There are some bigots who think as a Jew I am forever foreign. I serve my country each and every day as a labor of love.
I took my oath of office to uphold the Constitution twice and I did swear. The second time was in a Chapel in GA and I had no reservations. I have been at government meetings in Churches. In my private life I have been to Churches, Mosques and Temples.
I am an officer charged with upholding the laws in the Constitution. My religious beliefs have no
impact in my application of the laws. Indeed there are times the law stinks, but I follow the law to the best of my ability.
My identity as a Jew and as an officer rarely if ever come into conflict. A typical example was when I was in training I had to attend classes on Saturday. Rather than make waves I did what needed to be done and did not ask about Kosher food. I was in a place where the nearest Jewish community was 20 miles a way and for much of that time had no transportation by design of the program.
The time was meant for officers to bond as a unit. We formed small social groups and I was a key member of one group. My ability to deal with different challenges as a NYC type and my life in VT made my abilities valuable to the group. Individually, I could have sought out the Jewish communities in my travels but my presence was needed on a group level. I did briefly talk with some folks from Chabad in LA and went to see the Dead Sea Scrolls privately in SD.
Sometimes we are tasked with making decisions we do not like or conflict with our morals and theological beliefs. A perfect illustration was the inner angst an officer felt when dealing with the toxic brew of young children and convicted pedophiles. The Adam Walsh law remedied that horror and every officer I spoke with had the same issue.
Our American traditions include Civil law and when possible reasonable accommodations for religious beliefs. If the laws were to be changed that Gay marriage were to be recognized my job would be to adapt to the new laws. Making laws is the job of legislatures and interpreting it is the job of judges. My task is to enforce existing laws and sometimes they stink, but it is my job.