Re: “Ending ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ will be worth the wait” (editorial, 5-26).
History and common sense have proved for more than 200 years that open homosexuality destabilizes the military and weakens military readiness. The military’s mission is to keep America safe first and foremost. The repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” will severely compromise our military’s mission to keep America safe.
A strong military has strong unit cohesion, order, discipline and morale. The push to repeal “don’t ask, don’t tell” is nothing more than a political charade that insults the military, compromises our national security and shows contempt for the traditional military family. The military is not the place to force a radical, pro-homosexual social engineering experiment on our culture.
Repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” will have a direct and harmful impact on military recruitment, retention and readiness. How many will enlist to die for political correctness? Repeal will create a special class of soldier within the military not because of who they are, but because of what they do.
The push to repeal “don’t ask, don’t tell” is nothing more than a feeble attempt to equate homosexual relationships with traditional relationships and puts our nation’s military at the mercy of a politically correct agenda. It will criminalize the religious liberty rights of soldiers and military chaplains to openly speak about God’s design for sexuality, marriage and family.
Most importantly, it will force soldiers of faith to share close quarters with homosexuals that will certainly increase sexual tensions.