As a military spouse of eight years, I have seen and heard of many Heterosexuals dishonoring their uniform by unseemly conduct. Whether it be off color jokes. Inappropiate flirting. And in some cases violent behavior.
But I have Never, Never seen or heard of homosexual misconduct. Never. Not once in eight years. Not even rumors.
Now the realist in me knows, there had to of been cases of Gay service members caught in unbecoming circumstance at least some of the time. But the most prevalent and personally disturbing cases I've had contact with have all included Straight service members. (To my knowledge)
So imagine my horror when I click on The Rachel Maddow show, for the first time in many months, due to a military move. Only to find her speaking with a newly discharged Airman of 18 years. An F-15 fighter pilot no less.
Eighteen damn years!
An airman who not only received over $25 million worth of training and education from the service, but who had also served with distinction; having been awarded a number of medals.
He has been discharged for being GAY!
Not for disorderly conduct. Not for insubornation. Not for endangering his brethern. But for who he protentially kisses. I am sorry but WTF. WTF!
Really? This man cannot protect my country or my children because he like men? Really?
Lt. Col. Victor Fehrenbach is unqualified to preform his duties because he prefers dudes?
I am ashamed. Ashamed of my community.......
We must stop this. This discrimination goes against everything America stands for and everything he was willing to risk his life to protect.
I am ashamed.