Jason Collins: Agonizing Comparisons Reveal Misplaced Priorities …

get-attachmentJust reported: five more American troops killed in Afghanistan the past day or two. Will they be hailed as “courageous” everywhere you look, will an avalanche of commentators talk about how “proud” they are of them, will high government officials telephone their families to express admiration?

Did any of that happen for the half-dozen U.S. men in uniform who gave all in the same, far away land a week before that?

(What about the “Benghazi Four”? Are throngs still talking about them? Drawing attention to them?)

Just wondering — because a professional athlete who “came out” with a fashionable, politically correct admission this past week got that treatment. I think maybe these others, most of whom gave their lives keeping barbarism at bay, deserve, at least, the same.

God, bless their families we pray.

Steve Pauwels

About the author, Steve Pauwels: Steve Pauwels is pastor of Church of the King, Londonderry, NH, opinions editor at and host of Striker Radio with Steve Pauwels on the Red State Talk Radio Network. He's also husband to the lovely Maureen and proud father of three fine sons: Mike, Sam and Jake. View all articles by Steve Pauwels

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