An very important document that was presented to the Pentagon’s Comprehensive Working Group and leaders of Congress, We Are Family Too23June10, proved significant in the consideration of repeal of DADT.
LGBT101 was provided to the Pentagon Comprehensive Review Working Group during the period it studied the impact of repeal on the Force to educated the team about the preferred language to be used regarding LGBT service members and their families.
This white paper was submitted to the Chiefs of Chaplains by the Forum in 2009 and led to the tightening of regulations on the issue of Chaplain Confidentiality.
New “guidelines” promulgated by the Southern Baptist, Roman Catholic and fundamentalist Christian chaplain endorsers present a real dilemma for many military chaplains. Forum co-chair, Tom Carpenter, discusses the potential negative impact of these “guidelines” on service members and chaplains in an article entitled ” A “Crisis” Engineered to Subvert Good Order and Discipline.”
Forum member, Jason Torpy, addresses the various policies by military chaplain endorsers which have been promulgated after the United States Supreme Court decision in Windsor vs. United States which found section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional.
After the recent “guidelines” promulgated by the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, Forum co-chair, Tom Carpenter, asks a very simple question: How can Southern Baptist military chaplains continue to serve “God and Country”?
Major General Dennis Laich, USAR(Ret) addresses pending legislation in Congress that allegedly advances the religious liberty of chaplains and service members but in reality is a license to bully and a threat to the very existence of the military chaplaincy.
The finding of portion of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of the United States, has some military chaplains claiming that their religious freedom is being abridged. Attorney and Forum co-chair, Tom Carpenter, takes issue with these complaints in “Military Chaplains Cry Wolf.”