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Published:May 29th, 2010 13:51 EST
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Focus On The Family Fights Repeal Of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

By Robert Paul Reyes


"As lawmakers consider a compromise plan to repeal `don`t ask, don`t tell,` a prominent conservative group is arguing that overturning the policy against gays in the military will increase `homosexual misconduct` - even `sexual bullying, male rape, and forcible sodomy` - in the armed services.

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A recent CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll shows that 78-percent of Americans say that openly gay people should be allowed to serve in the military, while just 20 percent say they should not be allowed to openly serve." CNN.Com

Televangelists and a few conservative politicians are still demonizing gays and lesbians to raise funds and win votes. These bigots are oblivious that the Moral Majority has lost the culture wars.

The vast majority of the American public believes homosexuals should be allowed to serve in the military openly, and even many prominent generals have come out in favor of repealing "Don`t Ask, Don`t Tell." It`s only a matter of time before Congress repeals this discriminatory policy.

Many enlightened countries already allow gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military, and there has been no breakdown of discipline or morale. When "Don`t Ask, Don`t Tell" is finally repealed, chaos won`t ensue, and we will remain the most feared and the most powerful armed forces in the world.

The few homophobic Neanderthals who want our brave gay and lesbians soldiers to remain second-class citizens are resorting to fear and demagoguery. It`s absolute garbage to allege that repeal of "Don`t Ask, Don`t Tell" will result in male rape and sexual bullying. This might be a wet dream of these religious fascists, but it`s not a reality in the countries that allow homosexuals to serve openly.

If Christian parents want to protect their male children from being raped, they shouldn`t allow them to come anywhere near a Catholic Church. There is strict discipline in the military, and soldiers who misbehave in any way will pay a heavy price. But priests can molest and rape boys with impunity; pedophile priests know that their superiors will cover up their crimes.

"Focus On The Family", the conservative group that is fighting repeal of "Don`t Ask, Don`t Tell`, is on the wrong side of morality and history. In a few years many of their own members will come out of the closet, and renounce their hypocrisy and homophobia.

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