A report was released by the Pentagon that affects all of us in the military. In this study, military members were actually used to form part of the report, complete with an anonymous survey (which I was not a part of). The Washington Post had an article showing that, "about 70 percent of active duty and reserve members of the military saw little or no problem with ending the 17-year-old policy." I tend to agree with the general consensus. While I don't believe the act of homosexuality allows a person to be right with God (not that they can't come to Christ, mind you).
According to Business Week, the Pentagon report also showed that, "ending the U.S. military’s ban on openly gay and lesbian service members would present a “low” risk to overall military effectiveness, a Pentagon study says." For those who may say that these are biased sources, Fox News reported on the issue, quoting Rep. Duncan Hunter of California, who was a former Marine officer, saying essentially that the Pentagon set up a survey to get a specific result.
It is difficult to write about this topic as an unbiased person, as I am both a Christian and a career sailor. However, I disagree with Mr. Hunter, who was my representative while I was stationed in San Diego. I believe that he toed the political line, and that comes from my dealing with him in the past (including writing him letters on other issues). He is a Republican, and so he states things as a Republican. Hey, I call it like it is.
As a sailor, I know this is inevitable. We will have homosexuals serving openly in the military because it is the current issue in America and so it will be getting the attention. The only question is whether legalized marriage will happen before or after Don't Ask Don't Tell gets repealed.
As a Christian, I know this is inevitable. See a pattern here? In no way am I saying that homosexuality is acceptable to God, but that's something for God to figure out, not me. I just try to do what he says, and that is to care about every human being and share my faith when I can.