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Readers Respond: Gays in the Military -- Should They be Allowed to Serve?

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President Obama is considering overturning the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy, and allowing gays to serve openly in the military. Do you think this is a good idea? If so, why? If not, why not? Share Your Reasons

the beast is is winning the war

Gays bi-sexuals Lesbos and God forbid the most unthinkable trany disgusting dykes. What would our ww2 vets say to this abomination of a "gay OK" world it is most certainly not OK Satan has corrupted our " christian" president and Congress what is the world going to fall prey to next?
—Guest guest

no gays

Homosexuality is a mental and spiritual disease if I was dying in combat and a gay came to help I would rather die, why? Because if I was to die I would be subjected to the sins of the world. Being gay is now a "different way of living" gays are mentally sick and should be removed or put back in the closet
—Guest guest

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disable solider

gays should not be in the Military policeman , school teachers or ministers. i am a christ follower.
—Guest William Parsley

Doesn't Matter

What's more important? The fact that your fellow brother-in-arms is willing to fight alongside you and die alongside you, or the fact that he is gay? Note that sexual activities are prohibited on active duty anyways.
—Guest Mykael

doing wats rite

i think that gays have a right to do whatever. joining the military while being gay has nothing to do with our sexuality we are here fighting for our country not to make a relationship. i think gays should have the same opportunities as straights as long as everyone is happy n supporting their family like straights do.....
—Guest babygirl

Why not?

Why should someone be denied something like this just because they are gay? Is this not the United Stated of America? Is this not a free country? No, I am not gay, nor do I support them. But I am not against them either. They don't harm me in any way, so let them do whatever they want. Being gay isn't a disease, you won't turn gay from hanging out near gays. My opinion? Mind your own business and live your own life and let everyone else live theirs.
—Guest Chris

Hell no

For one are you kidding me it has been wrong for the longest time just cause a bunch of people started crying and saying its not far and I have rights well then lets just change all the laws that arent fair that trouble you but as long as your happy we americans have rules and laws for a reason!!!!!
—Guest Peters

Where do you draw the line?

Ok...gays in the military. That's fine for now. Now that we crossed that line what's next? I have a right to have sexual feelings and relationships with children? I have a right to have feelings and relationships with animals? How dare you dis on my sexual preferances!! It took decades for don't ask don't tell to be rescinded. Ok well mission accomplished. Let's see what's next. Give it a few more more decades and you can have sexual disires about anything and not be criticized for it. Decades ago it wasn't the norm or social acceptable. Years from now there will be things that in our time we thought were vile but in the future they will be normal and acceptable. Where do you draw the line?
—Guest Guest

assholes on the web

im sick and tired of people picking on gays and lesbians, they're human, no two humans are the same. let them live the way they want, you wouldn't want someone telling you how to live.
—Guest jonathan belman

YES THEY SHOULD

I MYSELF IS A LESBIAN. AND I THINK THEY SHOULD BE ALOUD. ALL MY FEMALE COUSINS HAVE BEEN IN THE MILITARY,EVERY BRANCH,AND THEY ALL DATED GIRLS.. AND OBAMA SAID THAT GAY MARRIAGE IS ALOUD,SO WHY NOT? WERE JUS LIKE OTHERS! YOU CANT HELP WHO YOUR HEART FALLS FOR! SO I WILL PROUDLY SERVE MY COUNTRY WITH MY LESBIAN SELF!!!!!! AND GAYNES ISNT WEEKNESS. IF YOU WERE TO QUESTION EACH TOWN. I BET U,THERE IS MORE GAYS THAN STRAIGHT!!!!!!!
—Guest lesbian101

fags in the military

I thank GOD I served before there freaks of nature were allowed.
—Guest Dale

Weakness

Everyone has a weakness in some form, some weaknesses are stronger than others. Being gay or lesbian is a form of weakness. Being gay is learned through watching others act. I have met many people that are gay and they say that they seen their friends do it or they met someone who was gay and they thought they "liked It". You dont just wake up one morning and decide "hey, I think I've been gay all along, so i'm going to let the world know." I think this way of living is low and very tacky. You might try to defend a gay by saying they cant help it but we get mad at all the people that do drugs and are alcoholics (unless you are one), why dont we just say they cant help it and let that slide? Its a weakness that they CAN overcome. They are gay by choice, not by coincidence or by just being "born that way". I believe that not just gays should be banned but anyone not mentally and/or emotionally stable enough to be in the services should be kicked out so i'm not just bashing the gay societ
—Guest Amiee

Bigots shouldn't be in the military

A complete ignorance of sexuality is quite obvious in your article. Tell me, when you are with women, do you always fantasize about all of them? Regardless of who they are? Do you get uncontrollable urges when around women that you simply have no choice but to rape them whenever you are forced to be alone with them? Seriously, is that what you think all men are? Animals? Gay men and women have served in the military even BEFORE the dropping of DADT. And there's been no problem so far has there? I've never even heard of a single gay serviceman raping anyone. It's always the straight ones who invariably rape a girl somewhere in a foreign base. It's only when they those who are already bigoted who learn that their comrades are gay who start getting paranoid for no reason. I admire the gay men and women who serve in the military the most. Even at great personal sacrifice they still serve a greater good. They've given more to the country than "real" men ever will.
—Guest Sacred Band of Thebes

Let me tell you

I was in the military for (navy) several years and found out some things about gay's serving in the service. First, the gay's follow there own goals and appoint or promote other gay's up the ranks as favors. Next they do make sexual remarks to others that bother the strights. They gang up and have ruined many good duty area's by making life for strights hard, and lieing on fitness reports, while supporting the gay agenda. No I did not see them having sex on the ship but there were many case's of sailors both men and women caught and reported while I was on the ship and many were never even charged because of friends that were in positions to head off the reports. This was before don't ask, don't tell. I hate to think of what is happening now to people that have to deal with this now!
—Guest Former sailor

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