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Archive for October, 2012

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During the Forum presentation at the OutServe Conference, we were asked to provide a list of affirming chaplains. That effort is being undertaken. in the mean time, here is a ink to a listing of worldwide affirming Christian churches.

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    One of the workshops at the 2nd International OutServe Leadership Conference held at the Shades of Green Military Resort in Orlando Fla. from October 25-28, 2012 is “So you want to get Married at a Military Chapel?” In preparation for the presentation, the Forum contacted the offices of the Chiefs of Chaplains to […]

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As you read about the hard time this couple is having,  just imagine how much more difficult it is for junior officers or enlisted personnel.

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The City council of Springfield, Missouri  was holding a public hearing on amending its nondiscrimination ordinance to include protections for LGBT citizens. A pastor rose in opposition to the change in  the law and what happened when he spoke will surprise you.

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  As the so called Chaplains Alliance for Religious Liberty(CARL) continues to push for legislation to prevent same gender marriages in installation Chapels, another Federal Court finds the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional. The decision in the case of Windsor v. United States written by a very conservative judge, Dennis Jacobs, appointed by President […]

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It’s been one year since Don’t Ask Don’t Tell has been repealed.  Open service has not harmed the U.S. military’s readiness, cohesiveness, or fighting capability.  There have been no instances or reports that any unit has suffered by having openly gay or lesbian troops serve. But repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell does not equate […]

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When word reached the Forum from the American Military Partner Association, that SSGT Dana Johnson, a member of the North Carolina National Guard, had been killed by an IED in Afghanistan earlier this month, we were concerned about how her wife would be treated by the Army. This was the first instance of a same […]

Categories: LGBT Rights
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By Tom Carpenter, attorney and former Marine Captain.    Intrepid– resolute fearlessness in meeting dangers or hardships and enduring them with fortitude. How fitting that the one-year anniversary of the repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law was celebrated on the USS Intrepid. On the actual date of the anniversary, September 20, I attended a screening […]

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“Pathways to Military Chaplaincy” Report

“Pathways to Military Chaplaincy” Report

The Forum on the Military Chaplaincy provided leadership for a consultation entitled “Pathways to Military Chaplaincy” held at Boston University School of Theology April 8-9, 2016. We are pleased to provide the summary and report from that very successful consultation.

DoD publishes new faith and belief codes

DoD publishes new faith and belief codes

This is a very important document for a number of reasons. It now recognizes many additional faith and belief groups including Humanists, Atheists, Agnostics, Pagans, Shamans,  etc.   Faith-and-Belief-Codes-for-Reporting-Personnel-Data-of-Service-Members

DoD Lifts Ban on Transgender Service.

DoD Lifts Ban on Transgender Service.

The Department of Defense has lifted the long standing ban on service by transgender citizens. This has been a thoroughly researched and vetted decision. The Department has issued both a press release and a memo on the new policy.