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AFA livid that same-sex partners of service members may be buried at Arlington National Cemetery

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The Pentagon’s recent decision to extend certain benefits to the same-sex partners of service members following the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell has provoked the ire of the American Family Association, which is upset that they may now be eligible for burial at Arlington National Cemetery.

A new action alert from the AFA asks members to email their representatives in Congress, telling them that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has “effectively devastated our nation’s military by allowing the ‘gay agenda’ to take priority over national defense.”

The AFA claims that homosexuality “presents an unacceptable risk to good order, discipline, morale and unit cohesion” and that the “most disturbing [thing] is his decision to allow homosexual partners to be buried on the hallowed grounds of Arlington National Cemetery.”

This means the military will recognize homosexual lovers as “married” and will give a full slate of benefits, including burial in Arlington National Cemetery.

Panetta, at every turn, has exposed the military to open homosexuality, which presents an unacceptable risk to good order, discipline, morale and unit cohesion – qualities essential for combat readiness.

TAKE ACTION

Send a letter to your members of Congress, letting them know that, on their watch, they have allowed the security of our nation to be endangered by focusing on social experimentation, rather than defense.

Under your watch, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has effectively devastated our nation’s military by allowing the “gay agenda” to take priority over national defense.

This week, his decision to grant “marriage” benefits to homosexuals in the military presents an unacceptable risk to good order, discipline, morale and unit cohesion – qualities essential for combat readiness.

Most disturbing is his decision to allow homosexual partners to be buried on the hallowed grounds of Arlington National Cemetery.

I urge you to do your part in restoring sanity to the Department of Defense and stop social experimentation in the military.

Click here for more about the American Family Association.

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29 more reader comments:

  1. The fact that this pisses off the AFA, bonus!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 3:03pm
  2. we must be doing something right!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 3:03pm
  3. Seriously? Where is our humanity and respect for loved ones being together? Partners lose as well when service members are lost.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 3:03pm
  4. makes me sick!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 3:05pm
  5. How many of those committee members have ever served?

    Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 3:05pm
  6. I just don’t understand the fire that fuels their hatred

    Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 3:06pm
  7. I am unaware of ANY spouses who were not, themselves, active-duty military or veterans, being buried at Arlington beside their military spouse. Has this always been permitted, with the spouses of military personnel, or is this going a step too far?

    Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 3:07pm
  8. Yes, because the AFA knows anything about the Military! Gay spouses have every right to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery as any Heterosexual does.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 3:08pm
  9. I, being gay, support EQUALITY, not a new imagined entitlement that is not afforded, equally.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 3:09pm
  10. They all have the same right, regardless of gender. The hatred makes me sick. We are equal regardless who we marry!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 3:10pm
  11. Hah. Here’s a clue. There are already dead gay soldiers buried there. The AFA just can’t identify them.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 3:11pm
  12. Sounds like the AFA is ready for a big “cross burnin”.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 3:12pm
  13. Livid? I hope they die of apoplexy! Right away!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 3:12pm
  14. The animals are realizing they are losing control over things. Laughing out loud

    Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 3:19pm
  15. Are they even serious right now? how would same sex burials cause the National Defense to deterioate? omg and a petition lol

    Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 3:22pm
  16. They really need to get the bleep over it.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 3:38pm
  17. It’s not for them to decide. Bigots.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 3:54pm
  18. There is so much more constructive ways they can spend their time than on shit like this. Love is love.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 4:13pm
  19. wait they werent befor wtf man thats retarded

    Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 4:23pm
  20. Awww, poor babies, once they die they won’t be able to pretend that gay people don’t serve…

    Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 4:28pm
  21. One step at a time people. How do we get our ID cards?

    Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 6:39pm
  22. I’m thinking they have two choices: get over it or don’t get over it. Freedom of choice.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 9:36pm
  23. The ingratitude toward those who have died for freedom and for this nation astounds me.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 9:40pm
  24. Disgraceful! Good enough to fight for your rights but not good enough to have equal rights!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 9:42pm
  25. Low information, fear-based marketing. Spousal burial at Arlington is a federal benefit. Only way same-sex spouses of veterans can be interred there is if DOMA were overturned.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 9:44pm
  26. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 9:51pm
  27. What does this extension of benefits have anything to do with “National defense?” Being buried next to their partner, a member of the military who defended our country and gave their life in the defense of it is a matter of National security?? C’mon! Take a friggin’ step outside the box we all call an ivory tower!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 9:53pm
  28. Of course, because the HATERS, the American “Family” Association refuses to allow ANY EQUAL RIGHTS for any LGBTQ persons, no matter who, what, why, etc. They simply wish to deny ANY EQUAL RIGHTS period!! They are evil, ignorant, intolerant and bigoted!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 10:06pm
  29. get over it

    Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 10:59pm