Israel has a very liberal attitude towards different sexual lifestyles.
As for the IDF, the policy here can best be described as... You can tell, but we really don't care.
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With your quote, that's three times in one post. What I stated was clear and I addressed the post-DADT world. DADT changed everything and encouraged a zeal to make sure gays no longer existed within the military. Never has the military done an extensive study to determine a post DADT military. This current study (which most civilians seem clueless of) is about implimenting that world, not whether or not it can happen.
Last edited by MSgt; 09-12-10 at 12:57 PM.
You can justify that and rationalize that and dismiss that all you want, it just means that you are incapable of admitting that you as an organization aren't professional enough to look past someone's sexual orientation and see the soldier underneath.
Here are a couple more:
19.Lt. Col. Irene V. Glaeser wrote a study entitled, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: Time for Change,” at the U.S. Army War College as a 2009 Strategy Research Project as part of a paper submitted for a Master of Strategic Studies Degree. The paper cites “exhaustive studies” of both “don’t ask, don’t tell” and the experience of foreign militaries to argue that openly gay service does not impair the military and that current policy “needs to be revised and lifted.” Glaeser states that the U.S. has “entered an era of persistent conflict,” and must be “broad-minded and agile enough to adapt.”xx
20.In Spring 2010, Air University Press, the government-owned publishing arm of the U.S. Air Force, will publish a comprehensive volume on diversity in the Armed Forces. The book, entitled Attitudes Aren’t Free: Thinking Deeply about Diversity in the US Armed Forces, offers a range of perspectives and a framework for improving policy on religious expression, open homosexuality, race, gender, and ethics in the Armed Forces. Palm researchers have written a chapter for the book in light of President Obama’s stated intention to end “don’t ask, don’t tell.” The chapter addresses questions about how best to execute and manage the transition from exclusion of openly gay personnel to inclusion. The Palm chapter addresses the political, legal, regulatory, and organizational steps necessary to ensure that the implementation process goes smoothly.xxi
I am unable to respect those members of our armed services who are unable to overcome their bigotry, hatred and fear because while they are wearing my country's uniform, they are unable to exemplify the values this country stands for.
This would be the same reason I am unable to respect civilians with the same problem -- because each of us, in our own way, represents this country. Bigotry, hatred and fear bring shame to it.