Conscription is not a patriotic necessity. It has no clear Biblical support and is dangerous to our liberties. Timothy D. Terrell Growing up with Christian Right influences all around me, I became quite familiar with the view that Christian patriotism included supporting the U.S. government’s foreign military adventures. If the government needed troops for a war, it was the duty of every male American of … Continue reading Chalcedon: Its Time for the Christian Right to Oppose the Draft
By Paul J. Barth “It goes against the very nature of God’s created order for women to go into combat for war, that is why forcing them to do so is immoral.” Tuesday, the New York Times reported that “the Senate approved an expansive military policy bill that would for the first time require young women to register for the draft.” Things are moving very rapidly considering that a … Continue reading New City Times: Women Soon to be Required to Register for the Draft?
Men were built for fighting. Women were built for childbearing. It’s interesting to note how stubbornly true—even obvious—these statements remain, despite aggressive efforts to bury them.Women have bodies of amazing power: Nothing can compare to holding a newborn and realizing with awe, “My body built that.” It’s a remarkable feat that men can never simulate. Women are physiologically awe-inspiring, but not in a way suited for soldiering. … Continue reading Crisis Magazine: The Collapse of Gender Sanity
Wesley Strackbein In light of the outrageous view espoused by Gov. Bush, Sen. Rubio, and Gov. Christie at last’s Saturday’s debate – supporting women signing up for Selective Service – we would do well to understand that the Bible teaches that men, not women, are to go to war. The alternative is barbarism and an abandonment of the Chivalric Code that calls for the protection … Continue reading Unbroken Faith Ministries: Dead Women in Combat: Does Anyone Care? A Call for Americans to Cherish the Weaker Sex
The Services, especially the Army, have expanded the military occupational specialties (MOS) open to women purely as a part of the social concern for equality and have only paid lip service to combat readiness. . . . The Army’s own research indicates that the vast majority of women do not possess the lean mass necessary to meet the strength requirements for very heavy and heavy physical MOS’s. -Dr. William … Continue reading National Review: Putting Women in Combat Is an Even Worse Idea Than You’d Think
The News Story – 4,100 jobs opening to women in special operations units “More than 4,100 officer and enlisted ‘men only’ positions in special operations units of the Regular Army, National Guard and Army Reserve will be opened to women,” reports the Army Times. These changes, according to the story, are part of an ongoing effort to dismantle “policies that have barred women from serving … Continue reading Men and Women, are they interchangeable?