Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Maybe God is a Chickenhawk

Just in time for sign-making season among knuckle-dragging bigots, this news will do nothing to increase Fred Phelps's church's esteem for members of the US military:

60% of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans believe that being gay or lesbian “has no bearing on a service member’s ability to perform their duties.” Only 29% disagree.

– 73% of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans say it is “personally acceptable to them if gay and lesbian people were allowed to serve openly in the military.” Only a quarter (25%) would find it unacceptable.

– 73% Iraq and Afghanistan veterans say “they are personally comfortable in the presence of gays and lesbians.” Only a quarter (23%) is uncomfortable, and hardly anyone is very uncomfortable (only 7%)
Our troops are evidently frittering away their time and effort on, well, I couldn't say what, but it is something other than despising gay people with the deadly intensity that the leading gods demand.

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