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Soldiers should resign from military following DADT repeal, radio host says
Parents should discourage their children from seeking military service, and those already serving should give notice and leave at the first opportunity, according to WHO-AM radio host Jan Mickelson. The reason, he said, is because the decision to allow homosexuals to serve openly has shown military leadership is “morally compromised” and therefore can’t be trusted “to make life and death decisions on the field of battle, in the war room or in the policy meetings of Congress.”
Over the weekend, the U.S. Senate voted to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” lifting the 17-year-old ban against gays serving openly in the military. The repeal was supported by President Barack Obama, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Adm. Michael G. Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The repeal passed on a bipartisan 65-31 vote.
“This should tell you parents to discourage your children from seeking military service,” he said. “Those of you in the service ought to give notice at your first opportunity you’re gone. Why? Mickelson, do you hate gays so much that you would make those recommendations? No, this is not about the sexual aspirations of the befuddled here. This is about vision and mission.”
Mickelson said he has worked around people who “identified themselves as gays my entire adult life,” and it’s no big deal.
“I’ve also worked around adulterers, gamblers, liars, drunks, gossips, druggies and Methodists. In other words, you and I are surrounded by broken people who are flawed just like I am,” he said. “So what’s the point? Well, this is the first time the military has ever allowed itself to be cowed into buying into the homosexual myth of sexual equivalency. We’ve all been worked over. They’ve been worked over, and what’s left of their moral immune system is gone.”
President Barack Obama is “morally corrupt” and the chain of command is morally compromised, and therefore can’t be trusted, he said.
“I wouldn’t trust these people to run a parking lot let alone something so precious as the lives of our children,” Mickelson said.
Mickelson also claimed that the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” will affect females much more than it will affect males, so “you’re not going to have a bunch of limp-wristed twits signing up for the Marines. That’s not going to happen. The overwhelming majority of the people who are going to be affected by this are going to be females. And that is the branch of service where there will be the most population of self-designated gays. Most of the images you have in your head of a bunch of flamers joining the Marines, that’s not reality.”
Mickelson is no stranger to controversy. In August, the host declared that AIDS discriminates against people who engage in “stupid behavior,” and since homosexuality is a “sexual disorder” that violates natural law, it “isn’t rocket science” to conclude AIDS discriminates against homosexuals. Following outrage from the gay rights community, Mickelson’s employer — Clear Channel Communications — apologized for the comments on air. And state Sen. Matt McCoy (D-Des Moines), who is openly gay, called for a boycott of Mickelson’s sponsors.