Before I continue, let me assure you that I am not a “homophobe”. I have a friend of 20 years plus that happens to be a gay man. For years he was my “confidante”, my best friend, and until today I cherish his love and friendship.
Just recently, as you are very much aware, the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy (which required homosexuals to keep silent about their sexual preference) was repealed by both the House and Senate, and signed into law by President Obama. Some claimed a victory, others called it historic, but was it either?
Some experts predict as many as a quarter of Americans in military service will resign or leave; with one Army Lieutenant Colonel already requesting to be relieved of his command. Make no mistake, he is not alone. Several Military officers intend to resign their commissions as well with the repeal of the ” Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. These officers refuse to order their troops to go through “pro- homosexual” indoctrination; and rightly so. These very men and women, who serve , protect and fight to keep our country free, are now facing having their constitutional rights (Freedom of Religion) violated by having to go through “behavior modification” training which is intended to counter their religious convictions about homosexuality. Here is a question… why are the military that oppose the repeal of the ” Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy being forced to change their position on homosexuals serving openly ( at least on the job) to satisfy a minority of the military?
While there are some that are cheering about the repeal of the ” Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy and ” high- fiving” each other, who has stopped to think about the 7 countries in the world identified by the International Lesbian and Gay Association, which still retain capital punishment for homosexuality? Interesting to note that these are predominately Muslim countries where our troops are currently fighting and include; Afghanistan, Iran, Mauritania, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Yemen, with the United Arab Emirates position still to be determined.
While I believe we are all free to live and love as we choose because we are after all provided these rights by the Constitution, isn’t there a time when we ( especially the military) put our nation before our personal desires, especially in time of war with a enemy that would kill us for simply not being muslims? Did we really need to give them yet another reason?
I don’t think that the politicians in D.C. stop to think about these details, they are too busy pushing their agendas through, thinking only about; me/myself/ I. What will these same power hungry politicians say if God forbid one of our soldiers is captured, tortured and killed because they are “gay”, at the hands of our enemy? Don’t scoff, we know that Islamic terrorists are not tolerant, and won’t ask an American soldier if he is gay or not, they will assume that our entire military is homosexual and it will justify their reasons to attempt to kill more. I guess if that day comes, it will be too late to worry about the “little details”.