On April 15, 2009, there was an essay/oped in the www.washingtonpost.com, about gays in the military, "bad fit." The retired officers who wrote this op ed offer a glimpse into a way of seeing us "homosexuals" that comes right out of the 1950s and '60s. I heard the main author today of the article and knew where it was going when he talked about "homosexual behavior," and knew instantly this was not going to be pretty.
He is right that this is more than a repeal of DADT:
The administration and some in Congress have pledged to repeal Section 654 of U.S. Code Title 10, which states that homosexuals are not eligible for military service. Often confused with the "don't ask, don't tell" regulations issued by President Bill Clinton, this statute establishes several reasons that homosexuality is incompatible with military service.
And it wasn't.
The basic thrust of the article is that us "homosexuals" cannot control our sexual impulses, and thus would be bad for the morale of the corps.
This is a voice of the retiring generation that will simply need to move on before there is change. I've heard their voice in the Church, in the schools, and it is a tired voice. It is a scared voice.
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