07/26/11 – OneNewsNow.com – Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives approved two amendments to the Defense Appropriations Bill that affirm congressional support for traditional marriage and religious liberty. Congressman Tim Huelskamp (R-Kansas) offered one measure Thursday night that would prohibit the reemergence of a recently rescinded Navy directive that would allow Navy chaplains to perform same-sex “wedding” ceremonies.
“We need to protect the rights of our pastors from this really radical agenda that’s coming out of this White House,” he contends.
The Navy chief of chaplains announced earlier this year that military chaplains who desire to perform weddings for same-sex couples would be allowed to do so following the repeal of the policy known as “don’t ask, don’t tell.” The directive says chaplains could perform such ceremonies in states where homosexual “marriage” is legal. (See earlier story)
Huelskamp believes President Obama continues to stand in the way of traditional marriage initiatives.