In their never-ending quest to pretend to be persecuted rather than the persecutors, the Christian right loves to claim that not allowing them to oppress others turns them into the oppressed. Pat Robertson is the latest, claiming that Christians in the military are now the victims of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”
“‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ used to refer to gays in the military, now it could apply to Christians in uniform,” he said.
Following a “700 Club” segment by Christian Broadcasting Network reporter Chuck Holton on chaplains who claim that they are facing pressure not to condemn homosexuality, Robertson accused the military of suppressing the rights of chaplains. A military service member, he said, “doesn’t need some communist or some socialist or some progressive giving him pablum and some doctrine of political correctness.”
“If we being to muzzle our chaplains, God help us,” Robertson said.