Americans should be outraged that America's military leaders and conservative politicians and pundits can justify or ignore rape and other sexual assaults of women in the military. But it is not surprising.
To realize that some men who justify or ignore military rape in the time of peace or war, slavery for any reason, pre-emptive war for economic reasons, and the rape of young girls by high school athletes also believe in God of Love is a testament to the warped absurdities and sensibilities of the human male's mind when it comes to sexual assaults and violence against women.
If their statements about a Loving God is true, but they still believe that God condones such behavior, either God made a really bad decision when He created the male of our species or God is unlike anything close to the loving God professed Christian men say He is. Either that or the forces of evil are much more powerful in too many places in the psyche of men than is the force of God and good.
We are not so far removed from a time when professed Christian men of God in the presence of their mothers, wives, sons, and daughters enjoyed the lynching of African American Men and Native American Men as part of the entertainment at a church picnic. Many of these lynching likely occurred immediately following church worship service where professed christians praised God, thanked Him for Jesus Christ, asked for His Blessings, and prayed for the forgiveness of sins.
Apparently, however, like racism and other forms of ethnic bigotry, misogyny trumps everything, even common sense and Christ Like Behavior by men who swear they are Christians who love Jesus Christ and who want to do the bidding of God The Father.
But Jesus didn't wage a war on women, sexually assault or abuse women, rape women, or feel women shouldn't be protected simply because they were in the military, were members of an ethnic minority, or were part of the LGBT community. Unfortunately, there are too many places in the Christian Bible men can go to when they want to justify rape, slavery, owning concubines, and fathering children by multiple wives--including female slaves who were often irrationally referred to as wives of men who were nothing more than rapists.
Of course, men--even Christian Men--have the ability to believe anything, even a lie. But if God is real and Jesus Christ is His Son, it is unlikely that God and Jesus Christ will forgive stupidity, domination of women, sexual assaults, civilian rape, military rape, and other forms of violence against women simply because it was done in their names.
It is time for Christian Men of God to come to the defense of women in their fight against whomever want to deprive them of the same rights to which men believe men are entitled. The God and Jesus Christ that professed Christians claim to love likely expects nothing less.