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Friday, June 15, 2012

Pentagon to recognize gay-pride month....why?

Personally, I couldn't have cared less whether a fellow soldier was gay or not as long as his orientation didn't affect his job performance. I think most reasonable people feel that way about gays serving in the military. That's why this politically correct move by the Pentagon is a little curious to me.....

From FoxNews -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Last summer, gays in the military dared not admit their sexual orientation. This summer, the Pentagon will salute them, marking gay pride month just as it marks other celebrations honoring racial or ethnic groups.
Officials said Thursday that they're planning the first-ever event to recognize gay and lesbian troops. They declined to give details about what the event will be, but officials said Defense Secretary Leon Panetta feels it's important to recognize the service of gays in the armed forces.

Lest anybody think I'm holding gay soldiers to a higher standard than straight soldiers, I wouldn't want skirt-chasing soldiers to be preoccupied by their sexual conquests to the point that it affects their job performance either. Obsession with one's sexual orientation, regardless of what it happens to be, has no place in the performance of military duties, so why is the Pentagon making a point of honoring gay-pride month? 

It's as if the US military has become another politically-correct government agency with politically-oriented bean counters and bureaucrats occupying every level and rank. And that's another reason to not undertake any more invasions and nation building, we're too distracted proving how compassionate we are to every soldier who self-identifies as any variety of minority. It's ridiculous. 

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