Comments on: Gay Military Members Honored In First-Ever Pentagon Ceremony http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/06/gay-military-members-honored-in-first-ever-pentagon-ceremony/ The latest Politics news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers including Jake Tapper, George Stephanopoulos and more. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:37:36 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: JB http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/06/gay-military-members-honored-in-first-ever-pentagon-ceremony/#comment-28108301 JB Thu, 19 Jul 2012 12:44:23 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=740691#comment-28108301 I have no issues with this. What has made this country great is it's ability to recognize differences and celebrate them. Admittedly this has often been a painful process, but I do feel that we are moving in the right direction. No citizen in this country should ever have to live in fear because of their race, religion, or sexual orientation. I have no issues with this. What has made this country great is it’s ability to recognize differences and celebrate them. Admittedly this has often been a painful process, but I do feel that we are moving in the right direction. No citizen in this country should ever have to live in fear because of their race, religion, or sexual orientation.

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By: bill http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/06/gay-military-members-honored-in-first-ever-pentagon-ceremony/#comment-27564511 bill Wed, 27 Jun 2012 17:12:15 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=740691#comment-27564511 this is to acknowledge the oppression that Gays and Lesbians have had to live under because of ignorance, and bible / religious prejudice. in spit of the FACT that we live in a country with a secular constitution, but that did not stop them from imposing Bible bigoted slavery against blacks. Gays have one of the most heroic military histories in the world. Alexander the great, Fredrick the Great, the Samari, the zulo, THE SACRED BAND OF THEBES. just to name a few. this is to acknowledge the oppression that Gays and Lesbians have had to live under because of ignorance, and bible / religious prejudice. in spit of the FACT that we live in a country with a secular constitution, but that did not stop them from imposing Bible bigoted slavery against blacks. Gays have one of the most heroic military histories in the world. Alexander the great, Fredrick the Great, the Samari, the zulo, THE SACRED BAND OF THEBES. just to name a few.

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By: bill http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/06/gay-military-members-honored-in-first-ever-pentagon-ceremony/#comment-27564191 bill Wed, 27 Jun 2012 17:00:38 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=740691#comment-27564191 This acknowledges the oppession the wide spread ignorance and the bible/ religious prejudice that Gays and Lesbians have had to endure, in spite of the fact that gays and Lesbians have fought and died for America and its constitution,and in spite of the fact that Gays have one of the most heroic military histories in the world. Alexander the great, Fredrick the Great, the samari, and THE SACRED BAND OF THEBES. Just to name a few. This acknowledges the oppession the wide spread ignorance and the bible/ religious prejudice that Gays and Lesbians have had to endure, in spite of the fact that gays and Lesbians have fought and died for America and its constitution,and in spite of the fact that Gays have one of the most heroic military histories in the world. Alexander the great, Fredrick the Great, the samari, and THE SACRED BAND OF THEBES. Just to name a few.

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By: stoffal13 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/06/gay-military-members-honored-in-first-ever-pentagon-ceremony/#comment-27555401 stoffal13 Wed, 27 Jun 2012 11:51:13 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=740691#comment-27555401 The disgrace is held by those who would only say this stuff on websites such as this and not say it in front of all the soldiers who are being recognized. The disgrace is on those who would let a GAY soldier die for them, yet not even show thanks by giving support in moments such as this. I feel sorry for those who type words of ignorance and pass judgement so easily, when its you that has no idea what its like to be treated less than. The disgrace is held by those who would only say this stuff on websites such as this and not say it in front of all the soldiers who are being recognized. The disgrace is on those who would let a GAY soldier die for them, yet not even show thanks by giving support in moments such as this. I feel sorry for those who type words of ignorance and pass judgement so easily, when its you that has no idea what its like to be treated less than.

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By: HerPnDurp http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/06/gay-military-members-honored-in-first-ever-pentagon-ceremony/#comment-27548171 HerPnDurp Wed, 27 Jun 2012 04:14:19 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=740691#comment-27548171 What about all the other service men and women who are not gay? Wheres their recognition Mr.Obama and Mr SecDef? Sounds like a really one-sided ceremony to me. Pretty soon if you get a scrape on the knee you will be able to take sick leave for it, what a disgrace our military has become, no wonder we lose every conflict we have become involved in. What about all the other service men and women who are not gay? Wheres their recognition Mr.Obama and Mr SecDef? Sounds like a really one-sided ceremony to me. Pretty soon if you get a scrape on the knee you will be able to take sick leave for it, what a disgrace our military has become, no wonder we lose every conflict we have become involved in.

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By: stoffal13 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/06/gay-military-members-honored-in-first-ever-pentagon-ceremony/#comment-27544881 stoffal13 Wed, 27 Jun 2012 02:13:09 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=740691#comment-27544881 This isnt about gays....its about military opression. It was done to blacks and women also. Hopefully this is the end of it. A soldier is a soldier, and this recognition isnt special, its deserved. When equality is achieved, appologies and celebrations occur. They will pass and this will all be old news. Stop getting upset and offended just because you think the recognition isnt warranted. How about a simple THANKS, and let them all have their moment ! They could die for our country, but they couldnt be themselves. How lucky for most of you that you never had to deal with opression. This isnt about gays….its about military opression. It was done to blacks and women also. Hopefully this is the end of it. A soldier is a soldier, and this recognition isnt special, its deserved. When equality is achieved, appologies and celebrations occur. They will pass and this will all be old news. Stop getting upset and offended just because you think the recognition isnt warranted. How about a simple THANKS, and let them all have their moment ! They could die for our country, but they couldnt be themselves. How lucky for most of you that you never had to deal with opression.

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By: NotGay http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/06/gay-military-members-honored-in-first-ever-pentagon-ceremony/#comment-27544271 NotGay Wed, 27 Jun 2012 01:49:17 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=740691#comment-27544271 Gays should just shut up! There is absolutely ZERO reason to acknowledge that a person is gay or straight--it has no bearing on the merit of their duty, the level of their intelligence, or their abilities otherwise. NO ONE CARES!!! Gay rights is wholly and purely a political tool. Gays should just shut up! There is absolutely ZERO reason to acknowledge that a person is gay or straight–it has no bearing on the merit of their duty, the level of their intelligence, or their abilities otherwise. NO ONE CARES!!!

Gay rights is wholly and purely a political tool.

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By: TexBork_2012 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/06/gay-military-members-honored-in-first-ever-pentagon-ceremony/#comment-27542901 TexBork_2012 Wed, 27 Jun 2012 00:55:11 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=740691#comment-27542901 Chloe, Well, one could postulate that it's for political leverage and maybe it is, but looking back, we kept blacks segregated even though that was wrong and I might add, even when segregation was ordered, it was for show only and most blacks who performed service above and beyond the call of duty were over looked... This is simply an acknowledgement. Nobody gets awards for being white or back or female... and shortly this will be simply another integration and nobody will win special recognition for sexual orientation. Let's be honest, the sexual orientation of a hero doesn't make them a "hero". It's a footnote at best. Nobody's gonna have cared about my sexuality when I served and nobody ever awarded me the "hetero-petty-officer of the airwing" anymore than they would and create a segregated "homo-petty-officer of the airwing". It doesn't really matter. Chloe, Well, one could postulate that it’s for political leverage and maybe it is, but looking back, we kept blacks segregated even though that was wrong and I might add, even when segregation was ordered, it was for show only and most blacks who performed service above and beyond the call of duty were over looked… This is simply an acknowledgement. Nobody gets awards for being white or back or female… and shortly this will be simply another integration and nobody will win special recognition for sexual orientation. Let’s be honest, the sexual orientation of a hero doesn’t make them a “hero”. It’s a footnote at best. Nobody’s gonna have cared about my sexuality when I served and nobody ever awarded me the “hetero-petty-officer of the airwing” anymore than they would and create a segregated “homo-petty-officer of the airwing”. It doesn’t really matter.

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By: Chloe http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/06/gay-military-members-honored-in-first-ever-pentagon-ceremony/#comment-27542251 Chloe Wed, 27 Jun 2012 00:31:49 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=740691#comment-27542251 When are they having a ceremony to honor the heterosexual military? Is this still America or will I wake up from having a bad dream? When are they having a ceremony to honor the heterosexual military? Is this still America or will I wake up from having a bad dream?

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By: TexBork_2012 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/06/gay-military-members-honored-in-first-ever-pentagon-ceremony/#comment-27541871 TexBork_2012 Wed, 27 Jun 2012 00:15:40 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=740691#comment-27541871 Logicsgood, Yeah, that was just in the mood of another thing where neo-cons were all upset over rainbow Oreos. That didn't make sense to me that it was a big deal either way, but the neo-cons were hilariously way over the top... Everyone knows that Oreos aren't really gay, but Circus Peanuts on the other hand... {Just trying to be a little funny} Logicsgood, Yeah, that was just in the mood of another thing where neo-cons were all upset over rainbow Oreos. That didn’t make sense to me that it was a big deal either way, but the neo-cons were hilariously way over the top… Everyone knows that Oreos aren’t really gay, but Circus Peanuts on the other hand… {Just trying to be a little funny}

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