MY advice, for what it's worth, is that everyone should read the comments and solicit the opinions of REAL SOLDIERS and all MEMBERS OF THE MILITARY before opining about being openly gay in the military. It'd be a good thing to take into consideration the majority opinion of THOSE WHO PROTECT US EACH AND EVERY DAY SO THAT WE HAVE THE PRIVILEGE OF DEBATING THINGS SUCH AS THIS!
MY OPINION: Keep things as they are, Don't ask, don't tell. And the same for religion. I am really tired of listening to so-called 'christian' lesbian clergy drone on and on about how their vaginal politics make them 'closer to Christ'. Please, get a grip and reel it in. FOXHOLES and PULPITS are two places we just DON'T need to discuss your sexual preferences!
God Bless Us As God Made Us,
Reverend Barbara Sexton
THE EARLY BRIEF-Defense Chiefs to Discuss Ending Gay Ban
January 29, 2010Agence France-Presse
Defense Secretary Robert Gates will talk to lawmakers next week about a proposed repeal of a ban on gays serving openly in the U.S. military, broaching a sensitive issue that has divided troops in the past.
Gates and top military officer Adm. Mike Mullen "are and frankly have been working on an implementation plan" to carry out President Obama's goal of scrapping the ban, press secretary Geoff Morrell told reporters on Thursday.
"And they will have more to say about ... their proposed way forward with 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' early next week," Morrell said.
The law introduced in 1993 requires gays to keep quiet about their sexual orientation or face expulsion from the military.
Taking on a politically charged issue, Obama renewed his vow to end the ban in his State of the Union address on Wednesday, saying he would work "this year" with Congress to change the law.
As a candidate, Obama promised to end the policy, but activists have criticized him for moving cautiously on the issue since taking office.
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