Juli Lundell Tarsney (Juliann Lundell)
Link to PDF of letter: www.speakupmovement.org/church/content/userfiles/oca_letter.pdf
Metropolitan Jonah, Primate
To the Armed Forces Chaplains Board
RE: Revision of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Policy
May 2, 2010
As the Endorsing Agent for most of the Orthodox Chaplains for all US Military services, I have been asked to clarify the Orthodox position, which must be upheld by our Chaplains, on homosexuality, the “gay lifestyle,” “gay marriage,” and the conditions under which our chaplains may minister to individuals who espouse such positions. It is also important to state the conditions under which our chaplains may remain in the military if indeed there are important changes made in the military’s attitude toward these activities.