This change has two important effects, I think:
First, it will enable thousands of present and future soldiers to pursue their careers on their merits, which is only as it should be.
Second, beyond these individual cases, repealing DADT strikes an important blow to the identification of war with masculinity, with heterosexuality, with America, and all three with God.
This identification is idolatry, pure and simple. But it is all too widespread in American Christianity, and it is way past time for it to be broken up.
Monday, December 20, 2010
This Friend speaks my mind
Chuck Fager, director of Quaker House, on the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell: