Not His House: Archbishop Oversteps, Opposes Repeal of DADT


On December 1, Catholic Archbishop for the Military Services Timothy Broglio contributed an essay to the Washington Post’s “On Faith” opposing the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell; the Clinton-era policy that prevents LGBT persons from serving openly in the military. He quotes at length from the Catechism of the Catholic Church, compares homosexuality to alcoholism, and makes the unconvincing, dishonest claim that lifting the ban would infringe upon the religious liberty of Catholic chaplains by forcing them to bless same-gender marriages. But the military is not the Catholic Church.

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