Well it took 30 years (at least they beat the Catholic Church) but the Pentagon is now seeing the light – right? Um not so much:
Pentagon guidelines that classified homosexuality as a mental disorder now put it among a list of conditions or "circumstances" that range from bed-wetting to fear of flying.
Bed-wetting? Fear of flying? Good grief!
The revision came in response to criticism this year when it was discovered that the guidelines listed homosexuality alongside mental retardation and personality disorders.
Mental retardation? My gosh, our military may be considered the best in the world, but when it comes to gay issues, they’re downright embarrassing. What a bunch of wussies. Honestly.
UPDATE: John at AMERICAblog:
So, now where does your nation's military rate homosexuality? It's lumped in with these conditions:
Among the conditions are stammering or stuttering, dyslexia, sleepwalking, motion sickness, obesity, insect venom allergies and homosexuality.
You can't make this stuff up. Note to the military: All the branches are chock full of gays and lesbians. They do the job. You need them. Our country needs them.
And, here's an idea: Spend less time obsessing about gays and try to figure out how to prevail in
Afghanistanand . Iraq
Pam’s take: Good night. This "upgrade" is so asinine that I can hardly believe it. The military is jumping through hoops to avoid releasing any guidelines that view homosexuality as normal.
Remember, all branches of the military have resorted to lowering standards, including recruiting people with antisocial personality disorder, autism, as well as welcoming in folks convicted of aggravated assault, robbery, vehicular manslaughter, receiving stolen property and making terrorist threats.
Meanwhile, able and ready gay and lesbian servicemembers are stigmatized and marginalized in a time of need.
Shakespeare’s Sister’s take: Remember the Pentagon document that classified homosexuality as a mental disorder? Well, the Pentagon has made amends, and now classifies homosexuality as one of many reasons for retirement or discharge, alongside fear of flying and bedwetting.
Methinks the only people wetting the bed in the military are those who completely lose control of their bodily functions at the mere thought of A GAY!!!
Btw, how many people do you think have been discharged in