Master Sgt. in Afghanistan Condemns Military Paper for Printing Photo of Gay Marine Homecoming

A letter to the editor of the Stars and Stripes newspaper from Master Sgt. Corey Wade in Kandahar, Afghanistan calls an article the paper wrote about Dalan Wells and Brandon Morgan and their now iconic gay Marine homecoming photo "disgusting and outrageous".

Writes Wade: Marines

It’s bad enough to publish articles that cover the debauchery of homosexuality, but to show that photo crosses the line.

The vast majority of military members I know do not support homosexuality in the military in any way, let alone homosexuality on its own. Yet the voices of opposition to homosexuality continue to not be heard by biased media outlets. “Don’t ask, don’t tell,” although not perfect, was a good compromise for the military. The military is not a 9-to-5 job; it requires people to work in combat 24/7 operations, often under extreme conditions.

I can’t always choose who I room with. But as a Christian, it goes against my faith and the clear word of God (for those Christians who disagree, blow the dust off your Bibles and take a read) to practice such an act; it is clearly a sin.

Marriage has always and should always be between a man and a woman, for it was designed by God and clearly stated in his word. Even non-Christians can agree with this. America is in a deep moral slide and this country will pay the due penalty of its errors.

Stars and Stripes publishes four daily newspaper editions for the United States Armed Forces serving overseas.