Matthew 10:34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
I am a black man and I had no choice in the matter.
Please keep assuming.
Well then perhaps you could explain it to me. You acknowledge that gays already serve in the military. What is gained by pretending that they don't? Who is demoralized? How so? How will this effect their performance? Why is that the gays' problem rather than the homophobes' problem?Originally Posted by Blackdog
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As I said this does not invalidate your opinion, but you have less information than someone who has served on this particular subject.
Well, if they want sex they'll have to won't they? Should they just not have sex at all? Would you be able to?No one is asking anyone to sleep with someone they don't want to, period.
Please keep assuming.
It would affect moral as many people in the military would be very uncomfortable to say the least. I can honestly say as much as I agree gay people should be allowed to serve, I probably would have balked at joining. I am certain a whole lot of troops would feel exactly the same way.
I am totally against this. As a veteran I believe this will cause problems. Soldiers live in close quarters. Men and women may live in the same barracks but they have seperate rooms, rest rooms, and showers. Bare in mind that the showers are not private and many men will be showering at the same time. Just as men and women shower seperatly will men and gays be showering seperatly. If I know a soldier is gay Im not getting naked in front of him. And what about rooms. Typically there will be anywhere from 2 to 4 men or more shareing a room. The same with women. I don't want a gay man as a roommate checking me out when Im dressing. Or when Im laying around in my underwhere watching TV or what ever. I do not think open gays can serve with straight soldiers unless accomidations are made such as seperate rooms and restrooms and showers for gays just like there are seperate facilities for men and women.
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