Written on Thursday, January 5, 2012 by Chris Gadsden
When the U.S.S. Oak Hill returned to base in Virginia on 12/21/11 (exactly one year from the Mayan doomsday date! DUM DUM DUMMMMM….sorry, back to the story), Fire Controlman 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta ran to kiss her fiancé, Fire Controlman 3rd Class Citalic Snell and history was made. Long a U.S. Navy tradition upon returning to port after months at sea, the reunion of sailors with loved ones is immortalized by a “first kiss” photo showing a randomly chosen sailor kissing an awaiting loved one. Though participants are supposedly chosen by lottery, obama’s post-“don’t ask-don’t tell” military conveniently had their first same-sex kiss for the photo. While the world is teetering on the verge of social collapse and the election season is kicking into gear in an effort to turn the tide against mainland socialism, I thought this may have slipped under the radar. It is not an issue that burns at my core (I am a live and let live until you infringe on my rights kind of guy) but I figured I would touch on the issue and its political implications.
With the photo, the gay population erupted in celebration, certain religious segments cringed and, while the majority just went on Christmas shopping, President obama got a feather in his cap with some core supporters. Regardless of your stance on gays, in the military or not, I simply find this ‘random’ event convenient for the President as his approval numbers flag and libs deem him a failure. The homosexual community claims he has abandoned them but now, magically, lesbians are picked for the kiss. Just as many thought the fix was in when Patrick Ewing ended up on the Knicks following the 1985 NBA lottery, one has to wonder if this was a subtle wink from obama to a contingent of past supporters.
[Before delving into the politically correct photo opportunity the kiss provided for our President, can we simply agree to disagree on the whole homosexuality thing? Yes, many think it is a sin and according to the Bible it is, but so is a million other things.* Practice what you preach and do not judge as life is too short for you to mind everyone else’s business. If it is a sin, gays can take it up with God once they arrive in Heaven. Additionally, just think about it rationally if you believe gay is a choice. Why would anyone in their right mind choose to be part of one of the most persecuted segments of society?
On the other hand, before you think I am somehow coddling the gay community, I will state an obvious truth that they will probably not admit. Regardless of how you look at it, males are plainly meant to be with females. That truth in nature is irrefutable regardless of what you believe Biblically as reproduction is only viable by men coupling with females. On rare occasion, you read a funny story about a gay moose that tries to mount only males (Google it if you like) but that is rare statistically. Homosexuality in mankind is rare as well and, contrary to Kinsey and others, is fewer than 10%. Can we all just be honest and nonjudgmental, calling homosexuality what it is: a birth defect. Ideally, man should have “normal” hands, feet, heads, internal organs and the like but rarely something happens to make the plan goes astray. Clubbed feet, blindness, autism, cleft palate, missing limbs, altered organs and, yes, homosexuality occur. Further proof it is simply a genetic disconnect is the fact that a large portion of gay men are slightly (or more) effeminate and lesbians often but not always exhibit ‘butch’ traits. Everyone, gay included, just accept this plain fact and move on to more important issues please. Life is unfair and we should not make it harder on our fellow man. Society should accept gays and gays, touched by a genetic permutation, should accept their genetic poker hands and move on. The rights and treatment of gay-related issues is a State concern anyway, not Federal. Regardless, can everyone just stop trying to ‘win’ the fight at every turn? There are bigger fish to fry…like our country’s very existence. End of story.]
With that powder keg now being opened to the blogosphere, I will now return to the point of this posting. I truly love our military and always thank them for their service, regardless of sex/creed/color/sexual orientation. I teach my son to do the same. God bless each and every hero brave enough to fight for our country. I simply wonder if, once again, obama is using these men and women, gay and straight, to further his political ends. While he is not (yet) cracking U.S. skulls with his military like a Middle East dictator, he undeniably has a history of using them for political advantage, whether it be a photo-op at a funeral, a supposedly non-political speech at a base or amazingly saying the Fort Hood Muslim-led massacre was just workplace violence (which is like saying Jeffery Dahmer simply had an eating disorder). Our Commander in Chief was taught to hate the military by his father and grandfather, perfected his scorn of our troops when he was in college, blocked them at every available turn when he had a cup of tea in the Senate, and now simply uses them (risks to their safety be damned) when it can get him votes with core backers or support as “world president.” The same-sex first kiss perhaps was just a coincidental sign of the times but, with the history of obama using the armed forces as a political tool, I have to wonder.
*If you want to read a very entertaining book about trying to live according to the Bible in today’s world, pick up ‘The Year of Living Biblically’ by A.J. Jacobs. Great, funny book about trying to follow ALL of the Bible’s rules for one year.
About the Author:
As the sixth-great grandson of American patriot and Revolutionary War hero Christopher Gadsden, I feel it is my duty to speak fondly of America’s greatness and stand ready to defend her against all adversaries. Sadly, I must rail against the vileness and evil of the leftists, progressives, Marxist, socialists and idiots in general now threatening to destroy our great nation. If you support this aim, please spread the word.