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Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by colcifer, Aug 14, 2012.
I'm gonna celebrate by not having one 'a them Fil-A chicken thingies.
Yeah I was listening to that on NPR earlier today. Pretty cool IMO. Much respect for her.
Cool, it's about damn time!
being a homosexual shouldn't matter. A good soldier is a good soldier.
I don't think this is a big deal one way or another. Maybe it's because I live in San Francisco. If she is a good officer promote her why should we not have our best people because of something that has nothing to do with their job. I look forward to the day when this type of thing is not news.
This is a big deal. And it's cool, and it's reason to celebrate. Here's why:
Gays and lesbians have been subject to discrimination for a long time; in many venues, they still are. This event reflects an institutional rejection of that discrimination. In plain terms, this is the military saying "You're gay? Well, okay--now we won't fire you!"
For those who might object that she could have, y'know, just kept it to herself...consider:
80-odd years ago, my grandfather was on the way to being pretty successful in the garment trade. But a lot of his business took him outside of New York. So he changed his name, so he didn't seem "too Jewish."
I like to think we've progressed to a point at which people don't have to pretend to be something else in order to serve. And I think we should be damn proud.
I like to think that we have progressed to a point that it doesn't really matter anymore.
The only ones who seem to "celebrate" these things are people who like to point out that gays are "different"
and keep the "issue" in the news.
I'm a straight white guy, anybody want to "celebrate" that?
as long as a big deal is made about it by either side the divide will remain
Remind me, how many decades ago was it made legally okay to be openly gay in the US military?
I'd like to think that too, but don't kid yourself- we're not there yet, not by a long shot. So might as well celebrate. And boycott chick fill a.
I happen to like chik-fil-a!
If we are going to celebrate..... lets celebrate that we live in a Country that allows both the General AND Chik-Fil-A to equally express their different views on a controversial subject.
The point is this isn't about the general expressing views, but rather being able to live their life openly without fear of discharge just like any heterosexual soldier. Don't you think the removal of positive discrimination is something worth celebrating?
Obviously not, hence my posts.
I truly believe it's a non issue in today's day and age.
+10000 I can't believe how much discrimination there still is about who people fall in love with, as if there is not more important things to worry about.
Of course, I am perfectly willing to accept those who do not condone this lifestyle and are vocal about it, but those same people should not allowed to preach "land of the free" if that is their stance.:scowl:
I'd like to believe that, too. Unfortunately, the things I see and hear tell me that it is still an issue.
It SHOULD be a non issue in this day and age....but it's not.
With more and more things like this happening, it may very well become a non-issue though and that's why I'm happy about it. It's a nice step forward.
And I also happen to like Chik-fil-A
That "land of the free" thing is a two way street!
Did you notice the double standard in the post that you quoted?
CELEBRATE gayness, but BOYCOTT chick fill a.