|San Francisco Gay Pride|
My dad, a Pearl Harbor survivor, must be rolling over in his grave! Is this what he fought for in World War II? Now, not only will gay pride parades feature mostly nude men and women, cross dressers in garish makeup and high heels, floats featuring giant condoms and hip-thrusting obscenities, but....men and women IN UNIFORM? Wow! Not that the military haven't been participating in the parades in various states of dress and undress, but now.... Well, suffice it say, I think my dad would have resigned his commission rather than condone and carry out this policy. (His last duty was as Commander of the Naval Electronics Systems Command. Somehow I can't see him signing off for his officers and enlisted to strut their stuff in uniform.) But this new policy will no doubt do a lot for recruitment -- at least gay recruitment anyway. Whether it helps military readiness is another question that hasn't really been tested. Is the military really the place to experiment with social engineering?