Saturday, December 18, 2010

Senate giving DADT a swift kick in the ass!!!!!!!!

17 year ago . . .

while I was in college, a young man told me that gays don't deserve to be in the military because too many of us engage in "fisting,"

Leaders in the Armed Forces distributed copies of the religious right video "The Gay Agenda," containing the discredited research of Paul Cameron, and

Democrat Senator Sam Nunn led the fight against gays serving openly in the military.

All of this led to that awful policy of Don't Ask, Don't Tell.

Today . . .

Sam Nunn, now a former Senator, thinks gays should serve openly in the military,

Paul Cameron is suffering a well-deserved public disgrace and his former religious right cohorts are fighting a losing battle against charges of being anti-gay hate groups,

And now, by a vote of 63-33, the Senate has advanced the repeal of DADT, pretty much assuring that gays and lesbians will now be able to serve openly in the military.

Can I get an "amen" for progress?

My only "regret" is that Elaine Donnelly of the so-called Center for Military Readiness will have to find a new job. Oh well, there are plenty of other things she can distort about gay community.

Bookmark and Share


Anonymous said...

Wow, great run down on change. yet what happened to fisting? it always amazes me that how much things change they also stay the same.

BlackTsunami said...

I know. it's sad that 17 years later, some people still believe that junk. lol

Michele von Cascadia said...

Elaine Donnelly will still have her "calling" to raise lots of money from weak minded people. She will keep her misogynistic boots and anti-queer ruck sack and soldier on.