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Posted on 06/14/2012 4:47:02 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Pentagon plans to hold Gay Pride month event By Jeremy Herb - 06/14/12 05:17 PM ET
The Pentagon is planning to hold an event celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride month.
The move comes less than a year after the Defense Departments Dont ask, dont tell policy toward gay and lesbian service members was repealed.
Pentagon spokeswoman Eileen Lainez said the Pentagon is planning its first event for LGBT Pride month, which will be held later in June. Details about the event had yet to be finalized, she said.
The event for Pentagon employees comes after the Dont ask, dont tell policy, the 1990s policy wherein gay service members could be kicked out of the military if they disclosed their sexual identity, was repealed last year.
The repeal, passed by Congress in the 2010 lame-duck session, has been implemented thus far with few reported issues from the U.S. military.
The repeal of DADT was one of President Obamas biggest policy victories for the gay-rights community.
Obama issued a presidential proclamation at the start of the month declaring June LGBT Pride month, where he talked about the repeal of DADT.
"Because we repealed Don't ask, don't tell, gay, lesbian, and bisexual Americans can serve their country openly, honestly, and without fear of losing their jobs because of whom they love," Obama wrote.
“Key word: “reported.””
You are 100% correct. They will only report what suits their agenda.
Why? Why is homosexuality considered normal? Why is homosexuality forced upon the population in the media?
Soon (me thinks it has already happened), heterosexual’s will become targets of intentional abuse (no rainbow sticker will facilitate police brutality).
Come on, Congress. Pass laws preventing this government waste, immorality and abuse. Or at least pass a law recognizing the contributions of White, Hetersexual Males to America.
I sat in the forced reeducation training with the repeal of DADT. In fact because I my job I had to attend two sessions. We were specifically assured the DOD would not create a new special class and there would be no gay pride events because the military was sensitive to the 98% who are not gay and because it would promote a specific life style because being someones butt buddies is not a “cultural” thing but a sexual act. Did not take long to expose the lie did it.
Where’s the barf alert?
This is just sick!
There needs to a major Reduction In Farce in government for the Reduction In Force of defective units.
sorry hit wrong button and sent before I checked.
#17: Colin Powell. Village People II?
And to think my son almost got transferred to the Pentagon last fall!
I have a feeling there is going to be some heavier persecution of Christians before long, if things keep going this direction. As it is, we are pretty much silenced in the workplace and just about everywhere but our places of worship....so far....
Next they will paint the Pentagon in rainbow colors.
This whole Gay Pride month is an insult to everyone.
What is next, Friendly Jihadist Month and Arms Bazaar?
How much is this going to cost us?
Even though I spent a quiet and unheroic four years in what was the World’s Greatest Air Force, I’m proud of my service. If I were a young man today, however, I’m afraid I would not enlist. If the fire service as a whole had disgusting policies like this, I’d be out of here too.
Psssst. Romney is a liberal.
The argument being thrown about the most is that we must elect ABBO before he completely destroys this country. Personally I always thought that ‘not completely destroying the country’ is a pretty low standard for POTUS, but who am I to say?
Plus, BO (or BHO) is doing everything he can to piss me off. It's REALLY hard for me to not root for his troubles.
I see one inspiring Republican and it's not Paul Ryan : its liberal slayer Scott Walker.
the troops will have little recourse if the commander commands something extra, or insuates, or harasses, because the homos can claim harassment themselves....
The Commander-In-Chief approves. What else matters?
ScottinVA, thanks for your service. This is disturbing to me on so many fronts. I posted this last year on this subject:
I had the opportunity about 6 months ago to spend some time with a former USMC and Air National Guard pilot who retired as a Col. after 28 years. He had flown combat in Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He had flown every fighter in the US inventory except for the F-22, and as I sat in his house looking at all the plaques on the wall, I could easily see this guy was Sierra Hotel. He’d gone to all schools, Top Gun, you name it. He had testimonials, pictures of him with famous people shaking hands, you could tell he made a mark.
His son was 16 years old. He was an impressive looking kid, crewcut, very athletic build, the most notable thing about him was his bearing. He met me at the door when I arrived, very polite and well spoken. He was wearing a USMC T-shirt, and looked like he was already in the Marines.
I spent about 4 hours with this career aviator, who had just retired from the military and was now flying Boeing airliners to Japan. He was a devout Christian, and told me that he had tendered his resignation because of the pro-homosexual policies he saw coming down from above. He did confess to me that the decision was probably easier for him to make because he was closer to retirement, and that there were going to be many younger officers like him who were going to be forced to make a decision that wasn’t going to be nearly as easy as his because they still had much of their careers in front of them.
He told me that he had made some DVDs dealing with the subject, but had not release them for public consumption. He talked to me about the homosexual agenda, and what their goals were. This man was not a bug eyed, spittle lipped fanatic. He was a well educated, religious man who spoke in even terms about this issue.
He spoke about his son. He said his son was trying to obtain an Olympic slot in judo, and had been preparing to join the Marines. He said that his son was very focused, and had his religion. His son stood off to the side as we spoke, listening intently to us, but not interrupting us. I must say that I was astonished that his son was only 16 years old. He seemed completely and totally mature and adult, in complete control of himself. His father turned to his son and said Tell him what you’re reading right now.
His son said that he was reading a book named The Book of Chivalry. (This Is a Write up from Amazon.Com: The Book of Chivalry is the most pragmatic of all surviving chivalric manuals. Written at the height of the Hundred Years War, it includes the essential commonplaces of knighthood in the mid-fourteenth century and gives a close-up view of what one knight in particular absorbed of the medieval world of ideas around him, what he rejected or ignored, and what he added from his experience in camp, court, and campaign. Geoffroi de Charny was one of the quintessential figures of his age, with honors and praise bestowed upon him from both sides of the English Channel. He prepared the Book of Chivalry as a guide for members of the Company of the Star, a new but short-lived order of knights created by Jean II of France in 1352 to rival the English Order of the Garter. Elspeth Kennedy here edits the original French text of Charny and provides a facing-page translation for the modern reader. Richard. W. Kaeuper’s historical study places both man and his work in full context. In the formal themes that give Charny’s book structure, and in his many tangential comments and asides, this work proves a rich source for investigating questions about the political, military, religious, and social history of the later Middle Ages. With this translation, the prowess and piety of knights, their capacity to express themselves, their common assumptions, their views on masculine virtue, women, and love once more come vividly to life.)
I think this book would’ve been difficult reading for me, and I consider myself pretty well read and well spoken. His son expounded at length for about 10 min. on this book. Not once did he hem or haw, pause, say the phrases uh”, “ahh”, “you know”. He talked about the concepts in the book, and how the core of the book was about caring for people who are weaker than you are, and that was what chivalry was really all about. It was astonishing. The 16-year-old kid seemed so mature and focused, I hadn’t really met a 16-year-old kid like him before.
His father told me (while his son was standing there) that his son was going to wait until he was married to engage in a sexual relationship. He then turned to his son and said something to the effect of This is his choice of his own free will, not mine. We’ve talked about this at length, and he has told me how terrible it would be if I were to go out and engage in promiscuous relationships, and how ashamed he, as my son, would feel about my behavior. As an extension, he understands how will it affect him in our relationship if he were to engage in such behavior. When I looked at his son, he looked easily at and said with no discomfort, shame or reticence It’s true.
His father turned to me and said My son had been planning to join the Marines. He had been considering making a career of the military. He has decided, because of these policies towards homosexuality, that he is not going to enter the military. His father continued These people, running things, implementing these rules and policies, would have my son at their mercy. Just think of what people like that would do to a young man like him. No, I did not influence his decision in any way. But if he had asked my counsel, I would have advised him of exactly the same course.
I was stunned and dismayed. I looked at this young man who seemed incredibly talented, exactly the kind of person we want in our military. Thoughtful, educated, principled and mature. If you never read the book Once an Eagle by Anton Myrer, this kid would likely have been a living embodiment of the main character in that book, a book that is routinely read at the military academies to teach leadership.
Our government is driving away the kind of people our military has had, and needs the most, to continue to be the best in the world, and instead is openly recruiting and attracting the exact opposite. Taking all of this in was devastating to me. I saw immediately the devastation that these kind of policies regarding homosexuality are going to have our military.
I think that is why this particular incident hit me so hard.
Gay Pride , yuk
Yes-—you got it. It is to create a military like Hitlers and Stalin’s—non-Virtuous militaries that Machiavelli warned about. Virtue is particularly crucial in militaries. Promoting Sodomy is promoting evil and destroys Virtue.
Atheist/pagan/Occult militaries like Stalin;s and Hitler’s were able to kill millions of their own citizens.
The Christian military—like the US had—could never have done to Americans what the Germans, Chinese, Cambodians, Russians, etc., did to millions of their own citizens and neighbors-—like all the Atheist/pagan/occult countries above. History proves it.
We will get a non-Christian army with the promotion of Evil creating a different Standard of Right and Wrong from the Christian paradigm-—Arbitrary Good/Evil makes it possible to do anything.
Of course, Sodomy is the Marxist plan all along to destroy us from within:
So the agenda is now fully known. We go from merely allowing homosexuals to serve openly to officially celebrating their perversion, probably with enforced participation of all troops.
How can this even remotely be defended?
When do they announce Hetrosexual Pride Month?
Yeah, HHS sent out an agency blast about plans for the LGBT observation. Some celebratory stuff. We’re all supposed to be thrilled to death for them.
Pshaw! The man speaks of ‘love’. Gerbils!
Those were some of the initial observations by Dr. John C. Drew, PhD, on his second encounter with Barack Obama who was attending Occidental College at the time. ..."
So the USA is Sodom and Gomorrah and not worth dying for?
did they leave out any Politically Correct mental illness worthy of pandering to ?
Life resembles old SNL skits.
Reason #358,766 why I am glad to be long retired...
Pray for America.
“Our young people in our Church as discouraged from serving in the Military because of this stuff. Sodom and Gomorrah are not worth dying for...”
I couldn’t imagine what besides money would attract anyone to the service now (we used to call them “mercenaries”). To be sent to some far-off toilet as part of the Secular Crusade, to cram birth control and deviance on people who are absolutely opposed to it, makes no sense.
Living veterans of WWII must see very little of the country they fought for in the United States today...
“Im serious, I just want Jesus to come back because I have had just about all I can take.”
His Father was a bit more blunt; I’d prefer that...
The United States will never institute a draft again; they lost the moral authority to do that when the leaders who sent us to South Vietnam admitted it was a mistake, and successive leaders have normalized ties with North Vietnam as though nothing happened.
“As it is, we are pretty much silenced in the workplace and just about everywhere but our places of worship....so far...”
Most importantly, the ballot box is where Americans who want to vent are still able to. Anyone can walk into the voting booth sporting ten “I LUV OBAMA” buttons and choose the most far-right, reactionary candidate available. As long as we have that (and the anonymity of the Internet to organize), resistance is NOT futile.
See # 89; there is no need to fear another draft.
“So the USA is Sodom and Gomorrah and not worth dying for?”
What do you see in this country worth dying for? It is a sincere question, from a “white” man in an environment where the law allows discrimination against me because of my ethnicity and gender; recently my freedom of religion has come under attack by the government as well.
I understood why blacks who were discriminated against as a matter of public policy might be lacking patriotism (using separate bathrooms, eating in the back of restaurants, etc.); I don’t know why white people in the same position would feel any differently.
I don't remember a "Christian pride month" when I was in the Army. I must have missed it.
Please, tell me this is satire...
The Lord G-d will not be mocked.
Lord, please have mercy on this once great nation. Amen.
America, where sodomy is celebrated and righteousness is reviled.
America, land of the freak and home of the depraved.
(Here is the patience and faith of the saints.)
out of all the CRAP I,ve read about this morning, this makes me the MADDEST and the SICKEST!!!
The military has always been socialistic. This is just the cherry on top.
Yep...and our votes are becoming more and more important!
How come we worry about us offending the Muslims about everything else but this?
“...Pentagon plans to hold Gay Pride month event,...”
Aww...now ain’t that just FABULOUS!?!?!
(yeah, as if I need to add the /sarc tag)