Dr. Albert Mohler, President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, recently defended new guidelines that bar Southern Baptist military chaplains from conducting or attending same-sex weddings. Mohler concludes his September 17 blog post with these words:
Also clear is this: Southern Baptist chaplains cannot surrender their commitment to Christ in order to maintain their commitment to ministry within the Armed Services. Furthermore, Southern Baptists will take their instruction from their own churches, not from those churches and denominations who are wearing out their knees bowing to Baal."
Guess he didn't get the Pope's memo.
Luckily, retired Army chaplains and Colonels Paul Dodd and Herm Keizer responded to Mohler and set the record, umm, straight. You can read their well-reasoned response here.
Of course, this isn't the first time Mohler has made such outrageous comments. Back in 2007, he claimed that Christians should support attempts to change a fetus from gay to straight, if such science ever becomes available.