A Double-Edged Sword

This piece, by Rose Marie Berger, puts Christians’ stance on repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (DADT) in an interesting light. A new Pew Research Center poll shows a majority of Americans, including Christians, now support allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly, and with equal rights, in the military.

That’s great, Ms. Berger says. But what about how Christians feel about the military, in general? When Jesus says “Blessed are the peacemakers,” He’s saying war is wrong. Killing sons and daughters and husbands and wives to settle politicians’ debates is wrong.

She points out that early generations of Christians refused to participate in war. What about current generations?

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