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Combat troops to get gay sensitivity training
Washington Times ^ | Feb. 24, 2011 | Rowan Scarborough

Posted on 02/24/2011 9:39:57 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

American combat troops will get sensitivity training directly on the battlefield about the military’s new policy on gays instead of waiting until they return to home base in the United States, the senior enlisted man in Afghanistan said Thursday.

The Pentagon is launching an extensive force-wide program to ease the process of integrating open homosexuals into the ranks, including into close-knit fighting units.

Army Command Sgt. Maj. Marvin Hill, the top enlisted man in Afghanistan where 100,000 U.S. troops are deployed, said that the sessions on respecting gays’ rights will go right down to the forward operating bases, where troops fight Taliban militants.

“I have heard about the training that will be forthcoming to the battlefield,” Sgt. Hill told Pentagon reporters via a teleconference from Kabul.

“We will take our directions from the Department of Defense, from the secretary of defense, the chairman, as well as the service chiefs of each service. Our plan is to take their direction, and we’re going to execute that training right here on the battlefield.”

No unit is exempted, he said.

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1 posted on 02/24/2011 9:39:58 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Insanity.


2 posted on 02/24/2011 9:44:20 PM PST by Crim (The Obama Doctrine : A doctrine based on complete ignorance,applied with extreme incompetence..)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The troops will be laughing horselaughs to themselves at this.


3 posted on 02/24/2011 9:44:34 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

That should make for some interesting YouTube video...if YouTube permits it of course.


4 posted on 02/24/2011 9:44:43 PM PST by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
My worry is that at some point, many will say, "This country ain't worth fighting for anymore."

With this candy-ass stuff coming from DC, who can blame them?
5 posted on 02/24/2011 9:46:57 PM PST by Antoninus (The slogan for the 2012 election: Better a known enemy than a false friend. Say no to Romney.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The troops should flip the bird to whoever is holding these so-called “sensitivity training” sessions. Then they should walk out.

What’s Gates and Obummer going to do....court-martial the entire Army and Marine Corps?

Enough is enough of this left-wing bullcrap.


6 posted on 02/24/2011 9:48:08 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (A Jimmy Carter got us a Ronald Reagan......A Barack Obama will get us a Sarah Palin)
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To: Antoninus

Christians won’t be signing up or extending. This is a nail in OUR coffin.


7 posted on 02/24/2011 9:48:35 PM PST by Goreknowshowtocheat
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To: Crim

more pc pukeness..


8 posted on 02/24/2011 9:49:23 PM PST by max americana
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To: Free ThinkerNY; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; rabscuttle385; ...
Yep, not surprising.

You don't hear Republicans complaining about Obama’s decision to not defend DOMA, setting us up for paying SS and medicare to same-sex couples. And you will hear crickets on this, I miss 1993.

9 posted on 02/24/2011 9:49:41 PM PST by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

At the very least, SNL’s “writers” will have some fodder, upon which they’ll save their arses for the near future.


10 posted on 02/24/2011 9:50:26 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The late great American military. RIP


11 posted on 02/24/2011 9:50:26 PM PST by DWar ("The ultimate destination of Political Correctness is totalitarianism.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
How's that Ubama election working out for you, America?


12 posted on 02/24/2011 9:50:34 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Coool,,,that’ll help em out a lot as they are fighting their way into Libya,,,


13 posted on 02/24/2011 9:51:05 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Now when we pray to God to be merciful and protect our sons and daughters it isn’t just from a vicious enemy from without. It’s from those who are in control of our armed forces.


14 posted on 02/24/2011 9:51:14 PM PST by EternalVigilance (But what is Freedom? Rightly understood, a universal license to be good. -- Hartley Coleridge)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So unconstitutional from a million standpoints. Forcing respect for such disgusting and demeaning behavior takes away the freedom of conscience and religion. I suppose they have messed with the troops minds with the homosexual Afghanis who molest their boys and parade them around....The military homosexual commander in chief is trying to destroy our military now...

You will not have troops who are honorable and have character, if they practice homosexuality. It is not possible. Forcing respect of that act is a gross violation of conscience and it goes against our Constitution...laws can not go against the nature of man. They are unjust according to the intent of our Founding Fathers. There is nothing natural about homosexuality. It is a perversion and it always includes pederasts. It advocates child abuse.

Listen to the first paragraph of this....it is what homosexuality is all
about....
http://www.worldviewweekend.com/worldview-tube/video.php?videoid=4362


15 posted on 02/24/2011 9:52:50 PM PST by savagesusie
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To: Goreknowshowtocheat
Christians won’t be signing up or extending. This is a nail in OUR coffin.

I know it. I hope they find ways to pass on their training to civilians who might be interested.
16 posted on 02/24/2011 9:53:11 PM PST by Antoninus (The slogan for the 2012 election: Better a known enemy than a false friend. Say no to Romney.)
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To: Antoninus

I talked to my son the other day about this. He’s a middle manager rank in the Army. He’s got three years to do and then he’s retiring. He can’t stand the way things are but he has invested so many years that he can’t just walk away without his full retirement. He says that many, many troops feel this way but with the shaky economy, they’re not sure they can make the kind of money out of the military that they make in, so they stay, but just putting in time.


17 posted on 02/24/2011 9:54:23 PM PST by oneolcop (Lead, Follow or Get the Hell Out of the Way!)
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To: Antoninus

The Warrior ethos is dying. Don’t see how we can survive if things don’t change.


18 posted on 02/24/2011 9:54:32 PM PST by MPJackal ("From my cold dead hands.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
There has to be an upside somewhere...

Better haircuts?

19 posted on 02/24/2011 9:57:48 PM PST by DeFault User
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To: Free ThinkerNY
There was similar lunacy during VN with a requirement for a full week of racial sensitivity training. I don't think ground combat units in the RVN had to go through the program . Everybody else did and it produced some interesting results. In one case a USAF go got called a ‘racist mfer’ while undergoing sensitivity training on Okinawa. These festivals of the mind are right out of the theater of the absurd.
20 posted on 02/24/2011 9:57:57 PM PST by robowombat
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To: Free ThinkerNY
You know who's gonna be the most uncomfortable people in the room? The gay guys.

I went to Basic and OCS with guys who were obviously gay. No one said anything about it. Everyone made fun of everybody. Jews, Blacks, Hispanics, inner-city punks, hicks. Everybody got ripped on. Except the gay guys. It was unspoken that if you made fun of them, they would go to the cadre and you would be screwed. But in the end we were all brothers.

This is not going to go over well.

21 posted on 02/24/2011 9:58:12 PM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: oneolcop
He says that many, many troops feel this way but with the shaky economy, they’re not sure they can make the kind of money out of the military that they make in, so they stay, but just putting in time.

I'm actually glad to hear that. We need the good men to stay in until we're on the other side of Obama.

Not that the Republicans are any better on this issue. Honestly, I don't think we can turn things around in this country unless we elect a strong, take no prisoners, military man in 2012.

We are approaching the breaking point on many fronts at the same time.
22 posted on 02/24/2011 9:58:15 PM PST by Antoninus (The slogan for the 2012 election: Better a known enemy than a false friend. Say no to Romney.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’d rather have half blind, half-deaf guys doing our fighting for us instead of these panzy-faced faggots.


23 posted on 02/24/2011 9:58:55 PM PST by Soothesayer9
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To: Free ThinkerNY
OK, that makes sense... CQB training,combat marksmanship, Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT), tactical formations, land navigation, fitness, range time, small unit tactics, cross training for weapons for your MOS, maintenance, cold weather training, jump training, mountaineering, sat/nav, communication training, combat first aid/rescue, advanced warfare school.... oh and of course gay sensitivity training.

total and complete disrespect for the CIC, SecDef and every flag officer that pushes this. The men will do the tasks, learn to mouth the words and then know in their hearts that their leaders have NO HONOR.

The three legs of our country destroyed by the democrats and quislings.... economy, education and our military.

All we need is TOFUS standing over a toppled statue of Liberty with a banner stating..." MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!"

24 posted on 02/24/2011 9:59:14 PM PST by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat, they sh#t on.)
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To: max americana

more pc pukeness..


Yep.

FUBO!!!


25 posted on 02/24/2011 10:00:28 PM PST by unkus
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To: Antoninus

“I don’t think we can turn things around in this country unless we elect a strong, take no prisoners, military man in 2012.”

Col. / Rep. Allen West U.S.A. ( ret)


26 posted on 02/24/2011 10:01:00 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: oneolcop

We see a lot of former military guys in the oil patch—they are used to difficult conditions, long hours, and weather. Some mighty good hands come this way from there. Just saying that might be a direction to consider, especially for a younger person.


27 posted on 02/24/2011 10:01:00 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
A reply of mine on another thread might be appropriate here as well...

America's Re-education Camps
In the controversy over Martinez's expulsion, one aspect of the unsavory incident is often ignored. Or, perhaps, it has become so commonplace that no one remarks upon it any more. Namely, the university sentenced Martinez to penance through a public confession and to the re-education of his values through psychological therapy. The purpose of the mandatory training -- whether it is anger management, sexual harassment awareness, diversity training, etc. -- is to change a human being's basic values to conform with the PC view of race or gender.
Snip...On university campuses today, the slightest remark can cause a "offender" to be sentenced to public confessions and "re-education" of their values.

A lengthy 5 page read mentioned in the article...Thought Reform 101
Keep in mind this was published in March 2000...

The goal of such training, according to Amirall-Padamsee, is "to produce graduates who are individuals committed to educational and social justice, and not just a tolerance of, but a validating of difference."

28 posted on 02/24/2011 10:02:44 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Antoninus
I would imagine that any field you go into that has tons of people will give you the mandatory sensitivity training. Now adays HR runs the companies. I just don't see the military folks leaving for this when as soon as they walk into Merck they will have the same training. The gay agenda is very alive and powerful in more places than just the military.
29 posted on 02/24/2011 10:04:22 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: Free ThinkerNY
the sessions on respecting gays’ rights

The homos will be granted special rights, bank on it. And the "transgendered" freaks will be next. The U.S. is heading full-bore down the cultural drain.

30 posted on 02/24/2011 10:05:45 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why not, they already get Muslim sensitivity training... [/sarcasm]


31 posted on 02/24/2011 10:06:40 PM PST by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: oneolcop

He says that many, many troops feel this way but with the shaky economy, they’re not sure they can make the kind of money out of the military that they make in, so they stay, but just putting in time.

100 percent agree which is why the military will say this is a success. They could not have picked a better time to implement this.....the economy is horrible. The military has more people than they need and throw this in and people won’t be able to leave.....yet. This will only become a problem when the economy bounces back and by then they will just blame the economy and GI Bill.


32 posted on 02/24/2011 10:08:26 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The next Republican nominee should promise that as her first order of business, the troops will be told to disregard all training ordered by Obama.


33 posted on 02/24/2011 10:10:41 PM PST by Defiant (There is no line on the march towards marxism that Democrats won't cross. Democrat=CPUSA)
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To: Antoninus

Agree!


34 posted on 02/24/2011 10:11:27 PM PST by oneolcop (Lead, Follow or Get the Hell Out of the Way!)
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To: napscoordinator

It actually makes me glad I’m old. I won’t have to live long in what this nation is becoming.


35 posted on 02/24/2011 10:14:34 PM PST by oneolcop (Lead, Follow or Get the Hell Out of the Way!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
No unit is exempted, he said.

Damn, so this likely includes Guard units as well... This stuff'll probably be about as bad as sexual harassment/EO/suicide awareness training.
36 posted on 02/24/2011 10:15:02 PM PST by Svartalfiar
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why not give the Fags training on joining the human race?


37 posted on 02/24/2011 10:21:55 PM PST by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation
The troops should flip the bird to whoever is holding these so-called “sensitivity training” sessions.

No - that would be sexual harassment in the workplace...

38 posted on 02/24/2011 10:24:30 PM PST by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Rule #1. If you drop your soap in the common shower, don’t bend over to pick it up!


39 posted on 02/24/2011 10:28:10 PM PST by Noob1999 (Loose Lips Sink Ships)
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To: napscoordinator
"the shaky economy"
Perhaps the powers-that-be bank on their ongoing homosexual promotion to serve as a distraction from their EPIC FAIL economy.
40 posted on 02/24/2011 10:28:44 PM PST by Milhous (Lev 19:18 Love your neighbor as yourself.)
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To: DeFault User
The new uniforms will be just so ...


41 posted on 02/24/2011 10:30:05 PM PST by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: Antoninus

“My worry is that at some point, many will say, “This country ain’t worth fighting for anymore”.”

Legalized reverse discrimination has done that for plenty of people; let the freaks who run the show go defend it. Between Saddam and Obama I’d rather Saddam was our president.


42 posted on 02/24/2011 10:35:44 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Priorities! We all know what they are for the big 0.


43 posted on 02/24/2011 10:40:27 PM PST by Red6
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Placemark and hoping it’s all a bad dream and I’ll wake up and it will never have happened.


44 posted on 02/24/2011 10:42:09 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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“Nowadays HR runs the companies. I just don’t see the military folks leaving for this when as soon as they walk into Merck they will have the same training.”

True about HR “running the companies”; odd for a department that historically was a place to employ low-skilled relatives of people higher up the corporate ladder. Deep down even the big companies know that on any day their homosexual employees can be arrested at a rest stop on their way to work; they are just unstable (part of the mental illness). Merck has many jobs in NJ; even our GOVERNOR was doing that stuff.


45 posted on 02/24/2011 10:42:42 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: philman_36

“On university campuses today, the slightest remark can cause a “offender” to be sentenced to public confessions and “re-education” of their values.”

The natural result of that is tribalism in which people just stick with like-minded others who look like them, speak like them, and eat the same kind of food as them. Kind of counter to what the universities’ stated goals are, no? I enjoy studying different parts of the world, but the PC nonsense has me secretly beaming with pride that our students today think Outer Mongolia is somewhere out past Pluto. All learning (outside of the limited parts needed to earn a living) basically stopped just as they wrested control of the agenda...


46 posted on 02/24/2011 10:46:52 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: Antoninus

Colonel West!


47 posted on 02/24/2011 10:49:08 PM PST by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85 -Happy B'day Daddy 2/20/23)
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To: oneolcop

One tough thing for these people reaching their 20 years is that many of the jobs that gave preference to veterans aren’t available anymore; much government hiring at all levels has not only stopped, but the workforces are now contracting.

The loss of talent will not be made up by recruits coming in under looser standards for different reasons than those who are leaving initially joined.


48 posted on 02/24/2011 10:49:43 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation
The troops should flip the bird to whoever is holding these so-called “sensitivity training” sessions. Then they should walk out.

I'd like to see some of the senior leadership in theater tell those guys back in Washington that they're just not going to do this.

I love our troops and I enjoy working with the military, but one thing I despise is the ass-kissing mentality that prevails.

If just a few of the senior leaders would enlist some backbone and tell the SECDEF and others how stupid this is, it would very likely get some traction.

49 posted on 02/24/2011 10:52:06 PM PST by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Henceforth all care packages will contain soap-on-a-rope


50 posted on 02/24/2011 10:56:02 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Palin 2012: don't retreat, just restock [chg'd to comply w/ The Civility in Discourse Act of 2011])
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