Skip to comments.Most troops wouldn't oppose serving with gays, survey finds
Posted on 10/29/2010 10:19:37 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
A majority of active-duty and reserve service members surveyed by the Defense Department would not object to serving and living alongside openly gay troops, according to multiple people familiar with the findings.
The survey's results are expected to be included in a Pentagon report, due to President Obama on Dec. 1, regarding how the military would end enforcement of the "don't ask, don't tell" law that bans openly gay men and lesbians from serving in uniform.
Some troops surveyed - but not a majority - objected strongly to the idea of serving with gays and said they would quit the military if the policy changed, said the sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly share details of the survey.
Defense Department officials did not respond to requests for comment.
NBC News first reported Thursday evening on the survey's findings.
In July, the Pentagon sent a survey with dozens of questions to 400,000 active-duty and reserve troops. It asked whether they had ever shared a room or the showers with gay peers, and how they might act if a gay service member lived with a same-sex partner on base.
Military officials did not say how many troops completed the survey, but at least 103,000 had done so just days before it was due, according to the Pentagon. A similar survey was later sent to military spouses.
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The troll has one comment to its name.
This thread must be redlined on some homosexual/leftist website or something. Or someone pushing the homosexual on this thread alerted a little friend.
I'll bet you won't reveal your sexual preference. Just how did you know somebodies sexual preference if DADT was in force? Hmmmm? It was supposed to be kept secret, right? You're a joke. Marine, right.
You're wrong about the age thing. And some young people have been brainwashed into believing that homosexual behavior is "normal. It's not. It is an abnormal behavior. So is pedophilia, necrophilia and bestiality. They are ALL sexual behaviors. Still feel "enlightened"?
Thank you, mod.
The pro-homosexual “marine” has exited the building.
Bet it was a retread.
No doubt. Maybe a friend of someone posting on this thread.
Not sure it is possible, but his writing had a lisp.
Does calling it "gay" make it less vulgar. The reality is what you wish to avoid with your rainbow platitudes. I confront reality face on. IF you wish to push a delusion that is your business. The fact is that the ONLY thing that differentiates a "homosexual" from a normal person is how they choose to have sex...
When you push and or promote "gay" this or "gay" that you are pushing and or promoting disordered sex -GET IT?
EVERYTHING you are saying is premised upon the fact you wish people would ignore...
You noticed that too, eh?
(Courtesy ping to author).
Roses has posted a couple of times a pithy truth that goes something like this:
“It’s time to stop dressing up anal sodomy in flowery language.”
I say - high time!
I could not agree more. It is high time the promoters and the purveyors of poo poo are associated directly with and forced to acknowledge the smell -the stench, they attempt to impose upon society...
Well, being vulgar is being vulgar no matter who does it.
I’m annoyed when they bring vulgarity into mainstream discussion, and I’m just as annoyed when you do it.
Being annoying and disgusting in polite company is an equal opportunity endeavor, no one gets a pass, IMHO.
And after decades of research, there's still no evidence homosexuals are born with their same-sex attraction and plenty of evidence environment is a key factor.
Just sit back, cross your fingers, and hope disordered sex wins over reality? NO sense in getting dirty pushing poop?
Someone on the first page of the thread made the usual (and offensive) comparison between black people and homosexuals!
But people are are aggressively and quite nastily pushing homosexuals in the military are generally beyond hope.
But the lurkers may want to know the truth! Thank you for bringing that up.
It’s disordered to approve of anal sodomy but loathe the mention of it in public.
Those who promote the homosexual agenda usually gloss over the ugliness of its reality and couch it in the language of normality.
Language can be used to deceive and misrepresent. Particularly when the subject is homosexuality.
The military should be allowed to establish their high moral behaviour, it should not be subject to politicians. Yes someone has to make the decisions. Historically it has been the local communities.
I would rather raise the bar rather than lower it. Sounds like you are ok with lowering so that all can pass the test.
If you represent the best argument the right can offer, your fight will lose. You sound like an adolescent with issues of your own.
And I’m afraid, my life is also too precious for you. Good day.
Homosexuality is vulgar. It is as vulgar as pedophilia, necrophilia and bestiality. They are all vulgar sexual practices.
What, is this the 4th time you've left this thread?
I do not consider kicking your BS to the curb a major accomplishment. Definitely not a failure though...
And yes, you were close...most homosexual advocates want to dress up anal sex with flowery civil rights language.
And, imo, it is very dangerous to hide the truth from children and young people if they are being told “gay” is normal and natural, unfortunately we must protect them from this deadly mindset.
For adults, it appears that the more they are told to accept this behavior (when most instinctively and rightful say...its private!)and choose not to comply are told they are bigots, cranks, old-fashioned, hateful, bible thumpers, subject to hate crime laws...etc.
And of course their last refuge......the “you must be gay” talking point of the left.
We didn't start this fire, but we must battle it constantly to keep it from spreading even more.
Oops. I think you just tipped your hand. This sounds like you disassociate yourself from "the right", but earlier you said you vote conservative on every issue. Which is it?
Q.Why are NASCAR Drivers and RINOSs alike?
A.They are both constantly turning to the left.
there in lies the problem .
These people have never served and have no understanding how our military works, lack of privacy, sense of humor etc
Yes, that's too bad. FYI His son started a thread on his dads condition.
they’re not gay they are homosexuals unless you like playing the word game which they do.
Also have you ever served?
Right now it sounds you have not and you have not got a clue how it works.
I’m telling you homosexuals should not serve at all, period and that is from experience after serving in combat recently.
what was said?
If you get a chance please tell me via private.
Just got back and seen much more posts on this
he or she ain’t no marine, just another troll pretending to be someone else as usual.
Were you tempted?
I didn't tip my hand, I said I'm fairly libertarian on it. Which means I don't care as long as it's not put in my face. But given logical reasons, I'll support issues like continuing the current ban. I noted that above. I've been here not months but years longer than most of you. I'm not a troll.
Some here managed to put it in my face in vulgar ways that had to be deleted. Repellivism is a stupid and self defeating strategy.
You're right c_va... I have signed off a few times. I have my own self-defeating faults. No more though. My husband is home and I want to be in a good mood, not this sour one. Toodles! :~) Just sayin.
Do you think homosexuals are born with their same-sex attraction? If so, why?
A conservative is a libertarian with common sense.
NAIL ON HEAD, WELL SAID
Enjoy your Friday evening. We’re heading to a party. :-)
What is that supposed to mean?
WTF Are you on about?
I was wondering if your problems with homosexuals in the military was a sexual thing?
my problem with homosexuals is that they’re sick and try and tell us all that they;’re normal just like their supporters.
has that cleared it up for you?
why do you not have a problem with the homo agenda, do you think they;re normal and should be serving, get married and have access to kids?
I was wondering it that canker on your lip was a sexual thing?
I was just curious as to the problems you had.
Hey, if you don't want to talk about, I understand.
That’s exactly one of their tactics - never discuss what they actually do, and present themselves as cleancut victims of “bigotry”.
Not just to keep it from spreading, but to roll it back so that the general public is not afraid to speak the truth and stand up for normalcy. The government enforcement of the homosexual agenda must be stopped and the roots dug out and destroyed.
Plenty of freepers have discussed problems they had with homosexuals in the military.
Why not start a vanity and I’ll ping the list.
What I want to talk about is how you pulled the train for the football team in High School.
are you drunk or something?
can you not answer a simple couple of questions ?
Do you not have a problem with homosexuals serving, ?
Queers getting married?
Queers getting kids?
simple yes or no would be OK .
You don’t seem to understand much thus far but i look forward to your answers.
Forgot to ask , have you ever served too?
Manc is a patriot who believes in constitutional principles.
Don’t insinuate anything nasty about him or you’ll have plenty of people seriously slamming you very hard.
Doe eyes must be drunk to have asked such a daft question.
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