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25 May 2010

Conservative Group Calls DADT Deal Part Of Obama/Pelosi "Radical Social Agenda"

"You don't have to be straight to be in the military; you just have to be able to shoot straight."

-U.S. Senator Barry "Mr. Conservative" Goldwater (R - Arizona)

By now, news has reached the masses of a deal to end the ban on gays and lesbians serving openly and honorably in the military [Meckler, Laura (2010-5-25).  Deal to End Ban On Gays in Military Takes ShapeWall Street Journal.  Retrieved on 2010-5-25.].  Sen. Joe Lieberman (I - Connecticut) plans on offering an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, currently pending in the Senate Armed Services Committee, that ends "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

Conservatives are already gearing up for a fight on the Lieberman amendment. 

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins released the following statement Monday night:

"Tonight, President Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made a back room deal that disregards the views of our troops and uses the military to advance the political agenda of a radical special interest group."

In addition, Tony Perkins' Family Research Council took out an ad in Politico Tuesday that criticizing U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elana Kagan for her support of ending DADT.

"What Do Kagan, Levin and Pelosi have in common?,"  the ad asks.  "Using the military to advance their radical social agenda."

I have but one question for Tony Perkins, his Family Research Council and any other conservative considering opposing the end of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell. . ."