At the Pentagon event, Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work delivered the keynote address, saying, “We honor the service and sacrifices of our gay and lesbian service members…” Clearly, Manning is not somebody the Pentagon is necessarily “proud” of. Still, the extraordinary “gay pride” ceremony at the Pentagon was something to see. It reflected what Robert R. Reilly describes in his new book, Making Gay Okay, as the transformation of the homosexual rights movement from a request for tolerance to a cultural conquest.
It is quite shocking to think that the Pentagon has been conquered in this insidious process. Yet, that’s what the facts seem to show.
Reilly taught at the National Defense University and served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, where he was Senior Advisor for Information Strategy from 2002 to 2006. His publisher, Ignatius Press, has produced a short YouTube video about his provocative new book.
However, Breitbart News reports that the Reilly book is receiving the silent treatment from much of the conservative media. “Reilly’s new book cannot get a hearing; there is a media blackout, a stonewall even among the conservative press…” reports Austin Ruse.
If the conservative media won’t cover the homosexualization of the military, who will? It is a question that Reilly must be asking.
It is a book that Pentagon officials should read. In a chapter titled “Sodomy and the Military,” Reilly notes that “From America’s founding until 2011, the armed forces of the United States have prohibited sodomy and sought to exclude homosexuals from military service. In 1778, at Valley Forge, General George Washington approved the sentence of dismissal for an officer ‘attempting to commit sodomy,’ with ‘abhorrence and detestation of such infamous crimes,’ according to Washington’s papers at the Library of Congress.”
In April of this year, however, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel presided over a signing ceremony for the “Human Goals Charter,” a document rewritten to affirm the special rights of homosexuals in the Armed Forces. Hagel and top military officials signed it. “I’m proud that the language of the charter has been updated to reflect the contributions of gay and lesbian military personnel who now serve openly and proudly across America’s armed forces,” Hagel said.
Rewriting the history of the American republic, Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work told the “gay pride” ceremony that “Upholding the individual liberties, dignity, and worth of every American is the bedrock principle upon which our nation was founded.”
General George Washington’s view and the treatment of homosexuality during his lifetime have simply been eliminated from the military history of the United States.
At the Pentagon’s “pride” ceremony, Work also made mention of Brigadier General Tammy Smith, “the first openly gay General Officer in the United States military.” Smith is the Deputy Chief of Staff for the U.S. Army Reserve. Her official bio refers to Smith and “her spouse Tracey Hepner,” who works for the Department of Homeland Security. She was chosen to sit with first lady Michelle Obama during the 2013 State of the Union address.