Palm Center Joins The DADT Insanity, Willing to Support Putting Aside DADT Repeal to Pass Defense Bill

This is just becoming insane and more proof that we are our own worst enemies.

The Washington Post is now stating that The Palm Center will join  Outserve, and Knights Out and will be willing to support passing a Defense bill that is stripped of the DADT repeal provision.in some sort of bizarre  game of righteous one-upmanship to ‘show’ John McCain: for the bigot that he is. 

McCain “has no rationale left, just prejudice,” said Palm Center Deputy Director Christopher Neff. “The only rationale left is he’s being anti-gay and has chosen to take an anti-gay position to scuttle the defense authorization bill.” The groups spoke out in support of passing the authorization bill to demonstrate that unlike McCain, they’re willing to put aside personal political priorities in the interest of addressing national security concerns in the bill, he said.

It’s a risky political calculation that puts them in direct conflict with four larger groups more directly involved with lobbying efforts to end the ban: the Human Rights Campaign, the Center for American Progress, Servicemembers United and Servicemembers Legal Defense Network.

Servicemembers United Executive Director Alexander Nicholson called the other groups’ statement “absolute lunacy.”

“It has been the position of the organizations that actually work on repealing ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ to strongly oppose stripping the repeal language out of the defense authorization bill,” Nicholson said in an e-mail. “That position has been based on the reality of the vote count, and those facts on the ground here in Washington have not changed.”

Hey Palm Center, OutServe and KnightsOut!  FUCK JOHN McCAIN!

This may come as a shock to you.  But this is NOT ONLY about DADT its about LGBT Rights in general and we really DO NOT need you playing some fucked up mind games or trying to prove a point right now and show you care about National Security while throwing the LGBT Community under the bus!

Personally I am getting sick of DADT and all the extra drama that groups like OutServe and KinightsOut is creating now.  Perhaps the members of KnightsOut and OutServe shouldn’t be allowed to serve in the military because obviously when the going get tough they are too stupid to see a majorly flawed battle strategy or they are just throwing in the towel.

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Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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