Michael Medved

12/20/2010 3:28:45 PM - Michael Medved

Does anyone honestly believe that homosexuals are far more capable than heterosexuals of controlling their impulses and emotions? That’s one of the many irrational assumptions behind the tragically misguided Congressional decision to encourage gay recruits to serve openly in the armed forces by repealing the compromise policy known as “don’t ask, don’t tell.”

Currently, men and women don’t generally share barracks, showers and combat units because opposite-sex attraction would become a serious, disruptive and distracting force. Now the military is supposed to assume that similar attraction between openly-declared homosexuals will somehow prove less powerful and disruptive—assuming that gay soldiers can overcome their instincts more reliably than their straight comrades. Among many other consequences will be an avalanche of lawsuits demanding that women must now share bunks, latrines and combat assignments with males.