Pentagon Set to Celebrate Gay Pride Month

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The Pentagon recently announced plans to honor the contributions of gay and lesbian service members to coincide with Gay Pride Month.

The move came nine months after the military began allowing homosexuals to serve openly.

Details of possible events are still being worked out, but military officials say Defense Secretary Leon Panetta feels this is an important step to welcoming the homosexual community in the military.

"Now that we've repealed 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' he feels it's important to find a way this month to recognize the service and professionalism of gay and lesbian troops," spokesman and Navy Capt. John Kirby said.

The Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty is speaking out against the Pentagon's decision.

"I find it interesting that in the same week that the decision was announced to no longer allow Bibles to be published using military insignia, the Pentagon announced the celebration of homosexuality - something the Scriptures clearly condemns," chaplain Col. Ron Crews, executive director for the group, said.

For reaction to the Gay Pride Month plans and the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," CBN News spoke with retired Lt. Col. Robert Maginnis, senior fellow for national security at the Family Research Council.

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