Anti-Gay Right Trying To Hype Case Of...

Anti-Gay Right Trying To Hype Case Of National Guardsman Layne Wilson

There are 7 comments on the lezgetreal.com story from Jul 11, 2013, titled Anti-Gay Right Trying To Hype Case Of National Guardsman Layne Wilson. In it, lezgetreal.com reports that:

TSgt. Wilson was reprimanded and then let go from the Utah Air National Guard after complaining about a same-sex marriage at West Point's chapel.

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“A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES”

Since: Aug 08

MUST BEGIN WITH A SINGLE STEP!

#1 Jul 11, 2013
Tech Sargent Wilson forgets that he is NOT a normal everyday Citizen......he is/was in the Military and Service Members are not allowed to say what they want when they want........that's a fact of being in the Military and why he was not allowed to continue as his views about the repeal of DADT and the right to marry for Same-Sex Couples are in direct conflict with the directives of the Military.

Tech Sargent Wilson also forgets that Captain Sue Fulton served her Country and also put her life in harms way so that Tech Sargent Wilson could belittle her service to this Country......how rude is that? Frankly, he should take his retirement and ride off into the sunset.......he then can be a hateful Civilian with his full right to say derogatory things about Gays and Lesbians!!!

I do thank him for his service, but he forgets that Gays and Lesbians have been serving in the Military for generations and they to deserve his respect as much as I respect his service to this Country!!!

“Building Better Worlds”

Since: May 13

Europa

#2 Jul 11, 2013
NorCal Native wrote:
Tech Sargent Wilson forgets that he is NOT a normal everyday Citizen......he is/was in the Military and Service Members are not allowed to say what they want when they want........that's a fact of being in the Military and why he was not allowed to continue as his views about the repeal of DADT and the right to marry for Same-Sex Couples are in direct conflict with the directives of the Military.
Tech Sargent Wilson also forgets that Captain Sue Fulton served her Country and also put her life in harms way so that Tech Sargent Wilson could belittle her service to this Country......how rude is that? Frankly, he should take his retirement and ride off into the sunset.......he then can be a hateful Civilian with his full right to say derogatory things about Gays and Lesbians!!!
I do thank him for his service, but he forgets that Gays and Lesbians have been serving in the Military for generations and they to deserve his respect as much as I respect his service to this Country!!!
For hundreds of years at least, and probably since the first Europeans landed in what would become the U.S.A.

General von Steuben who trained the troops under George Washington was apparently openly gay from what I have read of the years (I made it it a point one day to pay my respects to this great American at his grave in upstate New York), had numerous "male companions" with him in the field, and left his entire estate to 2 of these men.

And President Buchanan, long rumored to be gay, also served in the military, defending Baltimore against the British, in The War Of 1812.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#3 Jul 12, 2013
Some servicemembers had the same problems when blacks were integrated and when women were allowed in the military. They got over it or got out. No big loss.

The majority of servicemembers will simply salute and carry on.
Brian

Attleboro, MA

#4 Jul 12, 2013
“My issue is so much about homosexuals serving in the military, but rather that it is being forced upon as an acceptable lifestyle abandoning our traditional values...It is evident those who refuse to affirm homosexuality and openly oppose it are being severely punished.”

Gee, haven't we had the Christian right try to force their beliefs on us for thousands of years as well as degrade us as loudly as possible and therefore severely punishing us.

Really tired of it. I'm glad they discharged him! Now, he'll know what it's like to be discriminated against. Time to go off and die, bigot!

“Marriage Equality”

Since: Dec 07

Lakeland, MI

#5 Jul 12, 2013
Why can't these fools figure out that taking personal stands against their fellow service members *IS* the problem here, not what those other service members are doing or who they are.

I guess because they're fools....

“Building Better Worlds”

Since: May 13

Europa

#6 Jul 12, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
Some servicemembers had the same problems when blacks were integrated and when women were allowed in the military. They got over it or got out. No big loss.
The majority of servicemembers will simply salute and carry on.
My Uncle Willy is in his 80's and still in good health. He was in the U.S. Army stationed in South Korea between World War II and The Korean War. Years ago when I happened to be talking to him about openly gay people not being allowed in the military (before DADT), he said he was unaware of that rule. He told me that when he was stationed in Korea, that there were 3 openly gay men in his platoon, everyone knew, and nobody cared.

“A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES”

Since: Aug 08

MUST BEGIN WITH A SINGLE STEP!

#8 Jul 12, 2013
Sir Andrew wrote:
Brian: He still won't know what it's like to be discriminated against; this is definitely not discrimination. His punishment had to do not with his Christian beliefs, but with his inability to follow legal orders. The antigays are foolish for trying to make a cause celebre out of this.
Europa: Your Uncle is right on the mark. When I was in the Navy, including my time as a Navy corpsman with the Marines in Vietnam, my gayness was well known and only a couple of guys were bothered by it, and they were shut up by the others. It was only when a cruel and hateful CO in my subsequent mainland posting got wind of it that everything fell apart. But until then, it was not a problem. I did my job and I did it well; that was all that mattered to everyone else. I had sex, yes, but it was with other gay men; I didn't waste my time trying to seduce straight men. I treated others with respect and they returned it.
As it should be......Thank you for your service.....we had lots of Lesbians in my Navy squadron......didn't even realize it until after a friend disclosed her sexual orientation to me, then I got like a letter from another friend who informed me about her and then it was like a flood light came on when I realized that the folks I hung out with after work and on the weekends where Gays and Lesbians.......boy, it was an eye opener for me.......but it wasn't until I lost my best friend that my own identity came into question for me.......and then things really changed, but not doing the job or respecting others!!!

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