WorldNetDaily's post-Don't Ask, Don't Tell repeal anti-gay freak-out continues apace.
Barry Farber writes that letting gays serve in the military is a bad idea because the Dutch did, and their military sucks:
Former Marine General and NATO Commander John Sheehan told a Senate committee flat-out that the Dutch failure was the result of their open-gay policy. He says he was told that by a former chief of staff of the Dutch Army.
Let's introduce a surprise element into this debate: fairness! I don't believe the failure of the Dutch to lift a rifle at Srebrenica was the fault of the presence of openly gay Dutch troops. There was too much else: the unionization of the Dutch military, insufficient troop strength, a collapse of the CULTURE of a fighting force fit to fight. But, yes, the admission of openly gay troops was a significant contributor to the collapse of that once-fierce Dutch fighting tradition. The Dutch didn't control Indonesia for four centuries with tulips, windmills and wooden shoes.
It turns out that's not really true. The New York Times' Robert Mackey pointed out:
As my colleague David Rohde has documented in his book, “Endgame: The Betrayal and Fall of Srebrenica,” the small force of 450 lightly-armed Dutch peacekeepers tasked with defending the enclave by the United Nations was simply not equipped to repel the invading Bosnian Serb Army. When the Serb commander, Gen. Ratko Mladic, led an attack on Srebrenica in July 1995, the Dutch repeatedly requested that their NATO colleagues use airstrikes to keep that force at bay. That close air support failed to come in time to prevent the Serbs from taking control of the town and eventually killing more than 7,000 Muslim men and boys.
Mr. Rohde explained that when the United Nations voted to declare Srebrenica and five other Bosnian towns “safe areas” in 1993, the United States and other countries that supported the resolution failed to agree to send enough troops to police the towns. The United Nations estimated that it would take a force of 34,000 soldiers to protect the civilian populations of Srebrenica and the other towns that were completely surrounded by Bosnian Serb positions. Only 7,600 troops were divided among the six towns.
Also, the Dutch ambassador said there was no evidence of Sheehan's claims in the extensive record of research on Srebrenica.
Linda Harvey, meanwhile, had nothing to say that wasn't pure hatred:
Those in the full flower of young manhood or womanhood will be unable to simply act naturally while being who God truly made them. Those who have embraced their God-designed heterosexual identities, as all should, will be unable if confronted with the imminent expression of sodomy to signal or voice distaste or repulsion.
Their rights to disgust – to "hating evil" – are gone. This is a tragedy, because "open homosexuality" means empowerment of homosexual desire, and those who have monitored this movement know exactly what the fascist fruit of such power has unleashed in our schools, our streets, our workplaces, our courts and our churches. It means the exaltation of perversion and the silencing, by humiliation, intimidation and then force if necessary, of those who cherish and want to express traditional morality.
So, cooperate or leave. That means, in practice, that the rights to freedom of association, to freedom of religion and the rights to privacy of our troops will be sacrificed on the altar of sodomy. "Gay" pride parade values trump other interests. Here come compulsory diversity training courses, de facto speech codes and the prompt labeling of any objections as "hate."
Welcome to the new emasculated America, where the revolution is happening without firing a shot.
I'm very sad for our country, even though I know that God will enact His justice one day, and short of repentance, it's not going to go well for the likes of George Voinovich, Sherrod Brown, Scott Brown, Mark Kirk (who may have issues with homosexuality himself) or Lisa Murkowski. Let's note that her name, for future Alaska elections, is spelled "c-l-u-e-l-e-s-s."
When Joe Lieberman confidently faces the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, who's going to win that encounter? God-1, Joe-0.
No, there's no question that, like the tragic election of Barack Obama, God is giving America what we apparently want. And even though the recent November election promises us relief in early 2011, like all disasters, there's still the interim clean-up of the wreckage. But can this mess be cleaned up?
Now it's a toss-up as to which movement will take down our country first: radical Islam via creeping Shariah, or the Christ-hating left with a lavender military in the lead.
Jesus, come quickly.
One wonders how a woman with that much bile in her heart can sleep at night. We're guessing pretty soundly, knowing that she has outlets like WND that will lap out every hateful word she spews.