So states President Obama. I am glad that President Obama had nothing to do with adopting the Bill of Rights.Obama: religious freedom provisions in defense bill ‘unnecessary and ill-advised’
WASHINGTON, D.C.,January 13, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Provisions that protect the conscience rights of military chaplains that were included in the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) are “unnecessary and ill-advised” said President Obama in a signing statement this week.
Section 533 of the defense bill was crafted in response to fears that the repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy under the Obama administration would lead to reprisals against chaplains who have moral objections to the homosexual lifestyle, or who refuse to perform same-sex “weddings.”
That section says that no member of the armed forces may “require a chaplain to perform any rite, ritual, or ceremony that is contrary to the conscience, moral principles, or religious beliefs of the chaplain.”
It also says that they may not “discriminate or take any adverse personnel action against a chaplain” for refusing to perform the ceremonies.
The language was introduced by former Rep. Todd Akin, R-Missouri.
While the president signed the bill with the conscience protections intact, he issued a signing statement criticizing them.
President Obama and his Administration have a track record that shows clearly a concerted effort to abolish and or subvert the inalienable right of Religious Freedom. I have a feeling that a few provisions, no matter how well intentioned, will matter not to a political machine that subverts a Constitution and God so easily.
President Obama remains “fully committed to continuing the successful implementation of the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, and to protecting the rights of gay and lesbian service members; Section 533 will not alter that,” he said.
How noble a cause -platitudes abound. However, reality is quite different when one actually delves beyond the theatrical surface and takes a look at the substance behind the stage curtains and beyond the glowing mass media reviews.
What I find odd, is that homosexual sex was never legal in the military yet President Obama continues to imply that repealing "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" was a watershed moment -a return to the homosexual sex freedom once enjoyed by downtrodden 'gay' beings?
What President Obama actually implies is that his administration is fully committed to continuing the successful legalization of homosexual sex in the military, and to protecting the homosexual sex rights of those service members who choose to engage in homosexual sex; any supposed Religious Freedoms that get in the way of this homosexual sex 'progress' will subverted.