Saturday, December 25, 2010

Santorum: Repeal Of DADT Part Of A Secularist Plot



According to Rick Santorum, former Republican senator from Pennsylvania, the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” "was not about men and women serving in the military" since “gays and lesbians can serve in the military right now.” Santorum sidesteps the fact that the issue was about gays being able to serve openly in the military. He also doesn't mention that gays were forced to lie and were subject to blackmail–and that 14,000 were thrown out since 1993. In his view, the repeal was part of a secularist plot, with “the left…trying to…put government in control of this country, and…move any people of faith and religion out of the public square, out of America, trying to transform what America's all about.”

The repeal also had nothing to do with human rights and equal justice for the gay men and women who volunteer to serve this country. Additionally, we’re a theocracy, with no separation of church and state–a western version of Iran.

How do these wingnuts get so crazy?

2 comments:

juandos said...

"He also doesn't mention that gays were forced to lie and were subject to blackmail–and that 14,000 were thrown out since 1993"...

What Santorum also doesn't mention is that the gays in the service are the ones that didn't really want DADT repealed since it was their way out of doing service if it wasn't to their liking...

Jeff Tone said...

Juandos, gays in the military wanted DADT? Does that include the thousands who were thrown out? What about soldiers like Dan Choi who fought against this policy and planned all along to reinlist?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/oct/20/gay-soldiers-rejoin-us-army

Let’s honor the service of everyone in the military, straight or gay.