There is a strong possibility that Acting United States Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning will be officially confirmed. If this take place, he will be the first openly gay man to hold the position.
Naturally the anti-gay hate group Family Research Council seriously opposes this. However, instead of a reasonable argument, the organization has chosen to post a free-form tangent ramble which basically says one thing:
You can't appoint this man because he is GAAAAAAY!
is as follows:
What the White House didn’t destroy with budget cuts, it devastated
with sexual experimentation. Now, with the Army desperately struggling
to meet recruitment goals, President Obama is nominating an activist who
will drive people farther away: Eric Fanning. The former Air Force
Secretary has been the White House’s pick to take over for Army
Secretary John McHugh, who stepped down last fall. But after months of
serving as the acting leader, Fanning continued to hold the job without
the Senate’s vetting -- exasperating Republicans like John McCain
(R-Ariz.). “You don’t put people in jobs until they are confirmed by the
Senate,” he said last week. “That’s pretty straightforward.”
Sensing Fanning might face some opposition (he’s been a gay activist
for almost two decades), the administration bypassed the rules for
government vacancies. With his time expired, Fanning agreed to step down
until his confirmation hearing -- the first of which took place in the
Senate Armed Services Committee today. Members had plenty of fodder for
the discussion since Fanning has been open about his LGBT advocacy.
Before rising to one of the highest civilian positions in the military,
Fanning served on the board of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, where
he caught a vision he hoped to push in the ranks. In an interview with the Washington Blade
in 2013, Fanning made his agenda clear: he wants to use his influence
to push open transgenderism in the ranks. “I think that the military is
stronger, institutions are stronger, and society is stronger the more
inclusive that we are,” Fanning said. “So, wherever we can root out
discrimination, I think it’s a positive thing.”
With our servicemen stretched to the max, America needs a secretary
whose priority is military readiness -- not political correctness. The
Pentagon has already wasted valuable time on sensitivity training, EEO
instruction, and tolerance sessions at the expense of combat skills.
Now, the Senate is considering the appointment of a man who wants to
unleash gender confusion and “non-discrimination” policies on an Army
struggling to meet wartime demands. As both Governor Mike Huckabee
(R-Ark.) and Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) have pointed out,
our commander-in-chief is “more interested in promoting homosexuality
in the military than he is in defeating our enemy.” So why would the
Senate give the president a chance to exacerbate the problem?'
Confirmations like Fanning’s are only setting in place moral and
cultural landmines that are sure to detonate when Obama leaves. At the
very least, Americans deserve honest answers about what Fanning plans to
do to protect the rights of every soldier.
Is this the best FRC can do? Obviously the organization must be slipping.