They are going to help the medical workers impose the strict quarantines necessary to stop the cycle of infections. If we are to keep Ebola out of the US we must help stop the spread in West Africa. The police and military forces in these countries cannot do it without help; the epidemic is too big and they must counter deeply held beliefs that include how these bodies are handled after death, since they are still contagious. The medical workers are often at risk of rioting, frightened people who conceal sick family members or enter quarantine areas to retrieve bodies.
No member of the US military will be handling Ebola victims directly without the supervision of the medical teams there, so that they are properly protect ed and supervised. Are they at risk? Of course. So are the medical teams. But this is a necessary step. The epidemic has been stopped in Nigeria already. Previous epidemics have been stopped.
The fear mongering on this issue from the press has been ridiculous, all the way to wingnut internet sites claiming the US government (meaNing Obama) developed Ebola to kill Christians. For Pete's sake.
Of course, all the members of your church have passed background checks and are all approved.
I don't live in Sewanee, con.
Unlike you, Connie, I don't hate.
Not as thankful as I am, I assure you.
You know nothing about me Connie. Let's keep it that way.
Yeah, I feel the Christian love from Connie every day on this forum. A true saint.
Ten commandments? Garbage. There is no law against blasphemy, no law requiring people to observe the sabbath, no law requiring one to honor their parents, no law saying one cannot worship whatever god they choose. No laws against coveting.
Allowing gays equal protection under law does not hurt anyone. The private behavior between two consenting adults regardless of gender is no one else's business. Gay marriage is inevitable because there is no legal or moral reason not to allow it. Don't like gay marriage? Don't marry someone of your own gender. Don't approve for religious reasons? Bully for you. Belong to a church that won't bless these marriages. I won't belong to a church that discriminates against women or denies science.
Gay marriage offends some people. Too bad.
Some gays plan open marriages? I'm shocked. Since I know plenty of straight marriages where one or both partners cheat, seems only fair. I also know many monogamous gay partnerships that have lasted decades. Not a good justification for denying equal protection under law.