The Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (DADT) policy on gays in the U.S. military, and the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act have deeply divided Americans, perhaps people of faith most of all.
Over the weekend, the Senate voted to repeal DADT — leaving closeted troops “cautiously optimistic,” — but fell short of the majority needed for the DREAM Act, which would have provided a path to citizenship for young undocumented immigrants of good academic/military standing.
Here’s a sample of the range of faith-related headlines that filled up my inbox:
- A DREAM Deferred (Faith in Public Life)
- Groups Praise ‘Don’t Ask’ Repeal, Lament DREAM Setback (JTA)
- DADT Repeal and DREAM Defeat: A Failure of Evangelical Influence? (Religion Dispatches)
- ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ Repeal Will Use Military to Impose Radical Agenda, Critics Say (Catholic News Agency)
- DADT and the Anti-Gay Agenda (Spiritual Politics)
- ‘Don’t Ask’ Repeal Raises Concerns for Chaplains (USA Today)
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