Huffington Post reports --"American Family Association radio host Sandy Rios is back in action, this claiming that the “homosexual takeover” of the American military since the repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” and women in the navy “getting pregnant in exponential numbers” will undermine the effectiveness of a military strike against Syria.
Unfortunately for Rios, studies have shown that there have been “no overall negative impact on military readiness, unit cohesion, recruitment, retention or morale. “In fact, according to the Palm Center’s study, the repeal actually improved trust and cohesion among the troops.
Rios, who recently equated gay love to Ariel Castro’s rape and torture, is infamous for her attacks against gays.
Previously, Rios claimed that Americans can place blame on TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress” for wide-spread acceptance of homosexuality, argued that nation-wide falling test scores are a result of gay-inclusive curricula and suggested that Hilary Clinton’s support of same-sex marriage could mean she’s secretly been a lesbian this whole time."
Read full article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/05/sandy-rios-gays-military-syria_n_3873981.html
Food for thought: As a former Naval officer, I served 20 years active duty before the DADT repeal. Throughout my military career, I worked with obviously gay service men and women. There were few occasions when a group of sailors’ sexual orientation could have seriously impacted the ship’s mission as well as the crew’s morale but the overall professionalism from the top down never allowed it to impede the ship’s mission.
Since advocating for veteran’s rights I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and advocating for Navy Lt Steve Crowston. Steve is proudly serving our country as an openly gay white male. Yet for years, Steve have encountered blatant civil rights and human rights violations and now suffers from PTSD after blowing the whistle on his superiors.
You can read about Steve’s story here: http://www.navytimes.com/article/20100809/NEWS/8090319/Ensign-cites-harassment-call-sign-choice
On a different note, as an advocate for human rights, it’s tough to ignore the “uninvestigated” facts surrounding the enormous claims of military rape and sexual assault. The possibility that a large percentage of the so-far, “26,000” claims could have possibly been committed by lesbians is unsettling.
In 2004, while serving as a mid-grade officer assigned to a joint forces unit in Korea, I personally encountered a group of overly aggressive lesbian soldiers who played on the post recreational softball team. They were known for “turning out” straight women and most of them had been reassigned from Fort Hood after uninvestigated allegations of “gang raping” young female soldiers in the barracks. Of course I quit the team and avoided the women at all cost. In my memoir, "Broken Silence", I further discuss my military challenges with lesbian soldiers. The most horrific was during my incarceration at the Mira Mar brig. If there's ever been a time God tested my spirit, it was then.
While visiting the Atlanta VA hospital, I’ve recently met a number of female veterans who claims to have been raped or sexually assaulted by lesbian soldiers while serving on active duty. Their allegations were never investigated and each of them now suffers from PTSD.