David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog, Chris Barnhart A new group of gay, lesbian and bisexual active duty military men and women has formed. Calling itself OutServe, the group â€œaims to give new voice to LGBT service members currently serving in the U.S. military,â€ says The Washington Blade, a DC based website targeting the LGBT community.
Great. â€œDonâ€™t Ask, Donâ€™t Tellâ€ (DADT) hasnâ€™t even been repealed yet, and thereâ€™s already a gay rights group for military personnel. How much of the gay agenda will OutServe be pushing?
The group has existed, underground, since October, 2009, and has already toured schools to talk about DADT, causing such an uproar at one college, that a subsequent speech on campus by Army officer had to be canceled due to protests, says The Blade.
In the interests of full disclosure, I must state Iâ€™ve never served in the military. But, from the people I know who have, this is their biggest fear with gays serving openly: a political action group working to promote the interests of a minority within the ranks. And this seems to be what OutServe could become.
â€œOne of the things that we see a lot coming from the Pentagon is theyâ€™re saying â€˜gay advocatesâ€™ are saying this, or certain things are happening, and like to use the word â€˜advocates,â€™â€ Smith said. â€œAs we created a group that is just active duty, itâ€™s no longer advocates are saying this itâ€™s now their own people.â€
J.D. Smith, a pseudonym, is the co-director of the group.
If DADT is to be repealed, it is to be done so that gay, lesbian and bisexual military personnel can serve just like everyone else. Not to change the Pentagonâ€™s perception or action. Not to work college campuses to pressure the military to change its policies.