Statement of Penny Nance on the Repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell
Washington, D.C. — Penny Nance, CEO of Concerned Women for America:
"While the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell may send shivers up the leg of Chris Matthews and other liberals, it is of utmost importance how the new law is enacted given the moral implications of the military's acceptance of open homosexuals. Many members of Congress, as well as the public, are completely unaware of how many questions are now raised by the practical applications of this policy.
"Instead of answering questions about the rights of homosexuals in this country, rescinding DADT only serves to further muddy the waters. Will Christian chaplains be forced out of the military if they don't accept the repeal? Will homosexual partners receive preference over heterosexual families for military family housing? These are just the first of many questions surrounding implementation of this impending law, not to mention how it could severely affect our military personnel. We hoped our Congress would focus on the needs of the military and the protection of the country rather than force through this social engineering experiment during the lame duck Congress on the weekend before Christmas.
"For the social conservatives of this country, a good majority of whom voted in this new Congress, the fight over homosexual rights does not end at DADT. In no way does this repeal usher in an acceptance of same-sex marriage. Voters in 31 out of 31 states have voted to protect marriage as between one man and one woman, including supposedly liberal states such as Maine, Michigan, Oregon and California (twice). In Iowa this past election, three Supreme Court justices were voted out of office for legalizing same-sex marriage over the heads of the voters. When voters are fully informed, they reject the extreme homosexual rights agenda."
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