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Don't Ask,
Don't Think

By Rev. Ted Pike
1 June 2010

The Senate Armed Services Committee and the House of Representatives have voted to overturn “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”—forcing open homosexuality in the military. Liberal lawmakers are pushing the bill forward even though the Pentagon has not yet released its own recommendations on the issue. Amendments in the House and Senate both say the bill would not become law until after the Pentagon study is issued; premature passage assumes the study will be favorable.
In a 2008 military poll, 58% of active duty responders said they were against a repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Based on the poll, National Review estimates that up to 10% of active duty forces would choose to quit the military if forced to cohabit with open homosexuals. The leading House Democrat on military policy himself unsuccessfully opposed the repeal. He said the law would create “disruption” while the military is in the middle of two major conflicts—in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Merrill McPeak, Air Force chief in 1993 when the ban was passed, wrote an op-ed for the New York Times urging that it remain in place. He explains that under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” service members are no longer asked whether they are homosexual; they no longer have to lie. They simply have to remain quiet about it. “Seventeen years ago, the chiefs — all four of us, plus the chairman and vice chairman — concluded that allowing open homosexuality in the ranks would probably damage the cohesiveness of our combat units.”
Repeal advocates focus on the rights and job performance of individual homosexuals, says McPeak, but the military isn’t about the individual. It is about group cohesion when facing deadly threats. The military has a right to exclude open homosexuals whose lifestyles weaken the warrior culture required for open combat.
McPeak also points out that the military has a special right to discriminate against candidates. Overweight candidates are routinely ejected from military training, and no one complains about the cost or damaged morale. “The services exclude, without challenge, many categories of prospective entrants. People cannot serve in uniform if they are too old or too young, too fat or too thin, too tall or too short, disabled, not sufficiently educated and so on. This, too, might be illegal in the civil sector. So why should exclusion of gay people rise to the status of a civil-rights issue, when denying entry to, say, unmarried individuals with sole custody of dependents under 18, does not?” If weight, height and education are substantive issue, then highly controversial and morally objectionable sexual behavior is even more so.
Although it is increasingly not recognized as anything but fringe “homophobia,” many religious service members believe homosexuality is a very serious sin against God and man. Family Research Council says, “The courts have consistently upheld the military's 1993 homosexual ban and affirmed convincingly that the law is constitutional. Congress and the courts have long acknowledged that the military has the responsibility to focus on creating and preserving readiness. Military service is a privilege, not a right, and anything that detracts from the ability of our service personnel to fulfill their mission should be prohibited. The sexual tension that would be introduced by forced cohabition with homosexuals indisputably fits into that category.”
Please call your senators and ask them to vote against a repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell." The Senate will probably vote this week! Call toll-free 877-851-6437.

 

 

 

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America First Books Editor's Note

For those new to the hate bill controversy that is the topic of most of Rev. Pike's work, please link to the following articles:
Alert to Congress Regarding Hate Bills and the False Flag Attack Threat by America First Books publisher William B. Fox. Two-thirds down the web page please find the essay "The Hate Crime Law Concept: It is all very sinister for at least nine major reasons."
Also, earlier on this same page I comment:

Although Rev Ted Pike is completely independent from Captain May and myself in terms of his political and religious views, the threats we address all stem from the same corrupt power elite. I mention in my concluding remarks below that this elite “would mobilize us into domestic tyranny and foreign wars, while distracting us from economic depression and the groups that brought it about.”
This is the real problem, not the lack of more “hate crime” laws. If anything, we need even more freedom of speech to speak truth to power, sort out our problems, and develop peaceful strategies to handle high level malefactors. This is why we urgently need for members of Congress to not only take a principled stand and stop all hate crime legislative initiatives, but to also roll back all the existing hate crime laws currently on the books.

Hate crime laws actually pose a major national security threat. They condition Americans to feel that certain types of thought are inherently immoral or illegal, even if they do not result in any form of violence or infringement on the rights of others.
In our articles related to false flag attacks, Capt. Eric H. May and I have discussed strong evidence that Mossad-CIA was behind 9-11, the mere "thought" of which would some day be outlawed once hate crime oversight bureaucracies become firmly implanted in America. We can expect government hate crime overwatch entities to experience the usual cancerous growth and abuse of power that libertarian writer and Presidential candidate Harry Browne described in his classic book Why Government Doesn't Work.
Please find out more about the hate crime issue in the Rev Ted Pike archive.


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