts and bases in Helmand Province. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Erin Kirk-Cuomo/Released)

Many general officers, especially those who work in Washington D.C. or are closely associated with the uppermost echelons of power, cannot wait to plant their nose up the posterior of the nearest available politician in the hopes it will get them another star or get them better invitations to the right cocktail parties. Whatever the dominant political “wisdom” of the day may be, these brown-nosed generals will fall all over themselves to parrot it for the cameras and for the right people.  They want to show that they have the “right thinking” to fit in with the cocktail circuit.

Marine Corps Commandant General James Conway is NOT one of those generals.  His concern is for what is right for the military, what best enables our armed forces to wage max-effective warfare on the enemy, and what best helps the troops do that.

General Conway recently gave an exclusive interview to Fox News in which he again stated allowing homosexuals to serve openly in the military would cause problems for our armed forces.

“When we take a survey of our Marines, by and large, they say that they are concerned that it will cause potential problems with regard to their order and discipline — that it will impact their sense of unit cohesion,” Conway said.

Right now, there are 20,000 Marines serving in Afghanistan. Conway told Fox he “wouldn’t hazard a guess” as to how many are gay, but he think it’s a small percentage, in the “low single digits.”

Conway says these few gays don’t cause a problem now because their homosexuality is not known publicly. But he said if their sexuality does become public, “90 to 95 percent of the Marines” he has informally surveyed are concerned about the consequences. Conway cited impromptu surveys he has conducted by a “show of hands” among Marines at town hall style meetings.

A couple of years ago, a survey commissioned by the pro-homosexual Human Rights Campaign and conducted by Hunter College found that 2.9% of Americans are homosexual. It is likely that at most 2.9% of military personnel are homosexual, but given the nature of military service and the prohibition against open homosexual behavior, the percentage is likely much less than 2.9%.

Before Bill Clinton came up with the asinine “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy of deliberately ignoring military regulations which clearly state homosexual behavior is incompatible with military service, the policy on homosexuality was very simple: it isn’t allowed.  In those days, people were screened upon recruitment for behaviors and factors which could interfere with military service or that were flatly incompatible with military service.  Those behaviors and factors included a variety of physical ailments, mental problems, felony records, drug use, and homosexual behavior. If at any time during military service evidence, even slight, arose that a soldier might be homosexual, the military conducted an investigation (as a former military policeman, I’ve been involved in such investigations) to determine the truth of the allegations, with those found to be true being discharged from military service.

The “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy muddies the waters by prohibiting the military from screening for this behavior upon recruitment (leaving the potential problem to arise later, after thousands and thousands of dollars have been spent on training, uniforms, equipment, deployments, etc), and from investigating minor problems before the become major.  But it is still better than allowing open homosexual behavior in the military.  When soldiers don’t know that their bunkmate is a homosexual, there could be a little doubt.  If they know their bunkmate is a homosexual, trust and unit cohesion will break down, and there will be problems that degrade military readiness.

The reasons homosexual behavior are incompatible with military service have been stated previously by General Conway, and I have outlined them several times myself. They are obvious to anyone who has serviced in the military, living in a barracks or serving in a forward area where living conditions with other soldiers are very close and intimate.  Military barracks can have two or more soldiers quartered in the same small room, or more people quartered per tent/hut/hooch/open bay.  There is little physical privacy, especially in deployed forward areas.  I won’t go into great detail about it here (I have already done so in other articles, and the links are provided in this article), but a commenter at the YouTube video featured below said it well:

I’m going through military training right now, and as part of the living conditions, we live in close quarters, and we have to take showers? naked in front of each other everyday. It’s normal that homosexuality, or a man who looks at another man, not as his brother, but as a woman, is a breach of trust between the natural bond and trust between brothers-in-arms.

The fact that gay partisans always seem to denigrate those who don’t follow their? agenda only hurt their own stated goals in the end.

You can see a few pictures of some of these close-quarter military living areas here; I took these pictures at an Army base where I spent about 6 weeks doing combat training. Any rational person (who has the courage to admit the truth) can look at these living conditions and understand why men (or women) would not want to be quartered in such close living conditions with a person of the same sex who viewed them as a target of sexual opportunity or desire.

Even despite decades of pro-homosexual propaganda from the “mainstream” media, most people at a minimum believe this is a policy best determined by the military which has to live intimately with the consequences of homosexual behavior in the ranks.

This recent judicial activism which attempts to force open homosexuality on the military (before the pro-homosexual democrats lose control of congress next month, and legislative hopes for a repeal of the ban are lost) have created great confusion, and have made matters much worse for our military leaders and troops.  We can ill afford such confusion and problems at any time in our military, least of all during war operations.

Thankfully, there are still a few men like General Conway around, and I pray the powers that be will listen to him, or at least feel enough caution to slow down and think.

During my 10 years in the U.S. Air Force, I had several opportunities to work alongside Marines.  I always said that I wouldn’t want to be one (they live a tough, disciplined life–more so than any other branch of service), but I thank God for them (for their willingness to live that kind of  life in defense of our nation).

With the testimony of General Conway, I am still thanking God for the U.S. Marine Corps.

30 Responses to “Gen. Conway: Homosexuals in Military Degrade Morale, Unit Cohesion”

  1. Yes, how horrible that this general has shared in the “evil, unAmerican bigotry” of his troops. How dare he recognize that homosexual behavior is aberrant, immoral, unhealthy, and troublesome in a military environment. Why should he waste his time clinging to reality when there is blissful ignorance to be enjoyed?

    If homosexuals want to serve in the military that bad, they can do what any person who wants to serve in the military can do: modify their behavior so that it conforms to military standards. If we want to continue having a winning military, we shouldn’t lower our standards to conform to the lowest common denominator.

    The purpose of the U.S. military is to bring devastating force on our enemies to protect us and our allies. It is not to make homosexuals feel better about their immoral behavior.

    Thankfully, while some generals are busy brown-nosing liberal politicians, there are still plenty of good leaders as well as good troops in the military who aren’t afraid to denounce this reprehensible behavior accordingly.

    The unfortunate thing is, if liberal social engineers succeed in forcing this on our military, many of them will get out of the service rather than put up with these amoral living conditions. We will have forced our best and most virtuous soldiers out, while welcoming with open arms those who are so morally bankrupt that they can’t even acknowledge how a penis and vagina are properly used.

  2. Your screed is apparent for what it is. I suggest you get some new arguments, as the obviously false ones you parrot are getting so old and worn out people are starting to laugh.

    Let a sane administration regain control of the military and you will hear such a loud sigh of relief from its top commanders that ever Eurot will hear it.

  3. You mean to tell me these risk-takers and heart-breakers are going to be afraid to say what they think about an issue as important as this? Please, go pull my other leg now. If Gen. Conway said 90-95% had enough sense to be concerned about the prospect of open homosexuality in the ranks, obviously 5-10% of the hands had to go up or not go up, depending on how the question was asked. Obviously some of these Marines had the courage to speak their mind when asked, but we’re supposed to believe most others did not? I’m running out of legs to pull. I spent 10 years in the military and have told plenty of colonels and a general or two what was on my mind. Sorry, I’m not buying the “They were too afraid to say anything” deception.Unrepentant felons can indeed cause trouble in the ranks, as well as the adulterers and drunk and disorderlies and drug-poppers and overspenders. Incidentally, that’ is why all these things are illegal under the UCMJ and military regulations, and are punishable.That is also why homosexual behavior is not permitted in the military. It is even more corrosive to morale, order and unit cohesion because it undermines trust among soldiers in an area of life where they should be able to be comfortable and secure: their home life. If this behavior is allowed openly in the military, soldiers will be subjected to additional stress and worry in their very living arrangements.And our politically correct Leftist leaders have made it clear they plan to punish any soldier who appears to be “homophobic” and unaccepting of the new sexual regime. These social engineering liberals have made the message clear: no complaints about your homosexual bunkmate, or you could find your military career over.Also, any chaplain who has the audacity to remain loyal to God’s Word will find himself unwelcome in the new military.That we should even consider trampling on the well-being of our best and most virtuous in order to accommodate an immoral and unhealthy sexual practice reveals a disturbing level of insanity in our culture.I, for one, will not acquiesce to that insanity, and thankfully neither will men like General Conway.

  4. My son has been a Marine for six years. His current enlistment was up in October and he struggled as to whether to re-enlist. He loves the Marine Corps and he has received numerous awards and commendations, including combat ribbons.

    He tells me that the Marines are losing NCOs at an alarming rate because they have no confidence in their commander-in-chief. The prospect of allowing open homosexuality in the services is another reason some good Marines are choosing to leave. Thomas decided to extend his enlistment for another six months, hoping that the craziness will begin to slow after November. We should all pray that that is so.

    The military should be guided by nothing less than national defense. It is no place for social experimentation.

  5. I hope conditions improve in the service after November; at least congress will hopefully be able to stabilize the damage of the Commander in Chief.

    We need men and women like Thomas in the military. I hope he finds it possible to stay. There was a time when I had a hope one or both of my children might serve at least for a time in the military. But while some of the finest Americans you’ll ever know still work there, things are getting so “confusing” that I’m not sure I could in good conscience recommend it to my children.

  6. I greatly admire and respect Gen. Conway and he is welcome to his views. But him stating that he has taken a ‘ show of hands’ unoffical survey of a tiny portion of Marines is meaningless. If this guy was standing over me as a 20 year old low ranking Marine and I knew how he felt, I would raise my hand to what ever he wanted me too ! Hell, if he were standing over me now, I probably would still get in his corner.
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    Let’s wait for a legitimate survey, which is that of Gen. David Petraeus.

  7. I greatly admire and respect Gen. Conway and he is welcome to his views. But him stating that he has taken a ‘ show of hands’ unoffical survey of a tiny portion of Marines is meaningless. If this guy was standing over me as a 20 year old low ranking Marine and I knew how he felt, I would raise my hand to what ever he wanted me too ! Hell, if he were standing over me now, I probably would still get in his corner.
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    Let’s wait for a legitimate survey, which is that of Gen. David Petraeus.

  8. In a sense, you’re right about the show of hands being meaningless. The problems open homosexuality in the military will being will happen regardless of whether anyone has the moral or practical foundation to realize that or not.

    As I said before, if 90-95% said they were concerned about it, 5-10% had the guts to speak their mind. There is no reason to believe the 90-95% were all a bunch of cowards.

    Ironically, I’d be willing to bet that if Petraeus came back with a survey which found the same results, it would suddenly become “illegitimate,” too. For those who dedicated to forcing this on the military, there can never be anything to dissuade them, not even degraded military readiness.

  9. The U.S. is one of the only developed nations that does not allow homosexuals to be open and ‘free’ in the military. Even Israel allows homosexuals in. If the moral of your troops is threatened and the unit is unable to work together with homosexuals present than where does the real issue lie? with the heterosexual troops. If these people cannot fight for their nation because a gay guy is fighting next to him than they have no business being in the military- they are being weak, fearful and irrational. If a unit cannot do his duty in the presence of a homosexual, woman, African, Muslim or other, they are not fit to serve, plain and simple. Get with the program US, in another decade you will officially have as much freedom and social awarness as Africa.

  10. You have it backwards. If the homosexual considers their sexual pleasure more important than national defense, they have no business serving in the military.

    We should not expect our troops to lower their moral standards to accommodate this immoral and unhealthy sexual behavior and make homosexuals feel better.

    What other nations do to compromise the effectiveness and integrity of their military is none of my business. But having served a number of years in the military and understanding full well the kind of problems it will cause to allow this behavior in the ranks, I cannot and will not stand idly by to see our armed forces compromised by decadent social experimentation.

    The United States is the world’s greatest and most powerful nation in the world for a reason. We cannot afford to undermine our success–and ultimately our security–by catering to the lowest common denominator.

  11. “The whole world makes fun of America” because most of the world is like a pack of immature, spoiled brats that either (a) thinks America should sink to their level and despises us for refusing to do so, or (b) is simply envious of the greatness we have achieved precisely because, unlike the rest of the world, we have held high moral standards for most of our history. Rather than get its act together and rise to our level, the rest of the world would prefer to see us sink to its level.

    You see, you are so morally bankrupt and ignorant that you claim the socialist chains you wear in Canada are “freedoms.” You pay exorbitant taxes for a pathetic socialist health care system while your country depends on mine to keep you safe, and you call that “freedom.”

    Thank you for resoundingly proving my point. You may revel in mediocrity, and that is your prerogative, but most Americans do not.

  12. You have said and proven absolutely nothing. Judging by your lacking response coupled with your high assurance of yourself I can even immediately tell without question that you encompass far-right political views because you speak with absolutely no substance. “You see, you are so morally bankrupt and ignorant…” You have said nothing and the US has one of the worst social standards of any developed nation yet you deny fact and try to influence people by skipping around the subject. You sir have done absolutely nothing but proven my own point. I have had an aunt with cancer and cousin who had to get a brain tumour removed. If they were in your country they would either be dead or so broke they would wish they were dead. A monopoly on people’s health is never good. Furthermore you are being the ignorant one because you speak as if you actually were educated but you twist things to benefit yourself. Yes Canadians pay higher taxes but we are also paid more than Americans so after everything is paid Canadians and Americans make roughly the same amount but Canadians get more social benefits. Sure its great to be a perfectly fit individual who never ages but that is not the real world. So, once again, you have proven me to be the mature, sensible and logical one while you continue to twist words and warp concepts to appeal to your ignorant side. All people, not just you, and Canadian and American alike need to stop spewing garbage before they think and consider what they are saying and view things from all angles. I see the world from all sides and thats something that you will never have the benefit to see simply because you dont want too. I am a student, I go to McMaster University and I am focusing on Sociology and International Relations. I know what I am talking about so there is no point in trying- I didn’t even argue with kids when I was one and I am not going to do it now.

  13. Furthermore I would like to add that, yes, your right, much of the second and third world HATES America for those reasons but they are nosebleed nations that are of no significance precisely because they completely lack civil social standards and cause more harm than good. However, I was referring to people making FUN of Americans to which your comment makes no sense. Obviously not all Americans are ignorant and uneducated and obviously there are many Americans that have some knowledge of geography, history, political science and other fields or else you guys wouldn’t be where you are now. It is the most vocal people who make the mark however and far to often the most vocal in the US are also the most ignorant which casts a shadow over your otherwise educated and intellectual people. I am not looking for a fight, I am just looking for some true, well thought intellegence. To tell people to look at all sides and consider all options before they speak. You may be ignorant but you are by no means an idiot and as such you know just as well as I do of the dangers of false or slanted information. Most people are sheep, some are leaders, you have the leader personality so put it to good use. If you are so proud of your moral standards then go out and be the best and brightest you can be. I am only here to encourage active minds and intellectual prowess, everyone has the right to speak but only the great speak that which is true.

  14. You are the epitome of speaking with no substance. I have provided near voluminous information which explains in painful detail why allowing homosexual behavior in the military isa bad idea, and you respond with the typical liberal/homosexual activist “logic” of “I want I want I want.”

    I hate to burst your bubble and expose you to the shock of reality, but grownups are under no obligation to entertain your delusions or the delusions of other homosexual activists. The behavior is aberrant, immoral, and unhealthy, and it has no place in the U.S. military. If homosexuals want to sodomize each other that badly, they can do so…outside of our military.

  15. If you were looking for some true, well thought intelligence, you came to the right place. Unfortunately it seems that like the infant you can’t handle meat but needs milk instead, you can’t handle true, well thought out intelligence.

    America has been great and remains great precisely because we have upheld those civil social standards. In lending faux legitimacy to an unnatural, immoral and unhealthy sexual behavior, we risk undoing all of that. We should not lower our civil social standards to appease the lowest common denominator…or nations that would prefer to see us descend to their level.

    I served for 10 years in the military, both Stateside and overseas, and have known a number of homosexuals over the course of my life. I have also studied the disorder of homosexuality to considerable extent, and so more than meet the criteria you mentioned regarding looking at all sides and considering all options before I speak.

    The overwhelming and uniform evidence reveals that morally, scientifically, medically and practically, homosexual behavior is aberrant and unhealthy. I realize that for the person who desperately wants to practice it and be accepted for practicing it, this is a real bummer. But facts are tenacious and sometimes inconvenient things.

    There is no reason whatsoever to force this harmful and troublesome behavior on our military, and a host of reasons to continue excluding it from the ranks. The U.S. military is the best, most successful military in the world, and smart people don’t mess with success.

  16. Speaking totally without substance, Adam, I’m glad you’re in Canada. Please keep it that way.

  17. If you were looking for some true, well thought intelligence, you came to the right place. Unfortunately it seems that like the infant you can’t handle meat but needs milk instead, you can’t handle true, well thought out intelligence.

    America has been great and remains great precisely because we have upheld those civil social standards. In lending faux legitimacy to an unnatural, immoral and unhealthy sexual behavior, we risk undoing all of that. We should not lower our civil social standards to appease the lowest common denominator…or nations that would prefer to see us descend to their level.

    I served for 10 years in the military, both Stateside and overseas, and have known a number of homosexuals over the course of my life. I have also studied the disorder of homosexuality to considerable extent, and so more than meet the criteria you mentioned regarding looking at all sides and considering all options before I speak.

    The overwhelming and uniform evidence reveals that morally, scientifically, medically and practically, homosexual behavior is aberrant and unhealthy. I realize that for the person who desperately wants to practice it and be accepted for practicing it, this is a real bummer. But facts are tenacious and sometimes inconvenient things.

    There is no reason whatsoever to force this harmful and troublesome behavior on our military, and a host of reasons to continue excluding it from the ranks. The U.S. military is the best, most successful military in the world, and smart people don’t mess with success.

  18. As far as I know, no one is pushing a heterosexual sodomy agenda. No one that I have heard of is demanding that society accept heteroesxual sodomy as legitimate. I also am completely unaware of any actual or theoretical efforts to force the U.S. military to allow open heterosexual sodomy in the ranks. Maybe you know something I don’t, but maybe you’re just hopeing I’ll go fishing for red herring. Sorry, no sale.

    I realize that as a homosexual activist, you do not like the truth of my statement that “The behavior is aberrant, immoral, and unhealthy, and it has no place in the U.S. military. If homosexuals want to sodomize each other that badly, they can do so…outside of our military.” You are entitled to not like it, but you cannot rationally refute it.

    The doctrine of every major religion teaches that homosexual behavior is contrary to God’s design for human sexuality and is a sin. It is without question an immoral behavior.

    Our sex organs are obviously created to function heterosexually; their shape, function and complimentary nature make this clear. This simple scientific and anatomical truth.

    A survey conducted a couple of hears ago at the behest of the pro-homosexual group Human Rights Campaign found that only 2.9% of the population is homosexual. Since the definition of “aberrant” is “straying from the right or normal way” and ” deviating from the usual or natural type,” it is obvious that this behavior is indeed aberrant and unnatural, as well as immoral.

    The health data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as well as numerous other health departments, medical journals and studies consistently reveal tremendous health risks associated with homosexual behavior, including but not limited to AIDS, other STDs, hepatitis, anal cancer, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, suicide and domestic violence. It is, without a doubt, a very dangerous behavior. This is why homosexuals are not allowed to donate blood in the United States.

    If telling the truth is “monstrous” or “hostile,” then I plead “Guilty” along with the CDC, Miriam Webster’s Dictionary, and God himself.

    It is sadly humorous that you claim I am out of touch with reality when you maintain that sticking a penis into another man’s anus (or other homosexual practices) is normal, natural and healty, even in the face of a tidal wave of evidence to the contrary. It would be hilarious, were it not for all the suffering associated with this behavior.

    You would do yourself and society a great service by abandoning the pro-homosexual propaganda you have injested and allow your opinions to be informed by facts.

  19. Adam of Canada, I never lose when I stick to facts and logic. What a pity it is that despite your study of sociology you would rather consume pro-homosexual propaganda and pop-culture pap than genuine information.

    If you’d like to advocate the reinstitution of slavery and misuse the Bible to do it, I suppose even Canada is free enough to allow you to advocate that (though apparenlty it can’t handle the truth about homosexual behavior, since telling the truth about homosexual behavior in the “enlightened” country of Canada is considered “hate speech.” However, I can’t join you in pushing for slavery, either, so you’ll have to go that one without me, too.

    But it was the counsel of the Bible in the Old Testament that set revolutionary protections for slaves as well as free domestic servants. It was the New Testament that set the revolutionary standard that all human beings are of equal value in God’s sight, and set the stage for the eventual demise of slavery in the west with the work of Wilberforce in the UK and numerous abolitionists in the US.

    Maybe actual facts and scientific information can’t make it through your liberal filter, but I already covered this, and it reveals how sadly misled you are by pro-homosexual propaganda. Even a child can look at human biology and understand that males and females were created to function in a heterosexual fashion. How sad that you can’t even grasp what a child instinctively understands.

    Speaking of Asia, perhaps you were unaware that the Chinese reported about a year or so ago that homosexuals in Beijing have an AIDS rate ten times that of prostitutes. That alone should scare any rational person away from this behavior.

    You are also flatly incorrect on your assertion that “A homosexual twin always has a homosexual twin, whether raised apart or seperately.” Even distorted, pro-homosexual “studies” don’t make such an outrageous claim. The most that has been claimed has been about half the time, and even then the environmental factor is not discredited.

    I’m beginning to conclude that you aren’t even concerned with knowing what you’re talking about. I think you’re just making up stuff as you go along. It’s become very clear that you operate unencumbered by facts, logic, reason or morality. Sorry, I have no time for frauds, liars, or the factually sloppy, and I’ve already wasted enough time on you as it is.

    Consider yourself banished back to your liberal fantasy world where up is down, left is right and right is wrong.

  20. Adam,
    Thanks for fighting to good fight. Please don’t waste any more of your time trying to convince Mr. Ellis. It’s obvious he has his own viewpoint and that it differs from yours (and mine).

    As a child, my mother read to my brother and me from the New Testament. She felt that Jesus was not only God’s son and our savior, but he was sent here to teach us how to love, help others, and forgive. He did not pass judgement on others and never spread words of hatred. He only loved others for whom they were and tried to lead them to God. I know it’s a simplified version & interpretation, but truth is, I’m a better person and loved equally by God (as are you and Mr. Ellis). It’s not anyone’s place to judge or condemn other’s except for God – and that is between the individual & God.

    I wish you both well & leave you with one of my favorites from my friend, “Matthew”:

    Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

    Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

    Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.

    Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they will be filled.

    Blessed are the merciful, for they shall be shown mercy.

    Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

    Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the sons of God.

    Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

    Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

  21. Adam,
    Thanks for fighting to good fight. Please don’t waste any more of your time trying to convince Mr. Ellis. It’s obvious he has his own viewpoint and that it differs from yours (and mine).

    As a child, my mother read to my brother and me from the New Testament. She felt that Jesus was not only God’s son and our savior, but he was sent here to teach us how to love, help others, and forgive. He did not pass judgement on others and never spread words of hatred. He only loved others for whom they were and tried to lead them to God. I know it’s a simplified version & interpretation, but truth is, I’m a better person and loved equally by God (as are you and Mr. Ellis). It’s not anyone’s place to judge or condemn other’s except for God – and that is between the individual & God.

    I wish you both well & leave you with one of my favorites from my friend, “Matthew”:

    Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

    Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

    Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.

    Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they will be filled.

    Blessed are the merciful, for they shall be shown mercy.

    Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

    Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the sons of God.

    Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

    Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

  22. ORChapin, I’m glad your mother read to you from the Bible as a child. It’s unfortunate, however, that she seems to have failed to read to you of God’s holiness and his standards. Missing also seems to be the passages where Jesus told us to repent of our sins, and told the woman caught in adultery to “go and sin no more;” Jesus most assuredly passed judgement on sin. It also seems she failed to read to you of the multiple instances in both Old and New Testaments where God made it clear that human sexuality is to be expressed between a man and woman in marriage, and that homosexual behavior is a sin that he condemns. I think she let you down, too, on reading you those passages that tell Christ-followers not to lead other people into sin, but to warn them away from it.

    – Genesis 2:24 Where God outlined his design for human sexuality: “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.”

    – Genesis 19 where men of Sodom wanted to have sex with the male angels, and it was called a “wicked thing”

    – Leviticus 18:22 “Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable.”

    – Leviticus 20:13 “‘If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable.”

    – Judges 19 In Gibeah where “wicked men” wanted to have sex with a Levite man, and it was called a “disgraceful thing”

    – Mark 10:6-8 Jesus reaffirms God’s design for human sexuality: “But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female.’ ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one.”

    – Romans 1:26-27 where the Bible talks about “godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness” and says “Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.”

    – 1 Corinthians 6:9 says, among other habitual sins, homosexuals “will not inherit the kingdom of God”

    – 1 Timothy 1:10 condemns “men who practice homosexuality”

    – Ezekiel 3:18 says, “When I say to a wicked man, ‘You will surely die,’ and you do not warn him or speak out to dissuade him from his evil ways in order to save his life, that wicked man will die for his sin, and I will hold you accountable for his blood.”

    – “Matthew 18:6 says, “But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.”

    Hopefully you come to admit and agree with God’s standard, and repent of leading people into sin before it’s too late for you to repent. You don’t want to face God after having led another person into believing their sin was not sin.

  23. ORChapin, I’m glad your mother read to you from the Bible as a child. It’s unfortunate, however, that she seems to have failed to read to you of God’s holiness and his standards. Missing also seems to be the passages where Jesus told us to repent of our sins, and told the woman caught in adultery to “go and sin no more;” Jesus most assuredly passed judgement on sin. It also seems she failed to read to you of the multiple instances in both Old and New Testaments where God made it clear that human sexuality is to be expressed between a man and woman in marriage, and that homosexual behavior is a sin that he condemns. I think she let you down, too, on reading you those passages that tell Christ-followers not to lead other people into sin, but to warn them away from it.

    – Genesis 2:24 Where God outlined his design for human sexuality: “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.”

    – Genesis 19 where men of Sodom wanted to have sex with the male angels, and it was called a “wicked thing”

    – Leviticus 18:22 “Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable.”

    – Leviticus 20:13 “‘If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable.”

    – Judges 19 In Gibeah where “wicked men” wanted to have sex with a Levite man, and it was called a “disgraceful thing”

    – Mark 10:6-8 Jesus reaffirms God’s design for human sexuality: “But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female.’ ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one.”

    – Romans 1:26-27 where the Bible talks about “godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness” and says “Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.”

    – 1 Corinthians 6:9 says, among other habitual sins, homosexuals “will not inherit the kingdom of God”

    – 1 Timothy 1:10 condemns “men who practice homosexuality”

    – Ezekiel 3:18 says, “When I say to a wicked man, ‘You will surely die,’ and you do not warn him or speak out to dissuade him from his evil ways in order to save his life, that wicked man will die for his sin, and I will hold you accountable for his blood.”

    – “Matthew 18:6 says, “But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.”

    Hopefully you come to admit and agree with God’s standard, and repent of leading people into sin before it’s too late for you to repent. You don’t want to face God after having led another person into believing their sin was not sin.

  24. I serve in the Marine Corps and can tell you that it has nothing to do with the Commander-In-Chief as the reasons for the Corps losing Marines. It’s is the operational tempo of multiple deployments and war related stress.

  25. A great strain has been put on our troops with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as keeping the rest of the world stable. My hope is that we can reduce some of that in the near future, or commit enough spending to get more troops in the field to spread the burden around (I am a 10-year veteran).

    Thank you very much for your service to our country! May God bless and protect you!

  26. A great strain has been put on our troops with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as keeping the rest of the world stable. My hope is that we can reduce some of that in the near future, or commit enough spending to get more troops in the field to spread the burden around (I am a 10-year veteran).

    Thank you very much for your service to our country! May God bless and protect you!

  27. When the Republicans win both houses they should IMPEACH Judge Virginia Phillips.

  28. Mock my words there are going to be killings in the military over this and the blood will be on Judge Virginia Phillips hands.

  29. I certainly hope not. But I’m with you on impeaching this judge!

  30. I respect your opinion, but I have talked with dozens of Marines, including my son’s commanding officer, and they all have expressed concern about the future of the US military under the current leadership. You can read any of the military blogs and get the same impression.