Originally Posted by Jerry
If you are gay, most soldiers dont really care one way or the other, as long as you are a competent soldier. And in most case's if you have gotten through basic and advanced training you are fit to serve.
You can talk about your loved ones back home, in any context you wish, just as a straight man or woman can.
however, and this is the part you may not like, but its a reality that all the repealing in the world will not change.
You can not walk around camp, or base, or off base in sight of fellow soldiers holding hands or arm and arm or in an embrace otherwise reserved for traditional male / female relationships, OR,
there will be trouble in the way of either ridicule, and or up to being shunned SOCIALLY by at least a percentage of your fellow soldiers.
Now the question is will this ridicule, for lack of a better term, bleed over into effecting soldier to soldier duties most notably on the battlefield?
And I'm not sure we can take that chance, while at war anyway, and have to stop and address these issues by punishing individuals and training them to react differently.
dont shoot the messenger
Last edited by shades; 12-17-10 at 10:44 AM.
It is possible to get HIV from a woman Ė during normal sexual activity Ė but it is the least likely way that you can get HIV. There is little chance of blood to blood contact during sex with a healthy woman.it is quite possible that they got HIV from a woman if they are a man, and most likely that they got HIV from a man if they are a woman.
I have seen several cases of homosexual men getting married to women.Also, the airman was married.
Intolerance and discrimination are the bed rocks of excellence. I donít tolerate any thing and I am very discriminatory. I donít tolerate bad service and I only buy the highest quality products. When I was in the USAF I was not the best liked but I was respected and decorated for my dedication to the mission. If something needed done now and needed to be done right the first time I was the one called. The people under my supervision complained but later recognized the value of my work ethic when they were promoted ahead of people who worked at a more comfortable pace.Any intolerance or discrimination should be dealt with swiftly
I was in Thailand for twenty months before HIV arrived and found the Thai women very friendly. I was young and had a lot of white body hair Ė which is appreciated by the ladies Ė so I was routinely offered baby making opportunities. I didnít really want to leave kids behind so I was careful not to do that.
So being a christian is about the same as being a homosexual???free to say quite openly, as often as you wish, and anywhere you want that you are Christian.
And heterosexuals can do many things that homosexuals are not allowed to do just because they are homosexuals.
I agree that replacing DADT with queens in drag may cause trouble in the ranks. Letís say that a homosexual guy shows up at guard-mount in a female uniform and make up?? Do you let him stand guard at a nuclear weapon storage site so that all of the people going in to work can spend their day laughing??
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