Bryan Fischer
Obama's new military: Gays showering with straights
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By Bryan Fischer
February 9, 2010

Gays showering with straights? Absolutely.

If President Obama, congressional Democrats, and homosexual activists get their wish, your son or grandson may be forced to share military showers and barracks with active and open homosexuals who may very well view them with sexual interest.

Talk about creating a hostile work environment for people who practice normative sexuality!

As former General Colin Powell observed in 1993 (before bowing to pressures of political correctness), "...it would be prejudicial to good order and discipline to try to integrate gays and lesbians in the current military structure."

He compellingly argued against the completely bogus comparison between race and sexual preference: "Skin color is a benign, nonbehavioral characteristic. Sexual orientation is perhaps the most profound of human behavioral characteristics. Comparison of the two is a convenient but invalid argument."

Here are some important facts:

  • Both the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (which includes four million vets) have come out strongly against overturning the ban, with the VFW calling it a "new social-engineering project."

  • More than 1,160 retired admirals and generals strongly oppose the change, saying that overturning the ban would "undermine recruiting and retention, impact leadership at all levels, have adverse effects on the willingness of parents who lend their sons and daughter to military service, and eventually break the All-Volunteer Force."

  • Richard H. Black, the former chief of the U.S. Army's criminal law division, citing numerous "criminal reports document[ing] serious offenses being committed frequently by homosexual GIs," calls the ban"an essential element of military discipline" which "must be retained."

  • Overturning the ban will likely preclude advancement and promotions for officers and chaplains who do not publicly affirm homosexual behavior, essentially ending their military careers.

The bottom line here is that if we do not insist on retaining the ban on homosexual military service, our military will no longer be the place America's families want to send their best and brightest young men and women.

Overturning the ban will have an obvious and devastating affect on recruitment, retention and readiness. If open homosexuals are allowed to serve, fewer of America's best young men will want to sign up, fewer will want to re-enlist and as a consequence the military's readiness to defend us from our enemies will correspondingly decline.

Allowing open military service will compromise the good order, discipline and morale necessary for our military to remain the finest in the world.

The military's purpose is to kill people and break things to keep us safe. It never should be used as laboratory for experiments in social engineering that are doomed to fail.

© Bryan Fischer

 

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