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Military chaplains may have to keep their bigotry to themselves

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From ThinkProgress LGBT, we find a retired Navy chaplain responding to concerns from far-right bigot military chaplains that once DADT is history they may no longer be permitted to demean and dehumanize gay servicemembers.

So where is the threat to religious freedom? And where could their right to free speech be limited? It will no longer be acceptable to speak about fellow gay and lesbian service members in demeaning ways in the workplace and other public settings. The fact that this has ever been acceptable by anyone anywhere, but especially by chaplains, is regrettable. And chaplains from the religious groups who are now demanding protection from discrimination have been some of the worst offenders. They, and others who agree with them, may continue to think and believe what they want, but outside of those areas where their religious speech is protected, they may now have to keep their bigotry to themselves.

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