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Brigadier General Becomes First Openly Gay Flag Officer in U.S. Military
Servicemembers Legal Defense Network ^ | 08/10/2012 | Zeke Stokes

Posted on 08/10/2012 4:54:14 PM PDT by BurningOak

(Arlington, VA) Army Brigadier General Tammy Smith has become the first openly gay flag officer to come out while currently serving in the U.S. military. She was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General in a private ceremony which took place today at the Women’s Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. BG Smith received her stars from her wife, Tracey Hepner.

“For years, gay and lesbian generals and admirals were forced to hide their families in order to protect their careers. It is a great day for our military and for our nation when this courageous leader is finally able to recognize her wife for her support and sacrifice in the same way that all military families should be recognized for their service to our country,” said Sue Fulton, a 1980 West Point graduate and member of the OutServe Board of Directors.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: army; dadt; homosexualagenda; homosexuality; military; moralabsolutes; usarmy
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Wow, that was fast. I expected gay generals in 20 years but these guys do not waste any time. I am slowly begining to understand that DADT repeal was simply the end result of a decades long process of weakening the greatest fighting force on earth.

Any ideas on reversing all this? Even Romney is OK with it, how can the clear majority of Americans not have a voice in this?

PS: Sorry about source, so far its them and some blogs.

1 posted on 08/10/2012 4:54:24 PM PDT by BurningOak
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To: BurningOak

As if I give a smelly sceptic Obama.


2 posted on 08/10/2012 4:57:59 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: BurningOak

Yeah, make our military a fag playground, wherein courage is redefined as being openly Loud, Proud and Queer.

For shame.


3 posted on 08/10/2012 5:04:09 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Love the cult, respect the leader, but I simply can't drink the koolaid and die.)
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To: BurningOak

I’m actually surprised that it took so long after Obama’s announcement. Now suppose that General Smith was COL Jerry Sandusky’s CG and his victim was some 18 year old private. Would she court martial him? The world wants to know.


4 posted on 08/10/2012 5:04:23 PM PDT by centurion316 ( I)
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To: BurningOak

Brig. General Tammy Smith and her wife Tracey Hepner:

http://queerlandia.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/general_tammy_smith.jpg?w=450&h=300


5 posted on 08/10/2012 5:04:24 PM PDT by VMI70
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To: BurningOak

She looka like a man. :P


6 posted on 08/10/2012 5:05:44 PM PDT by AmericanSamurai
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To: BurningOak

The US Military is being hollowed-out, gutted and polluted everyday.


7 posted on 08/10/2012 5:05:49 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie and stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: Travis McGee

Ping.

The next few years will bring more disgust and worse, IMO.


8 posted on 08/10/2012 5:06:07 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: VMI70

Couple of ugly man-broads.


9 posted on 08/10/2012 5:07:11 PM PDT by AmericanSamurai
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To: centurion316

If not cut at the bud, this will eventually result in an entire homosexual subculture within the military. Moral issues aside, this is terrible for unit cohesion and general battle preparedness.


10 posted on 08/10/2012 5:09:50 PM PDT by BurningOak (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2830849/reply?c=1)
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To: BurningOak

We are ******!

LLS


11 posted on 08/10/2012 5:10:00 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: VMI70

The “wife” looks more like a husband.

Or does she claim to be the “husband”?


12 posted on 08/10/2012 5:10:39 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: BurningOak

I have 2 years left and then i retire after 24 years of service. I weep for what we have become.


13 posted on 08/10/2012 5:11:05 PM PDT by An American in Turkiye
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To: AmericanSamurai

Lesbians - It ain’t like in the movies


14 posted on 08/10/2012 5:11:19 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: BurningOak

Certainly hasn’t done the Catholic Church any good.


15 posted on 08/10/2012 5:12:17 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: BurningOak
“For years, gay and lesbian generals and admirals were forced to hide their families in order to protect their careers.”

How many could there be? They are less than 2% of the population and not the type that would be scene as drawn to military service.

The fact that she is a woman who graduated West Point among the first of the militant ‘we can do anything a man can do’ feminists makes sense though.

16 posted on 08/10/2012 5:15:35 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: VMI70

What are they twins. Cripes they look alike.


17 posted on 08/10/2012 5:17:53 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: BurningOak

‘’I will not lie, cheat, or steal. Nor will I tolerate those who do.’’ — I think this is part of the Officer’s Honor Code. Guess this Admiral’s honor is quite flexible.


18 posted on 08/10/2012 5:19:07 PM PDT by Lexington Green (''Those who bite the hand that feeds them will lick the boots that kick them.'' -- Eric Hoffer)
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To: AmericanSamurai

Here’s the real story on this over-the-hill, 50 year old weekend “rainbow warrior”. She made damn certain she was going to be promoted to BG before she told the military that she was a dyke. She got promoted then said she was a dyke, then started parading her “wife” around. I guess she considers herself the “husband” in this sicko relationship. That’s the story. Instead of being made into some kind of hero, she should be discharged for lying for all the years she served, when being homosexual was against the UCMJ. That should be the story. This woman should be court-martialed. She’s a liar and brought dishonor on the US military.

http://www.stripes.com/news/smith-becomes-first-gay-general-officer-to-serve-openly-1.185372


19 posted on 08/10/2012 5:21:05 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: BurningOak

So many idiots on this site were decrying service members who didn’t stand up against this “serve openly” crap. Now you see why. Career suicide for no reason whatsoever. Hell, I heard all about the “lesbian mafia” in the senior officer ranks back when I was a cadet. Let me re-iterate: we don’t speak out because NOBODY CARES WHAT WE THINK.


20 posted on 08/10/2012 5:21:41 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Lexington Green

That is a great point.


21 posted on 08/10/2012 5:21:50 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: BurningOak

Ok, how many of you guys reading this are surprised that the first one was a lesbian woman? I’m not.


22 posted on 08/10/2012 5:23:35 PM PDT by FormerLib (Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
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To: An American in Turkiye
THANK YOU for your service...and I weep along with you..for what we were and what we have become..

THIS IS NOT AND I REPEAT NOT THE MILITARY MY UNCLES, FATHER, BROTHER AND HUSBAND SERVED IN.

If we do not keep Hussein obama from serving another four years we will no longer have a country that we knew...he will completely destroy America..
when I vote in November I will be voting for the AMERICAN THAT IS RUNNING...

23 posted on 08/10/2012 5:23:55 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: BurningOak; MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Comrade Putin must laugh himself silly each day as Comrade Barack dismantles America from within and fans the flames of her demise.

And all the Hopey Changey fools can’t even figure out that anything is wrong.

Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin.

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Daniel%205:25-29&version=KJV

I’m afraid it could be coming.


24 posted on 08/10/2012 5:25:27 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Jim from C-Town

Don’t ask should never have been done in the first place.

The homostapo have been infesting the military and being promoted like mad in the last 3 years, . This admin is proting their anal sex and strap on sex like mad before they could be booted out and where is the GOP, ?
Where is talk radio for the most part?

Oh yea , they’re all cowards who refuse to stand up for conservative social issue for fear of pissing off their liberal pals in the media.

The military today is nothing but a PC crock and now they can have their anal sex orgies or have the officer take a liking to the young recruit.

Romney is a coward as is most in the elitist GOP and I’m sick of it.

We don’t base rights on how one has sex and how they get off.

She got through West point because she is a woman, she got her promotion for her homosexuality.
Fact is the military is not what it used to be and now much weakerand only us speaking up can force talk radio and the GOP to actually do something about this and grow some frigging balls/


25 posted on 08/10/2012 5:26:23 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: haircutter

American or not, Romney is on the record stating that he will not repeal this (nevermind his history of advocating for gay everything). Not saying I have a better candidate for you, just pointing out that voting for Romney will at best preserve the status quo.


26 posted on 08/10/2012 5:28:16 PM PDT by BurningOak (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2830849/reply?c=1)
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To: NKP_Vet

Damn right.

Homoexuals nedd to shut up or getbooted out and for the media to say this is normal shows their ignorance and biased.

It’s frigging sick and if we had got Newt or Rick they would have oveturned allowing homosexuals to serve openly as well as cross dressers but instead we get this pansy , Romney who will do sod all because his north east advisors are all for this sick agenda.


27 posted on 08/10/2012 5:29:17 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: BurningOak

I know I will sleep better tonight knowing that this Lesbian is on watch for me.


28 posted on 08/10/2012 5:29:54 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: haircutter
I will be voting for the AMERICAN THAT IS RUNNING...

The one who already announced he is comfortable with this stuff?

29 posted on 08/10/2012 5:30:09 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: NKP_Vet

I’m sure Hannity will be reporting this tonight like he always keeps us informed about the homostapom and their agenda and how they hurt , attack and boycott folks , YEA RIGHT .

It will be the usual crap of debt, liberals pals spouting their crap etc.


30 posted on 08/10/2012 5:30:57 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: FormerLib
Ok, how many of you guys reading this are surprised that the first one was a lesbian woman? I’m not.

I knew it would be a woman when I saw the title. It is my unscientific observation that about half the females I serve with are lesbians -and I didn't need the DADT repeal to know who they were as most didn't go to any great lengths to hide it.

31 posted on 08/10/2012 5:31:26 PM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: An American in Turkiye

Close relative has 22 years on 1Dec12. Outstanding record, a real asset to the US Military. Relative can’t take it anymore! Relative said: “Frack’em! I’m out of here!”


32 posted on 08/10/2012 5:31:51 PM PDT by TaMoDee ( Lassez les bons temps rouler dans les 2012! Allez Pack!)
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To: steve86

to think we could have got Newt or Rick who would have done something about this crap and called out that bogus survey.

How the elitist GOP must be so proud to see their boy Romney getting advise from his pro homo agenda rowd.


33 posted on 08/10/2012 5:33:10 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: manc

Yeah, Santorum would be perfect, on this issue he is a true believer. Gingrich might be a little uncomfortable with moral issues given his past, but he would atleast put breaks on this. Heck, Huckabee would be better than Romney, atleast he is a social conservative.


34 posted on 08/10/2012 5:33:17 PM PDT by BurningOak (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2830849/reply?c=1)
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To: manc

Mainstream conservatives (even non-RINO’s) seem to be distancing themselves from the whole issue. Must be all those gay coworkers/friends/relatives.


35 posted on 08/10/2012 5:35:59 PM PDT by BurningOak (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2830849/reply?c=1)
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To: BurningOak

The new policy is basically embrace the sodomy or keep quiet. Eventually it will be embrace the sodomy and get out. As an aside, I wonder if she’d be here at all if it were not for lowered standards to accomodate female participation in the military.


36 posted on 08/10/2012 5:36:05 PM PDT by MSF BU (n)
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To: BurningOak

got that right.

I’m happy I did my time but still have pals serving over in Kabul who are so pissed off with all of this homo agenda crap that many are looking forward to leaving.

Sadly my oldest wanted to join the marines and carry the family tradition on but alas no more as I’m concerned.


37 posted on 08/10/2012 5:36:05 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: BurningOak

The Royal Navy made buggery a death penalty offense because commissioned officers were sexually assaulting ship’s boys. Predation of the lower ranks by male and female superior officers and non commissioned officers can completely destroy the military. In today’s political climate, their criminal conduct will be overlooked if not openly encouraged.


38 posted on 08/10/2012 5:37:36 PM PDT by centurion316 ( I)
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To: BurningOak

ah you mean the usual ignorant comment like”I know a couple of them and they’re nice”

Yea , well a conman is always nice too to ones face.

It doesn;t mean I give up my views or think their fecal matter sex is OK and we should give them special rights.


39 posted on 08/10/2012 5:37:53 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: BurningOak
perverted sick and disgusting.

The broad brush is that all the women are going to be lesbians, all the "thin" men will be f@ggots and the rest will be a giant Peace Corps with disability claims for PTSD, low back pain, vague neuropathies and only a small component will be warriors. They will be limited by ROE, unit political officers/JAG and thought police.

We need a good war to weed these maggots out. We have now corrupted our armed forces, police, education and legal system. The decadence and loss of any virtue will not reveal it's cost till we are in need of leaders and as a society face a challenge that requires self discipline and leadership.

Every last vestige of rule of law, honor, propriety and self control are gone.

What an unmitigated disaster this is going to be. I'm going to just pray that my kids and their kids stay as far from these pigs as possible. But there really is no safe haven. IF there was, these worms, these parasites will flock to it and make sure that it to is reduced to a pile of cr#p.

40 posted on 08/10/2012 5:39:38 PM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: VMI70

I’m not up to speed on US ribbons. Is there a medal for carpet munching ?


41 posted on 08/10/2012 5:39:51 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Drew68

Agreed, and I would add, virtually all of them would not have been there were it not for the lowered standards and quota’s implemented to accomodate females in the service.


42 posted on 08/10/2012 5:40:26 PM PDT by MSF BU (n)
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To: BurningOak

Yep-—this is all about subverting the most Christian and successful military in the history of the world-— (George Washington set Virtue and Christian Ethics as ESSENTIAL for a Great military—he kicked out sodomites-—they accosted, raped, seduced, and harassed other young men and created animosity, since they looked at men as only sex objects).

To remove God (Christianity) is essential to destroy the military. Machiavelli wrote about the military being the most important institution to keep power-—which has to PROMOTE VIRTUE because of the power, which can be so corrupting. Christian Ethics are the most perfect ethics (which allows freedom to all moral people, no matter what faith).

Republics will not survive if they do not “promote public Virtue”. This was stated by Montesquieu who said all governments-—to survive have certain things they HAVE to cultivate in the population. Tyrannical govt. have to cultivate Fear. Monarchy’s have to cultivate Honor.

Republics have to cultivate Public Virtue-—and forcing Sodomy—a Vice—is unconstitutional—since we have Rule of Law in a Republic-—we are under LAWS , NOT MEN——and this gross disregard for REASON and VIRTUE-—the two elements that determine JUSTICE and JUST LAW -—it a JOKE!!!!!!!!!

Marxists—threw out Virtue AND REASON in the schools-—they promote Vice-—pride in sodomy, etc.....to destroy and corrupt the Christian worldview of children, so when they grow up they believe any stupid lie—up is down—like two men can “marry”.

We need to get back to Rule of Law-—not this arbitrary “special rights” to sodomize and debase other human beings-—it is pure evil—and kicks OUT, both Reason and Virtue-—necessary for Justice (a Virtue).


43 posted on 08/10/2012 5:45:18 PM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: BurningOak

Obama is not a traitor he is a foreign agent..
You must be an american to be a traitor..

Its probably Romney and John Roberts that are traitors..
Oh!.. and the entire staff of the White Hut..


44 posted on 08/10/2012 5:47:26 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: manc
if we had got Newt or Rick they would have oveturned allowing homosexuals to serve openly

Yeah, right...

45 posted on 08/10/2012 5:49:20 PM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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46 posted on 08/10/2012 5:50:29 PM PDT by narses
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To: BurningOak

So does she fly the Rainbow flag with a big Star on it?


47 posted on 08/10/2012 5:50:42 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Drew68

maybe Drew but we’d think they would much more than this crap we have now running sadly


48 posted on 08/10/2012 5:52:37 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: centurion316

“The Royal Navy made buggery a death penalty offense because commissioned officers were sexually assaulting ship’s boys. Predation of the lower ranks by male and female superior officers and non commissioned officers can completely destroy the military.”

That is exactly the reason for forcing queer acceptance in our military.


49 posted on 08/10/2012 5:53:04 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: BurningOak
You ever feel like crawling in a home made bunker and calling in friendly fire from God on your country?
50 posted on 08/10/2012 5:54:50 PM PDT by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
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