Maryland's Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin, on Nov. 30, issued a statement that included the following:
"Sexual orientation should never be used to determine the contributions any man or woman makes to our military."
This invariably suggests that all sexual orientations should be eligible for military service. That would include pedophilia and bestiality.
On the same day, President Obama declared:
"Today I call on the Senate to act as soon as possible so I can sign this repeal (of 'don't ask, don't tell') into law this year and ensure that Americans who are willing to risk their lives for their country are treated fairly and equally."
This presidential-designated category also raises the question about the armed forces accepting such additional alternative sexual orientations as necrophiliacs, coprophiliacs and urophiliacs.
While the secretary of defense and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff both have supported Obama's armed forces sexual-orientation expansionism, the commanding four-star officers of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps – all of whom have combat experience – oppose the ending of "don't ask, don't tell" as advocated by Sen. Cardin and Obama, neither of whom have had any military service.
Since men and women in our armed forces do NOT share the same showers and latrines for obvious reasons, why should our normal servicemen be forced to take showers and use latrines with openly announced homosexual men?
Who is seriously prepared to contend that such – if ever compelled – will not seriously harm armed forces recruiting?
There's also the fact that HIV-AIDS contaminates the blood of large numbers of homosexuals – which would be a serious threat to the wounded on battlefields and those who care for them.
Sen. John McCain told CNN the troop poll was biased for homosexuals: "It should have asked whether a policy change was the right thing to do, rather than how it should be implemented. … I want to know the effect on battle effectiveness and morale, not on how best to implement change in policy. I don't think that's a lot to ask when we have our young men and women out there fighting, and tragically some of them dying."
McCain is leading a filibuster attempt, and with Illinois liberal Republican Sen. Mark Kirk being seated early, his vote is critical to whether or not the gay agenda passes or fails.
Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council – who is a veteran – warned:
"If even a small percentage of our armed forces would choose not to re-enlist, or part of the public would choose not to serve in the first place, the impact on the military would be catastrophic."
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., echoed Perkins' complaint, saying authors of the survey "didn't ask the right questions" because it was "all about how you implement the repeal, not should it be repealed."
McCain added on CNN, "The military is at its highest point in recruitment and retention and professionalism and capability, so to somehow allege that this policy has been damaging the military is simply false."