To the Editor:

Why are we surprised?

Why are we surprised that there is widespread sexual abuse in the military? The military is, has been and always will be a microcosm of America; one of its many strong features.

Why are we surprised?

In 1962, the Supreme Court kicked God out of schools.

In 1966, Time Magazine declared that God was dead.

In 1973, the Supreme Court legalized killing the unborn.

In the late ’80s and early ’90s, gender integration began in the military.

In 1993, Don’t Ask Don’t Tell was instituted.

In 2011, it was repealed.

We as a nation have allowed biblical morality to be removed from our society. We have lost our moral compass.

With morality removed, immorality floods in — the results are obvious. If you put testosterone-laden 20- to 30-year-old males in the same living and working vicinity with females, apply pressure, add a little sex in the city, a dash of pornography, throw in perhaps some innocent suggestive behavior or dress and remove biblical morality; how on earth can you be surprised when sexual abuse occurs?

We have yet to understand that morality begins at home, not in the law. Passing more laws will not solve a morality problem.

And we have a morality problem.

Morality begins at home with a proper atmosphere and encouragement by the public sector.

I learned in March that Glock, in Smyrna, Ga., was shipping about 4,000 pistols per day to make up for a 1.2 million shortfall. I learned today that we as a nation, which has “In God We Trust” on our currency, abort (kills) more than 4,000 babies every day.

It is interesting to note that many who would stop the shipment of or make it difficult for me to own one of those pistols have no issue with killing the babies. We have lost our moral compass.

The answer can be clearly found in 2 Chronicles 7:14 “... and My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” NASB.

So, if you are one of God’s people, our task is clear.

God bless!

Dick Dwinell

Harker Heights

(3) comments


I believe both Mr. Dwinell and Bubba have described good reasons the problems concerning sex are now showing up in such abundance, The sex problem has always been there and even though they are usually first ones blamed,not only the males have been involved.


I totaly agree with the writer,it amazes me that people are surprised at what is going on in the world today. The problem is all over, not just the military.


An interesting take, however, the problem in our military is a lack of discipline and professionalism.

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