A good friend emailed me this link today (thanks Fitz):
It seems like the prediction of change for our military chaplains is coming true. I thank God that our chaplains can hopefully conduct themselves with less burden upon their conscience. I appreciate the hard work of those at the Synodical level that worked to bring about these changes to the chaplaincy. I especially thank President Harrison for writing this letter, which exhibits our sadness (no one enjoys the sad effects of false teachings) but also our need to be faithful in our practices, especially in relation to other church bodies (especially those who bear the name “Lutheran”).
What are your thoughts about the changes? If you are/have been a chaplain in the armed forces (thanks), please note that in your comment. If you have served (thanks) then note that as well.
We can do things on our own and be just fine (in fact, our ministry to those who serve our country will improve).