Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Gays Can't Shoot Straight?

Sometimes you think you've seen it all, but then you read today's top story in the Boston Globe:

Military considers recruiting foreigners
I guess this means that gays and lesbians have now moved below illegal immigrants on the political totem pole of life. To think that the Pentagon is more willing to put non-Americans in the military than it's own citizens is absurd.

The Pentagon should propose removal of the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Policy before it starts recruiting non-Americans. No discussion ever goes on about how our troops are serving (with the allies decreasing daily but that's another story) alongside other nation's troops who allow gay and lesbian service people, and it hasn't been a problem.

Recruiting Gay and Lesbians will not solve the armed services recruitment crisis but it is a step in the right direction. There are countless LGBT Americans who would like to serve openly and proudly but are not allowed.

A MassResistance Watch History Moment:

Alan Turing, the man who is believed to be the one who broke the Nazi Enigma Code and also the father of artificial intelligence. Oh, yeah, Alan Turing was gay. He ended up taking his own life after being persecuted as a security risk because he was gay.

3 comments:

Richard W. Lewis, Sr. said...

I served proudly. Leading infantry paratroops with the 82d Airborne Division and the 101st Airborne Division.

While on active duty I had no problem finding and socializing with a large number of fellow Gay & Lesbian soldiers.

We're Queer,
We're There
& We've always been there,
They need to get over it. WE are Americans & this is OUR Country!

Ryan Charisma said...

Well,

Maybe there's no gays in other countries?

Mark D. Snyder said...

Every year at thanksgiving my family has a competition, in the mountains of snyder county pennsylvania, to see who is the best shot. This year I won the "turkey shoot" (we don't shoot a turkey, but rather a target)beating my avid hunter of a brother so I can tell you with confidence that even the gayest of the gays, can indeed shoot "str8."