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06/30/2010

The costumes might be funny if they didn't cost-u-&-me

by Jeremy Hooper

With the way the social conservatives handle their anti-open service editorial decisions, we're really starting to wonder if they realize that DADT repeal is actually about people, not clothing. Because over the past few months, we've watched as these "values" groups have adorned soldiers with rainbow headbands...

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[CWA]

...prideful dog tags....

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..and now, from Focus on the Family, some sort of weird boot-buttons:

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Not only is it oh-so incredibly childish: In a weird way, it fully highlights just how willfully misleading these folks are when it comes to this issue. Because just like the "behaviors" that they claim will escalate under an inclusive military are complete canards for a military that has certain standards and protocols independent of sexual orientation, the same military also holds dress codes that are strict and unwavering regardless of any individual or group's personal identities. So really, when these "family" groups use this imagery, they are telling us that they don't understand the true matter at hand, and that they only hope to scare people with shorthand graphics which imply that gays are forcibly, visibly "pushing" their "agenda." And in doing so, the Focus on the Familys of the world are showing everyone that their concerns are purely cosmetic, striking at the homo-hostile surface rather than the humane root.

They may think they're clever by altering these graphics. But to us and a growing number of Americans, it's their own "pro-family" camouflage that has been compromised:

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