Remember back when the gay community told us that all they wanted to do was serve honorably in the military, that this wasn’t an attempt to get us to approve of their lifestyle, it was a matter of service to the country. Then why, exactly are gay servicemembers from around the country gathering in San Diego to flaunt their sexual proclivities in front of the country’s news services? (Huffington Post link from ROS)
The troops and veterans will wear T-shirts showing their branch of service. They will walk with two horses – one draped in an American flag and the other with the rainbow-colored Pride flag – to honor service members and those who have died for equality, Sala said.
Some will accompany a half-ton military vehicle as audio equipment belts out “Taps” and military fight songs to the expected crowd of thousands. They also will hold a 30-foot American flag and a banner with the military crest on it.
Gay Pride marches nationwide have been focusing on the repeal of the military’s ban but this will be the first with active-duty troops participating as an identifiable group, gay rights activists say.
So this is more about pride in their lifestyle than their pride in their service, but we all knew that. i was all for allowing gay servicemembers to serve if that’s what they really wanted to do (which was certainly possible with some minor restrictions under the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy), but apparently it’s not about service. It’s about garnering acceptance of unnatural acts.
Well, unfortunately for the gay servicemembers who take more pride in who they do than what they do, the Washington Post reports that courts have granted the Pentagon a stay in the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” so their “pride” may cost them more than they’d like to invest.