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Pentagon to Mark Gay Pride Month
Boston Globe ^ | June 14, 2012 | ap

Posted on 06/15/2012 8:43:42 AM PDT by Retain Mike

Last summer, gays in the military dared not admit their sexual orientation. This summer, the Pentagon will salute them, marking June as gay pride month just as it has marked other celebrations honoring racial or ethnic groups.

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TOPICS: History; Military/Veterans; Religion; Science
KEYWORDS: dadt; gaypride; military; pentagon
Previously Leon Penetta reported from the Pentagon that, military leaders had studied the effects of last year’s repeal of don’t ask, don’t tell” (DATD), and reported that such concerns so far have been unfounded. Now June will become Gay Pride Month for the military. These are the same people who brought us the fraudulent study last year that provided shelter for a Congress already committed to homosexuals serving openly in the military.

Politicians supporting repeal of DADT relied for cover on the Department of Defense (DOD) deceptive proclamation that 70% of service members saw positive or no effect for repealing DADT. The poll was conducted after Congressional Representatives had voted for repeal of DADT. Therefore, under the compelling logic that nobody really cared, only 29% of those selected responded by completing half or more of the questions. DOD contacted equal numbers of reserve and active troops and spouses, but only 20% to 30% of those whose family member’s military specialty could place them in harm’s way. Also, nearly one third had never deployed. Supposedly all these responses provided valid information, even though people in base housing, civilian neighborhoods, and CONUS bureaucracies never experience firefights and IED’s.

The entire military exists to serve Marine and Army combat infantrymen and their associates in Special Forces. DOD accomplishes nothing of lasting significance until these people walk the ground formerly held by an enemy, and well over half of those trigger-pullers responding had opposed repeal. Only they understand the unimaginable totalitarian leadership and obedience demanded within their chaotic, barbaric, and brittle environments.

I have heard objections in terms of having to shower with homosexuals, but the problem really begins when showers, hot food, and regular sleep fade into memory to be replaced by exhaustion, brutality, turmoil, and trauma. The leadership and discipline of a sub-culture that enables victory, or at least survival in those environments, cannot be turned on and off. It must continually penetrate throughout the military services. A mental disorder involving sexuality when thrust into the midst of that totalitarian structure warps the relationships that must be maintained.

Military service deals with the issues of race and sex amid the consequent extraordinary restrictions of Constitutional freedoms unknown to the civilian world. Therefore, a history of disinformation had to accompany unqualified acceptance for homosexual behavior without restriction. That objective in turn relied for vindication on the 1973 American Psychiatric Association (APA) decision to remove homosexuality as a mental disorder from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual.

Removal followed two years Newsweek described as ongoing disruptive, chaotic attacks on psychiatrists and physiologists. Yet throughout this campaign, no academic papers arose at conferences refuting any previous research. Eventually sufficient under-votes and abstentions enabled a third of APA’s 17,000 plus membership to approve removal.

Next activists established a committee targeting leading researchers such as Dr. David Reuben, and Masters and Johnson to ensure perpetual sanctity for APA actions. No research papers would again confirm initial therapy success rates of 30% to 60 %, substantiating 7 of 10 homosexuals could eventually walk away from the lifestyle. Persistent activism over 37 years enabled ubiquitous infiltration of academia ensuring pre-ordained theses, approved research designs, suitable human data points, and enchanting statistical enhancements. The result has been social alchemy.

Psychology and psychiatry abandoned scientific rigor for popular acclaim. With homosexual studies freed from objective analysis, DADT repeal advocates relied upon base antidotal, emotional politics to dominate discrimination concerns. Advocates were free to avoid the realities of military operations characterized by sacrificial, primitive and intimate relations. Psychology and psychiatry were unwilling to demand a rigorous discussion of whether any mental disorders could be tolerated within the exceptional human structures needed to defeat enemies.

The Pentagon study never addressed the area of religious freedom, placing this form of discrimination for the first time among those restrictions of Constitutional guarantees inherent in military service. Previously the religious faith exception provided a critical spiritual foundation for surviving the grinding stresses and shattering experiences of warfare. Here multitudes found an anchor in eternity to discipline the emotions through spiritual control of the mind and will.

Basic theology explains why Jewish, Christian, and Muslim believers find their religious freedom evaporating with repeal. Followers of desert religions, who send their pastors into the chaplaincy and believers into military service, consider homosexual behavior unacceptable. It resides among the myriad sins entrapping fallen humanity and leads away from God.

For tens of millions “People of the Book” foundational Old Testament scholarship concludes homosexual relationships separate believers from God. When speaking of the character, identity, and purpose of God, He is spoken of as masculine, and all humans become feminine in relation to Him. Besides creating all things, God created heterosexual marriage as the earthy manifestation of the absolute unity and love He seeks with each person. The concept finds completion as Hosea’s faithless wife in the Old Testament becomes the “Bride of Christ” of the New Testament. Classical Semitic theology emphasizes identifying with God in spiritual intimacy, meaning any subsequent reasoning must proceed from that basic understanding.

Therefore after repeal, when believers reject homosexuality in counseling rolls and normal or extraordinary life activities, these people reside outside Constitutional boundaries guaranteeing religious freedom. They see themselves becoming guilty of at least cultural prejudice, if not criminality.

This debate veered into humanist social alchemy as a means to fabricate attachments to our Constitution and to dissemble concerning military operations. The debate never addressed the primary issues of Constitutional free speech and religious freedom, and of whether any mental disorders can be tolerated within the exceptional human structures needed to defeat our enemies. Repeal has injected into military service an infection the consequences of which will be obscured.

Moving Past ‘Don’t Ask’

DADT Repeal Unfounded, Defies Religious Freedom, ADF Says

Panetta: Gay ban repeal has not hurt morale

“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Volume 1: Findings From the Surveys


Homosexuals In Military Three Times More Likely to Commit Sexual Assault Than Heterosexuals

§654 Policy Concerning Homosexuality in the Armed Forces

Action of APA to remove homosexuality from list of disorders DSM Link:

Retired chaplains warn against 'don't ask' repeal

1 posted on 06/15/2012 8:43:50 AM PDT by Retain Mike
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To: Retain Mike

So when is the last minority going to be honored? I’m talking about Straight White Folks Pride Month.

2 posted on 06/15/2012 8:46:47 AM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." - Peter Grifin, FAMILY GUY)
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To: Retain Mike

So exactly how does one celebrate gay pride?

3 posted on 06/15/2012 8:47:53 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Retain Mike

When will they honor heterosexual pride? They won’t. Because they shouldn’t. Just like they shouldn’t “honor” those who claim to be gay.

4 posted on 06/15/2012 8:48:16 AM PDT by DallasDeb (usafa06mom)
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To: Retain Mike

Our civilization is on the skids.

5 posted on 06/15/2012 8:50:44 AM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: DallasDeb

Just like they shouldn’t “honor” those who claim to be gay.

This is so much hogwash by the administration. Celebrating being a fag...give me a break. I’d like to show up with a sign that says I am celebrating the fact I am a heteorsexual, always have been and always will be. I bet that would cause a stir.

Next up will be awarding fag campaign ribbons. Then medals like for marksmanship...I wonder what one will have to claim to be awarded expert.

6 posted on 06/15/2012 8:55:53 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Retain Mike

Obama’s greatest “success” has been in pushing the gay agenda.

Is it because he can do things by Presidential fiat that does not need input from anyone else ie) congress, courts, etc...?

7 posted on 06/15/2012 8:57:37 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: cripplecreek
So exactly how does one celebrate gay pride?

Eat some poop?

8 posted on 06/15/2012 9:00:34 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: Mouton


The very title of this thread makes me want to projectile vomit.

9 posted on 06/15/2012 9:03:42 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Today if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse. RReagan)
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To: isthisnickcool
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10 posted on 06/15/2012 9:07:23 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Retain Mike

Mark it with a 21 gun salute, with live ammo.


11 posted on 06/15/2012 9:08:14 AM PDT by DonkeyBonker
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To: Terry Mross

Don’t worry. There will soon be a season on us - but just the males.

12 posted on 06/15/2012 9:16:42 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Typed using <FONT STYLE=SARCASM> unless otherwise noted)
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To: Retain Mike

Hardly a day passes in which some news story like this makes me glad my grandparents, uncles, aunts, and forebearers are all dead now, and don’t have to witness what an embarrassingly sick, twisted, pathetic country that America has degenerated into.

13 posted on 06/15/2012 9:18:05 AM PDT by greene66
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To: Retain Mike

Wow, gives new meaning to Jack Nicholson berating Tom Cruise in “A Few Good Men” for his faggoty white uniform....

14 posted on 06/15/2012 10:28:57 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'll cling to my religion, cigars and guns till they're pried from my cold dead fingers!)
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To: cripplecreek

I am not sure I want to know.

15 posted on 06/15/2012 10:49:24 AM PDT by Retain Mike
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