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Posted on 12/21/2010 2:25:55 PM PST by Sub-Driver
Barney Frank: Straight and Gay Soldiers Must Shower Together, But Not Men and Women Tuesday, December 21, 2010 By Nicholas Ballasy
(CNSNews.com) - Rep. Barney Frank (D.-Mass.) says he agrees with the recommendation of a Department of Defense (DOD) working group that straight and gay military personnel of the same gender should be required to shower together when the repeal of the Dont Ask, Dont Tell law goes into effect.
Frank, however, said Armed Forces personnel of opposite sexes should not shower together.
What do you think happens in gyms all over America? What do you think happens in the House of Representatives? Of course people shower with homosexuals. What a silly issue. What do you think goes wrong with showering with homosexuals? Do you think the spray makes it catching? I mean people shower with homosexuals in college dormitories, in gyms where people play sports; in gyms elsewhere. It is a complete non-issue. Frank told CNSNews.com.
CNSNews.com then asked Frank why he thinks it is a non-issue.
To accept the principle that homosexuals cant shower with other people is a degree of discrimination that goes far beyond this. We dont get ourselves dry cleaned. We tend to take showers when we go to the gym; when we play sports, he responded.
Rep. Frank continued, The notion that knowing that someone is gay or lesbian as opposed to knowing that they are gay or lesbian people that have to pretend who they are; that that somehow makes a difference is pretty silly,
Frank was also asked if he thinks male and female military personnel should be able to shower together.
No that would disrupt people, he said.
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“What do you think happens in the House of Representatives?”
We know what happens — the male pages get molested.
Barney Frank showers with homos all the time. He should know. Whatta frickin pig!!
FUBF. BTW, the coed shower scenes from “Starship Troopers” were the only good parts of those movies.
Frank should be showering with men ... in prison.
The guy is crazier than a ****house rat.
When Frank is quoted saying “what a silly issue”, he really said “what a thilly ithue.”
Seriously, when was the last time anyone here showered with another soldier besides bootcamp?
The truth of the matter is, there is no explanation that makes sense why men and women should not shower together or even sleep in the same room, if homosexuals shower together and sleep in the same room, unless you can somehow make the case that homosexuals are somehow different than heterosexuals when it comes to sexual behavior. Do they want to make that case?
no barney you can’t enlist.
Why the hell does a mere congressman have a say about details like this?
Its a bad question. I’d like to ask if congressmen share a two man tent together, do tick checks on one another, huddle together for warmth, etc.
The bottom line is - the military doesn’t need this distraction. I predict that a year from now, when the NYT tries to do its ‘A Year After the Repeal’ story, they will be hard pressed to find half a dozen soldiers serving as openly gay.
Gay people don’t want to serve openly in the military. Gay people, who aren’t presently in the military, think its a great idea for others to serve openly...but they would never do it themselves.
What a sick bunch.
It is "discrimination" if heterosexuals are not allowed to shower with THEIR sex partners, in light of the sex deviates' priveledge, isn't it? This amounts to "preferential treatment" for a certain group, while the other group doesn't have the same "benefit".
Gonna be a real mess when we throw transgendered soldiers into the mix.
We used to clean ‘em up with a GI Brush and Lava soap. They rarely came back for a second helping.
Talk about “Cognitive Dissonance.”
Well, since the law overturning DADT just passed both houses of Congress, I'd say "a lot! It's now the law!"