Anti-Gay Rhetoric And Unit Cohesion

by Chris Bodenner

Tony Perkins was disinvited from speaking at a national prayer luncheon on Andrews Air Force Base because the Chaplain's Office felt his outspoken opinions against gay servicemembers would not be "inclusive for the entire base community." Queerty sympathizes with Perkins' right to speak his mind, but:

The military is not civilian life! It is not a place where everyone gets an equal vote! It is not a place where personal freedoms are valued above unit cohesion! That's something defenders of DADT keep repeating in our ears and down our throats as a reason why, when gay soldiers voluntarily enlist, they are signing up to keep quiet about their sexuality.

Allahpundit, on the other hand, calls the disinvitation a "disgrace."