Frank Delicious wrote:Flipflat wrote:The only problem with gays serving openly is the risk of harassment and division among their fellow soldiers. Could cause alot of unnecessary drama. You and I are cool with gays in the military, but unfortunately not everybody is so tolerant, and NEVER will be. Some people like to hate, probably because that's the way they were hardwired at a young age.
Ah yes the old "better not upset the bigots" argument. I'm quite familiar with that line of reasoning since I live in the south.
Ok, well, then upset the bigots. See what happens. Do you think a moment will come when all the bigots are like "you know what? gays aint so bad after all". Violent incidents in the military towards gays would sharply increase (from whatever rate it's at now) if gays were more open. I think soldiers have enough to worry about as it is.