Same here. Until this week I thought it would be good for my son to enter the military; I even thought about preparing him to apply for West Point. Now I don't want him going anywhere near the military.
I'm not so worried about gays hitting on the straight guys - there probably won't be more than a handful of gays who actually will serve - but there will now have to endless sessions of "diversity" and "sensitivity" training, and the few gays who do enter the service will spend all their time creating incidents. I've seen it all happen in corporate America in the last 15 years, and now it's going to happen in the armed forces.
It's no big deal when all this crap happens in the business world, only money is at stake, but it's different when people's lives are on the line.
And one more thing, the main recruiting ground for the armed forces has been conservative families. Red State conservatives have been the backbone of the service. At one stroke, that is undercut. A lot of conservatives will now discourage their children from serving. And in exchange for what? A handful of gay mascots? We really can't afford that. God help the USA. Now the shield of our armed forces has been cracked.
“gays who do enter the service will spend all their time creating incidents”
I can imagine a gay group marching in a guy military parade. Will they wear leather and carry whips?