Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Don't Ask, Don't Tell - #2492 - Defeat Doesn't Mean Conservative Surrender - Family Research Council (2) Sad Day: Senate Passes Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal- Baptist Press


Most of our soldiers were asleep in their sandy Middle East barracks when Sen. Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) took to the Senate floor on Saturday afternoon. It was the last night any of them would go to bed believing that Washington had their well-being at heart. Instead, the United States Senate--against the advice of every military chief but one--chose to buy the support of a fiercely radical base with the blood of innocent warriors. The victims will be America 's parents, her sons and daughters, absent husbands and wives. But in the eyes of this fading Congress, our fighters were never anything but pawns. When the Senate repealed 17 long years of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" this weekend, they didn't do it because our service members demanded it. Or because America 's mission would be aided by it. They did it, because it endears them to one of the greatest sources of campaign dollars in America : the homosexual lobby. And as that lobby stands, triumphantly, on the rubble of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," they'll tell you that they can already see marriage in the distance. Read more........

Sad Day: Senate Passes Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal - Baptist Press - In a landmark moment for the homosexual movement, the Senate Dec. 18 sent President Obama a bill overturning the military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy, a move that will lead to open homosexuality in the military and will harm religious liberty, readiness, privacy and retention, critics say. The Senate's 65-31 vote during the lame duck session capped a nearly year-long effort by the Obama administration to reverse the 17-year-old policy, which was adopted in 1993 as a compromise between conservatives and President Clinton, who wanted homosexuals to be able to serve openly but faced resistance from Congress and the Pentagon. As part of the '93 compromise, homosexuals would not have to disclose their sexuality on the front end -- as had been required -- although they would be required to keep their homosexuality secret while serving. The U.S. military has never allowed open homosexuality. Read more.......

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