WASHINGTON (BP)--The United States military is accepting applications from openly homosexual individuals after a judge refused to stay her order banning the enforcement of the military's policy on homosexual service.
"[H]omosexual behavior is psychologically and biologically abnormal, but also I would argue unapologetically as a Christian that it is morally wrong too."
-- Ethics professor Daniel Heimbach
U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips on Tuesday denied a request from the Department of Justice that the 17-year-old Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy, which prohibits homosexuals from serving openly, remain in effect through the appeals process.
A Pentagon spokesperson confirmed Oct. 19 that military recruiters were informed last Friday that the policy has been suspended following Phillips' Oct. 12 ruling, which ordered the U.S. military to "immediately" cease enforcement of Don't Ask, Don't Tell.
Under the Pentagon's latest directives, recruiters are not allowed to ask candidates whether they are homosexual ... Read More