And on a completely unrelated note, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe has introduced a bill, the “Military Religious Freedom Act,” that would effectively ban any marriages or “marriage-like ceremonies” on military bases that were not between one man and one woman.
Currently, military chaplains are allowed to perform ceremonies that are in accordance with the state where their base is located.
The news release from Inhofe’s office featured the great one-two punch of why some rights are more equal than others:
1. This is about religious freedom, using arguments pulled from fever dreams about oppressed pastors being forced at gunpoint to wed
extraordinarily sassy and disrespectful drag queens; and 2. This is all
Obama’s fault. “Since the repeal of the military’s ‘don’t ask, don’t
tell’ policy, [President Obama and his administration] have begun to
pressure military chaplains to fall in line with their liberal same-sex
marriage agenda. This bill protects military chaplains from being forced
to go against their conscience and religious beliefs in regard to this
issue. This is something that chaplains that serve this country need and
So it’s the military chaplains who deserve this law.
what about the gay men and women wearing the uniform and sworn to
defend the liberty of all Americans, including the guy in the suit with
the flag pinned to his lapel who is seeking to lessen their liberty?
Well, perhaps not them so much.