Thursday, October 15, 2009

Obama and "Don't ask/Don't tell"

David over at A Boomer in the Pew writes:

You see, Mr. President, the most difficult task of all is loving the GLBT community enough to tell them the true truth. Looking at their pain is difficult. Looking at the tangled webs woven by the militant in their midst is very disheartening.

But, Mr. President, these are not "outworn arguments". These "outworn arguments", given a most honest look, with an open mind, and no clear agenda, are the holy words of God:

Romans 1:26-27 - For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; 27 and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.

And all God's people said "Amen"


Anonymous said...

This passage from Romans is absulutely irrelevant to the equal rights issue of ending discrimination in the military.

Joe Blackmon said...

Actually, Drew, it is completely relevant. It demonstrates that homosexuality is immoral.

Now, in the millitary do we allow men and women to use the same showers at the same time or do we make them sleep in the same barracks? No. Why? Because we do not want to put women in a situation like that. It just makes sense. It's the same reason we should not ask heterosexual members of the millatary to share the same showers/sleeping quarters with homosexuals. It would be a logistical nightmare to set up 4 different sets of barracks. It's not discrimination--it just makes common sense.

How are things at XO up there in Bethesda, by the way?

Anonymous said...

Romans doesn't "demonstrate" anything. Romans asserts.

And its assertions are irrelevant to 21st century Americans in a religiously pluralistic society choosing to end discrimination in the military.

So you don't like the gays and you think we're immoral. Big deal.

I don't like it when people eat meat. I think that's immoral. But I'm not going to discriminate against meat-eaters in hiring, housing, public services, etc.

P.S. Closeted gays are allowed to serve NOW. So the mixed showering/sleeping is already happening, so that objection is as irrelevant as your ancient religious text.

Joe Blackmon said...

And as long as they stay in the closet and hide their sexual preference there's no problem. If they ever want to come out of the closet, they can leave the millitary. Further, do you mean it's the same thing for a man to be taking a shower with a closeted gay man as it would be if he were taking a shower with an openly homosexual man? You're not serious, right? Two totally different situations. But I digress, Drew. John 10:26