Radical Right Reacts to DADT Votes
- Radical Right Reacts to DADT Votes
by Kilian Melloy
Tuesday Jun 1, 2010
The fringe right's has reacted to votes by the Senate Armed Forces Committee and the full U.S. House of Representatives last week to set aside the anti-gay law that bars openly gay troops from service. A fresh slew of anti-gay rhetoric has erupted; the fringe right's rhetoric also seeks to paint the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff as being "derelict" in his duty, and accuses conservative pundits of not speaking out against the votes.
An anti-gay group dedicated to keeping open GLBT servicemembers out of
uniform has declared Navy Adm. Mike Mullen to be "derelict" in his duties, reported religious site OneNewsNow.com in a June 1 article.
"As the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, [Mullen] does not have
operational responsibilities," the leader of anti-gay organization the
Center for Military Readiness (CMR), Elaine Donnelly, declared. "His sole role is to convey to the president the best professional advice of the other four services.
"He did not do that," Donnelly went on. "Instead, he served as a conduit for the political views of the president. In other words, [Mullen] conveyed views from the president on down rather [than] from the other service chiefs on up. That, I think, was a dereliction of his duty."
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