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carpendodd On August - 17 - 2012

Military Chaplains Forum Revealed, Takes on Religious Bigotry

By Tom Carpenter

For five years an ad hoc group of retired and active duty Chaplains have been working under the radar to assist LGB service members and prepare the way for repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) law. By filing a brief in support of the federal trial court’s decision in the case of Log Cabin Republicans v. US that DADT is unconstitutional on Monday, April 4, 2011, the Forum on the Military Chaplaincy has become public.  It is now fully engaging the forces of religious bigotry.

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