I want to comment on the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" vote and the direction of the Republican Party.
Congress has said "yes" to open homosexuality in the military. Over the loud and passionate pleas from Senator John McCain, and concerns expressed by military leaders who serve in combat, the Senate caved to homosexual activists, joined President Obama in his attempt to appease the activists and retain their vote, and said yes to a social experiment that will have both "intended" and "unintended" consequences.
The homosexual victory was aided by a number of Republicans. McCain was not one of them. He said of our fighting men and women, "They will do what is ask of them, but don't think there won't be consequences."
I'm reminded of Judge Robert H. Bork's bestselling 1996 book, "Slouching Towards Gomorrah," in which he graphically points out the moral decline in America and, if continued, the certain consequences.
You have witnessed another step down a slippery moral decline. And there will be consequences.
The Alliance Defense Fund issued a statement following the vote saying, "The Senate's cave-in to pressure from activists to impose homosexual behavior on our military will place troops' religious liberties in unprecedented jeopardy."
They say the first casualty will likely be the religious freedom of chaplins. They say they will defend them in court.
The Republican Party.
Several Republicans joined President Obama, Harry Reid and others in pushing the homosexual agenda forward. Many were silent on important social issues during the recent election.
There is growing discussion about the core positions of the Republican Party. There has been an orchestrated effort within the Party to advise candidates to avoid the issues of "marriage" and "abortion" and move toward the so-called center.
On January 3rd, Americans for Tax Reform and The Susan B. Anthony List is co-hosting the 2011 RNC Chairman's debate, which will include those candidates running for RNC Chairman.
The Chairman's view on marriage, abortion, family, etc. as core issues, significantly shapes the position the Party takes on these issues.
You can participate in deciding which questions will be asked of the candidates by clicking here and going to RNCdebate.org . The most requested questions will be asked of the candidates.
You will be asked to register and will receive a password. I'm personally comfortable with it, although it could put your name on additional lists to which you may want to unsubscribe.
Please note question #24 which deals with marriage. There are a number of other interesting questions in play as well.
I personally think there is value in participating in this and I will be doing so. I believe the published results will have an impact.
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