“Another thing to remember, is that whether we like it or not, most young people (todays soldiers) don’t view homosexuality the same way as the older people do. My husband is a Veteran, and 25 years ago when he was a soldier there is no way a gay serviceman would be tolerated. This just isn’t the case today (as the recent survey proved).”
Surveys can be crocked to say whatever the surveyor wishes it to. In this case, the upper brass gave out a survey whose results were meant to be interpreted only one way. Otherwise Gates would not have been so intent on carrying out the will of his master 0bama.
“I just don’t think that just because someone is gay, they can’t be the best damn soldier in the world. They can be proud Americans, and they can (and do) fight for my freedoms, just as the straight soldiers do now.”
Let us just say that it makes it far less likely, being as they are mentally ill narcissists. As far as their being proud Americans- bah humbug. The very fact of being gay pretty much separates them from the concept of natural law, which assumes that there is a Creator, and that His universe is governed by natural laws- one of which is that He created us male and female.
“As I said, homosexuality is a sin, but let’s let God sort it out!”
God also tells us not to condone these things. We are commanded to call this evil what it is and speak the truth.
I agree with this; but does that include laws of the land to enforce what we KNOW is morally correct, but which is a religious morality? And should that be applied to every sin?
I've always wondered why there wasn't more on an outrage about our military soldiers having "shore leave" -- adultery and fornication is a sin, but only certain types of adultery seem to be of concern in the military.
I oppose this repeal, because I see this as an attack on our culture by a militant group concerned more with changing normalcy than getting along or being allowed to serve.
Still, this was the inevitable result of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell". It used to be illegal to be gay in the military. When we changed that to "be gay, just don't let us know about it", we set up for today -- a generation of gay soldiers as "proof" it doesn't matter.
When in fact, the key I think was that gay sexual activity was banned; I think we need to still prohibit all gay sex between military members, and that will be the biggest fallout from repeal.