Military Color Guard to Lead DC Gay Pride Parade
This Saturday, a parade through Washington, DC celebrating homosexuality will be led off by a US military color guard. The “tradition” started in 2014, and even then homosexual advocates recognized the significance of having the military ‘sanction’ their event by participating in it.
Notably, at about that same time churches had local military color guards suddenly banned from their traditional patriotic celebrations — even though those military units weren’t participating in the church’s event, but merely posting the colors and then leaving. As recently as last December a military band was restricted from participating in a Christmas radio show, yet it seems parading down the streets of gay pride is kosher. There were hopes expressed even then that the new Commander in Chief might bring about a change to that conflict.
The tragedy, of course, is America’s founders set religion apart for protection within the US Constitution, and yet in this modern era it seems religion is being set apart for discrimination.
This year, only a single (homosexual) website seems to even carry the news of the military’s participation in the parade (link to the Washington Blade intentionally omitted). It seems it has become a non-event, which shouldn’t be surprising given that a sitting Secretary of the Army has been the “grand marshal” of another parade celebrating sex, an event about which almost no one seemed to care.
But have a military leader so much as appear in the background at a religious chaplain’s event, and anti-Christian conspiracy theorists will demand their court-martial.
How far we’ve fallen.
Still another way that evil is called good is for the conscience to be perverted, and certainly our consciences today are perverted. But right is right even if nobody is right, and wrong is wrong even if everybody is wrong. God does not change the moral law to suit our behavior.
Hazen G. Werner, who served as a United Methodist bishop in Ohio, Hong Kong and Taiwan, once said: “There is no more startling phenomenon in our day than the respectabilization of evil.” We accept in stride the false promises of politicians, the misrepresentations in advertising, the everyday dishonesties of Mr. and Mrs. John Doe, the cheating on exams, the usual exaggerations in conversation and the common immoralities of our times. We no longer blush, and we’re no longer shocked by the immorality that’s going on around about us. “Woe to those who call evil good!”
– Billy Graham, 1964