Stacy, at The Other McCain has the scoop on how repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell could be bad for our military
Four branches of the military have begun sending training material to 2.2 million active and reserve troops as a prelude to opening the ranks to gays, with instructions on, for example, what to do if an officer sees two male Marines kissing in a shopping mall.
Key themes are that sexual orientation will no longer be a bar to service, that all service members must respect each other, and that the partners of gay troops will not receive the benefits of heterosexual spouses.
“We are going to make [gay ban] repeal training expeditiously,” said Maj. Joel Harper, an Air Force spokesman at the Pentagon. “It’s great training.” . . .
The Marine Corps, which a Pentagon survey found holds deep opposition to lifting the ban, plans to publicly release its training material April 1. A Marine source provided copies to The Washington Times.
The vignette about seeing two male Marines kissing is part of a list of scenarios to help instructors prepare commanders for incidents likely to arise.
“Situation,” it begins. “You are the Executive Officer of your unit. While shopping at the local mall over the weekend, you observe two junior male Marines in appropriate civilian attire assigned to your unit kissing and hugging in the food court.
“Issue: Standards of Conduct. Is this within standards of personal and professional conduct?”
Look, if the military allows Gays to serve, and they serve honorably, I am all for it, and I am sure our service men and women will not mind. What I fear is that the social engineers will, well, use this as an opportunity to foist their agenda onto our fighting forces. That will only harm our military, and that can never be allowed to happen. Smitty, of The Other McCain, serving currently in Afghanistan, worries about, well the same thing I do. Well, that AND the dancing