"Joy and pleasure are as real as pain and sorrow and one must learn what they have to teach. . . ." -- Sean Russell, from Gatherer of Clouds

"If you're not having fun, you're not doing it right." -- Helyn D. Goldenberg

"I love you and I'm not afraid." -- Evanescence, "My Last Breath"

“If I hear ‘not allowed’ much oftener,” said Sam, “I’m going to get angry.” -- J.R.R. Tolkien, from Lord of the Rings

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Lower Depths

Just when I thought the "family values" contingent couldn't sink any lower, this pops up:
Under your watch, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has effectively devastated our nation's military by allowing the "gay agenda" to take priority over national defense.

This week, his decision to grant "marriage" benefits to homosexuals in the military presents an unacceptable risk to good order, discipline, morale and unit cohesion - qualities essential for combat readiness.

Most disturbing is his decision to allow homosexual partners to be buried on the hallowed grounds of Arlington National Cemetery.

I urge you to do your part in restoring sanity to the Department of Defense and stop social experimentation in the military.

This is a template for a letter the American "Family" Association (see -- I can use sarcasm quotes, too) is asking their robot army to send to their representatives. If you think it doesn't make any sense, you'd be right. The part that gets me is that extending benefits to the spouses of gay and lesbian service members presents "an unacceptable risk to good order, discipline, morale and unit cohesion." Huh?

And do consider the thrust of the whole thing -- withholding honors from people who in some cases have given their lives in the service of their country because of religious prejudice. Classy.

I almost feel sorry for them -- having to crib from Elaine Donnelley's hymnal like that. Almost.


Nikolaos said...

Loathsome brain-dead mouth-breathers. Reprehensible, stupid, shallow, hypocritical, narrow, thin-lipped, ignorant, hidebound, specious, tarradiddlous, slow-witted addlepates.

Hunter said...

Well, yes, you could say that.