The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Repeal doesn't affect chaplains

The repeal of the U.S. military's ban on openly gay members won't change policies related to chaplains, the Pentagon said.

"There will be no changes regarding service member exercise of religious beliefs, nor are there any changes to policies concerning the chaplain corps of the military departments and their duties," according to a six-page memo about implementing the repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

It noted that chaplains will continue to be required to "care for all" and their First Amendment freedoms will remain unchanged.


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