The Obama administration is calling for a change in the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy that requires that gays hide their homosexual orientation while serving in the US military.
This change would be a bad idea that would not only harm military morale and cohesion, but would subject our armed forces to endless legal challenges. And don’t think for a second that leftists like ACLU do not want to target the military with this issue. They have been waiting for decades for such an opportunity.
Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) gets its name from its requirement that the military does not ask service members to divulge their homosexual/lesbian orientation (don’t ask) while gays are required not to reveal to the military their homosexual/lesbian orientation (don’t tell). It is a policy that supersedes long-established laws banning gays from serving at all. And today, sodomy still violates the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
More than 13,000 homosexuals and lesbians who have abridged DADT since it was established in 1993 have been mustered out of the military. So why should we maintain Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell?
Because if it is scrapped, two things will happen:
1) Openly homosexual male soldiers will be sharing close living quarters with other males in the military. This will be extremely disruptive to many male military service members who are opposed to homosexuality to start on the grounds of personal or Christian morality. They will be forced to live in close quarters with, shower with and share bathrooms with gays who can and will be sexually excited by them. There is no way that an openly homosexual male will be perceived in the same way as everyone else by heterosexual male soldiers under the conditions in which military personnel live and serve.
2) Openly lesbian female soldiers will be sharing close living quarters with other females in the military. This will be extremely disruptive to many female military service members who are opposed to homosexuality to start on the grounds of personal or Christian morality. They will be forced to live in close quarters with, shower with and share bathrooms with lesbians who can and will be sexually excited by them. There is no way that an openly gay female will be perceived in the same way as everyone else by heterosexual female soldiers under the conditions in which military personnel live and serve.
That is the whole issue in a nutshell. Military life is different from civilian life.
According to one poll, 10% of personnel say they will quit the military if homosexuals and lesbians are allowed to serve openly. This would be a huge blow to our armed forces and shows how this policy will hurt us just by being implemented. And this is the goal of Obama and the social engineers who are promoting this issue – to harm our military.
Homosexuality has been considered a mental disorder throughout the ages. Only in 1973 did the American Psychiatric Association stop describing it as such. Despite media insistence otherwise, acceptance of homosexuals is not nearly as widespread in America as liberals would like to think. In fact most surveys show that a majority of Americans still think that homosexuality is wrong and immoral.
And this comes after the massive and ongoing media and medical cover-ups of the grim health and mortality statistics among gay males, which, if exposed like the statistics about cigarette smoking or obesity, would turn many more Americans against homosexuality. Anyone who looks up the health statistics will find the terrible truth. Here is just one excerpt from one source, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about gay males:
*“The number of new syphilis infections in the United States rose last year for the first time in 11 years, with large increases occurring among men who have sex with men…”
*“In the United States, HIV and AIDS have had a tremendous impact on MSM (men who have sex with men). Consider the facts:
*“AIDS has been diagnosed for more than half a million MSM.”
*“Over 300,000 MSM have died since the beginning of the epidemic.” (This translates mathematically into a proportional death rate of 30 million people in the general population, or about 1 million deaths per year. – Nikitas)
*“MSM made up more than two-thirds (68%) of all men living with HIV in 2005.”
*“In a large CDC study, conducted in sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinics in five major cities, researchers found the rate of new HIV infections among MSM to be nine times higher than among women and heterosexual men.” (end of CDC excerpt)
So the military also might be accepting an expensive health problem if gay males suddenly flocked to military service.
Now consider the so-called ‘sex abuse scandal’ in the Catholic Church. It was actually a ‘homosexual abuse scandal’ that allowed just a few hundred promiscuous gay priests, using their entrée into the Church under permissive Christianity, to molest thousands upon thousands of young buys, destroying those boys’ lives and disrupting the Church in a significant way.
Yet today, after decades of proof of homosexual promiscuity, disease and death, and statistically high rates of alcoholism, drug abuse and suicide, we are supposed to extend their reach into the American military.
We should not.
Homosexuality has progressed incrementally in stages. First gays wanted tolerance, which all Americans should grant them. But then they desired acceptance. Then legitimacy. Then sanctification. But they do not stop there. Because once homosexuality has been codified by law, the next stage kicks in – they want to marry and adopt children and indoctrinate young school kids into their way of thinking.
Then it goes further – they now want cross-dressers and sex changers and drag queens and transvestites to be seen as normal and acceptable, and will use laws to push that agenda and to punish people who disagree. This would work its way into the military if gays openly served. It is a slippery slope.
All this explains why homosexuality was proscribed for millennia; because it is just a starting point for lifestyles that societies throughout history have deemed undesirable and unsustainable.
Now gays want open and unfettered access to our military. To which we should Just Say No.
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