My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Friday, April 17, 2009

What's so hard about allowing gays in the US military...

Gay people are already in the US military and serve with pride....what's so hard about allowing them to be open???
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates made clear on Thursday that any repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law would have to be undertaken slowly, and suggested that it might not happen at all.

“If we do it,’’ Mr. Gates told reporters on his plane enroute to Rhode Island, “it’s important that we do it right, and very carefully.’’

Mr. Gates was expanding on his answer to an officer’s question earlier in the day at the Army War College in Carlisle, Pa., where the Defense secretary was asked about the policy that allows gay men and lesbians to serve in the military as long as they keep their sexual orientation secret. “Everybody in this room knows that this is a complex and difficult problem,’’ Mr. Gates responded.
What's so complex? If Israel can allow gay people to openly serve, then anybody can...


Anonymous John said...

Well, I would say the difference between the U.S. and Israel is choice. Israel can't exactly afford to turn any able male body from military service. And isn't service compulsory over there while the United States' military is an all volunteer force.

The key here is OPENLY serving. There's a pretty significant stigma regarding the gay community in the U.S. I mean just check out the media; you're much more likely to see a group of gay men discussing how an individual should dress than how to clean their rifles. That's not exactly the mentality commanders want to project to soldiers. Maybe it's not the same in Israel. I wouldn't know; never been :-(.

Give it time, the U.S. is a big nation and not everyone sees eye to eye so it takes longer to change. And I personally think military service is the key to state recognized marriages. How is anyone going to deny a marriage license to two people who fought and served in the military?

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