Boehner Thinks Gay Servicemembers Are Either Not American or Inhuman
This is one weird comment on President Obama’s proposed repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” from House GOP leader John Boehner (R-Ohio):
Boehner predicted that any action on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” would lead to a “divisive debate” and “do nothing more than distract the real debate that should occur here about helping to get our economy going again and getting American people back to work.“
That’s via VetVoice’s Richard Allen Smith, who observes:
Repealing DADT would allow qualified gay troops who have been discharged as a result of the failed, discriminatory policy to return to work. It would also allow qualified gay Americans who have heard the call to service in uniform to serve their country without sacrificing their integrity.
As best I can tell, either John Boehner doesn’t really want Americans to have jobs in a field in which they are qualified to serve, he doesn’t think gays are real Americans, or he doesn’t think they are people.
Tomorrow afternoon, Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Adm. Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee about repealing the ban on gay servicemembers serving openly.