On Tuesday, September 21, 2010, The 2011 Defense Authorization Bill, which contained a provision allowing open homosexuality in the armed services, failed today by a 56-43 vote. Senate Republicans and two Democrats halted the 60 votes necessary to overcome any filibuster of the bill.
All four service chiefs opposed the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT), which bars open homosexuals from serving in the armed forces. In addition, over 160 top military officials advised against the repeal of DADT.
Over 1,150 distinguished retired Flag and General Officers of the military, including 51 four-star generals and admirals, strongly urge that the existing ban be maintained. In a statement released last year, they expressed their great concern about the impact a repeal of the ban would have on “morale, discipline, unit cohesion, and overall readiness.”
Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of the Thomas More Law Center, commented: “Repealing ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ would ultimately destroy our military. An all-volunteer military would quickly degenerate to an all-homosexual military, as heterosexuals would eventually refuse to volunteer.”
If the ban were repealed, LGBT operatives would infiltrate the military, and backed by a brigade of ACLU lawyers, would push the homosexual agenda to the point of paralyzing the primary purpose of the military—winning wars.
Military men and women, our sons and daughters, should not be subjected to an involuntary social experiment; and our nation should not have to compromise its national security in order to satisfy promises made to militant homosexual groups.