“Don’t demand the right to spit in the face of gay people, and claim you’re being picked on when you’re asked to stop.”
"You can no more teach a child homosexuality than you can teach them left-handedness. Oddly, the homophobes seem to understand this about their own sexuality, but not about other people’s."lgbtq equality equal rights homophobia bullying homosexuality
"The audience for the ceremony included a who’s who of gay activists, among them Frank Kameny, who was fired from a civilian job as an Army astronomer in 1957 — an act that prompted him to found a gay rights advocacy organization in Washington D.C. and to file a lawsuit which went all the way to the Supreme Court. In 1965 he picketed the White House, in the first ever demonstration there by gays.
Now white-haired at 85, Mr. Kameny also served as an enlisted Army soldier; he signed up in May 1943, he said, three days before he turned 18, and saw “front line combat” in Germany during World War II. He said he was asked if he had “homosexual tendencies” and denied it. “They asked, and I didn’t tell,” he said, “and I resented for 67 years that I had to lie.”
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Won’t choose to ‘deal with it’
STARS AND STRIPES
Letters to the Editor, December 15, 2010
So let me see if I understand this: The Defense Department is proposing to let people who choose to live a homosexual lifestyle serve “openly” in the armed forces (per the Dec. 2 article “DADT study group: Full integration is best”), but won’t allow Christians such as myself the freedom to “openly” share the good news of Christ with our co-workers — as the faith we’ve chosen requires?
DOD officials plan to tell servicemembers who have a problem with those living a homosexual lifestyle to “learn to deal with it,” but they are prepared to counsel and/or slap Christians with paperwork if someone feels “offended” by our witness? Wearing sexual lifestyle choices on your sleeve is OK, but not your faith?
Military chaplains who teach that homosexuality is antithetical to and incompatible with Christianity (which it is) can either muzzle their objections or “leave,” but gays will be permitted to parade their lifestyle choices in front of all?
Bottom line: So I’m free to express myself if I’m a homosexual, but not if I’m a Christian? What disgraceful hypocrisy.
Here’s the truth: I will continue to witness to who I want, when I want and where I want. My commitment to my God supersedes my commitment to the DOD and, if officials are upset about that, then I guess they can “learn to deal with it.”
Department of Defense? More like the Department of Double Standards.
Lt. Col. Stacy L. Maxey
Click through to read the rest of the article — this guy is a total douchenozzle. He’s a born again Christian who believes that openly gay marines would cause life threatening distractions in the field. Meanwhile, he regularly violates military regulations to promote his religion.
The difference between religion and homosexuality is not the ability to wear it on one’s sleeve. The reason for overturning Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is to let soldiers who are gay serve openly without fear of being discharged for an unchangeable part of their biology. Gay soldiers (for the most part) won’t care if their fellow officers are Christian or Jewish or Atheist or whatever (unless those beliefs are intolerant of homosexuality)…because gay soldiers are also Christian or Jewish or Atheist or whatever.
If Lt. Col. Maxey isn’t smart enough to see the difference, then I’m sure we don’t want him in a position of power in the first place.DADT dont ask dont tell lgbtq gay military army people are idiots homophobia homosexuality lesbian soldiers equality religion atheism equal rights
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