Baptist Press is psyched that Obama admin. is defending DADT

Finally, the apologists and job-seekers who rationalize the Obama administration’s ongoing defense of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” have an ally. Yes, Baptist Press, which was “Formed in 1946 by the Southern Baptist Convention,” seems quite pleased that the Obama administration is defending “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” in the courts:

The Obama Justice Department is asking a federal judge to keep the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy on homosexuals in place, arguing that rulings in other circuits upholding the ban prevent the judge from issuing a nationwide injunction against the 17-year-old policy.

BP adds a few choice tidbits about why defending DADT is so important:

Supporters of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) warn that reversing it would have a negative impact on military readiness, cohesion, recruitment, retention and religious freedom.

And:

Supporters of the policy say recent news events only strengthen their belief that Christian conservatives and other traditionalists will suffer if the policy is overturned.

Perhaps, the Southern Baptist Convention will file an amicus brief in support of the Obama administration’s defense of DADT when the appeal moves forward. And, I’m sure they’ll all be helping Jim Messina with the reelection campaign’s fundraising and get-out-the-vote efforts, too.


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