Acceptance of Gays in the Military; The Beginning of The End of the American Fighting Force
What maintains high order and discipline in stressful, extremely psychologically challenging situations is highly trained men committed to a common goal. As I'm sure in the other services, especially the Marines and Army in combat, men fight not so much for their country and the flag which this is a major part, but for each other. Common bond of a shipmate, a fellow solider, the warrior's code is not understood nor can it be by those who've never served.
Moral discipline is key to Morale. It can not be overstated of how MORALS and MORALE go hand in hand. If Moral discipline decays, morale is terribly affected. If a member of a military unit openly expresses their unnatural affection for other members of the unit, morale is greatly affected.
I do not speak without knowledge or experience on this matter. We had a member of our submarine who was discharged for homosexuality. His behavior caused immense disruption to crew morale. This is what this member told me as he was being processed out of the submarine force and ultimately the U.S. Navy.
"You know, I really tried to behave myself, to conceal my true identity. But, come on, think about it! Watching all of these awesome naked (graphic profanity) every day, all day and night drives a boy like me crazy. Especially you, sir. Every time I see your (graphic profanity) it makes me (graphic profanity). I can't think of anything else. I really want you so bad. I can't express how bad I want some other of my shipmates and especially the officers. Don't know why but officers really make me. (graphic profanity). " end quote.
Now, I ask you this question. "What would happen now in the current environment of open acceptance and even promotion of homosexuality in the U.S. military?"
I don't even want to think about it. All I can say is Jesus told us that when we see these things to look up because our redemption draws nigh. Praise God that Jesus is coming to take his saints home soon. I pray the evil world repents now before it's too late. Jesus is coming soon. This is another sign of the times. But before Jesus does take his children home, we are to stand in the gap and speak out against these things. Amen. May God give us strength.
BELOW IS AN OUTSTANDING COMMENTARY BY Pastor Frances Riley and Lt. Colonel John Lewis Cook, USA (ret.)