I am not debating whether or not it is 83 miles from your house, as I have no clue where in TN you reside. If you live in TN it doesn't matter how far, it is not in a different state. That's what I was referring to.
Aside from this whose on first nonsense, I'm really curious if you guys feel that the Muslims in our military should be protected from military leaders making anti muslim statement from a position of authority? I do. Further, were he a muslim inducing you to, say, pray to Allah or convert to Islam would you be 100% okay with that, in the same way that you seem okay with him doing so from a Christian perspective?
The number of U.S. states in which a person can marry the person they love regardless of gender: 30 and counting!