Ben Carson will consider banning gays from the military, if elected.

  • jeepguySD

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    Jan 06, 2016 4:27 AM GMT
    Ben Carson's new campaign manager, retired Army Major General Robert Dees, insists that allowing gays and lesbians to serve in the US military reduces its readiness and they should be banned from service. Apparently, Carson will consider following his campaign manager's advice if he's elected president.

    I tend to think it's too late to go back. Gays and lesbians serving openly has produced no negative consequences at all. It would be impossible to justify, rationally and objectively, reinstituting the ban.

    http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2016/01/05/presidential-hopeful-would-consider-banning-gay-people-from-military-again/?utm_source=PNFB&utm_medium=SocialFB&utm_content=FBN&utm_campaign=PNFacebook
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    Jan 06, 2016 5:34 AM GMT


    ^ Um, they don't care, to them, its not about statistics, science or facts. These people work from emotion only, each religious nut job has there own, anti gay agenda, apparently directly from the church of the flying spaghetti monster. They must have agreed to 'split' the anti gay duties up so that they get full coverage come election day icon_rolleyes.gif





  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jan 06, 2016 1:50 PM GMT
    This is sort of a non-issue anyway since Carson's campaign appears to be all but over
  • HottJoe

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    Jan 06, 2016 2:10 PM GMT
    jeepguySD I tend to think it's too late to go back. Gays and lesbians serving openly has produced no negative consequences at all. It would be impossible to justify, rationally and objectively, reinstituting the ban.

    It was never justifiable in the first place. I agree 100% with ELNathB.
  • HottJoe

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    Jan 06, 2016 2:12 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidThis is sort of a non-issue anyway since Carson's campaign appears to be all but over

    It's an issue, because it shows that scapegoating gays is still the last ditch effort for anyone trying to appeal to the GOP.

    Rubio will do if too, just like Huckabee before him...
  • jeepguySD

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    Jan 06, 2016 4:28 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
    CuriousJockAZ saidThis is sort of a non-issue anyway since Carson's campaign appears to be all but over

    It's an issue, because it shows that scapegoating gays is still the last ditch effort for anyone trying to appeal to the GOP.

    Rubio will do if too, just like Huckabee before him...


    Both raise valid points: Carson is unlikely ever to be president, but his anti-LGBT stance is indicative of nearly ubiquitous attitudes across the Republican party, and something that appeals to the party's base.
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    Jan 06, 2016 4:46 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
    CuriousJockAZ saidThis is sort of a non-issue anyway since Carson's campaign appears to be all but over

    It's an issue, because it shows that scapegoating gays is still the last ditch effort for anyone trying to appeal to the GOP.

    Rubio will do if too, just like Huckabee before him...

    Hasn't Cruz also taken a very strong anti-gay stance? And he's a much more likely nominee than Carson, and appears ahead of Rubio, as well. Only the "unhinged" Trump (quoting Sen. Graham) is unpredictable, but has sounded gay-hostile in a number of statements.