Keep the pressure on - we can win on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
Please contact your representative today and insist that they vote against any effort to overturn the military's ban on homosexual behavior.
May 17, 2010
The House Appropriations Committee will take up the Defense Appropriations bill this week. Latest reports indicate that there is still some indecision among the Democrats about attaching an amendment to this bill that will overturn the law that makes homosexuals ineligible for military service.
The great news here is that we have an excellent chance to win this battle. Already, Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Admiral Mike Mullen, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, have urged Congress not to repeal this law until the military's year-long study of the issue is complete. This, I believe, is in part due to your AFA's Action Alerts that have gone to millions of patriotic Americans, calling for action.
This change of tone from the leaders of the military argues powerfully that they are beginning to hear from rank-and-file members of the military who know that allowing homosexual service members in our armed forces will decimate military morale, damage unit cohesion, inhibit rather than enhance military readiness, hamper recruitment and retention, and virtually bring to an end the military careers of Christian officers and chaplains.
If the Democrats go ahead with plans to repeal existing law, they will be doing so in the face of opposition from military brass, members of the military, and the majority of the American people.
Send an email to your representative today and urge him/her to vote "No" on any effort to repeal the law which bans open homosexuals from serving in the United States military.
Additional resource: AFA has established a dedicated webpage with extensive resources to help you understand and debate this issue.
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