Ron Crews Nostalgic for Time when Gays 'Could Not Get a Security Clearance'
Ron Crews of the Chaplains Alliance for Religious Liberty likes to conceal his over the top rhetoric about gays and lesbians serving openly in the military by claiming that he simply wants to defend the freedom of chaplains to oppose same-sex marriage, which he claims is under attack. During his appearance on the Janet Parshall’s radio show In The Market yesterday, however, Crews continued to simply make anti-gay statements without making a serious case as to how the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’s repeal has jeopardized the military’s standing or the rights of chaplains.
Parshall lauded his efforts by warning listeners that “the removal of this [Don’t Ask Don’t Tell] policy has opened a Pandora’s box” and that the repeal was “unfair.”
Crews claimed that the military is now being “used to promote the radical homosexual agenda,” turning it into a “social pawn” rather than using it to “fight our nation’s wars.” He later reminisced about a time when everyone understood that “homosexuality was not good for the order and discipline of our military” and that people “could not get a security clearance” if they were gay or “went to homosexual activities or gay bars.”
This administration has chosen to use our military to promote a radical social agenda. For the very first time in our nation’s history, the military is being used as a social pawn rather than for what it’s intended to do: to fight our nation’s wars and to make sure our boundaries remain safe. But this administration in urging Congress and pressuring Congress, and it was done in a lame duck session of Congress two years ago in December of 2010 when the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell was passed into law, and then there was a series of briefings that were given to the military to get ready for the repeal to go into effect and then our Service Chiefs had to ratify it and send a note to the president, and that was done just about two years ago, in September two years ago. Now for the first time our nation’s military has been used to promote the radical homosexual agenda to legitimize and to say that homosexuality is okay.
The military existed for the first two hundred plus years with a real clear standard, that homosexuality was not good for the order and discipline of our military. Furthermore, if you were known to be homosexual or went to homosexual activities or gay bars or whatever you could not get a security clearance, that was a part of the criteria of every officer had to have a security clearance, so all of those policies have had to be changed.
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