The President signed the end of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Tony Perkins of Focus on Family and others are expressing rage.
It’s the usual grievances: The survey of soldiers finding it’s OK was biased. Military leaders who think it’s OK are under White House pressure. Chaplains who hate gays cannot practice their “religion”.
The interesting, and I would say politically foolish thing they pitch, is that Congress should stop implimentation before the repeal takes effect. My guess is Congress will not do this. They know something gay haters do not: The anti -gays-in-the-military politics have changed.
The same thing is happening in New York City. A bishop there is having a cow over his State’s decision to allow gay marriage. He is trying to rally opposition. Nothing much seems to be happening.
These anti gay branches of the Christian faith are on the ropes, but seem to think they are inches from winning. They think the power they have over their followers extends to the general public.
Thank goodness, some branches of the faith either never participated in gay demonization or did so only for a while and moved on. Thanks, too, for the secular people like atheists who saw the cruelity of anti gay demonization and never participated.
There are many obstacles in the path of full acceptance of and opportunities for our gay and lesbian citizens. But, this time prayers of Bible thumpers were ignored.