Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Apparently the presence of LGBT troops are a threat to ... something

Frank Gallagher - Hate Group Leader
Frank Gallagher himself must be the leader of American Family Association. How else could we explain the complete lack of shame and embarrassment? A couple of things that even they should know by now:
  1. The fears due to gay personnel serving openly in the United States military (stoked by groups like AFA) have never materialized and never will.
  2. “Drain the swamp” sounded kind of catchy. However, Trump has filled the swamp with the creatures he said that he would eliminate. They have more money and a different political ideology than some of their predecessors but they are, and always have been, swamp denizens. This frog appreciates the increased property values among the slime.
As an aside I expect that the service of transgender personnel will prove uneventful. How do I know that? Simple. Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom also allow transgender people to serve in the military and none have rescinded their policy. But I digress.

Chad Groening at AFA's phony “news” blog writes: “LGBT agenda on 'autopilot' in America's military.” The subtitle reads:
A conservative columnist says it's imperative that the Trump administration drain the swamp at the Pentagon.
Can you see how idiotic this is from the outset? Sometimes the SBF writes itself with some help from religious wackos.
Despite the fact that President Donald Trump didn't officially recognize June as “LGBT Pride Month” in the military, many LGBT pride events went on anyway, apparently spearheaded by Obama holdovers in the Pentagon – and funding and personnel resources continued to be used for “transgender sensitivity training.”
Gay and trans troops have to overcome obstacles and resistance yet they are still determined to serve their country. We should be honoring those folks. Disparaging them is insensitive for sure but it is also stunningly stupid. AFA is a hate group. Denigrating LGBT people is their obsession. It's what they do — They smear LGBT people whose actions do not affect them in any way and then they cynically ask others for money for their maligning. They are pistons and donors are lube.
George Rasley, managing editor of ConservativeHQ.com, has penned a column entitled "Obama LGBT Policies at Pentagon, Other Agencies Running On Autopilot." He spoke with OneNewsNow about the continued push behind the LGBT agenda in the U.S. military.

"All of Obama's homosexual rights policies are essentially on autopilot throughout the government, especially at the Pentagon," said Rasley. "And the Obama holdovers who are still promoting the homosexual agenda are still in place because Trump appointees haven't been confirmed for these positions."
There is nothing conservative about Richard Viguerie's ConservativeHQ. True conservatives are not religious conservatives. As for George Rasley, I cannot find so much as a snippet of who he is or what he has done. Admittedly, I did not make a substantial effort. Rasley is not worth much of my time and energy.

I confess that I have no idea what “homosexual rights policies” Rasley is referring to. The right to serve? In the aftermath of the repeal of Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, that right had to be certified by the Joint Chiefs of Staff after a nearly year-long evaluation. That's not a very liberal group of people. Most were initially resistant. They all concluded that the sexual orientation of troops is irrelevant. Ultimately, although there is still anti-gay harassment, the furor over gays serving openly died down in less than a year after certification.
But Rasley says he can't explain why Secretary of Defense James Mattis hasn't acted.

"People are kind of giving him the benefit of the doubt, but I think his time on that is running out," he suggests. "... After the DoD spent most of this month celebrating gay pride month, he can't be unaware of it – and it's time that he took action. One of the reasons for the column was to start to hold his feet to the fire a little bit on this."

Rasley is calling on concerned citizens to contact the office of the defense secretary as well as members of Congress to urge action to stop the Obama LGBT agenda continuing at the Pentagon.
What precisely do they expect General Mattis to do and why should he do it. What specific problem are they addressing? Beats the hell out of me. I am certain that Mattis is just overwhelmed with concern due to George Rasley's polemic. Hell, he should appoint Rasley to some sort of policy board. Who the fuck is George Rasley?

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