Wednesday, February 3, 2010

WTF Wednesday - Ask Away

Does it make *any* sense to you that someone's sexual preferences should cause them to be ejected from the armed forces they volunteered for?

In particular, does it make sense to you that someone who volunteers for services *in wartime* should be denied the ability to do what they volunteered to do, namely fight for what they believe in, because they're gay?

It makes about as much sense as saying you can't fight for your country because you're blonde.

The policy's reasons are stated as follows:

"Anyone...who demonstrates a propensity or intent to engage in homosexual acts...would create an unacceptable risk to the high standards of morale, good order and discipline, and unit cohesion that are the essence of military capability."

I'm sorry, what?

So if I'm clear on what this is saying, they're first of all saying that if you're gay you have no morals (which is an entirely religiously-motivated opinion), and that not only do you have no moral compass but you also have no ability to follow orders and keep yourself in check.

Because all those heterosexual soldiers who tortured prisoners at Abu Ghraib were just so admirable and restrained and morally superior.


I'm not saying you have to agree with homosexuality, that's entirely your call, but come on.

I applaud President Obama for finally seeing the light on this, although I wish he would make it effective immediately. Instead there's going to be some sort of year-long survey, which to me smacks of "maybe they'll forget about it", but I don't think that's going to happen.


Ruth Covington said...

Hear! Hear! I guess what I find interesting is that gay people would even consider signing up knowing their "leaders" are so blatantly prejudicial. Kudos to them that they can be morally superior than the supposed leaders of our military and want to serve our country.

Dandy said...

Ruth has a fantastic point.

Don't even get me started on gay rights. Gah! We were so close here on Prop 8 and CA totally dropped the ball!! My brain hurts just thinking about it.

Here is a good one for you. A while back I was talking to a guy about the upcoming birth of his son and how his life would change. He told me that he planned on wrestling with his son a lot so it wouldn't turn out gay.

I don't even know why I told you that. It gets me all riled up.

I must leave now. :)

Elle Bee said...

Hahha, oh my gosh, wrestling?! Yeah, that'll set him straight. Sheesh!

I am appalled at the horrible way people are treated in this country. I think Jesus, who surrounded himself with prostitutes and tax collectors, would be appalled too. I don't think anywhere in the bible it calls us to judge. But it does call us to love. No matter where you stand on homosexuality, it's never okay to hate, to judge, to oppress.

Dandy said...

You know Elle, that is exactly the kind of stand that Christians should take. Its uplifting to read that.

curegirl0421 said...

I couldn't agree more!!