Rep. Todd Akin R-MO, believes troops should be allowed to openly oppose gays and lesbians in the ranks
Rep. Akin has submitted this amendment to the defense budget :
The Armed Forces shall accommodate the conscience and sincerely held moral principles and religious beliefs of the members of the Armed Forces concerning the appropriate and inappropriate expression of human sexuality and may not use such conscience, principles, or beliefs as the basis of any adverse personnel action, discrimination, or denial of promotion, schooling, training, or assignment. […]
No member of the Armed Forces may (A) direct, order, or require a chaplain to perform any duty, rite, ritual, ceremony, service, or function that is contrary to the conscience, moral principles, or religious beliefs of the chaplain, or contrary to the moral principles and religious beliefs of the endorsing faith group of the chaplain; or (B) discriminate or take any adverse personnel action against a chaplain, including denial of promotion, schooling, training, or assignment, on the basis of the refusal by the chaplain to comply with a direction, order, or requirement prohibited by sub-paragraph (A).
Does the GOP fear homosexuals so much that they would seriously propose an amendment to the defense budget that would allow service members to openly violate UCMJ? Would they rather see the Armed Forces of this country destory itself rather than permit homosexuals to service the country they are citizens of?
This is new level of crazy that is bordering on reckless.