Repeal the Gay Ban

You all know my opinions on homosexuality (and if you don’t, see A Compromise on Gay Marriage), so it shouldn’t surprise you that I agree with this Post editorial. Whatever your or my personal opinions on the morality of homosexual activity, precluding somebody from service to their country on the basis of sexual orientation is stupid. It is especially so in a time of war.

I join the Post in their call for an end to the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on homosexuality. Being openly gay does not make somebody any less of a patriot, or any less an honorable member of the United States armed forces.

Scott Bradford has been putting his opinions on his website since 1995—before most people knew what a website was. He has been a professional web developer in the public- and private-sector for over twenty years. He is an independent constitutional conservative who believes in human rights and limited government, and a Catholic Christian whose beliefs are summarized in the Nicene Creed. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from George Mason University. He loves Pink Floyd and can play the bass guitar . . . sort-of. He’s a husband, pet lover, amateur radio operator, and classic AMC/Jeep enthusiast.