posted on Mar, 12 2007 @ 11:09 PM
I would like to chime in on this topic.
The subject of those who are homosexual in the military is a very hot topic. Now I will put forth what I do know and believe.
Do I believe that there should be homosexuals in the military, yes, as they too have skills that are valuable to the military. Should they be out,
no. As much as we would like to think that the country is moving in the direction of acceptance, the problem is such changes take time. If forced it
will have a very bad consequences on those who seek equality. I am however in favor of the don't ask, don't tell policy, as it was a step in the
correct direction as it would have allowed those who were homosexual or had those tendancies to serve. I do know that in the past those who were,
have served in the US military till it was determined that they were no longer needed and kicked out. Point in case the seargent who was drafted
during the Vietnam conflict, went in told them he was a homosexual, made to join and then 20 years later kicked out, as he decided to make a career of
On the defense of the General, his statement is correct if you think of the military in these terms. The military personnel represent all walks of
life from around the country. Be it as distasteful as it may seem, those military personnel, also have a diverse background, to include the ideas of
the majority of the country. And if a person, who was a homosexual were to come out, it could mean that he gets injured by friendly fire.
Makes you think what do you want a fighting force, a bit discriminating, or a force where you are not sure, or even going back to the 1940's where
you have 2 armies, one white and one black or in this case one straight military and one that is gay.