And so, no, it was just a hypothetical -- I don't think that the fools in the Tea Party will ever have a major impact on your nation. Or atleast, that's what I hope.
By the way, regarding the OP:
I have a general question. Can a democrat serve in the military as an openly, flamboyant protesting liberal democrat? I think the military forces a lot of its servicemen and women to keep quiet about their private lives. Being "openly" gay often translates to flamboyant and proud to be gay. I don't think the military officers would care to see a flamboyant personal attitude affecting their solidified, collectivist morale.
All I'm saying that being gay shouldn't affect the hiring process, but that being "openly gay" could mean something a little different (because the military generally does not like openly anything except openly patriotic).
In fact, here is a nice little wikipedia on Christian terrorism.