Former Navy Chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt believes repeal of “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” has led to the sexual harassment of Christian troops.

Klingenschmitt made national headlines when he challenged the military's rule on inclusive prayers during events which include a multi-faith audience such as ship commissionings and change-of-command ceremonies. A born-again Christian, Klingenschmitt demanded the right to pray “in the name of Jesus” in public settings. He was honorably discharged for insubordination.

“[M]ilitary Christians face persecution since the repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' which already causes anti-Christian discrimination,” Klingenschmitt wrote in an email to supporters.

“Christian troops endure open homosexual harassment. … Sexual harassment is banned in the military, unless you're a homosexual abusing a Christian, then it's openly encouraged.”

Klingenschmitt cites a Washington Times article by Ron Crews, an opponent of gay rights, as proof.

“At an officer training service school, a male serviceman sexually harassed another male serviceman through text messages, emails, phone calls and in-person confrontations,” Crews wrote. “The harassing male insisted the two would 'make a great couple.' The harassed serviceman reported the harassment, but the command failed to take disciplinary action.”

Crews added that the Navy “has allowed sailors openly engaged in homosexual behavior to choose their bunkmates.”

“Christians who refuse such open homosexual advances,” Klingenschmitt wrote, “are labeled as discriminators. Can you say double-standard? Just imagine the horror of being 'chosen' as a bunkmate, and then being forced to endure ogling or groping without complaining.”