Chad Pecknold, associate professor, theology, was quoted in a Catholic News Agency story on President Trump’s ban of people who identify as transgendered from serving in the military.
After President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that persons identifying as transgender could not serve in the U.S. military, theologians and bioethics experts voiced support for the policy change.
Those who identify as transgender are “people made in God's image, and they deserve our compassion, and they deserve to be treated with dignity, but that doesn't mean that they are fit for combat in the defense of a nation,” said Dr. Chad Pecknold, a theology professor at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
Pecknold told CNA that the policy change was the “right decision” that replaced the previous “very bad policy.” ...
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