On Tuesday, social conservative Linda
Harvey called the end of “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” heartbreaking,
then added that gay troops don't exist, media watchdog
The military policy that banned gay and
bisexual troops from serving openly ended on Tuesday, nearly 18 years
after its implementation and 9 months after Congress authorized its
repeal. More than 13,000 service members were drummed out of the
military for violating the policy.
Harvey is the founder of the Columbus,
Ohio-based Mission America and is a frequent contributor to the
conservative website WorldNetDaily.com, which is run by Joseph Farah.
She mourned repeal of the policy and
prayed for its return.
“The first news is the sad,
heartbreaking transformation of our armed forces,” Harvey told
listeners. “This week, homosexuality in the military goes into
full effect; permitting people to be openly homosexual or bisexual in
the military has been painted in much of the media, it's not an issue
like race where people who are born this way are simply being who
they are. No, since no one is born homosexual, it's an issue of
those who've chosen to embrace and identify with those feelings and
practices, insisting that the over two century's old military's
rejection of homosexual practice be overturned. And all military
personnel are to like it or remain silent. New diversity training is
taking place throughout the military to indoctrinate if possible the
entire U.S. Armed Forces to say yes to deviance, it's terribly unfair
both to those who object and to those trapped in this sin. No one
benefits, and the same-sex living and working environments in the
military will be destabilized as a result.”
“We can only hope and pray that under
wiser leadership and a new administration the military will be
allowed to rethink and overturn these harmful policies,” she added.
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