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Military archbishop warns Clinton on gays.

Archbishop Joseph Dimino, head of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, warned President Clinton that accepting gays in the military will have "disastrous consequences for all concerned."

"As the archbishop responsible for the religious welfare of all Catholic men, women and children associated with the armed forces, and as a former military chaplain familiar with the realities of military life, I urge you to heed the advice of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to maintain the traditional Defense Department policy concerning homosexuality," he wrote in a Jan. 27 letter.

Two days after Dimino's letter, Clinton announced that an executive order to lift the 50-year ban on homosexuals in the military would be drafted by July 15.
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Title Annotation:Archbishop Joseph Dimino
Publication:National Catholic Reporter
Date:Feb 12, 1993
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