We are seeing what many have predicted as this sinful idea of homosexual marriage progresses in our culture. The more it progresses, the more it forces true Christians into the closet. For to be openly biblical in our beliefs is becoming increasingly unacceptable in our culture.
Case and point: the Army has punished a master sergeant for serving Chick Fil-A at his promotion party and for supporting the law of the land, the Defense of Marriage Act.
According to Todd Starnes of Foxnews:
The unidentified soldier was investigated, reprimanded, threatened with judicial action and given a bad efficiency report, according to the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty.
“They say he is no longer a team player and was not performing up to standards,” Chaplain Alliance Executive Director Ron Crews told Fox News. “This is just one little example of a case of a soldier just wanting to express his views and now he’s been jumped on by the military.”
The soldier’s story was included in a letter to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights documenting concerns about attacks on religious liberty within the Armed Services.
The Pentagon did not return calls seeking comment.
Last summer the soldier had received his promotion to master sergeant. The promotion coincided with a national controversy surrounding Chick-fil-A’s support of traditional marriage. Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy told a newspaper that he was “guilty as charged” when it came to supporting the biblical definition of marriage. Gay rights advocates were infuriated and some Democratic leaders – most notably the mayor of Boston – attempted to stop the popular restaurant chain from opening restaurants in their cities.
Crews said the soldier decided to hold a party to celebrate his new position. The invitations read, “In honor of my promotion and in honor of the Defense of Marriage Act, I’m serving Chick-fil-A sandwiches at my promotion party.”
After the party, the solider received a letter of reprimand. Crews said at issue was the combination of the sandwiches and the soldier’s support of DOMA (which happens to be the law of the land).
Remember that light and darkness cannot exist together. Those who continue to hold up the sin of homosexuality as normal will do everything they can to suppress the truth in their unrighteousness. This is not something that the church can remain neutral over. Either we stand with the Scripture on the truth, or we depart from Christ and join the world.
The powers that be want to silence us. We must not remain silent. We must stand strong against that which the Bible and Christ stand against.