Our Leaders Embrace "Sodom"

US President Barack Obama has announced the ban on openly gay people serving in US military ended on September 20th.  In Washington, the President marked the day in a written statement, noting… “patriotic Americans in uniform will no longer have to lie about who they are in order to serve the country they love.”  The President continued by stating that, “Our armed forces will no longer lose the extraordinary skills and combat experience of so many gay and lesbian service members”. 

Isaiah 3:9 describes many of our Civilian and Military leaders today, men and women in leadership positions who have openly rejected God’s laws: The look on their faces is a witness against them. They show off their sin, just as the people of Sodom did. They don’t even try to hide it. How terrible it will be for them! They have brought trouble on themselves.

With the certification, Mr. Obama affirmed that he, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen have officially confirmed that the military is prepared, following extensive training and preparation, to implement December’s repeal of the law.

Under the US policy of DADT (Don’t ask, Don’t tell), established in 1993, gay people could serve in the military but could not acknowledge their orientation. The military was forbidden to inquire but was permitted to expel service members found to be gay. Britain, Israel, Canada, Australia, France and at least 20 other nations allow gays to serve openly.

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