Posted by: Christian Accountant | October 20, 2010

Judicial Injustice From a Christian Perspective

The Baptist Press reports news with a Christian perspective. Isn’t that a welcome change? Staff writer, Erin Roach, reported today the U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips denied the request by the Department of Justice, that the 17-year-old military “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy stay in effect through the appeals process. This decision made on Tuesday, October 19, 2010, after the October 12th ruling “which ordered the U.S. military to ‘immediately’ cease enforcement of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Today the Department of Justice filed an emergency request with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to request “the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell should remain in effect until the matter is resolved by Congress. ”

Roach quoted Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission as saying, “If this is allowed to stand, this is a disgrace that we would allow judges, who have no military experience, to practice social engineering on the military. The military is designed for one purpose: to fight and win wars. It’s not a laboratory for social experimentation for social engineering.” Strong words from Land who agrees with Secretary of Defense Robert Gates that “any possible change be made by the legislative action from elected officials and not by unelected judges.”

Another point made in the article, of particular importance, is whether courts have constitutional authority to impose rules on our military. Article 1 of the Constitution states congress shall have power “to make rules for the government and regulation of the land and naval forces.” Isn’t it Judge Phillips’ job to uphold the constitution?

In my opinion, of equal importance, as discussed in the article, that ‘unit cohesion’ is an extreme, essential part for the military, in the success of their overall mission, of protecting our national security. Why would anyone want to decrease our military’s effectiveness to protect our nation, when we are living in uncertain times, where our very existence is at risk?

I urge you to read the article in full. Our nation needs Christians to step up and tackle what is going on around us. We can’t afford to simply exist in our little area of the world. We need to stand and fight for what is morally right, and we need to stand for the constitution, which is the foundation of our nation…One nation under God, indivisible, for liberty and justice for all…

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