Sunday, May 23
by Sue on Sun 23 May 2010 12:29 PM EDT
Groan. Colonel Richard Young of Texas, formerly of Ellwood Cty has a letter to the editor in the Trib. He argues against the repeal of DADT because it will impinge on military chaplains.
Pitting "religious liberty" against LGBTQ equality always frustrates me. There are no freedoms to be lost for homophobic military chaplains if gay soldiers live openly. Colonel Young disagrees:
Not true, Colonel. The repeal of DADT won't have any impact on your ability to counsel soldiers. Your argument would carry more weight if you could provide evidence that desegragating the military had an adverse impact on chaplains who found that decision offensive. Other than personal angst ...
Gay activists don't care if you perform same sex marriages. Seriously. The obey God, not man piece is quite a nugget -- this is the military, for God's sake. It is all about obeying men (and some women).
Stll, Colonel Young took the time to write and submit his point of view in socially conservative SW Pennsylvania. Are we effectively exercising our First Amendment freedom to do the same?
Saturday, May 22
by Sue on Sat 22 May 2010 12:04 PM EDT
Good chance to get involved and learn how you can impact the critical elections of November AND how those elections are going to impact your family.
by Sue on Sat 22 May 2010 10:15 AM EDT
A glimpse around the blogosphere ...
Change.org on what the Sestak victory means for LGBT equal rights.
From The Huffington Post ....
Thursday, May 20
Wednesday, May 19
by Sue on Wed 19 May 2010 09:52 PM EDT
Hope for the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell fades .... sigh.
It is kind of weird to be sitting here thinking "hey, I'm happy the straight white Admiral guy won" while wishing we could just send more gay people to war .... this is the liberal frontlines?
by Sue on Wed 19 May 2010 09:38 PM EDT
Yes, I do know the election is over, but I'm a little overextended at work so no time to process and blog. I'm just enjoying the quiet airwaves. :-)
I am very grateful to all the Pennsylvania voters who have given me a reason to get up for the next five months ... Joe Sestak. Isn't that an interesting turn of events? It certainly caught the eye of a lot of LGBT bloggers around the nation, particularly the question of whether it reflects on Obama or not.
I'm also strangely intrigued by the committee races. So much to process. But tomorrow is a 12+ hour workday and I'm on call so I think that will have to wait.