When who you do is more important than who you are

| July 16, 2011

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.

Category: Military issues

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  1. Anonymous says:


  2. Mommynator says:

    The title of this post expresses exactly why I pity most homosexuals and lesbians – it’s all about how they have sex rather than the complete and total package of person that they are. How insulting, but they seem to revel in the contraction of their selves to one small thing.

  3. Don Carl says:

    Shouldn’t that be: When who you service, is more important than your service?

  4. TopGoz says:

    See, I told you so.

  5. JustPlainJason says:

    I have two minds on this, it is one thing to be proud of who you are but another to let your pride get into the way of other areas of your life. Gay pride can fit into any other career, but the military is not just a career. You cannot be a gay-soldier, straight-soldier, black, latino, white, etc… you are just a soldier first. I can understand wanting to show others how you have served with pride like other groups. Just don’t like some gay pride parades no assless chaps, remember it is military first gay second.

  6. Yep, long gone are the days when the gheys claimed all they wanted was ‘equality’. Now it’s all about forcing everything homosexual into every area of life as possible… including homosexual history into classrooms. I wonder if the Folsom Street Fair will be shown in all its pictorial, historical glory for our kids in school…

  7. Doc Bailey says:

    If I were to have a “strait pride” rally where I showed men and women on a date making out OR hey ya know ACTUALLY HAVING KIDS NATURALLY, I would get either blank stares or I’d probably be fined for indecency. Yet Gay Pride rallies are far more lascivious in nature, and they are somehow being “brave”

    Since when does having sex constitute “bravery”? And since when does making public matters which by all rights SHOULD be private somehow something we should applaud.

  8. UpNorth says:

    And which photo, exactly, is about those marching, expressing their pride in their lifestyle, rather than their pride in their service, anon? And, nice job in hiding behind “anonymous”.

  9. Anonymous says:

    They just want to shower with hot, sweaty men and get benefits.

  10. USMC Steve says:

    This is a sterling reason and demonstration (to those of us who can actually grasp such reality) of why homosexuals cannot and will not mesh well with military service, except perhaps the Air Force. Given that to be a successful military member, one must subordinate one’s own needs and wants to those of the military and the greater good of their units, this is further proof that they don’t and will never really belong. They tend to gravitate and focus on their particular sort of deviancy and spend a lot of time trying to force people to cater to it and in the end, they expect to be yet another protected class which they are not and they don’t rate such treatment.

  11. Cedo Alteram says:

    Who didn’t see this coming though? I read somewhere else that hundreds was something like two hundred. Granted better then the Fred Phelps, hippies and recent antiwar types, but still come on.

    Mentioning of a military LGBT community is to funny though. I keep waiting for other obscure communties to come forward like the reverse vampires, Phrenologists, and my favorite the USMC chaper of the Justin Beeber fan club.