Sec. Gates and Adm. Mullen should be fired by the American people for abetting Obama’s radical plan
TAKE ACTION: Call your U.S. Representative and Senators [House: 202-225-3121; Senate: 202-224-3121; www.congress.org] and urge them NOT to allow President Obama or Defense Secretary Gates to unilaterally stop enforcing the existing law banning homosexuals in the military. Urge your Congressman and Senators to OPPOSE HR 1283, a bill that would implement a pro-homosexual “nondiscrimination” policy in our Armed Forces, thus eviscerating the current law banning homosexuals. For the best information on the dangers of homosexualizing the U.S. military, go to the Center for Military Readiness.
By Peter LaBarbera, www.aftah.org
At a time of recession and a potentially long-lasting jobs crisis, a two-front war and an ongoing national security threat from Islamic radicals who would just love to see a planeload of Americans be bombed into smithereens, I doubt that a top priority in the minds of most Americans is to promote open homosexuality in our military. And yet that is the course that President Barack Obama — and apparently some of his sycophantic military advisers — have chosen. With Defense Secretary Robert Gates‘ pledge today to draw up plans to implement President Obama’s goal of homosexualizing our military — and to remove a key means of identifying violating homosexual servicemembers — America now faces the spectacle of another grinding (and unnecessary) Left-driven policy debate.
The problem for Obama — and Gates — and every liberal that celebrates the prospect of sexual perversion gaining a stronger foothold in the Armed Forces of the greatest nation on earth– is that the American people have a say in stopping this latest “gay” capitulation. Make no mistake: the downsides of effectively putting a “Welcome” sign up for open homosexuals at every military recruitment center have hardly been contemplated. Allowing/encouraging homosexuals in the military would:
This radical, anti-military, left-wing policy adventure must be stopped in its tracks by the American people standing up and shouting a collective “NO!” to the Democratic/Obama plan to homosexualize the military.
If Secretary Gates (who also served as President George W. Bush’s Secretary of Defense) were truly a man of courage and principle, he would offer to resign rather than consent to be the designer and manager of a sexual experimentation plan that will damage our troops’ effectiveness, cohesion and morale. Instead, he adopts “gay rights” euphemisms (see below) and becomes complicit in the escalating degradation of the homosexual exclusion law under his new boss Obama.
To add insult to injury, Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, his announced support for the homosexualization of the Armed Forces in the name of “integrity.” No, Admiral Mullen, there is no integrity — and no honor — in advancing immorality and destructive sexual agendas in our Armed Forces. The Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force exist to defend our nation and win wars — not to propel politically correctness agendas like the obnoxious crusade to turn homosexuality (changeable, immoral and unhealthy misbehavior) into a “civil right.”
TAKE ACTION: Call your U.S. Representative and Senators [House: 202-225-3121; Senate: 202-224-3121; www.congress.org] and urge them NOT to allow President Obama or Defense Secretary Gates to unilaterally stop enforcing the existing law banning homosexuals in the military. Oppose HR 1283 — the “Homosexualize Our Military” bill otherwise called the “Military Readiness Enhancement Act.”
FoxNews.com reports today:
Gates Backs Repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’
Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Tuesday that he supports President Obama’s decision to seek the repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy prohibiting gays from serving openly in the military and has appointed a “high-level working group” to figure out how to do it.
Gates, in testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, announced that Gen. Carter Ham, who leads U.S. Army forces in Europe, and Pentagon General Counsel Jeh Johnson will lead the review. The defense chief called for an “implementation plan” by the end of the year.
“I fully support the president’s decision,” Gates said. “The question before us is not whether the military prepares to make this change, but how we … best prepare for it. We have received our orders from the commander in chief and we are moving out accordingly.”
“I cannot escape being troubled by the fact that we have in place a policy that forces young men and women to lie about who they are in order to defend their fellow citizens,” Mullen said. “For me, personally, it comes down to integrity — theirs as individuals and ours as an institution.”
Mullen said he believes, but does not know for a fact, that military personnel will “accommodate” a change in the policy.
Obama said during the State of the Union address last week that he will work with Congress “this year” to repeal the controversial policy, renewing a campaign pledge that fell by the wayside last year as the president devoted his energy to health care reform.
But Gates cautioned Tuesday that no matter how much the Pentagon studies the issue, the “ultimate decision” rests with Congress.
A senior Pentagon official earlier told Fox News it does not appear the votes are there in Congress to actually change the law, but said it is not the Pentagon’s role to get involved in that aspect.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., ranking Republican on the Armed Services Committee, said Tuesday he was “deeply disappointed” by Gates’ remarks and reminded him that the plan requires the support of Congress. He said that the administration should not repeal the policy, which he called “imperfect but effective,” at a time when the nation is engaged in two wars.
“Has this policy been ideal? No, it has not. But it has been effective,” McCain said.
Mullen and Gates acknowledged that the Pentagon is embarking on the change in policy in war-time but argued that the military could do so thoughtfully and objectively, with minimal disruptions.
Gates said the review, among other things, would examine how a repeal would affect policies on base housing, benefits and other issues.
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