As a Navy veteran now 86 years old, I recall discrimination back in World War II.
Remember when blacks were assigned to serve as stewards for naval officers and were not assigned other duties? Remember when Asians were also similiarly assigned?
Remember when women were not serving in positions other than in the Medical Corp? Remember when gays wanting to get out of the Navy needed to only declare they were gay?
Remember the jokes about the Chineese mess cooks?
Never miss a local story.
I wonder why we still discriminate against gays and lesbians in the service? Are those who do so afraid of contamination? I don’t believe that any of us would ask a person’s sexual orientation when combat action was required.
As the first loader on a little .50 caliber anti-aircraft machine gun on a mine sweeper, I never ask when handed a shell where it came from.
Most, if not all, discrimination seems to come from religious beliefs or just plain hate handed down from a generation long gone. Some religious people seem to hate other religions. Some state that to be saved, you need to become one of “us.”
No one who is gay has asked me to become gay.
Most churchgoers in a time of need pray to God, not to the pope, bishops or ministers.
Gays don’t come from gay parents. Those gays I know have very straight parents — some quite religious in family training.
Where do your beliefs come from?