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Retired officers urge end to military's ban on gays

There are 5 comments on the USA Today story from Jul 9, 2008, titled Retired officers urge end to military's ban on gays. In it, USA Today reports that:

The military's official ban on gays and lesbians is counterproductive to the armed forces and Congress should repeal it, according to a study by retired senior officers, including the man responsible for ...

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Chris McKinney

United States

#1 Aug 27, 2008
After reading the latest pro-gay views…I would like to go on record as firmly opposing gay service in the U.S. military.
Men and women are thrown into close confines aboard ships and aircraft where even heterosexual contact and ensuing sex can lead to loss of unit cohesion. A homosexual undercurrent blatantly allowed to co-exist with good military order and discipline will not work.
What if a gay soldier, sailor, Marine, airman or Coast Guard individual decides to flaunt his or her tell-it-to-the-world, everybody-out-of-the-closet lifestyle? Chaos. No barriers — right. Orgies on demand. Dream your own dream of wild sex on demand and homosexuals and the threat of homosexuals preying on friends and foes and casual acquaintances at sea.
And the backlash? Straight folks, in and around the military taking matters into their own hands to rid the environment of this deviant behavior. It would happen.
Homosexuals in the military. Sure, maybe in 50 or 150 years.
usn

Portsmouth, VA

#2 Aug 27, 2008
Chris McKinney wrote:
After reading the latest pro-gay views…I would like to go on record as firmly opposing gay service in the U.S. military.
Men and women are thrown into close confines aboard ships and aircraft where even heterosexual contact and ensuing sex can lead to loss of unit cohesion. A homosexual undercurrent blatantly allowed to co-exist with good military order and discipline will not work.
What if a gay soldier, sailor, Marine, airman or Coast Guard individual decides to flaunt his or her tell-it-to-the-world, everybody-out-of-the-closet lifestyle? Chaos. No barriers — right. Orgies on demand. Dream your own dream of wild sex on demand and homosexuals and the threat of homosexuals preying on friends and foes and casual acquaintances at sea.
And the backlash? Straight folks, in and around the military taking matters into their own hands to rid the environment of this deviant behavior. It would happen.
Homosexuals in the military. Sure, maybe in 50 or 150 years.
Deviant behavior...preying on others...get ur head out of ur ass man...there are plenty of "gays" out in the military...it's just ignorant,insecure people that have the problem. Americans are close minded and stupid! It works for the Brits...why cant we!
Mike

Lexington, KY

#3 Sep 23, 2008
Retired Officer/have known more than a handful of both enlisted and officers in the Marine Corps and Navy that were gay or lesbian. Served in peace and conflict as effective, if not more, than "straight" military members. I don't understand why so many so called "straight" men and women are afraid of gays and lesbians...we are not sex addicts.
Oceana

Toronto, Canada

#4 Jan 18, 2011
Dont Ask Dont Tell maps

Toronto, Canada

#5 Jan 18, 2011

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