"Faith is not a good reason to believe in any one thing. It's a bad reason to believe in everything. Faith is not synonymous with any one idea; it is synonymous with any strongly held idea, true or not. But one thing faith is not synonymous with is a logically justified idea."
March 21, 2010
I no longer saw the merit in the DADT policy, and if anything, I thought it was only making the problem worse. If you have a real problem with gays serving in the military then you restrict them, you don't turn a blind eye and a deaf ear. We don't do that for any other divisive factor within the service. Why this? It made sense that the only reason for the dismissal of public gays was because some conservative jackasses were homophobic. That's it. I came out and explained my position on gays serving in the military and at first I got a lot of shit for it. It was obvious to me that I was on the unpopular side of the argument. But for me, an liberal atheist, that's pretty much what I'm used to. So I didn't care.
Eventually, my closest buddies came to me and explained that they were on my side of the argument as well; they just didn't ever say so. Then a few guys came to me and told me that they were gay and wanted to thank me for what I said. It surprised me. Some of the guys I'd never expect were gay, actually were gay! Good soldiers. It changed my tune for good. I don't care who I fight beside, just as long as he/she can fight.
Someone once asked me "What's the gayest you can be without actually being gay?" I tell them "Well, you could always join the infantry."
Author: SgtHaile at 11:39 PM