RECENT  POSTS:  » Video: Why is this shockingly anti-gay (among other things) speech happening in a Connecticut public school? » Fined NY event space to host same-sex wedding receptions (*but no ceremonies for anyone) » Another day, another far-right pastor pushing Christians to civil war » Joseph Farah still clueless about nondiscrimination law » Hobby Lobby president to join extremely anti-gay activists at 'Star Spangled' event » FRC's Sprigg admits his side put up 'weak defense' in 7th Circuit » Photo: The latest totally convincing, in no way silly attempt at a meme from anti-gay Ruth Institute » AFA's Fischer: Time for Christians to 'get up in somebody's grill' like Jesus would » GLAAD: The World Congress of Families sparks protests in Australia. Let's examine why. » GLAAD: NOM cofounder: 'Hard to see... the logical stopping place' between gay-affirming, murder-affirming Christians  

« Go back a post || Return to G-A-Y homepage || Haul tail to next post »

10/21/2013

Support gay soldiers, undermine homeland security?

by Jeremy Hooper

Unknown-16Elaine Donnelly, professional sayer of things that she thinks might make the military (and society) more anti-LGBT, is back to beat the poor deceased horse that is Don't As Don't Tell. In her latest, Donnelly is going after Jeh Johnson, President Obama's nominee for Secretary of Homeland Security, precisely because Johnson dared to side with the majority of the public and support gay-inclusive military service. Donnelly says Johnson can't be trusted:

He cannot be trusted with national or homeland security matters,” she tells OneNewsNow. “Jeh Johnson [as co-chair of the study on implementing the repeal of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’] presided over the deception of Congress on the consequences of what should be called ‘LGBT law’ – lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender law and policies." [ONN]

Oh please. If you're talking about Homeland security, then yeah, I totally know a gay guy or two who will threaten to spoil Carrie Mathison's plot lines with his gossipy mouth. But when it comes to the nonfictional homeland and its literal security? Neither LGBT people nor our supporters are the catastrophic WMD that rhetoric like Elaine's so desperately wants us to be.

I have a feeling that Ms. Donnelly will continue to fight this, her already-lost DADT fight, for many more years to come. If that's how she wants to waste her time, then that's totally her prerogative. But she might be surprised to find that supporting this fair and publicly backed policy is not a political albatross that is going to besiege many political careers to come. The greater liability will come to those who backed her pro-discrimination stance. Whether or not she ever chooses to realize that is irrelevant. Everyone else is starting to.

space gay-comment gay-G-A-Y-post gay-email gay-writer-jeremy-hooper


Your thoughts

comments powered by Disqus

G-A-Y Comments Policy


 
Related Posts with Thumbnails