***Special message at the end for all conservative Christians reading this post. Don't freak out.***

In light of my recent reading on homosexuality, I, as a non-military person, do not see what good purpose the "don't ask, don't tell" policy accomplishes. Military policy already penalizes hetero sex within a unit (see interesting law article here). So I don't see how someone who is public about their homosexual desires, but adheres to military policy, like the heterosexuals, which prohibits intimate relations with fellow soldiers while deployed or on duty, should be drummed out of the military.

I don't see it.

I do see an issue with the potential of bullying. And I am not smart enough to solve that one, other than prohibiting teasing based on sexual desires.

****Special message here for religious conservatives like me****
This does not mean that I think homosexual expression is not a sinful act, just like I don't think any sexual act outside of marriage (hetero) is not sinful*. But the military ejects people on a confession of desire. That seems wrong to me.

*(A long discourse) Before Jesus leaves the planet, but after his resurrection, he tells the disciples, among other things, to teach disciples "to obey all that I have commanded you" (Matthew 28:20).

Previously, Jesus taught on marriage. In the context of easy divorce, Jesus replies,
4 "Haven't you read the Scriptures?" Jesus replied. "They record that from the beginning 'God made them male and female.'
5 And he said, 'This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.'
6 Since they are no longer two but one, let no one separate them, for God has joined them together." (Matthew 19:4-6)
So this is Jesus's clear explanation of the principles of marriage. Two people, two genders, stay together. He goes onto say, if this is too hard, accept singleness (Matthew 19:12). So if we stay in the gospels, and stick with Jesus alone, he supports no-divorce marriages between men and women, and that is what he wanted his disciples to teach others who also follow Christ.


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