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    Oct062011

    Evangelical Chaplains Refuse to Marry Gay Couples on Military Bases

    By Paul Stanley, Christian Post - October 6, 2011

    An organization representing more than 2,000 of the nation's 5,000 military chaplains announced Wednesday they would join forces with the Catholic Archbishop Timothy Broglio of the Archdiocese for Military Service, saying they will not perform same-sex ceremonies.

    The 2,000 members of the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty, a group of evangelical clergy, are concerned about the Pentagon’s memorandum – issued 10 days after the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal took effect – that authorizes chaplains to officiate “any private ceremony.” A Sept. 20 order lifted the military’s long-standing DADT policy, allowing homosexuals to openly serve in the armed forces. [Read Full Story]

    Photo by Alex Brandon, AP