I praise the Lord for the Gospel-defending and God-honoring work the 2010 Synod of the URCNA did last week.
But there was one interesting recommendation that passed late on the last day. The recommendation came in the report from the Presbyterian and Reformed Joint Commission on Chaplains and Military Personnel Committee. Here’s the “interesting” one:
“That Synod 2010, in response to the request of the PRJC, instruct the Stated Clerk to petition the United States Armed Forces officials on behalf of the URCNA, urging them to maintain the current “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.”
HERE (pdf) is the sample letter that is expected to be sent to Armed Forces officials.
This rings loud with kingdom confusion. But as noted in THIS POST there was at least one 2K-er who spoke in its defense, citing that the issue is the safety of our chaplains.
This still doesn’t sit right with me, regardless of the motivation. The Church taking an official stance and making an official statement on a state law is misguided enough. The Church lobbying the state to set policy according to our beliefs definitely goes too far.