Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The APC Comes Out Against Dozens of Retired Military Chaplains, Says Repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Would Have No Bearing On Chaplains’ Ministry

This from the Association of Professional Chaplains:
The largest organization of professional chaplains in the United States, in a statement issued today, says that the beliefs of a faith group about homosexuality do not preclude a chaplain from serving “both God and the U.S. armed forces,” as claimed by some retired military chaplains who do not want the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy revoked.

Association of Professional Chaplains President Rev. Dr. David Johnson DMin BCC says, “All board certified chaplains must abide by our Code of Ethics, which requires serving people without discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Our Code further prohibits chaplains from imposing doctrinal positions or spiritual practices on those they serve.”

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