pro-family activist says it's absolutely outrageous that U.S.
taxpayers must cough up $2.4 million to pay homosexuals who were
kicked out of the service because of their sexual orientation.
USA Today reports that the federal government has
agreed to pay an average of $14,000 to 181 homosexuals who were
discharged from the military under "don't ask, don't tell" -- the
pre-2011 law that banned homosexuals from serving openly in the
U.S. military. The ACLU filed a lawsuit claiming that it was
notfair for those individuals to receive only half of the standard
Peter LaBarbera is director of Americans
for Truth about Homosexuality. He says this is just another
negative consequence resulting from the lame-duck 111th Congress
repealing the ban on same-sex oriented military service.
"When the 'don't ask, don't
tell' repeal was first proposed, we didn't hear anything about
giving money to past soldiers who were let go under the policy of
excluding homosexuals based on their homosexual behavior," he tells
"Now we're paying for discharged homosexuals as if we
did something wrong. We did not do something wrong."
The family advocate points out those who were booted from the
service violated the law.
"Homosexual behavior is immoral. It used to be punishable under
the Uniform Code of Military Justice, and now we're acting like
this is some great wrong that has been done," he laments. "And
that's the problem -- the homosexual movement corrupts our
LaBarbera says opposing homosexual behavior is not equivalent to
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