If you pay close attention to the fine print, it says there that our new Commander in Chief may be considering an openly gay man for secretary of the Navy. There are plenty of jokes and innuendos that could be suggested here, but this is a serious issue.
There are so many things wrong with this, I just don't know where to begin. Well, I'm sure we are all aware of the quick and easy arguments from both sides of this issue and I know that the left likes to demonize those who are against having gays in the military as homophobic and intolerant. But seriously, I know this may be a bit much to ask of the left, but stop and think for a second. I know it may be hard for you because you are ruled by your emotions and stopping to think for a second is borderline beyond your capabilities and certainly against your daily habits, but seriously stop and think. Consider this:
Estimated # of HIV/AIDS Cases, in 2006 (CDC - Center for Disease Control U.S.)
Male-to-male sexual contact
Male-to-male sexual contact and injection drug use
High-risk heterosexual contact*
Granted these are only reported cases but the point I'm trying to make here is that homosexuals are a higher risk group for the transmission of HIV/AIDS. I do worry sometimes given the sexual promiscuity of heterosexuals I serve with in the military. Working in a dangerous environment such as the military can put you in proximity of blood and wouldn't it be a tragedy to surivive a combat situation only to die from a blood born illness contracted from attempting to save the life of a fellow serviceman who was behaving immorally? This risk will increase with the relaxation of the military's current policy of "Don't ask, Don't tell".
Let me add that the military's current stance is not "Are you gay? Then stay away!" it's simply stating that your sexual preference is not pertinent to the accomplishment of the military's mission.
There are many other reasons and not enough room on this blog, but I would like to leave you with another thought. Has anyone considered what gays might suggest for uniforms?