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Gays In The Military Essay

574 words - 3 pages

Gays in the Military
Keith Shaheen
BCOM/275
June 14, 2010

Gays in the Military
In this paper, the writer will locate an article on a controversial subject. Controversial is defined as “subject to controversy; debate” (Dictionary, LLC.. 2010, para. 1). In addition, the article will include an argument the writer does not agree with.
In earlier times of the Crusades, the Knights Templar had been persecuted and many of their group was burned at the stake for their homosexuality in the early 14th Century. American soldiers had been discharged for acts in homosexual acts by General George Washington in 1778. Although the Military has prohibited homosexuality, the ban was not enforced until the time of World War II. Procedures had been developed and implemented in locating and excluding homosexual draftees from serving in the ...view middle of the document...

In President Obama’s “first State of the Union Address, the president stated he was going to work to repeal the law that denied gay Americans the right to serve the country they love because of who they are” (Webley, 2010, para. 1).

Rebuttal
The dictionary defines “Marriage as the social institution under which a man and a woman establish their decision to live as husband and wife by legal commitments, religious ceremonies” (Dictionary, 2010, para. 1). The Bible defines Marriage as a male to a female. Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. What therefore God has joined together; let not man separate. The Bible further goes on to say that a male shall not lie with a male as he would with a female, this is an abomination. Nor shall a male lie with a beast nor shall a woman stand before a beast to lie down with, this is a perversion.
In conclusion the writer is against gays in the military because he or she is prior Navy. The close quarters with each other, and the taking of showers in the same birthing area. The writer would not want someone walking by him or her while taking a shower saying perverted words, such as “nice butt, etc.” The writer recognizes the younger generation is more acceptable to the changes within today’s society. Only time will tell if the World is on a road headed for an abomination.

References
Definition of Marriage. (June 10, 2012). Retrieved from http://dictionary.reference.come/browse/marriage
Webley, K. (Feb 2, 2010). Brief History of Gays in the Military. Retrieved from http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,917,1960257,00.html
Wood, D. (2010). Arguing about Gays in the Military: It's so Over. Retrieved from http://politicsdaily.com/2010/02/03/arguing-about-gays-in-the-military-it-s-so-over

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