There has been a national uproar over airplane passengers being sexually groped by employees of the Transportation Security Administration.
But that uproar will surely be superseded if the commander in chief of our armed forces joins a lame-duck Democratic Congress in repealing the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, known as DADT.
Such an action would force members of our Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard to share sleeping quarters, showers and latrines with self-announced homosexuals. Service personnel would eventually be subject to the orders of noncommissioned and commissioned officers who are similarly self-announced homosexuals.
Why is this not as much as a sexual harassment venue as an order forcing all female service members to give up their presently separate housing in favor of rooming with males or sleeping in the same barracks rooms that are crowded with young men?
Why is narrowly re-elected Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid scheduling a vote on this issue during the lame-duck session in December unless he believes it possible to obtain passage and presidential signature before January?
If that took place, just consider the impact of a large number of long-serving personnel who would retire as soon as possible – rather than submitting to such a horrendous invasion of privacy as being lusted after by the numerous lobbies of militant homosexuality.
This, in turn, would almost certainly put an end to our all-volunteer armed forces. That would compel reinstitution of the draft.
Any such compulsory service in the armed forces with self-announced noncommissioned and commissioned officers who are militant homosexuals would at least cause major lawsuits – along with an even higher rate of draft resistors than during the Vietnam War.
Meanwhile, several political and religious organizations that have campaigned against same-sex marriage have been maligned by the left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center, which has denounced them as “hate groups.”
That incredible malediction led Family Research Council President Tony Perkins to reply, “The left’s smear campaign of conservatives is being driven by the clear evidence that the American public is losing patience with their radical policy agenda, as seen in the recent elections.”
When liberal columnist Dan Savage compared homosexual rights to civil rights, the president of the National Organization of Marriage, Brian Brown, responded: “The whole idea that somehow those folks who stand up for traditional marriage, like the Family Research Council, are hateful, is wrong. (The SPLC is) trying to marginalize and intimidate folks for standing up for marriage and also trying to equate them somehow to the KKK.”
Matt Barber of Liberty Counsel referred to SPLC as “the wolf who cried hate – a fanatical fringe of so-called progressives, a small hard-left political activist outfit.” He added:
“So, center-right America: If you happen to believe in the sanctity of natural marriage and that, as a culture, we’re best served by honoring the Judeo-Christian sexual ethic of our forefathers, you are now an official ‘hater.’”
What about the vast majority of our armed forces’ Chaplains’ Corps, many of whom are Baptists and Roman Catholics? How can the First Amendment be preserved if DADT is abolished and these devout Christians are forced out of our armed forces because they refuse to repudiate the Holy Bible’s repeated denunciations of homosexual behavior?