Antigay Group on the Military: Gays Get Out, Dunno Why
Concerned Women for America warns that gay-equality advocates want to end the U.S. armed forces’ aggressive campaign to dismiss gay servicemembers.
[The] law states, “The potential for involvement of the armed forces in actual combat routinely make[s] it necessary for members of the armed forces involuntarily to accept living conditions and working conditions that are often Spartan, primitive and characterized by forced intimacy with little or no privacy.”
Given those conditions, the law says that homosexual activity creates “an unacceptable risk to the armed forces’ high standards of morale, good order and discipline, and unit cohesion that are the essence of military capability.”
Nowhere in this article is a reason given to exclude gay servicemembers. There are several reasons given, however, to exclude violence-prone men who cannot behave responsibly and professionally in “forced intimacy” with fellow servicemembers.
Gay people are not difficult to live and work with. Unstable people, however, pose a risk not only to fellow servicemembers, but to the communities hosting military barracks.