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DADT repeal exemption gaining support
American Family News Network ^ | 1/17/2011 | Chad Groening

Posted on 01/17/2011 1:36:25 PM PST by US Navy Vet

An Iowa congressman is co-sponsoring a bill aimed at preventing homosexuals from being allowed to serve in front-line combat units.

In the long debate leading up to Congress' lame-duck repeal of the ban, opponents pointed out that allowing homosexuals to serve in the military could create serious morale problems as it would force heterosexual soldiers to live in close quarters with homosexuals who might be attracted to them. HIV-infected troops were also a concern, because they could infect others if wounded in combat.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: dadt; homosexualagenda; homosexuals; iowa; steveking
Is there hope?!
1 posted on 01/17/2011 1:36:27 PM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

Not unless Liberals are demoted to history. They want women and open gays in front line combat. Ridiculous.


2 posted on 01/17/2011 1:38:44 PM PST by screaminsunshine (Surfers Rule)
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To: US Navy Vet

The problem is that even a non-front-line job can become front-line if the enemy chooses to attack.


3 posted on 01/17/2011 1:39:20 PM PST by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: US Navy Vet

To me, this looks like a way for gays to get all the benefits of serving without taking any of the risks.


4 posted on 01/17/2011 1:40:22 PM PST by Bob
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To: US Navy Vet

I can already see our enemies trying to sue us through some goofy UN “World Court” for exposing their soldiers to HIV. Germ warfare. It’s a crazy world out there.


5 posted on 01/17/2011 1:43:25 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer ("New laws are always a "good idea" until the first time you have to enforce them." - Unknown)
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To: Bob

Problem is that gays are prone to HIV/AIDS.
Other troops will fear to be exposed to them in situations where hetero’s could be contaminated by homo bodily fluids (training, combat, injury treatment—not just consensual peanut butter packing in the showers).

Homo behavior is high risk behavior, that if it applied to say, guns, would be banned.


6 posted on 01/17/2011 1:44:30 PM PST by OldArmy52 (Obama & the "Dem Party" have proved America is ready for Fascism/Socialism.)
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To: US Navy Vet

This proposal sounds too much like compromise to me.


7 posted on 01/17/2011 1:44:37 PM PST by Walts Ice Pick
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To: US Navy Vet
Surely, the put down for this initiative will be that lack of front line service will be held against gays in promotions.

It will, and don't call me Shirley.

8 posted on 01/17/2011 1:45:47 PM PST by Dilbert56 (Harry Reid, D-Nev.: "We're going to pick up Senate seats as a result of this war.")
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To: US Navy Vet

So the conservatives have already given up on repealing it? Now they are just asking for a few exemptions?


9 posted on 01/17/2011 1:46:13 PM PST by GeronL (How DARE you have an opinion!!)
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To: Bob

“To me, this looks like a way for gays to get all the benefits of serving without taking any of the risks”

Bingo.

And as far as “a risk of being exposed to HIV on the front line” - that’s a straw man argument. They’re exposed to it now and don’t know about it until after the fact. The problem arises when you’re treating a flamer and not wanting to get his guts all over you for risk of infection.


10 posted on 01/17/2011 1:46:14 PM PST by TheZMan (Just secede and get it over with. No love lost on either side. Cya.)
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To: OldArmy52

Every man in combat is a potential blood donor.


11 posted on 01/17/2011 1:48:20 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: US Navy Vet

Why not just reinstate the DADT policy as before?


12 posted on 01/17/2011 1:49:00 PM PST by mas cerveza por favor
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To: Walts Ice Pick

As a hetero, I would fear homo’s in contact with me, for health risk reasons. I can put myself at risk for PC purposes, but can not afford to risk family.

Just as I don’t do high risk sport activities for sake of family, I (and many others) would not want to be in situations of unnecessary risk, which would include being in the military, combat arms especially, where contamination risk by an infected homo is high.

Dittos for someone with any communicatable disease.

Safe beats PC (sorry).


13 posted on 01/17/2011 1:49:06 PM PST by OldArmy52 (Obama & the "Dem Party" have proved America is ready for Fascism/Socialism.)
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To: screaminsunshine

Which they now have...


14 posted on 01/17/2011 1:49:36 PM PST by tuckrdout ( A fool vents all his feelings, but a wise man holds them back. Prov.29:11)
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To: GeronL
So the conservatives have already given up on repealing it? Now they are just asking for a few exemptions?

My concern as well.

The insideous road to desensitization will always seem easy when we win small battles but lose the war.

15 posted on 01/17/2011 1:49:40 PM PST by fwdude (Anita Bryant was right.)
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To: OldArmy52
Exactly. NO compromise whatsoever!

I don't know what Duncan Hunter could be thinking of here.

16 posted on 01/17/2011 1:53:33 PM PST by Walts Ice Pick
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To: US Navy Vet

Just do it.


17 posted on 01/17/2011 1:55:02 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: US Navy Vet

Are there any active soldiers on here who can tell us how often a soldier is tested for HIV?


18 posted on 01/17/2011 2:06:55 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: US Navy Vet

As a 22-year veteran (U.S.N) I would like to see this repeal. I am not against gay people; they just don’t belong in the Navy and they can live their life as they like as long as they leave me alone. I must admit however, I always had my doubts about some of the women in the Navy - a little too butch for me.


19 posted on 01/17/2011 2:14:53 PM PST by New Jersey Realist (Congress doesn't care a damn about "we the people")
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To: US Navy Vet

I sure wouldn’t want any Hiv/aids casualty getting blood on me. If they should become injured, who will go to their aid.


20 posted on 01/17/2011 2:15:30 PM PST by JamesA (You don't have to be big to stand tall)
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To: Amberdawn

When my husband was in...he was just retired in 2009...it was at least once a year from what I remember. He was infantry.


21 posted on 01/17/2011 2:29:00 PM PST by rangerwife (Proud wife of a Purple Heart Recipient)
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To: Amberdawn

Troops are tested anually.


22 posted on 01/17/2011 2:31:23 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar
annually.
23 posted on 01/17/2011 2:31:57 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: OldArmy52

Everybody in combat is considered to be a blood donor.


24 posted on 01/17/2011 2:32:40 PM PST by jesseam (Been there, done that)
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To: mas cerveza por favor

>> “Why not just reinstate the DADT policy as before?” <<

.
Too sensible.
.


25 posted on 01/17/2011 2:37:36 PM PST by editor-surveyor (NOBAMA - 2012)
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To: US Navy Vet

but wait, they are pushing for women in the frontline combat units, but exempting gays? which way is it gonna be, guys?

everyone exempted from combat duty means some other poor sucker gets to take his place


26 posted on 01/17/2011 2:39:15 PM PST by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: Amberdawn

“how often a soldier is tested for HIV?”

Every two years.


27 posted on 01/17/2011 3:13:12 PM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: US Navy Vet

Not just HIV, either. Hepatitus B and C, that nasty super staph infection without cure, plus all the other nasty STDs.


28 posted on 01/17/2011 3:19:56 PM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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....opponents pointed out that allowing homosexuals to serve in the military could create serious morale problems as it would force heterosexual soldiers to live in close quarters with homosexuals who might be attracted to them.

One more time - Homos are already allowed to serve in all branches of the military where they serve on the front lines and, unfortunately, live in close quarters with normal people.

DADT just restricts them from being open, flamboyant and advertising their abnormal perversion.


29 posted on 01/17/2011 3:36:52 PM PST by Iron Munro (When a society loses its memory, it descends inevitably into dementia - Mark Steyn)
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To: massgopguy

Every man in combat is a potential blood donor.”””

EXACTLY !!!


30 posted on 01/17/2011 4:30:35 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: screaminsunshine

Liberals are bent on destroying every institution our great nation has (or used to have)


31 posted on 01/17/2011 5:10:02 PM PST by heye2monn
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