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March 16, 2010

‘Open’ Gays in the Military

Note: This piece originally appeared on on March 12, 2010.

Over forty-five years ago I was on the lecture circuit with Frank L. Kluckhohn. He had just finished writing a book entitled The Naked Rise of Communism (1962). Frank was an extraordinary gentleman whose career included being a correspondent for The New York Times, an advisor to the Secretary of Defense in the Truman administration (1948), and holding a position in John Foster Dulles’ State Department during the Eisenhower years. This is background material to an important point I want to make about our current policies regarding gays in the military.

One of Frank’s responsibilities in the Truman administration was to uncover and remove homosexuals from positions of influence in the Department of Defense for “security reasons.”

It turns out that nearly all the major security risks (those who betrayed the United States to the Soviet Union, Communist China, etc.) also had homosexual connections. It seems that spies and homosexuality went together like Mary and her little lamb.

This was true not only in the U.S. but also in England. For example, several members of the secret society at Cambridge University known as the “Cambridge Apostles” did in fact turn on their own country to become Soviet spies, some of whom were known to be homosexuals. This list includes Guy Burgess, Donald MacLean, Kim Philby, Michael Straight, Anthony Blunt, Leonard Long, and John Asbury, among others.

President Harry Truman is one man who condoned neither homosexual activity (sodomy, fisting, rimming, etc.) nor communist spies in the U.S. government! He instructed both the State Department and Defense Department to identify homosexuals in government positions and dismiss them.

This is where Frank Kluckhohn comes on the scene. This became his assignment! What I learned from him would make a great book in itself, but his death in 1970 in an auto accident makes this impossible.

The one thing I distinctly remember Frank telling me about his job is the homosexual practice of colonization. Frank explained that after he would identify one homosexual, he would merely trace the person responsible for placing him in that particular department, and before long he would discover another homosexual. It seems that homosexuals would settle into a position and then use their position to hire fellow homosexuals into the same department or even move them into a higher position until the department was completely colonized.

Under President Truman, hundreds of homosexuals were removed from government departments because of their propensity for becoming Soviet/Chinese spies and betraying their own country.

How times have changed! A recent president, Bill Clinton, and our current president, Barack Obama, are brazenly pro-homosexual and are willing to do everything in their power to sodomize the finest military in all of human history — and this not for military reasons, but for social and political reasons.

Interestingly, neither Clinton nor Obama served in the military, and Clinton somehow cleverly avoided the draft.

Obama’s administration is economically, socially, and politically under the influence of John Maynard Keynes, who was a member of the Cambridge Apostles and a flaming homosexual. His “lover” Lytton Strachey referred to him as “a liberal, a sodomite, an atheist, and a statistician.” Keynes himself was heavily involved with Harry Dexter White (of U.S. Treasury fame), a Soviet/Chinese spy.

Now it’s 2010, and President Obama, a man steeped in radical leftwing politics and a kind of Students-for-a-Democratic-Society-Commander-in-Chief, wants to allow “open” homosexuals in the United States military. Open homosexuality would have to include the GLBTQ gamut — gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer! Lambda Legal and the ACLU will insist on it. On March 8, 2010, Senator Joe Lieberman proposed a bill “legalizing bisexual behavior in the U.S. Military.”

Allowing “gays in the military,” therefore, is misleading. Once gays are openly recruited and accepted in the military, their “cousins” will follow suit (lesbian, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, intersexual, queer, etc.). Such a scenario would even make Julius Caesar, who was bisexual, blush. Among soldiers, he was known as “every woman’s husband and every man’s wife” (Taylor Caldwell, A Pillar of Iron, p. 697).

The United Sates is currently involved in two wars. Is the President out to destroy our military? Can any thinking American wish to see an “open” cross-dressing homosexual Army general trying to gain the trust of his troops (or for that matter, the nation)? Have we as a nation fallen so far that we need to apologize to Sodom?

If the military becomes colonized as the State and Defense Departments were once colonized, homosexuals will indeed end up being generals and admirals. Just imagine a quota system in place that required 10 percent of officers be homosexual (similar to the demand that 10 percent of teachers and counselors in schools be gay to reflect the gay population — although the truth is that less than 2 percent of the population is gay). Trust me — if the military opens its arms to homosexuals, they will quickly become a protected class! The Gill Foundation will see to it.

If the truth were known the Gill Foundation’s finger prints are all over the “gays” in the military issue. The Weekly Standard (July 21, 2008) article by Fred Barnes entitled “The Colorado Model” would more than back up such a hunch. And if any reader has the stomach to see what this will ultimately entail I suggest a quick read of Scott Lively and Kevin Abrams’ The Pink Swastika: Homosexuality in the Nazi Party. It will not take one long to translate the historical homosexuality of the Nazi Party into the forthcoming homosexuality of the Democratic Party USA. The Gill Foundation and its sister homosexual foundations along with the president’s homosexual czar, Kevin Jennings, are seeing to that as I write!

American will not just be slouching toward Gomorrah, but residing in it!

There is a bit of unpleasant irony unfolding here. Nancy Pelosi and the House Ethics Committee were willing to cashier a member of her own party for “openly” practicing his homosexuality. Yet she voted to allow homosexuals to serve in the military and openly profess their homosexuality. I guess it’s acceptable to practice their tricks in the military, but not in the halls of Congress! A previous generation would call this hypocrisy. We call it relativism.

But the heartache for Christians, who believe that homosexuality is a sin, unnatural, immoral, unhealthy, and an insult to the God who made us male and female, is that homosexuality will not just be tolerated in the military, but promoted at every turn. Military chaplains will be instructed to ignore Genesis 19 and Romans 1. Military officers will lose their position for speaking out against homosexuality.

If you say you don’t believe it could happen, you’re living in a fool’s paradise. Let’s not forget that Obama appointed Kevin Jennings, a flaming homosexual, as his “safe schools czar.” Talk about letting the fox into the chicken coop! What Jennings is keeping kids safe from is any criticism of homosexuality in the public schools, which are literally teaching it as a safe, natural, and moral lifestyle.

Citizen magazine (February 2010, p.7) carried a story by Karen England regarding an Alameda, California, elementary school that was developing a K–5th grade homosexual curriculum that parents would not be allowed to opt out of. This follows acceptance of the now familiar children’s books The King and King, Heather Has Two Mommies, Daddy’s Roommate, and Gloria Goes to Gay Pride. What is less familiar is a book of essays called Queering Elementary Education: Advancing the Dialogue about Sexualities and Schooling with an introduction by Jennings. If Obama and Jennings are not shy about sodomizing public education, why would they be shy about sodomizing the military!

The problem would be 100 percent more pronounced in the military. Homosexuality would not just be tolerated, but advocated and promoted. Anyone who would even whisper a criticism of it would be forced out, demoted, or tried in court for sexual harassment or even hate crimes.

Why can’t thinking people see this coming?

John R. Guardiano says in an article entitled “The Intolerance and Bigotry of Openly Gay Military Service” that “the gay lobby demands not just tolerance of lesbians and homosexuals, but explicit affirmation of the same. Consequently, the gay lobby will litigate against religious believers [Kevin Jennings hates Christians, for example] and cultural traditionalists who do not acquiesce to its agenda.”

Guardiano also points out that “the litigious nature of American society almost will require that these issues be fought out in the courts, where cultural traditionalists and religious believers have very few allies.”

He concludes that “as a practical matter, the hierarchical nature of the military tends to suppress free thought and intellectual dissent.”

We don’t really have to speculate about what this censorship will look like because it’s already happening.

Two days after President Obama promised in his State of the Union address on January 27, 2010, to dump the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, the president of the Family Research Council, Tony Perkins (a former Marine), was disinvited to speak at a prayer luncheon at Andrews Air Force Base.

According to Guardiano, the reason for the disinvite came from the military itself — “Perkins had spoken out in support of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ . . . and this, he was told, made his views ‘incompatible for military members [who] serve our elected officials and our Commander-in-Chief.’”

The Washington Times explained the situation this way: “The [Air Force] Chaplain’s Office retracted Mr. Perkins’ invitation after his recent public comments made many who planned to attend the event uncomfortable, the Andrews base public affairs office said in a statement issued late Thursday, [February 25].”

Perkins issued the following response: “As one who took the oath to protect our freedoms, I am disappointed that I’ve been denied the opportunity to speak to members of the military, in a non-political way, solely because I exercised my free speech rights in a different forum. It’s ironic that this blacklisting should occur because I called for the retention and enforcement of a valid federal statute. Unfortunately, this is just a precursor of things to come in a post- ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ military. This legislation would more than open the armed forces to homosexuals; it would lead to a zero-tolerance policy toward anyone who disapproves of homosexuality. Military chaplains would bear the heaviest burden. Would their sermons be censored to prevent them from preaching on biblical passages which describe homosexual conduct as a sin?”

The answer, unfortunately, is obvious.

And we haven’t even addressed the innumerable diseases the practice of homosexuality perpetuates. Many of them are unpronounceable (i.e., cryptosporidium, chlamydia trachomatis, ciardia lamblia, isospora belli, microsporidia), but deadly just the same. AIDS, gonorrhea, syphilis, and anal cancer come immediately to mind in the pronounceable category. It is said that an army’s greatest enemy is disease. If this is true, how will overturning the current policy of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” make our armed forces into healthier, better fighting units?

Nor have we yet addressed the issue of moral force. Like police officers and firefighters, those in military uniform represent a powerful moral force around the world. Americans abroad, including missionaries, would much rather be rescued by a U.S. military force than a United Nations force. Haitians who survived their massive earthquake would rather see the U.S. Military on the ground than any U.N. force. We’ve heard stories of police officers and fire fighters being forced to march in “gay” parades or lose their jobs. What’s to prevent military personnel from being forced into similar situations?

I believe the Commandant of the Marine Corps hit the nail on the head in his address to Congress: “My personal opinion is that unless we can strip away the emotion, the agendas, and the politics and ask whether we somehow enhance the war fighting capabilities of the United States Marine Corps by allowing homosexuals to openly serve, then we haven’t addressed this issue from the correct perspective.”

I don’t think the gay mafia (mostly anti-military radical leftists who seek to use this issue to make their lifestyle respectable and saleable) has yet explained fully what “open” means in this context. In fact, their sexual practices can’t be discussed in the open! The Bible designates them as abominable. Any television station that dared to broadcast such perversion would lose its license for doing it! Every civilization (except Sparta, Sodom, and Gomorrah) has recognized this and sought to marginalize such activity for fear of corrupting their youth and destroying the heterosexual community. Have we forgotten what happened to Socrates or most recently the failings of the clergy relating to pederasty?

What the United States Armed Forces are asking for is their own demise! Shame on you Robert Gates! What our nation is asking for is its own demise! Shame on you President Barak Obama! Since Kevin “queering elementary education” Jennings is already in charge of making our public schools safe for homosexuality, why not appoint another czar just like him to be in charge of making the military safe for ”open” sodomy?

However, if we’re really interested in the truth, a comprehensive poll conducted by the Military Times found that just “27% of military men and only 17% of Marines favor open homosexuality within their ranks.” It’s not just “religious believers and cultural traditionalists” who are opposed to open homosexuality in the military.

“Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad” (Quem Deus vult perdere, dementat prius).

Thank you, Euripides, for the commentary!

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  • March 17, 2010 // 03:54 pm //  # 
    Molly's avatar Molly

    Wow, thank you so very much for posting this information up here. I am 18 years old and am a senior in high school. Most of my teachers are anti-war, far left winged, etc, and although they’re good teachers, it’s hard to find a balance between what they say and what is taught to me in the christian household that I live in. Sometimes it really helps to have an opinion coming from a totally different source, which in this case, it did. Thanks so much again for posting this info. It really opened my eyes to some major issues I had not though about before.

    ~ Molly

  • March 19, 2010 // 04:13 pm //  # 
    Bob Linden's avatar Bob Linden


    Another great article!  Thanks for taking the time to provide a forthright history and list of conerns and consequences over what has and will happen when we “go-gay” in the military.  Talk about destroying morale in the world’s greatest fighting force the world has ever seen!  There needs to be as much of an outcry against this by our clergy as there is against govt run death care by our general citizenry.  However, I will not hold my breath until our churches get involved as they mostly see such involvement as outside the perview of their calling.  This is an erroneous view of their mandate to be ambassadors of Christ and His Kingdom as ambassadors are to always speak out on behalf of the people they represent.  For some reason the majority of our nation’s clergy want to see if the silence the clergy of Germany practiced under Nazism might work any better than it did then.

    Are there any additional places you could get this article published while we can still both write and read the truth on this topic?


  • March 22, 2010 // 06:15 am //  # 
    Michelle Edwards's avatar Michelle Edwards


    Thank you for your insight, courage, and commitment to Christ as well as rationality!  I praise God for Summit Ministries… and continue to use it’s resources to help in my ministry with Campus Crusade at NCSU.  Homosexuality is one of the biggest issues/questions students are asking about and wrestling with today.  Please continue speaking the truth and praying for them!

  • April 28, 2010 // 01:48 pm //  # 
    Billy Shears's avatar Billy Shears

    Hi all,
    I’m a Bible-believing Christian, but I am having a hard time understanding why gay/lesbian marriage should be illegal.  YES, homosexuality is wrong.  Yes, it is an insult to God.  Yes, it is a sinful lifestyle.  However, our country is supposed to be a free-religion country, and although homosexuality is wrong, that does not mean that non-believers accept this.  Our government should not be involved in marriage, period!  If we can force our faith on those who do have not accepted Christ (yet!), then in coming years, the gay lobby may be able to force their lifestyle on us!  Since we have ignored the first amendment by passing laws against homosexual marriage, the more radical gays and lesbians may be able to do the same in the future!  Any thoughts or comments appreciated.

  • August 12, 2010 // 08:39 am //  # 
    Rick Talbon's avatar Rick Talbon

    Claiming that open homosexuality will destroy the strong moral backbone of our military is a fair opinion if there was a moral backbone left to speak of!

    We’ve heard stories of soldiers shooting at “haji” from their trucks with no regard for their possible innocence.

    We’ve seen homevideos of soldiers, who are high on military prescribed psychoactives and whatever illegal substances can be scrounged up, barging into houses with women and children, harassing and acting like jackasses.

    We would be naive ignore that all sorts of strictly immoral HETEROsexual activity is PROBABLY going on as diseases are passed around. (As a socially acceptable sexual orientation its more probable that this will go on than homosexual sex will)

    We’ve heard of men who’ve come back from combat unable to see any sort of redemptive reason for us to be at war. In need of psychatric help and counseling they are often abandoned by their former superiors and self-medicate with illegal drugs and get into all kinds of trouble.

    I’ll even mention the Abu-Ghraib travesty… lest we forget.

    Those who interpret the Bible to condemn homosexuality have done so honestly and convincingly. But just because they think homosexuality is evil doesn’t mean it will be the greatest evil to face the military.

    I am, sadly, very able to believe the voices of soldiers and ex-soldiers speaking to the evil disregard for innocent lives that many of their peers have displayed in these two wars. Far less feasible is some cross dressing, grotesque, caricature of a homosexual rising to the rank of general and sabotaging our hopes abroad.

    Maybe there will be some high ranking gay servicepeople some day…. do we really have to hold the archaic concern that they will be squealing, foppish, and irrational? Certainly not!

    Will they be nymphomaniac, unrestrained, petri dishes of STD’s??? NO!

    Aren’t there other things to worry about here?

  • July 08, 2011 // 02:21 pm //  # 
    Wayne Buller's avatar Wayne Buller

    The Gospel sets people free, the freedom in Christ is key, It is a heart problem indeed, the natural order dictates the solution from the early days of creation.

    Separation of State and Church or Church and State could be the culprit here but even denominations now permit the happening in certain churches. A good dose of the Love of Jesus and common sense should reign supreme. The constitution give the right to speak but there is a higher law in the New Covenant given us by Jesus.

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