I’m sometimes accused of being “anti-military,” as if that’s as bad as being “anti-life.” But I wish to clarify my position on this. I’m not against the military, if by military you mean the individuals who are out there risking their lives. If that’s what you mean, then I’m all for them. I get a little misty-eyed when I see a reunion of a soldier and his family. I do care deeply about those soldiers. In fact, I care for them so much that it pains me to think of these people giving up these years of their life, precious time with their family, their career, etc…not to mention their very life for something so unnecessary. The military is so important to me that I don’t want to see their efforts wasted and innocent lives lost. Let them live their lives. Let them spend time with their children. Let the Christians among the military grow in their knowledge of God’s grace, instead of daily being bombarded with murder, evil, and immorality. Let them pursue their own interests. Let them be individuals trying to achieve their own goals. And when we really need to be defended, perhaps against the greatest enemy of all–the state, then let them come out and protect us. But don’t make them sit around in other countries helplessly watching over the deaths of children and the elderly. Don’t make them the target of frustration, anger and revenge in places where our military has been stationed for over 50 years and appears to have no intention of leaving anytime soon. Let them come home!