Ron Paul Says He’d Change “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”
While speaking to a group at Google, GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul expressed support for changing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” citing the number of discharged linguists.
This should not come as a shock to folks… He’s very much a libertarian and at his core believes that what you do is your business. And while that may sound good on the surface, in this case it leads to an endorsement of behavior that is undoubtly dramatically life shortening*.
What should be our response? One of true love. One that doesn’t leave someone to their own fatal desires but helps them to overcome their problem, much like we do with alcoholism now. We used to shun drunks but now we try to get them help… as we should. That is the loving response and takes out the whole debate on whether you are born that way or not.
*A Canadian study published in 1997 by Oxford University’s International Journal of Epidemiology reported that “life expectancy at age 20 years for gay and bisexual men is 8 to 20 years less than for all men. If the same pattern of mortality were to continue, we estimate that nearly half of gay and bisexual men currently aged 20 years will not reach their 65th birthday.”