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Originally posted by OzWeatherman
I personally find sex between two men repulsive, but I dont see the need to segregate society even more by rooming people with the same sexual orientation in the same areas. Thats simply homophobia gone backwards.
Originally posted by brilab45
Well, if you recall your barracks situation, you were given the opportunity to have a roomie you felt you could get along with.
Originally posted by brilab45Rape? Come on, really. Rape is detestable and very few homo's try to subdue a straight. Yes rape happens, but primarily by straight people.
Originally posted by christianpatrick
So they all got kicked out and the armed forces ended up with no arabic translators.
Originally posted by MikeboydUS
reply to post by tothetenthpower
The military's existence is devoted to war. Thats it. Anything else beyond that like sexuality, religion, politics, speech, or identity is all trivial.
In order for the military to function as effeciently as possible, each service member has to function as part of the machine. "I" becomes irrelevant. Only "We", the team, the mission, and the objective are relevant.
I personally have no problem with gays in the military. Just like religion, politics, or any other identity it needs to be kept at home and off duty. The only identity while on duty and deployed that needs to be maintained is the identity as a soldier, marine, airmen or sailor in the service of the United States. Anything else is really trivial and unnecessary.
Anyone who does not understand that really should not be in the military.