So, Fox News today has an AP story stating that Secretary Gates is set to publish the ‘study’ of how ending the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy would affect the military.
“The document totaled about 370 pages and is divided into two sections, the newspaper said. The first section explores whether repealing "don't ask, don't tell" would harm unit readiness or morale. The second part of the report presents a plan for ending enforcement of the ban. It is not meant to serve as the military's official instruction manual on the issue but could be used if military leaders agreed.”
The AP story claims that 70 percent of respondents to a ‘random’ survey said that the effects of repeal “would be positive, mixed or nonexistent.”
This entire story is so biased, and uninformed I do not know where to start.
1. What does the AP prove when it says 70% of respondents have an opinion other than negative? Does that imply that 30% (a vastly higher percentage than the homosexual activists pushing this abomination) have the opinion that it would have negative effects?
2. From what this story implies, this survey (which I did not receive) did not ask service members or their families their opinion on the matter, just how would the affects be. This is a deliberate push-poll technique and can in no way accurately reflect the opinions of the force! How would you reply to a very senior DOD official when he asks you what the “effects” would be for lifting the ban (this is what actually DID happen)? You would reply honestly what these effects would be. We, in the military are used receiving missions that are complicated, risky, and difficult, and find ways to accomplish them. This survey reflects that attitude, not the actual opinion of serving alongside openly homosexuals.
3. The way the ‘survey’ group conducted their survey was in this very method. I participated in one. Every one of the answers to the actual and real concerns of how the dropping of this policy brought non-answers from the panel. For example, the panel asked the participants for their concerns over “how” dropping this policy would affect their lives, jobs, careers, etc. Every time a concerned Scout master or one concerned over Military Chaplains asked a specific, “how” question, he was deflected with a “well, we cannot comment specifically on exactly how your installation/commander will handle… blah, blah, blah.” In other words, they told us senior NCOs and officers to receive the orders and execute, and to hell with the consequences.
4. Gates and Mullen have both been championing this since Obama dropped the bombshell in his State of the Union address. I believe it is because of pressure from the administration. However, it reflects very unprincipled leadership in my opinion. If they cannot from their position of responsibility and authority make clear the real and true opinion of the services to the Commander in Chief, then they are simply ‘yes men’ going along with this ridiculous social experimentation with our national defense. I’m appalled by their lack of conviction and the underhanded method in which they conducted this ‘survey’ group. Kudos to the service chiefs for standing up on principle on this one (especially to the two Commandants of the Marine Corps who made very clear their thoughts).
This abomination cannot stand. Do not let the media or the Office of the Secretary of Defense deliberately misinform you of the opinion of the military on this matter. It is being manipulated and coerced from us the soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen.
This entire article is premised upon a lie and a deliberate fabrication. Please pray for principled, Godly leaders to take a principled, Godly stand on this matter, and let God handle the consequences.