The Defense Secretary, Leon E. Panetta 's ' Get Over It ! We Are Not All Created

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On January 24th 2013, the outgoing Defense Secretary, Leon E. Panetta, stated that the ban on females in combat positions would be lifted. The opening of more combat positions to women was greeted with varied opinions and questions about how this will change America’s military. Even though some women may be able to pass the physical tests and training, females shouldn’t be allowed to fight in front line combat positions because of the culture of male to female relations and the danger to themselves and their unit. The Bible and our modern culture both portray the fact that men should be the protectors of females. In the Marine Corps Gazette, Captain Katie Petronio wrote an article titled, “Get over it! We Are Not All Created Equal.” A Christian view of this topic also declares that it is the men that should fight wars and not women. (Numbers 31:3 So Moses spoke to the people, saying, “Arm men from among you for the war, that they may go against Midian to execute the Lord’s vengeance on Midian.) That verse along with many others (Gen. 14:14; Num. 31:3,21,49; Deut. 20:5-9,13-14; Josh. 1:14-18; 6:3,7,9; 8:3; 10:7; 1 Sam. 16:18; 18:5; 2 Sam. 11:1; 17:8; 23:8-39; Ps. 45:3-5; Song of Sol. 3:7-8; Isa. 42:13) clearly talks about men going to war and not women. Not to say that women can’t go to war for other things though, like serving as medics, intelligence, pilots, artillery, military police, or any other non-combatant position, but what is being said is that women shouldn’t…

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