Dont Ask Dont Tell May Drive Christian Leaders From The Military Retired Colonal Says

05.31.11 | Sarah Harnisch

    If "Don't Ask Don't Tell" is repealed in court, the impact may be that the men of faith in our military may want out; especially the leaders. That's what Bishop John Neal-- a retired U.S. Army Colonel who heads the International Communion of Evangelical Churches said Monday. "A lot of senior officers, senior N.C.O's, that would have stayed longer, may get out." Neal and others are urging the Senate to adopt House amendments barring the use of military facilities or personel for same sex marriages. One member of the honor guard at Arlington National Cemetary said "many have sacrificed in the community. No one in the armed services should be forced to abandon or be marginalized for holding to their religious beliefs-- whether they are a chaplain or a soldier." The Alliance Defence Fund is warning if the Senate does not take action, there will be a lawsuit.