By Tony Perkins
“It’s only a question of when.” That’s what one lobbyist says about transgenders serving in America’s military. Three years into the disaster of open homosexual service, and the Left is already trying to check the next box on its wish list. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James seems intent on helping the cause, telling USA Todaythat lifting the ban would be a natural way to cap off the President’s LGBT legacy. “Times change,” she said. “From my point of view, anyone who is capable of accomplishing the job should be able to serve.”
Of course, we heard the same sound bites in 2011, when the radical Left wanted to throw open the door for homosexuals. Now, deep into the pro-homosexual era, Americans are finally seeing the consequences of that political correctness: sky-high sexual assaults, religious intolerance, record-low morale, and widespread job dissatisfaction.
So it’s even more surprising that Lee, less than a year on the job, is already in favor of rolling out the welcome mat for transgenders — a move that could shatter the military’s already fragile moral foundation. Even for the President, who’s spent six years using the military as a mule for his social agenda, injecting this kind of gender chaos into the ranks is a step too far. We need only to look to Houston or San Antonio to see what kind of madness this biological anarchy causes.
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The military can’t afford to waste more time and energy on political distractions that aren’t just devastating for people in that lifestyle — but for America’s mission at large. If the administration is interested in letting people serve openly, how about Christians? Or chaplains? While the President has been pulling gays and lesbians out of the closet, he’s been shoving men and women of faith in. If this is about pride and tolerance, then it’s time to extend that same courtesy to the majority of our service members, who’ve been living under the administration’s dark shadow of religious hostility far too long.
Tony Perkins is president of the Washington, D.C.-based Family Research Council. He is a former member of the Louisiana legislature where he served for eight years, and he is recognized as a legislative pioneer for authoring measures like the nation’s first Covenant Marriage law.
(Via FRC’s Washington Update. Tony Perkins’ Washington Update is written with the aid of FRC senior writers.)
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