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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My sons were military and one was grabbed in the shower by a fairy. The fairy never did it again. The military is no place for fairies. It’s akin to a drunk working in a liquor store.
If this poster had served she would know and understand this a;long with the repercussions of what will happen
I believe this poll for a few reasons.
1) Most senior NCOs and officers believe it’s futile to even fight it. It’s simply inevitable so our energy is better spent figuring out how to make it all work (if that’s possible) than to fight it.
2) The Army is very, very P.C. Any dissenting opinion will be listened to, the individual will be smiled at and thanked, then totally ignored. Remember—this is the Army that allowed Hasan to grow into a monster in front of God and everyone and didn’t allow anyone to do anything about it for fear of “racism” charges.
Look you said,
"Im telling you homosexuals should not serve at all, period and that is from experience after serving in combat recently."
I'm just asking you to expand a little more on your experience.
what is it with you can you not answer a simple few question?
Answer them or don’t bother replying, yes or no.
That is NOT what you were asking in post 232 Were you tempted?
Your inference was nasty.
The marines is the least PC along with combat units I’ve found.
The queers know this is their last chance to get their agenda passed and they also know that the majority still think their agenda is sick.
they just hope that if it passes then people will accept it but they are sadly mistaken.
I have family in MA and still people do not accept their agenda, infact they have pissed more people off
You’re a sick excuse for a freeper.
LOL,I just posted above that the “gay” mafia always accuse you of being a homosexual (but you see, you just don’t know it yet!).
And like clockwork...they prove me right again.
NAIL ON HEAD
Ask that same question to Kimberly Bergalis, only substitite dentist for cardiologist.
Why don’t you go first and describe your own struggle with homosexuality.
Flushed another one out, eh?
This has been a magnet for the old and the new.
They must be discussing it on some anti-freeper site/chat room or something.
Assuming the troops surveyed were mostly younger men and women, the results might be accurate. Remember, they’re a generation that has been indoctrinated year after year via television, movies, school, etc., into believing these behaviors are acceptable and that there must be something wrong with the people who won’t accept it.
So says the Washington Pest.
“Homonausea” is a better term. They make me sick.
Funny thing is when those pushing the homosexual agenda are presented with reason, rationality, evidence, and facts - they either leave the discussion, or act as though nothing proving them wrong was said, or start the usual “you’re really gay yourself” or “you’re a homophobe/bigot” stuff.
Like clockwork, I tell you!
But the military particularly attracts conservative types. And many serving now have had experience with homosexuals around them and if they’re normal men and women and not hardcore leftists, they know that homosexuals are bad for morale!
Tired - Sola Veritas posted his own experience with this very survey somewhere on the thread. He explains why the survey was worhtless - find his post and read it!
I read the handwriting on the wall 30 years ago and pulled out after 22 years. McNamara’s wiz-kids came thru the Installation where I was stationed and “recommended” changes on everything from Clubs to Latrines.
18 Months later I was on the street and damn glad for my decision!
I live in an area where I’m surrounded by Marines. We have some every lively discussions when we “stack up the brass”
during a neighbor BBQ’s. Lot’s of fun and I dare any bad guys to try anything as we all have our sector fields of fire assigned. Essyons and Semper Fi!!
“It is unbelievable”
You got that right!
Not excusing anyone for being vulgar, annoying and disgusting, but homosexuality *is* a vulgar, annoying and disgusting topic. The trick is how one is to discuss it without being that way one’s self.
>>> Military policy is not determined by referendum, so the question is moot.
On the other hand, want to bet if the results were OPPOSED to the new policy you’d be waving it like a flag on Iwo Jima?
A military is primarily composed of young people. More and more, young people don’t meltdown at the thought of somebody else being a homosexual, whether they personally approve the practice or not. And outraged old people just by attrition are less and less a relevant factor. The poll results are not surprising.
You sound just like tbrightusmc. Isn’t that odd.
Not me, I've been here longer, but...I'm not a troll. I don't think you're a troll. I do think you're one of those who claims to be conservative but when push comes to shove you're really not all that conservative. Guess what, though. Right now I don't care. As long as you help vote the conservatives in you're on my side.
Speaking of outraged old people.
Well, aren't you just so smart? Did you read this whole thread? Did you happen to catch the excellent post #138 by little jeremiah explaining how the homosexual agenda has been systematically foisted on our culture through the same "young people" you claim are so much smarter and level-headed than us old fogies. You're like putty in their hands. How does it feel being a useful tool?
Truth is not determined by poll, and the military has yet to be transformed into just another government job with working conditions etcetera negotiated through union bargaining.
The poll 'results' are about as objective and relevant as the poll itself. Those pushing these poll results are but useful idiots or leftists...
Your opinion as to "young people" is irrelevant as to truth and in fact would suggest the poll flawed. "Young people" have ALWAYS been the core of the military -regardless, a poll of young people is not truth NOR leadership -young people can be led astray -it is young people led by tyrants that do damage -young and disordered people would do more damage... It is the young, the inexperienced, the immature, and the ungrounded idealists that are more likely to vote for idiots like 0zero. That is why it is the "old" that lead the young...
Polls do not win wars...
The way you explain it, it does sound like the results were twisted. Come to think of it, surveys never are without an agenda. (Thanks, little jeremiah.)
Pushing the homosexual agenda as usual, I see. Look at what Sola Veritas said about the survey which he read and filled out. The survey was twisted and bogus, just as your comments about the homosexual agenda always are.
His comments are somewhere on this thread, look at them.
Speaking of hate buses, here is some reading matter for you about gays in the military -- the Nazi regime, which was littered with them:
And here's a link about 'Gay' Fascism in Europe, Gay Extremism in USA
There you go, stabbing the military in the back and calling yourself a conservative. And why are you doing this? So men who like to put their penis's in each other can bastardize and pervert the military. You are hero.../sarc
I don't think that anyone ever thought that a majority of servicemen would quit the military, or that prospects wouldn't consider enlisting, if homosexuals could practice their deviancy openly. Ten percent was the figure I always heard. But 10% would absolutely decimate the ranks of our fighting forces.
Are you saying that Israel's, or anyone else's, military is on par with America's? If you are, you'd better watch your back among servicemen - that is an outlandish statement.
America has the BEST fighting force in the world - WITHOUT (open) homosexuals. Would you jeopardize this?
Sorry, your ingenuous use of the contrived, meaningless political slur “homophobia” should ban you from this sight. Got back to the DUmp, where you’d, no doubt, find yourself much more at home.
The "old" people have a clue that the young idiots don't.
Homosexuality is sexual behavior the same as beastiality, pedophilia and necrophilia. It is an unhealthy lifestyle that shortens it's proponents lifespan. Their lifestyle is also deviant and abhorrent.
Sola Veritas took the survey and spoke about it in Post 183
Even a raving liberal like Blackdog can't refute incontrovertible facts.
They just can't resist employing the language of Mordor - no matter how much they try to conceal it. It really is immediately apparent.
1 in 5? Wow, that’s incredible. So that I can futher propogate this fact, do you have a I can use as a reference?
Sorry, I meant to say “...do you have a SOURCE I can use as a reference?”
I've always heard the stat that 5% of the adult population is "gay". 200,000,000 X .05 = 10,000,000. Half are women? Leaving 5 million gay men (roughly). I would say 1:5 ratio is about right. Pretty damn high.
I once asked my son, now 23, if he minded that one of his friends was openly homosexual. His response? “Who cares.”
Recently I asked my son about homosexuals in the military. Same response.
Your point is spot on.
Thanks for the quick response.
This was a CDC study.