What is the highest military priority of the United States? Is it the war on terror? Guess again.

American combat troops will get sensitivity training directly on the battlefield about the military’s new policy on gays instead of waiting until they return to home base in the United States, the senior enlisted man in Afghanistan said Thursday. (continued here)

Imagine you are in the U.S. Army, a combat soldier in Afghanistan. What do you want your leadership thinking about? Would you be concerned if your leaders were not intensely worried about the sensitivities of sodomites? Well, the Obama administration does want to protect sensitivities of sodomites. Decisions about the combat mission can lag for months, but they just can’t wait to indoctrinate the troops.

“We will take our directions from the Department of Defense, from the secretary of defense, the chairman, as well as the service chiefs of each service. Our plan is to take their direction, and we’re going to execute that training right here on the battlefield.”

No unit is exempted, he said.

“Our goal is to not allow a unit to return to home station and have the unit responsible for that,” he said. “While we own (emphasis added) those soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines, we’re going to execute that training on the ground. We hope that it will have little impact on their combat and security operations here.” (from here)

They hope, but do they really care.

“If there are people who cannot deal with the change, then they’re going to have to do what’s best for their troops and best for the organization and best for the military service and exit the military service, so that we can move forward – if that’s the way that we have to go,” Sgt. Hill said on the television show, “Washington Watch” in December. (from here)

Thus, our leaders have high expectations.

‘We expect the entire army of over a million people to be trained by the end of the summer’, the spokesman added. (from here)

Some think this priority misplaced.

Elaine Donnelly, who heads the Center for Military Readiness, called the move to train combat soldiers engaging in daily battle ‘ridiculous’.

‘It’s absurd because the military has more important things to think about in that dangerous part of the world,’ she told The Washington Times.

‘For the administration to say this is more important than even with the troops we’re trying to train in that part of the world, I think it shows flawed priorities at best.’ (from here)

What is “sensitivity training” intended to do? Why is it so important? Why would our leaders want such a thing? Is their goal is to change attitudes, that is, what we believe? Have the leaders of our government have set out to change/transform our beliefs about homosexuality? Is that sort of thing our government’s job? Would you volunteer to have an “expert” reeducate you to believe what our leaders want you to believe? Doesn’t putting soldiers, people who volunteered to defend our nation, through such training and forcing taxpayers to fund it violate our right to believe what we want — including freedom of religion?

Government exists to protect each of us from the abuse of others, but this is abuse. Our society made it illegal to physically abuse another person a long time ago. We do not allow one person to bully and harass another. Nonetheless, we have never made it other people’s job to make sinners feel good about themselves by approving of their sins. Unfortunately, some of our leaders think military personnel provide the ideal test subjects for their social experiments. After all, without severe consequences, military personnel cannot refuse their orders.


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