Speaking of christianists who feel themselves entitled to Super-Extra-Special Rights, here are the words (via Wayne Besen) of a soldier who was no doubt encouraged by the treasonous musings of our own Chuck Colson:
Maxey went on to write that he has a higher commitment to God than to the Department of Defense — and that if officials there are upset with his comments, they can “learn to deal with it.”
If he has a higher commitment to God than to the Department of Defense, there’s a solution to that: he can resign or be discharged. He signed up to serve in the Armed Forces of the United States of America, and when he did that he made a commitment to follow the orders of his superiors in the Armed Forces, not the orders, real or imagined, of any other entity. Just as all the gay and lesbian soldiers in the Armed Forces have been doing lo these many years – even though doing so required them to sacrifice their integrity and the basic human rights of their loved ones.
I have but two words for these insufferable infants (primarily because I have deleted the ones inappropriate for a G-rated site): Grow up.