MRFF Advisory Board Member John M. Compere’s (Judge and Brigadier General, US Army, Retired) – “In God We Trust”

IN GOD WE TRUST?

Radicalized religionists reject this theistic tribute, biblical creation of humans by God in God’s image (Genesis 1:27), and God’s biblical judgment authority (Romans 2:1-3). Apparently, in God they do not trust because they presumptuously preempt God by judging and condemning God’s creations. Anti-biblical bigotry makes a mockery of the second greatest commandment to love our neighbors (Mark 12:31, Luke 10:27). Philosopher MACHIAVELLI warned those who cannot avoid being hostile to their neighbors are ungrateful to God (“Exhortation to Penitence” ).

Encouraged by a pernicious President, hypocritical religionists now hurl hatred at transgender persons and obstinately oppose their military service just as they have done against African-Americans, Native-Americans, Jewish-Americans, Japanese-Americans, female Americans, and lesbian, gay and bisexual Americans. Transgender Americans have served and are serving in the military with honor and distinction (militarypartners.org). Supported by military leadership, our diverse and inclusive military implemented transgender service without difficulty. Eighteen other civilized countries also have transgender troops.

Medical science informs us gender orientation is biological not volitional. It is about one’s being not behavior. Transgender citizens are not aliens from another planet, but our neighbors. They are fellow human beings that morally deserve our acceptance. Fortunately, the types of human beings remaining for self-righteous sectarians to hate and harm are decreasing.

Be merciful, just as God is merciful. Do not judge and you will not be judged. Do not condemn and you will not be condemned.” – Matthew 7:1&2, Luke 6:36&37.

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.” – Philosopher PASCAL.

John Compere
(Brigadier General, US Army, Retired)
Baird, TX

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