DOD Pride Month

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  1. SolaSaint

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    I work for DOD and today we received an e-mail message concerning the DOD proclaiming June to be DOD Pride Month. They didn't put gay in the title but didn't have to for in the body of the message the article's author proclaimed how wonderful it is for Lesbian, gay and bisexual members to now openly serve, and how awful it was to live under the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" days. The article gushed on about the LGBT crowd and their pride.

    As a 34 year member of the USAF I have a great deal of difficulty in this celebration. I know I don't have to engage in it and I'm not forced to like it either, at least not yet. However I am sickened at what our military has become. I was scolded for sharing Christ in an e-mail just a few weeks ago and now I have to watch LGBT members gloat about their sin and call it pride. Christians are to shut up while vile perverts celebrate their immorality. I don't know what any specific celebration events will look like at Bases and Forts throughout the Armed Forces, but I'd say it would be safe to keep children away for who knows what they will do, maybe a drag queen contest.

    I'm truly considering retiring ASAP, what would you do? Thanks and God bless.

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  2. Earth Wind and Fire

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    Ooooh boy...that is hard....can you go with full pension?
     
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    Retire. It's not worth it, especially if you get the full pension.

    IMO the military is one of the worst places for a Christian to work for a multitude of reasons. This just adds more crushing weight to the burden.
     
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    Retire if u can.
     
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    Might surprise you, given I served for 20 years myself, in a military that didn't tolerate aberrant behavior of any kind, LGBT or otherwise. Nonetheless, I say "Stick it out."

    The agenda of the LGBTs is to drive out their opposition, silence objection, and force acceptance. As long as there is one man or woman who won't buckle, they lose. Besides, no matter how vocal and vulgar they get, they are still less than one percent of the population, and they really can't directly affect you on a daily basis unless you've got one in the next office or cubicle.

    Pray for God's guidance, obviously, but if you don't have to stomach them directly, hang in there. Love them, tell them the truth, and represent Christ. Godspeed, Sola, whatever you decide to do.
     
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    You have my prayers and support. Regardless of these fairly trivial differences here, we are still of the same fold and folk and I praise you for your faithfulness in witnessing.

    I'd recommend seeing what options you have to transfer into the private sector and then start making the move if that's your desire. Maybe you can move and start doing some additional education which seems to be a passion for you.

    We need faithful Christians in all places, but it is difficult when those places are making nearly impossible to be faithful and true.

    You're a fine Christian and wonderful thinker. I hope you find your calling and make this decision with discernment and wisdom. :)
     
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    Thanks for the kind words all. I am planning on retirement in the near future. I really can't afford it right now but I also cannot afford to stay with an organization that touts sin in this way. I can only imagine what the future will look like. We may all have to become like Monks and build reclusive communities. God bless you all.
     
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    The DOD was given the info and is expected to act: http://www.acc.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123353782

    But it's expected of everyone in the country, and is meant to be celebrated and recognized by the nation:

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press...esbian-gay-bisexual-and-transgender-pride-mon
     
  9. Salty

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    Going on from what TNC said - I would add - what would the Apostle Paul have done in your place.
     
  10. JonC

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    I respectfully disagree. The military is a microcosm of society…perhaps more so today than in years past. Just as our culture is a mission field for the child of God, so is the service for Christian service members. I have witnessed several soldiers drawn to Christ…some are now active in the ministry of local churches. While I do have an issue with the chaplain program, I do not understand how it is a poor field for the believer. I view the military as a field of opportunity.

    Personally, I am glad “Don’t ask - Don’t’ tell” has been abolished. It was a horrible policy (it was a policy of dishonesty). While I don’t like where our military stands on the issue, at least it is more honest about where it has stood (with a few exceptions) since the Clinton era. That said, I cannot say that the direction of our military (and our nation) had nothing to play in my decision to retire. Now I am even more grateful to have made the decision.
     
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    You work in the world. Don't be surprised that the world acts like the world. Perhaps the LGBT types are flaunting their unrepentant sin because they see so many in the Baptist and evangelical church flaunting their sin?

    If they are outside the church, be a beacon of light in the midst of it. It's not going away. Preach the Gospel and prayerfully some will be saved.

    Just remember that this is the same government that okays the killing of babies, adults, and is okay with divorce.
     
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    I tend to disagree. Again, it's the world. Are we gonna retire from the world just because we think it's gotten too sinful?

    Christians who want to see others saved and snatched from the fires need to become ecstatic about being in a place of darkness where they can shine some light.
     
  13. Zaac

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    I hope that was just you being facetious. :laugh:
     
  14. JohnDeereFan

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    What you do is a matter of conscience and I would support you, either way, as I see the argument for staying to be a good witness, but I also see the argument that the military is becoming increasingly hostile and onerous to the Christian.

    Personally, if I had it to over again and I was faced with the option of enlisting today, I wouldn't, simply because I just don't trust the current CiC as far as I can throw him.

    But, back to the issue at hand. We've certainly come a long way from the court-martial of Lt. Frederick Enslin, haven't we?
     
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    What was the source of the email and under whose authority was it issued?
     
  16. SolaSaint

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    I'm not at work right now so I'm not sure of the source, just google 'DOD pride month". The e-mail was from our headquarters in San Antonio, TX, we get daily news feeds from them.
     
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    Good word Zaac, we do need to be ecstatic about the gospel in this lost and dying world. And I was joking about the Monk thing.
     

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