The Army doesn't want homosexuals, but they'll take rapists. President Bush should display the same courage and secure the full acceptance of gays and lesbians into today's military Human Rights News. Then it's a fair policy. Sure they don't mean to cause problems, and yeah, it's too bad that this happens, but it DOES happen. And you would rather them concentrate on the gay issue than make sure all of their candidates are actually in good enough shape, instead of being fat and asthmatic. Adultery is a choice made by an individual rather than the inherent nature of an individual. This characterization of "immoral behavior" is particularly annoying because it treats homosexuality as a choice -- "these soldiers are choosing to engage in an immoral act". In a society where religious nutjobs are admitted and where they make it widely known that they are christ-punchers and evangelize about their religion while serving, why the hell should gay people who want to serve their country have to keep quiet or even lie about their sexuality to keep a bigoted bunch of military brass happy?! Having been separated from my partner of eleven years because immigration policies, I treasure civil liberties.
Don't Ask, Don't Tell: As far as the morality of homosexuality, that has no bearing on the policy. But that is in both cases a pragmatic argument, not a moral argument. Taking a partner that you are attracted to is a natural action almost all human beings engage in. However, no one rushes in to say "Oh, you poor baby" to these. America prides itself on being a nation of liberty and tolerance, said Jamie Fellner, director of the U. As an individual, I would not want acceptance of gay behavior to be our policy, just like I would not want it to be our policy that if we were to find out that so-and-so was sleeping with somebody else's wife, that we would just look the other way, which we do not. I should not be forced to shower with a woman. So bombing people in their own homes in their own country when they haven't attacked you is moral, going to war when you KNOW the intelligence is a lie, and stealing the treasury of a powerful nation to kill thousands is alright, but what two adults do for fun in their own homes is worthy of your moral outrage? If someone says "I'm straight", they're out. It always amuses me when someone brings out the "it will make people uncomfortable to serve with gay people. It forces gays to pretend to be something they are not. That makes a certain amount of sense. He's made a jackass of himself! And because of efforts like yours I hope to see one day when all Americans are treated equally with dignity and respect. If only you could take your head out of your ass, stop theorizing of problems and making excuses for homophobic policies, perhaps you'd notice that military service creates very strong fraternity that simply does not allow discomfort around your friends and comrades, not to mention that after a day of hard and tiring army crap, no ass in the world is worth more than my need to wash the dirt and sweat off and go to bed. An honest statement by a servicemember of his or her sexual orientation to anyone, anywhere, anytime may lead to discharge from the armed services. The military will discharge members who engage in homosexual conduct, which is defined as a homosexual act, a statement that the member is homosexual or bisexual, or a marriage or attempted marriage to someone of the same gender". Having been separated from my partner of eleven years because immigration policies, I treasure civil liberties. And you would rather them concentrate on the gay issue than make sure all of their candidates are actually in good enough shape, instead of being fat and asthmatic. Is that okay and not immoral? Don't Ask, Don't Tell is the icing on the cake of shame that afflicts our military, from insufficient protection for our troops to the scandal that's brewing around the VA veterans' affairs run hospitals. You know, people are going to have to voice their opinion. I'm sure there were lots of white soldiers that didn't feel comfortable serving with black soldiers in the same units at some point. Homosexuality in the military has an impact on the military's effectiveness and just distracts from the objective of protecting Americans. Are we honestly saying our soldiers are not as mature or tolerant as Israel's?
Video about gay men having sex in the locker room:
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