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