Soldiers should resign from military following DADT repeal, radio host says (IowaIndependent)
Parents should discourage their children from seeking military service, and those already serving should give notice and leave at the first opportunity, according to WHO-AM radio host Jan Mickelson. The reason, he said, is because the decision to allow homosexuals to serve openly has shown military leadership is “morally compromised” and therefore can’t be trusted “to make life and death decisions on the field of battle, in the war room or in the policy meetings of Congress.”
Over the weekend, the U.S. Senate voted to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” lifting the 17-year-old ban against gays serving openly in the military. The repeal was supported by President Barack Obama, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Adm. Michael G. Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The repeal passed on a bipartisan 65-31 vote.
“This should tell you parents to discourage your children from seeking military service,” he said. “Those of you in the service ought to give notice at your first opportunity you’re gone. Why? Mickelson, do you hate gays so much that you would make those recommendations? No, this is not about the sexual aspirations of the befuddled here. This is about vision and mission.”
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