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Former chief of army law division warns against homosexuals in military

Catholic World News - February 03, 2010

In 1992, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith taught “there are areas in which it is not unjust discrimination to take sexual orientation into account, for example, in the placement of children for adoption or foster care, in employment of teachers or athletic coaches, and in military recruitment.”

In a Washington Times op-ed, Richard H. Black, former chief of the Army's Criminal Law Division, discuss why the current ban on homosexuals in the military is not an act of unjust discrimination. “Worldwide criminal reports documented serious offenses being committed frequently by homosexual Gis,” he notes. “To be certain, homosexuals weren't the only soldiers committing crimes, but the administration's proposals would have placed homosexuals in situations of forced intimacy, where same-sex attractions invite serious trouble.”

“Assaults aren't the only problem,” he continues. “Few things threaten unit cohesion more than consensual sex between homosexuals while others are present.”

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  • Posted by: skladach - Feb. 03, 2010 11:23 AM ET USA

    Op-ed piece in today's Wall Street Journal also by Mackubin Thomas Ownes, Marine veteran & editor of Orbis (Foreign Policy Research Institute). He writes, "Eros manifests itself as sexual competition, protectiveness and favoritism, all of which undermine the nonsexual bonding essential to unit cohesion, good order, discipline and morale." He quotes Colin Powell: "Skin color is a benign nonbehavioral characteristic. Sexual orientation is [a] most profound human behavioral characteric."

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