1/18/2011 - January 2011 SLI Educational Update - Homosexual Rights Make Huge Step
AN EDUCATIONAL UPDATE FROM
THE SOUTHEAST LAW INSTITUTE™, INC.
To: SLI Supporters
Date: January 2011
From: A. Eric Johnston
Re: Homosexual Rights Make Huge Step
“Don’t ask, don’t tell” has been repealed. Homosexuals may serve openly in all branches of the U.S. military. DADT was bad enough to begin with. It was a compromise required by the then Commander in Chief of all military forces, President Bill Clinton, who is also known for his own sexual dysfunction. DADT permitted homosexuals to serve, but not openly. To make matters worse, another Commander in Chief, President Barack Obama, pushed with all his presidential might for the repeal of DADT. Congress has approved its repeal and Obama has signed it into law. This means homosexuality will be an accepted practice in the U.S. military.
Those with military/political positions, such as the Secretary of Defense Bill Gates and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, head of all military services, Admiral Mike Mullen, led the charge of the gay brigade. At the same time, many military leaders opposed DADT, particularly the Marines, since they live, train, and fight in prolonged close personal contact with each other. President Obama disregarded military warnings and as Alice once observed, things became curiouser and curiouser. Obama made statements such as, “This law I am about to sign will strengthen our national security and uphold the ideas that our fighting men and women risk their lives to defend.” It makes us wonder what history books he reads.
The repeal of DADT brings the gay rights issue front and center for the concern of Americans. It is a major icebreaker – a victory for the gay rights lobby. A loss would have been an even larger event, a devastating setback for the gay rights agenda. But make no mistake, this is a major victory for them.
Gay rights advocates are working at every level. They are making progress. Many events are not as noteworthy as the remaking of the American military. SLI has been concerned with this progress for many years. In the 1990’s we began to write about our concerns with same sex marriage and sexual orientation as the basis for hate crimes. We warned of the coming agenda. Among other things, we represented the Auburn University Student Government in opposing on-campus recognition of a gay and lesbian student organization, something for which we were personally sued, but the case was thrown out. This resulted in our drafting a statute prohibiting use of state funds on college campuses for such unlawful purposes, but a federal judge struck the law down.
We have provided innumerable opinions, advice and counsel to individuals and government on the homosexual issue. To protect marriage, this included helping draft and passage of the Alabama Marriage Protection Act, § 30-1-19, 1975 Code of Alabama, and the Sanctity of Marriage Amendment to the Alabama Constitution, Article 1 § 36.03; together these prohibit same sex marriage or civil union. These, by the way, answer a recent question asked by a gay legislator of another legislator during the special session on ethics. The question had something to do with the recognition of a “spouse” in a same sex relationship. The Birmingham News reported that legislators did not know how to respond. The simple answer is that the Alabama Constitution and Code prohibit any type of same sex marriage or union replicating marriage. It has been our public policy since 1819. You wonder why educated and astute persons, such as legislators, would not know the answer to the question. And no, I am not making a joke about legislators.
It is this lack of understanding, however, that troubles us and encouraged us to write this Educational Update. We are concerned that the gay juggernaut will wholesale change our family friendly state and nation’s culture to one of perversion. How can we as a state and nation expect to prosper when we flagrantly disregard what we know is right?
Our most recent concern is the bullying law now in effect in Alabama, § 16-28B-1, Id. It is a vehicle for advancing the homosexual agenda. See November 2010 Educational Update. This issue will continue to gain momentum in the next few years in Alabama public schools. Also, as we noted, the U.S. Department of Education misinterpreted federal law to include sexual orientation as a basis for bullying.
In the days ahead, we must be vigilant in this effort. We will be focused on many issues dealing with the sanctity of life, religious freedom, individual rights, etcetera. We must keep a present consciousness of the gay undercurrent. We need your support as we do this. You need to communicate with elected officials of your concern. It is unlikely the new Alabama Legislature would consider advancing the gay agenda. However, when legislators were unable to answer a simple question, we must not take anything for granted.
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