Why We Abandoned…’Do Not Tell’…in the Military!

We finally understand and accept that if your rights are denied…mine are not protected!

As a black man who grew-up during the civil rights movement in  America, I am keenly aware of the excuses given for not granting rights.

  • The bible says…
  • You are not white…
  • You are not equal..
  • You are 3/5 of a man….
  • You are not good enough…
  • It has always been that way…
  • You are not smart enough…
  • You are not responsible enough…
  • We do not want you marrying our daughters…
  • You came from an ape…
  • You are black…
  • You are needed to clean my house, raise my children, shine my shoes, and pick my crops…
  • You will drink or eat at the same sources…
  • You will want to vote and have blacks representing you in congress …
  • You are a boy…
  • I don’t want to have to respect you as another human being…
  • You have not earned it…
  • I don’t want you to have any rights, because it take away from mine…
  • Not now…wait!

Soldiers in any branch of service to their country have enough to worry about!

  • Being killed…
  • Being wounded…
  • Being capture…
  • Losing their ability to walk, speak, see, write, think, sleep, hold, eat, drink, hear, control their bodily functions, or have sex…
  • Providing for their family…
  • Loss of job and income…
  • Loss of their place in society…
  • Developing PTSD…
  • Experiencing the loss of fellow soldiers…
  • Being abandoned by their nation…
  • Becoming a prison of war…
  • Not receiving the care their need when they return…
  • Missing milestones in their children development…
  • Growing apart from their spouse, children, and friends…
  • Experiencing a change in their personality or outlook of life…

The last thing they need “is being discharged while being gay!

You are who you are!

Telling someone to not be themselves is stupid and it shows a lack of respect for our fellow human being! The following nations allow gays to serve openly in their army forces:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Britain
  • Canada
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Uruguay
  • And now…The United State of America!

 

When you respect life… you respect all-life!

Not just the ones you prefer!

 


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4 thoughts on “Why We Abandoned…’Do Not Tell’…in the Military!”

  1. Your observations are keens! Thank you for your comments and support. I hope that my readings will read your blog as well.

    Thanks again!
    John

  2. The post starts with ‘the bible says’… I assume you talk about slavery because there is no clear distinction of blacks and whites in the bible ~ I only say this because living in the land of the bible (Israel) we have Jews, Muslims and Christians from every color. Most of the discrimination tent to come from religion, but there are still problems with color ~ I guess not much has changed in the way we treat each other from the days the bible was written.

    I write a blog about life in Tel Aviv (http://israeltomorrow.blogspot.com) ~ I started writing it to dispel the myths most people believe about Israel. But after two years I realize that one lone blogger can’t really go up against beliefs rooted in people for hundreds of years. It is also hard to go again the mainstream media ~ people still believe American TV and Al Jazeera more than bloggers. But just like you here, we are still trying to make a little difference and speak to the few people who would listen. Some of the readers also believe. It may take a few generations to change the way people converse ~ buy from the writing on this blog, you probably figured out this by now.
    I came across this blog from the comment you left on blogcatalog.com ~ thanks! /AmiV

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