From the Republican Presidential Debate at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. a YouTube question regarding 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' from Stepehen Hill, a soldier serving in Iraq, was directed at Rick Santorum.
Hill asked Santorum: “Do you plan to circumvent the progress that has been made for gay and lesbian soldiers in the military?”
[Then, Hill's video was booed by some members of the GOP audience at the debate. It was a disgusting response to a member of the military in Iraq, but what many have come to expect from Republicans.]
Then Santorum answered:
"Any type of sexual activity has absolutely no place in the military. And the fact that they are making it a point to include it as a provision within the military - that we are going to recognize a group of people and give them a special privilege, I think tries to inject social policy into the military and the military's job is to defend our country. We need to give the military, which is all volunteer, the ability to do so in a way that is most efficient and protective of our men and women in uniform and I believe this undermines that ability."
Santorum is so fixated on sexual activity that he doesn't seem to realize that the repeal of DADT was about basic HUMAN EQUALITY. The miliatry should not be discriminating on the basis of sexual ORIENTATION. This DOES NOT mean soldiers can fuck in the barracks or whatever. It doesn't give any gay soldiers free license to molest or sexually harass fellow soldiers. All it does is allow them to SERVE OPENLY.
Why is this so difficult for Rick Santorum to understand? [Of course he is an advocate of teaching 'Intelligent Design' in schools, which is an indication that his mental facilicties are not too well honed. . . . . ]