Didn’t come out of the closet yet I see...
He is a total idiot. To think Independents want sexual chaos and do not believe in Natural Law Theory which is the foundation of this country and societies for thousands of years. Natural rights of children demand a biological mother and biological father to raise them....for their emotional and physical protection. He is denying the foundation of our Constitution.
You can not advocate illogical unions which add to medical costs and destroys the minds of children to be able to reason, use logic and science. Go back to pagan Rome and the orgies......when women were reduced to second class citizens and breeders for the little boys that all homosexual societies use for their pleasure.
(Afghanistan is an example of unrestrained homosexual behavior in society. Handsome little boys are always in danger of being used and then taught to be part of that life style just like in Sparta. Very sick and violent.)
He didn’t “shift support”, he merely stopped hiding his deviancy. (Well, at least most of it.)
Repeal of Dont Ask, Dont Tell lacks merit in at least three areas. Repeal means institutionalizing threats to the religious liberty of Chaplains and other service members. Homosexuality must also estrange itself from medicine and science in order to fabricate a social justice issue. Finally, arguments maintaining that open homosexuality will not hurt morale declaim the character of military operations.
Jewish, Christian, and Muslim believers find their Constitutionally guaranteed freedom of religion threatened by the repeal. For many followers of desert religions, who send their pastors into the chaplaincy and their believers into military service, homosexual behavior is unacceptable. Instead it resides among the myriad sins entrapping humanity that lives in a fallen world with a fallen nature.
For them foundational scholarship concludes homosexual relationships separate believers from God. The Old Testament, holy to People of the Book, speaks of the character, identity, and purpose of God in a manner, which continuously addresses homosexuality. God is spoken of as masculine, and all humans become feminine in relation to Him. In addition to creating all things, God created the single institution of heterosexual marriage as the earthy manifestation of the relationship of the absolute unity and love He seeks with each person. Classical Semitic theology emphasizes searching for, and identifying with God in the spiritual dimension. In order to be good actions and thoughts must reinforce the faith commitment to relationship. There are huge numbers of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim believers for whom any subsequent reasoning from scriptures must proceed from that basic understanding. Therefore after repeal, when believers reject homosexuality in counseling rolls or in common life expressions, they would become guilty by popular acclamation of at least cultural prejudice.
Advocates for repeal find foundational medical and scientific credibility in the 1973 decision by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) to remove homosexuality as a mental disorder from its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM). Removal followed a two year campaign Newsweek described as ongoing disruptive, chaotic attacks on psychiatrists and physiologists. Yet throughout these disruptive attacks, no academic papers were presented at conferences refuting any research previously done.
Eventually onslaughts forced sufficient abstentions and apprehensive responses for a third of APAs 17,000 plus membership to approve removal. The under-voting and public attacks support the understanding that the DSM is as likely to accumulate political manifestos and marketing brochures as attempts at scientific exposition.
After this decision a new task force was established to ensure perpetual sanctity for the APA action. No research papers would again arise to confirm initial therapy success rates of 30% to 60 %, substantiating that 7 of 10 homosexuals could eventually walk away from the lifestyle forever. This task force would set peer review standards mandating pre-ordained theses, acceptable flexibility in research design definitions, and acceptable human data points. Psychology and Psychiatry chose to relinquish scientific rigor for popular societal and political acclaim.
My Representative presents an argument in favor of repeal, which betrays a basic misunderstanding of the character of military service. He says, The private, legal sexual conduct of military personnel off duty and off base, whether homosexual or heterosexual, should not be of interest to the Pentagon leadership. The bottom line is that an individual’s performance in uniform is what should count. Sexual contact on base is already governed by the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) - the judicial code that all military personnel are subject to.
Yet military operations to protect this country are not conducted in garrison, and offer no opportunities for off duty or private time. Operating military personnel, locked in small task oriented units, forward deploy, and continuously face extraordinary stress if not actual combat. These environments are inherently chaotic and brittle, and can only be overcome by totalitarian authority unimaginable in pacific situations. At this point Psychology and Psychiatry should make a meaningful contribution, but their 1973 decision enables base antidotal politics to dominate the debate.
This debate should not veer into secular humanist social justice. The primary issues to consider should be Constitutional religious freedom, and whether any mental disorders can be tolerated within the exceptional human structures needed to defeat enemies unconcerned with social engineering.
This is great news, and makes me pretty confident now that Crist will be splitting the Dim votes and not the conservative or Republican votes.
Crist is a great example of the desperate pandering we get from our politicians when they’re in danger of getting kicked away from the public trough.
Another “Profile in Courage” from RINO-land.
He puts Arlen Specter to shame.
Looks like Crist is finally letting the truth about his leftist sentiments out of the bag.
Well thats pretty homosexual.
Why do politicians ASSUME that supporting the homosexual agenda is instant cash?
Crist is doing this because he is groveling for dollars and there is a meme in fl politics that homosexuals freely give money to campaigns which advocate homosexuality.
“Continuing his makeover from Republican to independent...”
What’s an “independent”?
What’s a “moderate”?
Why do we feel we have to worry about this hugely over-rated, amorphous group of mush-brained, dingy undecideds.