Friday, June 03, 2011

Sen. Mitch McConnell--No Comment On Gay Marriages in Military

No comment?

But Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) is Minority Leader in the Senate. The highest ranking Republican in the Senate.

He says he supports the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), but "hasn't given any thought" as to whether it should apply to the US Military across the board.

"Hasn't given any thought?"

You will recall several weeks ago the Office of the Chief of Navy Chaplains announced that homosexual Navy personnel could begin getting "married" in Navy chapels and that Navy chaplains could perform the ceremonies.

Public outcry. CNSNEWS broke the story and people like us started talking and writing about it and House Armed Services Committee Chairman, Todd Akin (R-Mo), immediately introduced an amendment to the Defense authorization bill blocking the Chief's order.

Within a day, the Navy Chaplin's Office reversed itself saying the order was, "suspended until further notice."

It's important that the most powerful Republican in the Senate "hasn't even thought about it," yet.

CNSNEWS followed up with the Senator this week. What they discovered is not encouraging.

The House Defense authorization must now be reconciled with a Senate version and then voted upon by the Senate, which will likely happen within the next couple of weeks.

Sen. McConnell is the most powerful Republican in the Senate, here's the conversation.

CNSNEWS asked Sen. McConnell personally, "Do you believe the federal law, the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) should apply to the US Military across the board?"

McConnell: "I support the Defense of Marriage Act. I haven't given any thought, frankly, to the question you asked, and, therefore I think I'll probably not respond."

No Thought. No response.

CNSNEWS to McConnell's press this past Tuesday, by email, regarding Rep. Akin's amendment: "Does Senator McConnell agree with that amendment?"

McConnell's office: "Sen. McConnell was asked about the House DOD bill at his press conference this past Friday, to which he said he supported DOMA, he also said he hasn't had a chance to look at the details of the House-passed bill...I don't have anything beyond what he said on Friday, but feel free to stay in touch on this."

Alliance Defense Fund is preparing to sue the federal government for the protection of religious freedom if the Senate does not pass the bill with the provision.

Conservative Christians are looking for leadership not only on fiscal issues, but social issues that are very important to millions of us. This does not look like leadership.

Unless Senator McConnell puts actions to what he says he believes, many will not hear what he believes as clearly as they will see what he believes by what he does.

Perhaps the Senator should give that some thought and those in his office who read this might pass it along.

Ronald Reagan once said, "Our people look to us for leadership and nobody can provide it if we don't. But we won't be very effective leaders unless we can rise above the bureaucracies and give our governments a strong push in the right direction."

Senator McConnell, this is a time to rise and push in the right direction.

Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Active. Be Prayerful.

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Gary Randall
President
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8 comments:

  1. Well said, Gary. Glad he isn't running for president.

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  2. I'm disappointed with Senator McConnell but not really surprised. If we had had true Republican leadership in the early part of the decade, the Dems would never have been able to seize control of Congress in 2006 and subsequently wreck the country.

    Long live the Tea Party!

    Van and Danny
    Camas, WA

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  3. Republicans are having a hard time finding their true identity and communicating their most important messages. We can't even seem to communicate our true position on medicare and medicade. We need true leadership. We will be facing the same situation when Rob McKenna runs for govenor. He will try to get values voters behind him even though he doesn'd support us. He and his surrogates will say he is better than Insley. That isn't leadership. Thanks Gary. Let's find some leadership.

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  4. "the Dems would never have been able to seize control of Congress in 2006 and subsequently wreck the country."

    ROTHFLMAO!!!! Van,Danny, I'd like to introduce you two to my friend reality. You might want to get to know it.

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  5. It takes Jesus to sanctify the gold that's in the temple doesn't it?

    This nation does need to return to God and all that he gave us that a nation should be built upon. Marriage as God ordained from the beginning is one of those pillars.

    Let's pray against the spirit of compromise.

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  6. Let's pray for the Senator.

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  7. Really the gay marriage is a loosing issue for the GOP , politicall discernment tells us this . I really think Christians need to consider getting out of this politcal debate by using Christ as a supporter for it . For one gay marriage which I oppose , does not change our God . Just as slavery during our early history did not change our God . I am not speaking to the similiarity of slavery and the gay issue , just that our culture has turned . When slavery was the law of the land, did we loose our spiritual connection with the Lord ?


    Politically we are unable to debate the gay issue , it is a civil rights issue now . Sexual orienation being a civil right changed the parameters of the debate . The economy has more to do with gay marriage then politcal activitism. When the democrats win office , more rights are given to gays , when republicans win elections those rights are not taken away , its impossible to take away privildeges already given . Look at our entitlements , it is just is political suicide . The majority of the population basically could care less. At least not enough to vote over whelmingly for either political on the issue one way or the other . But slowy and surely , the only attention is given to those who speak against it . Thats why the republicans are running away from the issue . Its a loosing issue politcally . Actually the best way to stop gay marraige in my opinion is by beating democrats on other issues . But that only prolongs what I believe will happen .

    Gay issues will eventually win the day . I don't think its a good idea for families , or gays for that matter . What has accompanied gay rights is the devalueing gender roles and culture that supports families . Plus you see an incrediblibe amount of intolerance to all thos of religious beliefs from a traditiona Bibical understanding .

    But lighten up , perhaps a better ministry would be helping the poor and putting nothing before God in our lives .

    Mick

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  8. Doesn't anybody understand that Senator McConnell is gay?

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