Ministers Urge Right of Conscience on Gay Troops

Ad Feedback

African-American church leaders are calling on the Senate to bar military facilities from hosting same-sex weddings.

They want the Senate to adopt an amendment recently passed by the House that bars the use of military facilities for gay marriages or personnel from performing them.

Bishop John Neal, a retired U.S. Army colonel who leads the International Communion of Evangelical Churches, said many chaplains and high-ranking military officers may retire early if an amendment is not passed.

The Rev. Terry Millender, former honor guard at Arlington National Cemetery, said conscience protections will be needed for chaplains and troops who believe gay sex is wrong if the current ban on gay troops is repealed.

Log in or create an account to post a comment.  


Are you seeking answers in life? Are you hurting? Are you facing a difficult situation?

Find peace with God, discover more about God or send us your prayer request.

Call The 700 Club Prayer Center at 1 (800) 823-6053, 24 hours a day.

A caring friend will be there to pray with you in your time of need.

CBN News

CBN News is a national/international, nonprofit news organization that provides programming by cable, satellite, and the Internet, 24-hours a day. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.