The Pentagon is lifting its ban on transgender people in the military and, of course, the Christian right is flipping out over it. Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council is very concerned that it will undermine our national security for some bizarre reason.
He continued: “What do you think our adversaries are thinking as they look at us and all of the stuff that we’re doing? We’re putting women in infantry units. What do you think they think of us? What is their impression of us? I think they believe we’re a bunch of clowns that have lost our way, we don’t know where we’re going or what we’re going to do when we get there. And I think that they see exactly what’s happening in this country that we’ve lost our focus on fighting and winning wars and protecting the nation and now we are all about appealing to special interest groups, that’s what it is about.”
Perkins concurred: “I think they are very happy with what they see — not the allies, our enemies are — because this degrades our military effectiveness and readiness.”
Yeah, I’m sure that’s what they’re thinking. They’re not thinking about the fact that we have more military firepower than nearly every other country on earth put together, only that there will be a small number of trans people in the military now. And everyone knows that a trans person can’t fire a gun or command a tank or fly a plane, amirite?
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