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Donnelly: Military Will Kick Out Anti-Gay Soldiers For Being Anti-Gay

by David Badash on June 20, 2012

in Bigotry Watch,Discrimination,Don't Ask Don't Tell,News,Politics,Religion

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Elaine Donnelly, president of the Center For Military Readiness (CMR), is claiming that the U.S. military has a “zero tolerance” policy and will kick out military personnel who are anti-gay for being anti-gay. Consider that for a moment. After decades — centuries, even — of the U.S. Military discharging gay men and lesbian women merely for even being suspected of being homosexual, Donnelly is now lamenting her false claim that the military has done a 180 and is now discharging soldiers and other “people of faith” for not liking gay people.

In a World Net Daily article that begins:

There’s the story about the Marine veteran who said, “I joined the Marines and homosexual behavior was illegal. Then they made it optional. I’m getting out before they make it mandatory.”

Donnelly — not the source of the above quote — tells WND, “I think this is an open-ended welcome of ‘gay’ culture in the military.”

“Zero tolerance,” Donnelly said. ” … If you don’t agree, you can end your military career. A Coast Guard [member] initially lost his job for merely inquiring about privacy. Military LGBT law works to stifle and end careers of those who disagree.”

She also pointed out that a lack of an exodus from the military is no indicator that things under the LGBT law are working for everyone.

“Military culture has always been one of obeying orders, and soldiers have been ordered to abide by LGBT law,” Donnelly explained. “Also, many troops who would have ordinarily left under such pretenses remain at their posts because of the declining economy and a lack of jobs out there.”

Donnelly also stated that chaplains are having their hands tied more and more with LGBT law and same-sex “marriage” legislation.

The CMR leader went on to note that there are many negative factors behind the new LGBT law that the media is simply not reporting.

“There is no constitutional right to serve in the military,” the CMR president explained, emphasizing that segregation based on sexuality has always been rational and customary. “They blur the issue with irrational segregation, such as racial segregation, which has no reasonable basis. Sexual privacy is necessary for troops to function properly in our military, but this is no longer respected as it has been in the past.”

President Obama signs into law the bill that provided fro the path to the repeal of DADT. December 22, 2010.

Donnelly amusingly lies, and says, “The people who need to be held accountable are the U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and the Commander in Chief Barack Obama, who didn’t even know what they were signing in 2010.”

Yes, clearly President Barack Obama, who for years has campaigned against Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and DOMA, and even called for the repeal of DADT in a State of the Union address, had no idea what he was signing on December 22, 2010, surrounded by a dozen government officials and in front of hundreds of military personnel including a fair number of gay people.

Donnelly also continued her offensive suggestion that a rise in reported military rape — certainly a concern, and one The New Civil Rights Movement has written about several times — is due to the end of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, and a supposed influx of gays in the military.

Donnelly points to the CMR Policy Analysis called “Chilling Trend of Sexual Assault in the Military,” which reports that “sexual assault in all branches of the services have increased by 22 percent since 2007.” It also states that violent attacks and rapes in the Army have nearly doubled since 2006 to 1,313 last year, with 5 percent of the assaults on men. Furthermore, it reported that in “all branches of the service, male sexual assault victims have increased significantly, from 10 percent in 2010 to 14 percent in confidential reports.”

Back in April, The New Civil Rights Movement reported that Donnelly was placing the blame for an increase in military sexual assaults on the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell even though her report only covered 10 days.

Related:

Anti-Gay Activists Still Attack DADT Repeal As New Poll Finds Even Less Impact On Military

Top 10 “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” Repeal Lies That Never Came True

 

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keithff June 20, 2012 at 11:19 am

<div class="idc-message" id="idc-comment-msg-div-385637205"><a class="idc-close" title="Click to Close Message" href="javascript: IDC.ui.close_message(385637205)"><span>Close Message</span> Comment posted. <p class="idc-nomargin"><a class="idc-share-facebook" target="_new" href="http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fthenewcivilrightsmovement.com%2Fdonnelly-military-will-kick-out-anti-gay-soldiers-for-being-anti-gay%2Fpolitics%2F2012%2F06%2F20%2F41847#IDComment385637205&t=I%20just%20commented%20on%20Donnelly%3A%20Military%20Will%20Kick%20Out%20Anti-Gay%20Soldiers%20For%20Being%20Anti-Gay%20%7C%20The%20New%20Civil%20Rights%20Movement&quot; style="text-decoration: none;"><span class="idc-share-inner"><span>Share on Facebook</span></span> or <a href="javascript: IDC.ui.close_message(385637205)">Close MessageAAAh shame, so the hopmophobes will be dismissed from the defence force, well I think that is a good idea, If they dont feel that everyone is entitled to equal rights, they have two choices, 1) they can accept it and respect they guys saving them or 2) they can fight it. there will be one of two outcomes, either they will get told to obay the law or told to leave, either way they can choose. If they stay they obay the law, if they leave then they have no futher problem. If they remain and hurt any gay person then they have to deal with the law, there is no excuse for homophobia

Scott_Rose June 20, 2012 at 11:55 am

Donnelly is an idiot. The equality jets already flew. And the equality ships are already protecting our shores through the Coast Guard. Donnelly belongs on a broomstick, wearing a pointed tall black hat, flying against the silhouette of the silvery moon, as beneath her on the ground, a black cat arches its back and hisses.

CastleRockBear June 20, 2012 at 12:07 pm

She objects to this?…Then she probably would object to Anti-Black or Anti Hispanic or Anti-Asian people being terminated from the armed forces for being bigoted? BLURRED MY ASS! This is absurdity at it's finest!! She is unfit as a human being to speak on ANY official capacity, and this set of comments by her proves that!!

Does she NOT realize that gay men do not (at least in my case, my partners case and many others, THAT I KNOW, Personally) go after straight men, or ANYONE while in the Military!! We KNOW the difference!! Fraternization with whoever is FROWNED upon DEEPLY in the Military!

Quit Blowing HOT AIR you idiotic BOOB of a witch! Worry about something that really matters!! Let the Proud, Serve! Quit the bigotry and HATE!

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