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Faith Groups Respond to DADT Repeal, Deferred DREAM

posted by Nicole Neroulias

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:

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Grumpy Old Person

posted December 21, 2010 at 4:09 pm


‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ Repeal Will Use Military to Impose Radical Agenda, Catholic Critics Say
Howzabout ‘Catholic Church Will Use Pulpits to Impose Radical, Unjust, UN-Constitutional Agenda, Sane People Say’
I mean, that’s what’s been happening and continues to happen almost every Sunday. Remember Prop H8, anyone?



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Robert C

posted December 21, 2010 at 7:17 pm


ho hum



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Henrietta22

posted December 31, 2010 at 12:25 pm


What do I think? I think it is great along with the majority of Americans.



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David

posted January 2, 2011 at 2:46 pm


In the middle of a recession and the repeal of DADT is what gets pushed through. DADT will increase the cost of maintaining a military force as separate facilities will be required. It costs a couple thousand dollars more for each female bed on a battle ship or Air Craft Carrier. It costs $300,000 collars for a female bed on a submarine.
In their push for the repeal of DADT and how the discussions all turned to if you have any reason why DADT shouldn’t be repealed than you were a bigot instead of people addressing the questions they have taken someone that could care less for how they wanted to live as long as they left me alone to someone who has a significant loathing for them. Creating a person that will do everything legally possible to make a gay person’s life more miserable.



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Brian B

posted January 4, 2011 at 4:33 pm


Declaring poor behavior is good behavior is a big problem for the military. If people are trying to kill you, endorsing bad behavior is and always will be a hazard. The military will find a work around and this foolish declaration will be marginalized or eliminated for the good of the service.



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Mordred08

posted January 10, 2011 at 8:10 am


David: “In their push for the repeal of DADT and how the discussions all turned to if you have any reason why DADT shouldn’t be repealed than you were a bigot”
Well, considering the best defense for DADT you people could come up with was that some poor pitiful Marine might get his leg blown off cause he’s distracted about some dude checking him out in the shower (boo frickin’ hoo)…
“instead of people addressing the questions they have taken someone that could care less for how they wanted to live as long as they left me alone to someone who has a significant loathing for them. Creating a person that will do everything legally possible to make a gay person’s life more miserable.”
Well then, there’s really no point trying to discuss things with you, is there?



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