The Pentagon remains firm in implementing ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’, the discriminatory anti-gay policy put forth by President Bill Clinton. The Advocate, however, found that the army isn’t asking, even if their soldiers are telling.
We’ve all heard of Jason Knight, the Seaman discharged for being gay only to be reenlisted twice before being booted again. Now a 20-year old lesbian named Karissa Urmanita’s come forward to fight the good, gay fight.
Homo-journo Marc Haeringer reports:
In direct violation of “don’t ask, don’t tell,” Urmanita was deployed to Iraq in March–two weeks after she came out to her command. And challenging the belief that open homosexuality would undermine unit cohesion and morale in combat, Urmanita says being out has had no negative impact.
“My command seems to act as if I never came out to them,” Urmanita writes in an e-mail from Iraq. “Work is still the same, and off time didn’t change.”
When – not if – the Pentagon hears of Urmanita’s lesbianism, she’ll no doubt be kicked off the battalion she refers to as her “battle buddies”. Though hesitant at first, Urmanita’s now confident in her homo honesty:
I will take whatever consequences this article comes with, whether I do get discharged or I am kept in the Army. I want my story out.
Urmanita’s not the only one living her open secret.
Responding to rumors of his homosexuality, Army sergeant Darren Manzella decided to come out to his commanders. And, guess what, they weren’t worried:
…An official investigation into his sexual orientation was launched, but despite his own admission that he’s gay, which is by itself enough to trigger a discharge, Manzella’s command found no compelling evidence of his homosexuality and took no action.
The Army’s obviously out of step with the Pentagon – they’re one step ahead. Whether or not the leaders in Washington will realize the gays make good soldiers remains to be seen, but they’d do best by following the ground commander’s leads. Just like the gay soldiers dedicated to defending this country.
Let’s hope they can keep their jobs after the war is over, (if ever.) Lot’s of people served during WWII with their commander’s knowledge they were homosexual, but were retroactively discharged after the war ended. Same thing with the first Gulf war.
A Poets plea
He / He
Born in a world that pushes from the 1st. day-through all the shoving Gay finds
Drawn to this strange love that confuses the mind-though you fight it, the feelings get deeper with time..
It feels different, to the point you don’t understand-how to get her or him to see you as a man..
Trying to be something that ultimately will keep you from being free-as love develops between he and he..
Roughness turns gentle as he slowly finds his way-so young both don’t know the meaning of being Gay..
All you know is this feeling crowds you inside-and in order to live, these feelings you’ll have to
Because society says this is not suppose to be-this relationship between her/her and
Society doesn’t want same sex as lovers-they don’t want our ladies to show affection for each other..
America is suppose to be fair and free-so why is society trying to control, her/her or
By: Patricia Robinson
To start off light, I’d like to point out how hot I thought Manzella was. Uniform, good body and boyishly handsome face!
As usual, the right-wings are using hate-mongering and lies to mislead the American public. “There will be bad cohesion!”, “You can’t force someone opposed to homosexuals to work with them!”.
As proven by these cases, cohesion occurs whether you’re openly gasy or not. You can’t force people to overcome their prejudices? Like in every other job? Also, what if the idiot is “morally opposed” to Muslims, Jews, blacks, asians, uglies, shorties, women or whatever? That’s a lot of “Don’t look at, don’t reveal your face/body/gender”-policies you’ll have to write.
And why does the American public allow the idiots to keep deceiving them (at least with this case, 75% supports a repeal of DADT)? “Social medicine is evil” – My tuchas. “DADT is working and is great!” – My tuchas. I can’t wait for the next fairytale the Right Wings are going to spin.
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