The existence of an all-gay helicopter crew has created turmoil in Christendom

A tweet has ignited the Christian right. Expressing angst: US military goes full speed ahead toward max LGBT inclusion with ‘diversity’ panels, all-gay helicopter crew.

According to LifeSiteNews’ favorite self-loathing faggot, Doug Mainwaring:

The emphasis on sexual orientation is taking precedence over military readiness, a former lieutenant general pointed out.

That lieutenant general is FRC’s Jerry Boykin. The only people placing “emphasis” on sexual orientation are hate groups like Family Research Council.

Mainwaring obviously considers himself abnormal. As the Vatican puts it: “Objectively disordered.” Mainwaring has the curiosity of turnip and the critical thinking skills of a blow dryer:

Under the Biden-Harris administration, the normalizing of homosexuality and transgenderism within the ranks of the U.S. military is accelerating.

I suppose that I am compelled to note that being gay or transgender expresses natural variances in human sexuality. Furthermore — and more importantly — people are judged based on what they do rather than their sexuality. Moreover, in the military, that is particularly important.

But oh, how tragic:

During the previous week, the U.S. Air Force (USAF) announced that a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning Initiative Team (LIT) had been formally established under the umbrella of its Barrier Analysis Working Group (BAWG).

Mainwaring goes on to accurately quote from the USAF press release:

The LGBTQ Initiative Team focuses on the LGBTQ community and identifies and works to resolve the issues that disproportionately impede the success of LGBTQ Airmen and Guardians.

The creation of this team comes 10 years after the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, the legislation that prohibited LGB service members from serving openly. For many of the senior-ranking military members, some of whom served under DADT for nearly two decades, the creation of LIT is a watershed event.

What Mainwaring and Boyking don’t get is the fact that LGBTQ people have become an important component of the military. The military is not dissimilar from civilian enterprise in its personnel objectives:

  1. Attract the best people available.
  2. Train and support those people to get the most benefit from them.

The text cites “senior-ranking military members” which means that LGBTQ people are present throughout the structure.

From Albania to Uruguay 55 countries allow gay people to serve in their military. 21 countries allow transgender military personnel to serve openly. Those countries tend to actively recruit LGBTQ people. And why not? LGBTQ people bring needed skills and manpower to military forces around the world.

None of the dire consequences that the Christian right predicted would occur with the reversal of DADT have occurred. These people don’t have a very good track record when it comes to LGBTQ people and military service.

To my knowledge only one country has ever rescinded its policies towards LGBTQ service personnel. That would be the United States of America. While pandering to his conservative Christian base, Trump reversed the policy allowing transgender people to serve.

Mainwaring goes on to quote opinion from hate groups:

“Instead of making our troops more effective, efficient, and deadly, commanders were retrofitting bathrooms, ordering sensitivity trainings, rewriting health care policies, and worrying how to combat the low morale,” explained Perkins.

Those are weasel words. Moreover, Perkins offers no evidence to support his idea that LGBTQ troops deteriorate the military. But let’s continue with another misfit:

“At the time, FRC’s Peter Sprigg warned that it could cost taxpayers up to $3.7 billion over the next 10 years for medical costs and lost deployment time — more than enough, we pointed out, to buy a Navy destroyer,” he continued. “And like a destroyer, this decision is equally capable of sinking our military’s mission.”

Mainwaring has quotation marks around his own text. Sprigg says many stupid things that are baseless. For his part, Perkins was terribly distressed when President Biden reversed Trump’s trans ban.

Furthermore, the same people said the same idiotic things about gays serving openly. Perkins said that “blood of young marines” is on hands of legislators who voted to repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.

None of the dire consequences that the Christian right predicted would occur with the reversal of DADT have occurred. These people don’t have a very good track record when it comes to LGBTQ people and military service.

Furthermore, this is more about defending Christianity than anything to do with the military.

But enter General Jerry who is a VP of Family Research Council. Boykin is as Islamophobic as he is homophobic and transphobic. Boykin called Islam “a totalitarian way of life” that “should not be protected under the First Amendment.”

FRC’s Lt. General (Ret.) Jerry Boykin said that Biden’s reversal of Trump administration policies “has everything to do with President Biden’s LGBT agenda — and nothing to do with military readiness, which should always be the Pentagon’s first consideration.”

While the U.S. military continues its march toward maximum LGBT “inclusion” and effeminacy, Russian recruitment ads emphasize masculinity.

Boykin offers no evidence to support the suggestion that the inclusion of transgender people had a deteriorating effect on military readiness. Mainwaring’s comment about effeminacy is bizarre. First of all, gay people include gay women. Secondly I think that Mainwaring is suggesting that he is effeminate.

More importantly, Russian policy is not a very good paradigm. Russia is a dictatorship. The dictator murders and imprisons his rivals. If, in fact, Russia attempts to recruit masculine men that has no bearing on military readiness which, right now, is hampered by Russia’s poor economy.

Furthermore, the fact that the United States welcomes LGBTQ service personnel does not mean that doing so has reduced military readiness. None of these defenders of the faith ever produce evidence to support what they are saying.

Bottom line: Our military leaders would not be encouraging LGBTQ service participation if doing so was detrimental to the military. Were that the case, President Biden’s sentiments would have little effect on the conduct of senior military personnel.

In fact, Maj. Gen. Leah G. Lauderback, who is gay, became a brigadier general and a major general during the Trump administration.

Ironically, Gen. Lauderback leads a unit of a Trump’s signature military initiative. She is: “Director of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S. Space Force …”

By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.