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Posted on Oct 12, 2021
Sydney Glynn
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CPT Lawrence Cable
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First of all, DADT was not an attempt to ban Homosexuals from serving in the Military, it was an attempt to allow it without going to the problem of actually changing the regulations that prohibited it in the first place. When I enlisted in 1982, two of the questions you had to answer was were you a homosexual and were you a member of any organization that wanted to overthrow the government. While I would have doubts that changing the regulations at the time would have been politically feasible, the concept was stupid from day one. You can join because we aren't going to ask you, but if we find out we are going to punish you and kick you out?
Diversity is a stupid goal for an organization that is supposed to be about teamwork. OTOH, I really don't care about who you sleep with at night as long as you do you job. What we need to be again is Army Green.
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PO1 Mark Koenig
PO1 Mark Koenig
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I agree the core values appear confused when disciplinary actions are in play.

For example:
If a service member is deceptive on an SF86 they will most likely not be qualified for a security clearance and they could be subjected to NJP, etc.

I feel that forcing me to socialize with a same sex military couple as though I approve of their moral being is offensive to my religion and everything I know to be true.

I respectfully present this example of how there is harm done with our declining moral footing:

It would be like forcing a Jew or Muslim to eat a bacon sandwich and pretend it was kosher or halal.

Go Navy
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SPC Steven Depuy
SPC Steven Depuy
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CPT Lawrence Cable when I applied for the Navy first in 76, I was honest and they told me all I could do then was be a truck driver because I admitted I tried them. This was in 76. When I joined the Army then, I just said no.
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SFC Casey O'Mally
SFC Casey O'Mally
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PO1 Mark Koenig No, it would be the same as forcing a Jewish or Muslim Soldier to eat dinner where bacon was served. Not forcing ng them to eat it themselves. And guess what... Jewish and Muslim Soldiers eat in the DFAC all the time. And their religion is fine with it.

I assume that you are Christian, although that may not be true. But if it is...

Christianity is ALSO fine with eating dinner with a gay couple. Christians are supposed to strive to be Christ-like. Christ preferred to eat with the sinners rather than the priests. He also preached to love your neighbors as yourself. He also said that before you worry about the splinter in your brother's eye, first remove the sty from your own.

This isn't about religion, it is about bigotry. Which goes against most religions out there.
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CPO Arthur Weinberger
CPO Arthur Weinberger
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You are absolutely correct. It was meant to allow these people to serve and hopefully not flaunt or have a coming out party. I have served with gays. They like any others are good and bad. Your sexual orientation should not matter. When you put it in someone's face or try to put the make on someone; we then have a problem.
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PO2 Russell Lincoln
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Sydney Glynn It's about time, I served with several professional military people that had other than hetero orientation.
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PO1 Mark Koenig
PO1 Mark Koenig
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Did they amend the UCMJ yet?
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PO2 Russell Lincoln
PO2 Russell Lincoln
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PO1 Mark Koenig I don't know the answer to your question. I got discharged in 95.
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CPO Arthur Weinberger
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What the regulations at the time stated should be enforced. If you were not allowed in because of sexual orientation; it should be enforced. We are making to many exclusions. We don't want to hurt someone's feelings. Today we are allowing personal to not receive covid vaccine and others things due to religion. How many exclusions are we going to make? What is the purpose of making a regulation if it is not going to be followed? We have different regulations for the asvab exam. Lower scores if you are a so-called minority. higher for a female. This too is unfair.
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CPO Arthur Weinberger
CPO Arthur Weinberger
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SSgt Addy Rylee - Addy you don't agree; why?
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SFC Dwight Beaver
SFC Dwight Beaver
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I agree. I fear for our military these days
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CPO Arthur Weinberger
CPO Arthur Weinberger
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SFC Dwight Beaver - I do also. Have a great weekend.
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