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Gays celebrate repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell'
Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 12/18/10 | VERENA DOBNIK (AP)

Posted on 12/18/2010 6:39:44 PM PST by madprof98

Word that the world's largest military power will allow gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military brought strong and swift reaction Saturday, with supporters declaring a civil rights milestone and detractors insisting it would weaken and divide the armed forces.

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Warren Arbury of Savannah, Ga., served in the Army for seven years, including three combat tours, before being kicked out two years ago under "don't ask, don't tell." But he said he planned to re-enlist once the policy is officially abolished.

"As soon as they give me the go, I'm going to march into the recruiter's office," he said. "And I want retroactive pay and rank."

Arbury said a fight for other social changes — such as allowing gays to marry and easing obstacles they face in adopting and raising children — still lies ahead, however.

"I think it's one step in a very long process of becoming an equal rights citizen," he said. "Even though this is really huge, I look at it as a chink in a very, very long chain."

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Warren Arbury has it just right. One further step toward marriage and easy access to other people's children.
1 posted on 12/18/2010 6:39:45 PM PST by madprof98
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To: madprof98

Give it 2-3 years - they will have PINK TANKS!!! Believe it! Wait till the Army has Gay Pride day!


2 posted on 12/18/2010 6:40:58 PM PST by 2harddrive
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"And I want retroactive pay and rank."

Nip it. The policy change was not retroactive.

3 posted on 12/18/2010 6:41:36 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Palin 2012: don't retreat, just reload)
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To: madprof98

What’s next? Trannies? Cross Dressers?


4 posted on 12/18/2010 6:45:07 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: madprof98
"As soon as they give me the go, I'm going to march into the recruiter's office," he said. "And I want retroactive pay and rank."

It looks like the fags in Congress have opened a 55 gallon drum of worms. LOL! Way to go fags! I saw this coming. Whether this bill is "retroactive" or not, the fags in the black robes will make it that way.

5 posted on 12/18/2010 6:45:07 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Merry Christmas to all of my FReeper FRiends!)
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To: madprof98

Yeah, this is going to be the legal strategy to go after DOMA. They can’t change state constitutions though.


6 posted on 12/18/2010 6:45:31 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: madprof98

Ecce homo
http://twitter.com/WAR_82


7 posted on 12/18/2010 6:46:32 PM PST by tumblindice (Bad move critters)
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To: madprof98

How does this change anything? Most in the military still don’t have much patience for the homosexual agenda.

Anyone serving that “comes out” openly will be getto-ized.

The Senate can legislate tolerance, but they can’t force anyone to respect homosexuality - and that won’t change anytime soon.


8 posted on 12/18/2010 6:46:59 PM PST by canuck_conservative
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To: Dallas59

Yes. Just give it time.


9 posted on 12/18/2010 6:47:03 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: madprof98

Wait ‘til they start singing “we all live in a PINK submarine...”


10 posted on 12/18/2010 6:47:06 PM PST by azishot (MERRY CHRISTMAS !!!!)
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To: madprof98

I just did a mini-puke in my mouth.


11 posted on 12/18/2010 6:47:15 PM PST by Wisconsinlady (DEFUND NPR, PBS, THE TSA AND THE U.N.)
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To: madprof98

When I was younger(18 years old), Clinton was just elected the year before. I didn’t join the military, because I thought we had what happened today. This is going to ruin our great military from the inside out.


12 posted on 12/18/2010 6:47:56 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: madprof98

Um, hello???? You forgot the bring-your-own-barf-bag alert!!! LOL!!!

I’m so disgusted I can’t do anything but laugh. I think I’m going insane.


13 posted on 12/18/2010 6:48:51 PM PST by surroundedbyblue
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To: canuck_conservative

They’ll personally send a fat homosexual politician to order the officers to apprehend those troublesome “haters”.


14 posted on 12/18/2010 6:49:10 PM PST by Soothesayer (smallpox is not a person)
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To: azishot

15 posted on 12/18/2010 6:49:10 PM PST by massmike (...So this is what happens when OJ's jury elects the president....)
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To: NonValueAdded

Of course they’re celebrating. Join the Army - test positive for AIDS/HIV - draw 100% disability for the rest of your miserable life.

If you don’t believe me check the VA regulations.


16 posted on 12/18/2010 6:49:41 PM PST by satan (Plumbing new depths of worthlessness on a daily basis.)
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To: 2harddrive

the only good thing about the new military is they will never leave their buddies behind.......


17 posted on 12/18/2010 6:52:59 PM PST by Breto (never accept the premise)
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To: 2harddrive

I don’t know too many gay people but the few I do know will tell you that being gay is not a choice for them. They knew around the age of 12 that they were different. One of them, a devout Christian told me that he prayed to God every day from the age of 12 for God to “cure” him. Whatever anyone’s feelings of homosexuality are, for someone to be willing to risk his/her life to protect my freedoms speaks to their amazing character. They are human beings with feelings just like you and I. I am thankful for anyone who enlists to protect my freedom.


18 posted on 12/18/2010 6:53:56 PM PST by dormee
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To: Dallas59

It’s open season on mental health.


19 posted on 12/18/2010 6:54:21 PM PST by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: dormee

What a load.


20 posted on 12/18/2010 6:55:25 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Merry Christmas to all of my FReeper FRiends!)
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To: dormee

Unfortunately this is about forced acceptance.

One of my childhood friends is gay and he doesn’t buy into the gay agenda the way so many heterosexuals do.


21 posted on 12/18/2010 6:56:03 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: madprof98

Very pathetic ! The best thing is there should be segregation where all the mud-packers are put together in units and those units are the first to go to the front lines ! Come out of the closet, you are transferred to the special gay units.


22 posted on 12/18/2010 6:56:45 PM PST by CORedneck
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To: Soothesayer
Your right and it wouldn't be the first time. They will force commanders to crack down on dissenters and mark your efficiency reports accordingly.
23 posted on 12/18/2010 6:57:07 PM PST by Americanexpat
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To: tumblindice

He sounds stable:

Name Warren Arbury
Location Savannah, GA
Bio COMBAT VETERAN / GYM RAT / MUSIC NERD / FOOD LOVER / TRAVEL CHANNEL ADDICT / A GOOD TIME NOT YET TO BE HAD BY ALL...


24 posted on 12/18/2010 6:57:24 PM PST by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

And why, pray tell, would they let someone back in who flouted military rules in place at the time? Obviously this person couldn’t hack the program, so why would he think he should be let back in? It’s tough to get in the military these days—they are even accessing juvenile records. Why do these people think they have a right to serve when they blew it and proved they couldn’t follow the rules the first time?

If they let these people back in we have no hope. I wonder what the Oath Keepers’ take is on this.


25 posted on 12/18/2010 6:57:31 PM PST by binreadin
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To: surroundedbyblue
I think I’m going insane.

This madness will forever be owned by Obama, Pelosi and Reid, along with the Progressives.

Meanwhile, a whole lot more voter at home just got a little wiser to the reality of their agenda.

2012, here we come.

26 posted on 12/18/2010 6:57:38 PM PST by Dustoff45 (Do we really have a President? Or merely someone who pretends to be the President on TV?)
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To: dormee

So that’s it, huh??? It’s just “they have feelings, too?”. You don’t think this policy is damaging to our servicemen in any way???

What a relativistic view. Unbelievable.


27 posted on 12/18/2010 6:57:44 PM PST by surroundedbyblue
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To: madprof98

Does this mean we’re gonna have a flood of fudgepackers signing up at the Bezerkeley Marine Recruiting Station? What a gay event that will be. Can hardly wait. hmmmm... I take that back.


28 posted on 12/18/2010 6:57:47 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Nuke the corrupt commie bastards to HELL!!)
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To: satan
At the Legion today. After three terms (Marine) ex soccer player of mine said, "They just made my decision today".

Accepted a civilian job offer on the spot today.

Used a strange term I never heard.
He said it will be "Yes Stir" instead of "Yes Sir".

29 posted on 12/18/2010 6:58:19 PM PST by AGreatPer (Voting for the crazy conservative gave us Ronald Reagan....Ann Coulter)
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To: dormee

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2644629/posts

Tell Jim Rob your story...


30 posted on 12/18/2010 7:00:06 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Dallas59

In The Navy Lyrics
Artist(Band):Village People
Review The Song (14) Print the Lyrics

In the navy
Yes, you can sail the seven seas
In the navy
Yes, you can put your mind at ease
In the navy
Come on now, people, make a stand
In the navy, in the navy
Can’t you see we need a hand
In the navy
Come on, protect the motherland
In the navy
Come on and join your fellow man
In the navy
Come on people, and make a stand
In the navy, in the navy, in the navy (in the navy)


31 posted on 12/18/2010 7:00:06 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: dormee

I thought the majority were victims of molestation. That’s my experience with homosexuals.

Each and every one of my homosexual friends had been molested and were coping with that.


32 posted on 12/18/2010 7:00:06 PM PST by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: dormee

And you and people like you are part of the problem, idiot. You have no clue as to how much damage these people have inflicted on our military today. FU, traitor. Get the hell off of FR!!


33 posted on 12/18/2010 7:00:35 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Nuke the corrupt commie bastards to HELL!!)
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To: 1010RD

I suspect his fellow troopers got tired of hearing questions like this one, posted on his site:
“What do you wear to a fetish party?!”


34 posted on 12/18/2010 7:02:38 PM PST by tumblindice (Bad move critters)
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To: dormee

This is not about what they ARE — I agree they have no choice in this. It’s about what they CHOOSE TO DO.

Nobody is fool enough to think that gays have not served honorably in the service. And for that, we owe them a debt of thanks.

Unlike some on FR, I do not think they will be jumping normal men in the showers or whatever. But, there will be liaisons and affairs; and, especially when the participants have a difference in rank, or access to classified information (think Bradley Manning), serious problems will ensue.

This is about flaunting their sexuality and using the rules to game the system.


35 posted on 12/18/2010 7:02:50 PM PST by GadareneDemoniac
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To: madprof98

So, will they now storm the recruiting stations demanding to be let in so they can go prove themselves in Afghanistan?

Wonder how many will pick up “dancing boys” while ther?


36 posted on 12/18/2010 7:02:58 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (I visited GEN TOMMY FRANKS Military Museum in HOBART, OKLAHOMA! Well worth it!)
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To: dormee
I don’t know too many gay people but the few I do know will tell you that being gay is not a choice for them. They knew around the age of 12 that they were different. One of them, a devout Christian told me that he prayed to God every day from the age of 12 for God to “cure” him. Whatever anyone’s feelings of homosexuality are, for someone to be willing to risk his/her life to protect my freedoms speaks to their amazing character. They are human beings with feelings just like you and I. I am thankful for anyone who enlists to protect my freedom.

Cool story bro. Ted Bundy also prayed to God so the his urge to kill would be quenched. God's answer is simply do you love your behavior more than me. Again, thanks for your cool story.
37 posted on 12/18/2010 7:04:02 PM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: madprof98

Semper Fabulous


38 posted on 12/18/2010 7:04:51 PM PST by Borges
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To: canuck_conservative

They will simply monitor promotions until the gays have an acceptable % of leadership. Once they are in power they will promote more and more of them because they cannot be objective. Their sexual orientation is what they are at their core. They destroy churches now the military. Christians will simply vote with their feet.


39 posted on 12/18/2010 7:05:17 PM PST by Goreknowshowtocheat
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To: dormee

To start with, homos were able to enlist under DADT. What they couldn’t do was shove their sexual preference down other people’s throat. This whole thing is about making gays “better than”, not equal too, other military personnel.


41 posted on 12/18/2010 7:07:09 PM PST by calex59
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To: tumblindice

They always find the most normal ones and front those. The reality is that homosexuality is a negative and depressing lifestyle.

You have few true friends and every day life is like the movie Mean Girls.


42 posted on 12/18/2010 7:07:15 PM PST by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: madprof98

Lets see here now... The constitution doesn’t mean anything, the USMCJ has been overruled by federal judges, and Sharia Law is being forced upon the populace from all angles.

So what does Sharia law have to say about what should happen to Homosexuals?

If muslims in the army apply their Sharia law to uncomfortable showering situations, who will stand up for gay rights then?

I wonder how muslims feel about this repeal of DADT?

Why weren’t they consulted?


43 posted on 12/18/2010 7:09:51 PM PST by Safrguns
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To: madprof98

They are not gays. They are homosexuals. Perverts. There is nothing “gay” about a lifestyle that is a perversion and leads to sickness and death.
It is time that America grows up and stops this childish pc nonsense that is destroy the fabric of our civilization.


44 posted on 12/18/2010 7:10:58 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA
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That’s why they did it. They want to destroy society and 8 Republicans and the coven of Democrats just gave them the tool.


45 posted on 12/18/2010 7:11:06 PM PST by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: madprof98

They are not gays. They are homosexuals. Perverts. There is nothing “gay” about a lifestyle that is a perversion and leads to sickness and death.
It is time that America grows up and stops this childish pc nonsense that is destroy the fabric of our civilization.


46 posted on 12/18/2010 7:11:29 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA
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To: Borges

1776-2010 US Infantry: Queen of Battle
2011-____ “We’ll Scratch Your Eyes Out!”

“Artillery lends dignity to what would otherwise be a squalid brawl.”
Paraphrased, some half-deaf redleg wit


47 posted on 12/18/2010 7:11:51 PM PST by tumblindice (No one is safe while Congress is in session)
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To: dormee

I don’t think people choose to be homosexual, and I certainly think the feelings of homosexual people should be respected. But I also don’t think people choose to be blind, and I think the feelings of blind people should be respected. HOWEVER, that doesn’t mean I favor giving blind people drivers licenses to avoid hurting their feelings. For much the same reason, I don’t favor giving gay guys marriage licenses and adoption privileges to avoid hurting their feelings.

And what might that reason be? Both of those options hold great potential for harm. In the case of people driving blind, the harm could be confined to a few traffic deaths. But a revolutionary change in marriage and family life could well destroy the fabric of our society.

You might say that you’re talking only about people of such great character that they would risk their lives to protect your freedom. That was the rhetoric you used. It will also be the rhetoric Mr. Arbury and company use when they demand that our marriage and adoption laws be overturned. In fact, that is his exact POINT. You are the one blathering about how he just wants to re-enlist for some other purpose.


48 posted on 12/18/2010 7:12:04 PM PST by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: calex59

Very well said!

People seem to forget that DADT didn’t ban queers from the military, it just preve Ted them from flaunted their perversion. Now, they’re free to make everyone their little bitches which they ram their “lifestyle” up your ass.

Wake up, all you relativistic dummies. John Stossel did a show on Fox News last night about the unintended consequence of such “affirmative-action” type policies. This isn’t leveling the field for anyone, its screwing us all!


49 posted on 12/18/2010 7:12:23 PM PST by surroundedbyblue
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To: dormee

I agree that gays are without sin, for their INCLINATIONS, although not for their acts. And some may well fight valiently for the USA. But, like Gresham’s law for money, the gays will drive the heteros OUT of the military, over time. AND, in the gay military world, remember no draft is legally permissable! You can’t pack heteros into THAT environment! Why not draft females into cadres of rapists?


50 posted on 12/18/2010 7:12:23 PM PST by 2harddrive
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