Has Anthony Mantova Ever Even Shared a Shower?
Operation Yellow Elephant salutes Soulforce's Right to Serve campaign, another nonpartisan grass roots citizens initiative to Support Our President to WIN the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) by encouraging well qualified and motivated Real Americans to volunteer for military service. Thanks to the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, a legacy from the previous Administration that President Bush and our governing party strongly support, however, military recruiters are actually turning away all non-heterosexuals who volunteer for military service.
If the College and Young Republicans, and Anthony Mantova, still refuse even to consider volunteering for military service, the least they could do is support Real Americans' efforts to encourage our Congress, which our governing party (their party) controls, to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." Resolutions at next year's Young Republicans National Convention and the College Republicans National Convention (can someone find out when/where? Click here) would be a worthwhile first step.
Here's an awesome quote from Detroit News columnist Deb Price:
Take, for example, Rachel Powell, age 20, who is juggling college classes in Louisiana and working at a medical clinic: She has been out since 17 and recently celebrated her first anniversary with partner Emily.
But while Marine recruiters said they couldn't take her, the vast majority of her peers support her right to serve: 18- to 29-year-olds -- recruitment-age youth who actually would be in the showers and foxholes -- favor allowing gays to serve openly by 72-23 percent, according to a Pew Research Center poll released in March.
Let's face it: We know that Anthony Mantova has never shared a foxhole. Has he ever even shared a shower?
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