Announced on Friday afternoon during the week of a snowstorm: The Pentagon must now accomodate homosexual and transgendered soldiers. I'm having a hard time trying not to picture what this will look like, or what it might have looked like in the past. Guys in skirts storming San Juan Hill with Teddy Roosevelt. Paratroopers--their dresses flying up--landing in France on D-Day.
Does anybody really think that--if our military is forced to accept applicants who consider themselves transgendered--that they will not also be forced to allow male transgendered soldiers to dress in feminine clothing, if that's what they feel best conforms to their identity?
Those who support throwing the military open to anyone who wishes to serve, gender confusion notwithstanding, don't seem to understand that military service is about giving up one's identity for the sake of the group, not insisting that the group accomodate the individual. No competent military could otherwise function. The most powerful military in the world, one that protects many countries besides itself, should stand up to those who demand it knuckle under to accomodate special interest groups, particularly those who represent people who are--and yes, I know I am taking my life in my hands by saying this (that is, telling the truth) in a time and place in which intense pressure is brought to bear by a tiny but vocal and powerful minority upon those who don't conform to their "standards," which appear to be based primarily upon hatred of faithful Christians, orthodox Jews, and orthodox Muslims--sexually disordered.