U.S. will pay up to discharged 'gays'

Monday, January 14, 2013
Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

Poll vote buttonA 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 separation pay. 

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.

LaBarbera, Peter"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 OneNewsNow.

"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 country."

LaBarbera says opposing homosexual behavior is not equivalent to racial injustice.

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