It fascinates me how the progressives continue to shoot themselves in the proverbial foot. We have a policy to protect a specific group of people and that very same group is demanding it be revoked. I’m talking about the "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" policy that former President Clinton enacted to counter the 1993 law that bans gays and lesbians from serving in the military.
The policy consists of four parts; don’t ask, don’t tell, don’t pursue and don’t harass. It is basically a detailed procedure of what the military cannot do to an individual. The policy makes it difficult to discharge an individual based on their sexual preference. The military must follow the chain of command and specific protocol which consists of the military having the burden of proof. According to the policy, you must have reliable proof of a breach in the policy in order for someone to launch an investigation. The military cannot use associated behavior such as having gay friends, frequenting gay bars and attending gay pride events. If the policy is revoked, then any individual who is thought to be gay can be discharged. As it is today, you would have to claim up on a roof top, shout your sexual preference and then engage in the act for all to see. Do you see the absurdity of wanting the "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" policy repealed?
The military is another world altogether. They live in close quarters, take showers together and depend on their fellow soldiers to protect their life. In order to put this in prospective, we will look at it from a heterosexual view point. Would you feel comfortable taking co-ed showers or sharing a bunk with the opposite sex if you are not dating them?
Many Americans are for gays openly serving; however, the majority is not in the military. There are many individuals who are uncomfortable with homosexuality in the public arena. It wasn’t that long ago that homosexuality was considered a mental disorder. It was listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders as a diagnosis until 1986. Many religions still consider homosexuality a sin.
However, we now have gay pride parades, national LGBT week and National Coming Out Day. Why are we celebrating a person’s sexual choice? I choose to be with the opposite sex, should I wear a T-shirt that says I’m straight? You need to look at the big picture. What you choose to do behind closed doors is no one’s business. Would you want to be remembered as the gay guy or something you accomplished? The progressive left, with their political correctness and diversity propaganda, would prefer to pigeonhole individuals by placing more emphasis on sexual preference instead of individual virtues.
I feel the policy of "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" should remain in place. I’m not saying that homosexuality should be locked in the closet; I’m just saying we should all keep our sexual preference in the privacy of our bedrooms.