February 5, 2010
On Tuesday the top military brass went to Capitol Hill and testified they now favor homosexuals serving openly in the military. They used to oppose it.
What's changed? Answer: the president. They must be thinking of their careers because the arguments they once made, or at least supported, about unit cohesion and close quarters still stand.
There is a greater issue here and it has to do with legitimizing the gay lifestyle. It isn't just about the military. It's also about marriage, adoption of children and the teaching of homosexuality as normal in our government schools.
If nothing is wrong, then everything is right and once you declare homosexuality normal, there is no standard left by which anything can be declared abnormal, because the very idea of "normal" becomes relative and individualistic.
Given the age in which we live in which God is an expression and not a holy reality, I think the normalization of what od calls an abomination is near.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.