Former US Defense Secretary Robert Gates has been getting a lot of new coverage lately over his book that criticizes the leadership of his former boss, President Barack Obama. The Obama administration has been trying to downplay the accusations made by Gates in his book, but that’s typical for the White House.
Gates was first appointed as Secretary of Defense by former President George W. Bush in December 2006. When Barack Obama won the 2008 election and was sworn into office in January 2009, he kept Gates on as Defense Secretary. He retired as Secretary of Defense on July 1, 2011, opening the way for Obama to appoint a spineless little weasel known as Leon Panetta.
Under Obama’s leadership, Gates led the US military from a once proud and strong force into the realms of homosexuality and perverse liberalism. In March 2010, Gates announced that the military was lifting the ban on ‘don’t ask don’t tell’ and that homosexuals would be allowed to openly serve in the military. Gates said that allowing gays to serve just made common sense and common decency. He also stated:
“The reality is that you don’t all agree with each other on your politics, you don’t agree with each other on your religion, you don’t agree with each other on a lot of things. But you still serve together. And you work together. And you look out for each other. And that’s all that matters.”
Does it make common sense to place gay man in the same tight quarters with a very conservative normal man? Not in my book. It seems like he was trying to mix oil and water and we all know that they don’t mix well at all. Gates and the military’s solution to the problem was to start enacting more and more policies to give gays extra protection and privileges while at the same time starting a series of restrictions against Christians exercising their religious faith. Panetta took Gates lead and ran with it while he worked on emasculating and de-Christianizing the military after Gates retired.
Now, Robert Gates will be taking his same pro-gay agenda to the Boy Scouts of America as he becomes their new president in May of this year. This follows the formal acceptance of gay scouts that took effect on January 1 of this year.
Gay activists and organizations are hailing Gates appointment to lead the Boy Scouts just like he led the military. They are relying on him to extend many of the extra privileges and protections to gay scouts as those given to gay soldiers.
When I was a scout, every meeting opened and ended with prayer. We were taught Christian principles not only because of their moral value but because the Boy Scouts, by and large, was a supposedly Christian organization. It wouldn’t surprise me now to start seeing the Boy Scouts turn away from everything Christian that they have embraced in their 114 years of history. Gays will object to prayer and any references to the Bible, God, Jesus or Christian and will whine and cry and file lawsuits to strip others of their rights. I guess in that context, Robert Gates is probably the perfect man for the job.