Question of the Day

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on June 22, 2011

If the Command Sgt. Major of the United States Marine Corps has no problem with the presence of gays and lesbians in the military, why should anyone else?

I mean, I suppose if you want to have a problem with the presence of gays and lesbians in the military, you can. But I wouldn’t advise it. The Command Sgt. Major seems like a plenty tough guy to have against you in a fight, and the fact that he is correct in this particular debate wouldn’t help you any.

  • Anonymous

    The only problem with the Sgt. Major’s statement is that, if you take it seriously, no one should be kept out of the armed services who wants to serve and is willing to die for his country.  That’s not the way it works.  Many are rejected for many reasons such as mental instability and attachments to foreign regimes.  My problem with homosexuals is that they would have no problem if they didn’t insist on telling everyone within earshot that they behaved in a way condemned by most people in the world, including most religions.  The Sgt. Major’s statement asserts too much and proves too little.  Top-rank soldiers are not known for bucking the system.

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