Chad Groening - OneNewsNow - 5/25/2010 9:35:00 AMA conservative military watchdog says the supposed "compromise" worked out between President Obama and the Pentagon to repeal the law banning homosexuals serving in the military is nothing more than an attempt to pay back radical homosexual political supporters.
Associated Press reports that Defense Secretary Robert Gates is reluctantly supporting a White House-backed proposal in Congress that would immediately repeal the 1993 law that bans homosexuals from serving in the military.
Gates will back the measure because Congress has left it up to him when to implement the changes. The proposal was considered a compromise with some Democrats, who want an immediate repeal of the law.
The defense secretary had asked Congress to hold off until after December 1, so he could have time to study the issue. Radical homosexual activist groups, however, are urging quick congressional approval of the proposal. A vote on the measure could come as early as Thursday.
Elaine Donnelly, president of the Center for Military Readiness, does not think supporters have enough votes to repeal the law.
"The chairman of the Armed Services Committee, who is a Democrat, strongly opposes appeal," she states. "There are many Democrats [who feel that way], some of whom voted for the original law in 1993. This is not a partisan issue -- and there's no indication that sufficient votes exist on the Senate side either."
Donnelly believes this is simply an attempt to pay off Obama's radical homosexual supporters. "It's a bare-knuckles maneuver," she offers. "We've seen this kind of thing before. But this time we're talking about our own military -- it's the only institution that defends the country."
So Donnelly says the president has once again issued an affront to the military during a time of war.