Monday, February 08, 2010

Time -- past time -- to let gays serve openly in the military

I'm thinking I understand the attitude a little bit. When was 12-13-14 and starting to think about sex (and wishing I was doing it) the idea of guy-on-guy sex just struck me as unspeakably yucky. Beyond that knee-jerk attitude, which most of us eventually grow out of, I simply don't understand what seems to0 me to be an inordinate fear of homosexuality and the hostility to gays that seems so obvious in certain circles. It can't really be Christianity or the Bible properly understood. Jesus never said Word One about homosexuality and you have to search deeply to find the 3 or 4 references (some rather oblique) to homosexuality, all of which seem to me to reflect standard cultural biases more than religious statements.

All of which is prelude to this Register editorial yesterday urging the military -- well, I guess it has to be Congress to get it done this time around, which doesn't necessarily portend an enlightened approach -- to end the misbegotten "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays in the military and allow gays to serve openly. Not that I would suggest anybody of any orientation serving in the military in such an empire-besotted country these days, but if they want to, let them.


Anonymous said...


A banks is a financial institution that accepts deposits and channels those deposits into lending activities. Bank primarily provide financial services to customers while enriching investors. Government restrictions on financial activities by banks vary over time and location. Bank are important players in financial markets and offer services such as investment funds and loans. In some countries such as Germany, bank have historically owned major stakes in industrial corporations while in other countries such as the United States banks are prohibited from owning non-financial companies. In Japan, banks are usually the nexus of a cross-share holding entity known as the keiretsu. In France, bancassurance is prevalent, as most banks offer insurance services (and now real estate services) to their clients.

The level of government regulation of the banking industry varies widely, with countries such as Iceland, having relatively light regulation of the banking sector, and countries such as China having a wide variety of regulations but no systematic process that can be followed typical of a communist system.[url=]CLICK HERE[/url]

Anonymous said...

I guess a gay guy can stop a bullet as easily as a straight guy.