DoD to “Scientifically” Prove that Gays Are Icky


The Pentagon wants to know if service members would attend military social functions with same-sex couples, whether they would be uncomfortable sharing a tent or shower with gay co-workers, and how their families would feel if they served in units that included gay men and lesbians.

Those are just some of the questions in a confidential survey sent to 400,000 active-duty and reserve troops this week as part of an effort to gauge reactions in the ranks if the military lifts its “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy that has kept gay and lesbian troops in the closet for the last 17 years.

Does that sound creepy and simply intended to justify DADT by “proving” that our troops are so bigoted that homos can’t serve openly?

Well, you’re wrong.

[Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell] said charges by gay rights advocates that the survey is biased are “nonsense” and said it is “the only mechanism to to get a scientific gauge” of attitudes and potential challenges to repealing the law.

It’s not obvious bigotry, it’s Science people. You don’t hate science, do you?


3 thoughts on “DoD to “Scientifically” Prove that Gays Are Icky

  1. I think those defending DADT have such a weak argument. I mean, they’re basically saying that our troops are homophobic and therefore, it would lead to a lack of “unit cohesion”. What else could that mean?

    So by that logic, if our troops were racist, then the army wouldn’t let blacks serve right? Because then it would also be bad for “unit cohesion”.

    This is so obvious to me. Am I taking crazy pills???

  2. I’m from a very military family and I can confirm the bigotry first-hand, but like most bigotry against gays it dissolves as soon as they meet gay people first-hand and learn to see them as individuals. My father is still pretty homophobic, but now that he’s in the private sector he works with actual gay people, and it has tempered his view considerably.
    If I understand the logic then, the military is very homophobic because it excludes openly gay service, creating a culture of distrust and mockery of gays, whom they don’t see as individuals because they don’t work with them (openly, of course.) The only way to correct the rampant bigotry in the military is to allow service for gays, so of course a survey taken right now is going to show large resistance to that. If this is science, I have two swallows carrying a coconut to sell the Army.
    Ass-backwards across the board.

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