Douglas Wilson has a good point about the question of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal — that the military is already not full of righteous behavior, but this is about which servicemen we discipline:
Anybody who has spent any time in the military knows that it is not a bastion of righteous behavior. If you join, you will serve alongside fornicators and drunks, and you will learn how to work together with them. Adding patriotic poofters to the mix is a non-issue, and barely worth discussing.
The issue is this. Homosexual behavior in the ranks is now being considered as a protected and honorable lifestyle choice. This means that if an evangelical Christian witnesses to his crewmates, and he says that Jesus died to liberate them from their sins, and somebody says, “Like what, fer instance,” he can still say “drunkenness, cocaine use, gambling away your family’s paycheck, sleeping with hookers in Naples, laziness, stealing, and adultery.” But if he now includes sodomy, then if someone complains about him (and someone will), the witnessing Christian will be subject to the discipline of the service.
Wilson closes with this:
It was the case that someone could be discharged from the service for openly defying the law of God. We are not moving from that to a neutral position. We are moving from that to a position that will discipline servicemen for honoring the law of God. There is no middle ground.
(All emphases in the original)
The enemies of the truth always want to pervert law to call evil good and good, evil. Look how impossible it is for a nation to chart its course apart from the law of God.