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.