“Holding on to discrimination” at CPAC

Metro Weekly: “A not insignificant focus of [CPAC} centered around the impact of a change in policy on military chaplains, in part because of the attention drawn to the issue in a 5-page letter sent by the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) to the president and Secretary Gates on Wednesday. As Jordan Lorence, the senior vice president and senior counsel at the ADF, said at the news conference, ‘This change in policy will negatively affect military readiness by creating a conflict of conscience for military chaplains. One of the first times in American history, there will be an open conflict between the virtues taught by the chaplains and the moral message delivered by the military.’”