WASHINGTON (AP) - Some black ministers, including a retired Army colonel and a former sentry at the Tomb of the Unknowns, are urging the Senate to adopt House amendments barring the use of military facilities or personnel for same-sex "marriages."
Otherwise, Bishop John Neal says many chaplains and high-ranking military officers may retire early. Neal, the former combat colonel, now leads the International Communion of Evangelical Churches.
Rev. Terry Millender, a Virginia pastor and former honor guard at Arlington National Cemetery, says conscience protections will be needed for chaplains and other troops who believe "gay" sex is wrong if "don't ask, don't tell" is repealed...