Wednesday, March 14, 2007

If they can't serve openly...

...they shouldn't serve at all.
It is the height of hypocrisy for General Pace to call homosexuality immoral and to expect the 65,000 gay people who serve in the Army to shut up and stick it out. If every workplace in America is non-discriminatory in terms of gender, religion, sexual orientation and race, why can't the Army be the same? The Army employs people: those employees need to have the same rights as all other employees in the US. Or more. We give our time, they give their lives.
If the rest of America has learned to live and work with gay people, the Army should do so as well.
There must be many soldiers in the Army for whom this idiotic behavior from the Pentagon must feel particularly humiliating. And if they didn't have to make a living, I would tell them to screw the fucking Army. Let's see if it can afford to lose 65,000 servicepeople right now. It's not like we have a surplus of volunteers signing up to get blown to pieces in Iraq. It's not like the Army is having such a freaking day in the country that it can afford to alienate the gay people who serve in it. Not only do they treat all their soldiers like shit, they treat the gay ones even worse. The Army is supposed to be a place of non-discrimination. That is the least that soldiers can expect from it, the chance to be treated equally and with dignity for their sacrifice and their commitment.
What's wrong with these people?
And if the Army is so hot and bothered by having gay people serve, they should simply ban them. And stop the hypocrisy. Assholes.

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