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President Obama favors an Openly homosexual military

January 28, 2010

During the State of the Union Address, President Obama told the Congress and this nation of  his plan for yet another ‘Change’ he has in store for us:  openly homosexual people serving in the military.  The current policy of “don’t ask, don’t tell” will be repealed, if the President gets his way (

“This year, I will work with Congress and our military to finally repeal the law that denies gay Americans the right to serve the country they love because of who they are,” he said

The current policy for homosexuals to serve in the military was adopted in 1993, during President Clinton’s Administration, after Clinton failed to get the military and Congress to support his plan for openly homosexual people to serve in the military.

Most military leaders point out that one reason male and female service people are separated from one another in housing is because of the natural sexual attraction between the genders.  If President Obama is successful in his desire to have openly homosexual people serving in the military, will the male and female homosexuals be houses separately from the already divided gender housing?  What about the openly cross-dressing and trans-gender people who will want to join the service, where will they fit in?

The bottom line question:  What is the ultimate purpose for the military?  Is that purpose to provide an arena for social experimentation; or, is the military’s purpose to protect America’s interests and citizens? 

What do you think?

9 Comments leave one →
  1. GetReal1981 permalink
    January 28, 2010 4:40 pm

    Thank You for bringing up these important points.

    There are already homosexual people serving in the military. That is what the don’t ask don’t tell policy is about. I have to wonder why the President thinks that the military will function better if OPENLY homosexual people are inlcuded in our services. Does the President understand the purpose of the Military?

  2. notamisandrist permalink
    January 28, 2010 9:16 pm

    Which characteristic, selfless or selfish, is most desirable in a hero, a guardian, a defender?

    Why would one join the military with the mindset that one MUST tell others that they are homosexual when it makes the majority of those in the same sex uncomfortable? What is the objective of “outing” oneself in a group comprised of the sex which is the object of desire? Advertisement? Self-centered expression? Is this selfless or selfish?

    If you say that it is selfish for heterosexuals to feel uncomfortable with gays, it is a weak retort, for the difference is that the homosexual initiated the discomfort with his proclamation of sexual preference outside the norm. Discomfort with this situation cannot be “regulated” away. You may say that blacks were once segregated and have been successfully integrated, but this is not an analogous example. The color of one’s skin is not an action or a feeling or a belief. Race may elicit a self-centered feeling in a racist which is outside the norm, but the racist is expected to keep those feelings to himself, for the sake of unit cohesion. Likewise, a homosexual should be expected to keep their self-centered feelings outside the norm to themselves, for the sake of unit cohesion.

    You may argue that we must change “the norm.” You cannot force a soldier to believe or feel a certain way, to be comfortable with situations of literal exposure to those whose sexual desires may be directed at them. How can it now be inappropriate and grounds for dismissal in the civilian workforce when men make sexual comments in the presence of female workmates (females usually being the object of men’s desires), yet somehow it should be okay for homosexual soldiers to make their sexual desires be known to those who are the sex of the homosexual’s desire? There is no difference. Actually, there is a difference. Soldiers put their lives on the line, every minute, every day. Why add stress to the world’s most stressful job?

  3. Happy in Chicago permalink
    January 28, 2010 9:52 pm

    The President is wrong about what I heard him say during the State of the Union Speech: ‘gay’ Americans already CAN serve in the military. The men cannot go around making-out with other men and the women have to keep their hands off the other women. That is what the Clinton “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Policy is all about.

    How is it going to be a good thing when openly homosexual men are in very close quarters with other men on a 3-month underwater submarine ‘cruise’? I guess, from the homosexual perspective, it is a ‘target rich environment’. I do not see how President Obama is going to make America ‘stronger and more capable’ with this new ‘Ruling’ of his. Time will tell.

    Happy in Chicago

  4. Happy in Chicago permalink
    January 28, 2010 10:15 pm

    I don’t know if you have seen this:

    Any homosexual men who really want to get into an Army might consider the ANA, Afghanistan National Army:

    From Fox News:

    Apparently, according to the report, Pashtun men interpret the Islamic prohibition on homosexuality to mean they cannot “love” another man — but that doesn’t mean they can’t use men for “sexual gratification.”

    The report also detailed a disturbing practice in which older “men of status” keep young boys on hand for sexual relationships. One of the country’s favorite sayings, the report said, is “women are for children, boys are for pleasure.”

    There is something wrong with Muslims.

    –Happy in Chicago

  5. Betsy Ross 2 permalink
    January 29, 2010 9:43 am

    Another stupid plan from BO for the military.

  6. jessica wabbit permalink
    January 29, 2010 3:21 pm

    I am completely disgusted by the homophobia that still surrounds us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am all for president obamas perposal to allow openly homosexual men and women to join the military!!! I am a heterosexual woman in support of equal rights for all!! I CANT STAND BIGOTS!! Who are you to put a ban on who can serve our country because of sexuality?You should be ashamed of yourself if you are that person!!!! I dare you to stand against a “openly gay” that loves and serves our country and see who wins!! I garentee that person would have more heart than you because part of fighting for america is fighting for the freedom and equality!!!! And haveing segrigation in our military goes against that fight!! Why in 2010 is there still so much IGNORANCE? My conclution is that if your not secure with your self or love yourself then you have to hate others that are braver than you!! Because you are odviously too much of a coward to accept who you are and anything out of the “NORM” scares you and thats where YOU BECOME AN IGNORANT BIGOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. January 29, 2010 5:12 pm

    jessica wabbit,
    Thank you for responding to this Topic.

    What is it about the ‘homophobia’ that still surrounds you disgusts you? Can you please elaborate on what it is that is so disgusting?

    Like you, we support ‘equal rights for all’ but no ‘special rights’ for anyone.

    Under the current policy of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”, homosexuals have been able to serve this country in the same way as other members of this society.

    The ‘segregation’ I mentioned is about HOUSING only. Men and women are not housed in the same rooms because of the sexual tensions that would result. Openly homosexual men and women should not be housed in the same close proximity as people about whom they will find sexually attractive. The military service is not like a civilian job, even though the military likes to sell the idea that it is just like a civilian job (some are close).

    You bring up many interesting points and add to this discussion. Thank you.

  8. kenny komodo permalink
    January 30, 2010 3:28 pm

    Speaking from the viewpoint of a retired sailor, the Navy has enough problems with women holding vital NEC’s becoming pregnant and are unable to make a scheduled deployment. Why should the Navy now be asked to open their ranks to an even bigger problem? The military should not be used as an experiment in societal evolution. We have a job, a mission and anything that stands to get in the way of that mission is nothing but detrimental to the unit, to the cohesion of the unit and to the command in general. “Don’t ask, don’t tell seems to be working. Why screw things up more then they need to be.

  9. KeyLargo permalink
    January 30, 2010 8:22 pm

    I agree with the blog author about ‘what is the ultimate purpose of the military’?

    Anything that does not serve to make America stronger and MORE capable needs to be discarded.

    A very long time ago, I was in the American military and knew of homosexuals in the barracks; they kept their ‘lifestyle’ (as it is now know) to themselves and were good soldiers, as good as anyone else. These men seemed to understand that they would not enjoy the ‘acceptance’ of their comrades, if the homosexuals began to become ‘overly friendly’ with the men in the platoon.

    nopoliticallemmings brings forth an aspect of the “open” homosexuality problem in the military–and it will be a Problem with a capital ‘P’. Housing. How are you going to separate the people who have either mutual attraction or one-way attraction from one another in the barracks, or whatever the housing situation may be. Happy Chicago made a good point about the Navy and submarines: how do you keep the genders apart is already a ‘problem’ on the regular Navy ships.

    To jessica wabbit: I think you have not really given your ideas much thought, as to the implementation. Just because someone does not agree with you does not mean that your ad hominem attack will be successful. Name calling weakens your already pathetic ‘argument’, if that is what it is. I hope you answer me on this.

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