News Release: May 28, 2010
Memorial Day 2010 Marks Death of US Military
(Harrisburg) – Ten Pennsylvania Congressman joined a majority of Democrats and five Republicans in voting to destroy the US military by permitting homosexuals to serve openly. The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), a statewide traditional values group, is appalled as to the timing of the vote showing a blatant disregard for our military as a whole.
“This year the day which is set aside to commemorate those in the military who have died in the service of our country will be remembered as the day Congress voted to destroy the finest military in the world. In an elitist fashion, those 234, including the ten Pennsylvanians, showed a total disregard for the military and its unique structure. It is no place for social experimentation. There is no constitutional right to serve in the military,” noted Diane Gramley, president of the AFA of PA.
PA Congressman Patrick Murphy (PA-8) led the charge to undermine and destroy our military.
The law passed in 1993 simply codified long standing military policy of banning homosexuals from service. President Clinton’s convoluted ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ policy led the way to Thursday’s destruction of the military. This policy allowed homosexuals to believe they could legally serve as long as they remained quiet, yet the law – Public Law 103-160, Section 654, Title 10 — was very clear: “(15) The presence in the armed forces of persons who demonstrate a propensity or intent to engage in homosexual acts would create an unacceptable risk to the high standards of morale, good order and discipline, and unit cohesion that are the essence of military capability.” Those facts have not changed.
A study released on Wednesday reviewed the “case synopses” of all 1,643 reports of sexual assault reported by the four branches of the military for Fiscal Year 2009 (October 1, 2008 through September 30, 2009). The findings revealed that over eight percent (8.2%) of all military sexual assault cases were homosexual in nature. Homosexual groups acknowledge that those who identify as homosexual make up less than 3% of the US population. Thus this suggests that homosexuals in the military are about three times more likely to commit sexual assaults than heterosexuals are, relative to their numbers.
“The 234 Congressmen who voted to repeal the ban on homosexuals in the military have placed our men and women in uniform in increased danger of sexual assault. Special protections for homosexuals will mean victims of sexual assault will be hesitant to come forward and commanders will be less likely to punish the perpetrators for fear of being accused of discrimination or homophobia,” Gramley further stated.
Both openly homosexual Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) and Aubrey Sarvis, head of the homosexual group Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, acknowledge that the rush to get this repeal passed now was the knowledge that the Democrats are likely to lose Congressional seats in November.
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