Originally posted by Thaedes:
If the question is so stupid,what does that make you for answering? Foolish for wasting my time, heh, but I don‘t mind. A spare minute everyday here or there spent trying to ridicule other foolishness is time well wasted in my opinion.
Just to add two comments to this,just because Canada recently allowed gay marriages does it make it right?And what does gays getting married have to do with them serving in Canadian Forces? I can‘t see any connection here.Yes, it does make it right. Since sexual orientation is a superficial classification of individuals. Since other individuals marry and have children, it stands to reason that homosexual individuals can do this as well (adopt children since they obviously cannot procreate as heterosexual couples do).
Explain this to me.
What do homosexuals being allowed to get married have to do with the Canadian Forces? Well that is a good question, but one that has a pretty good answer as well. All freedoms and rights within Canada are upheld in the Military. A new freedom being granted (long overdue) to individuals in the civillian world must be granted to those in the Military world (at least here in Canada). This will increase the over all amount of marriages in the Canadian forces (likely not by much, but then we don‘t have the #‘s or statistics to even get a ball park figure). Not to mention, since the combat arms are almost entirely composed of male individuals, this is most likely to be the place to see the largest number of increased marriages. I‘m sure you can see the problem here, (though it may not be obvious). Spouses working together, especially in the field and in the same regiment could have many potential problems. As such, there would have to be regulations of some sort monitoring this like at many other places of work (not just homosexual, but heterosexual as well).
Now, correct me if I‘m wrong but I‘m fairly certain there are already some guidelines for the heterosexual marriages in the forces I‘d imagine - it‘d simply be a matter of adapting it to fit homosexual marriages as well.
MTF, since you‘re already in the position of devil‘s advocate right now, why don‘t you provide us with some well thought out answers as to why individuals of homosexual preference should be paid less, or treated with less dignity? or any of the other ridiculous questions you originally asked?
To me, to ridicule people for their sexual preference is as silly as ridiculing them for their favorite colour. Would you honestly believe that someone deserved less money because they liked blue instead of yellow? [/qb]
I know where you are coming from,but I disagree 100%,but that is my right as an individual to feel that way,about allowing gays to adopt children,but that‘s besides the point and this thread is about Canadian Forces.
I never said they should be paid less and have different benefits I am just asking what you guys think?
If you really want my opinion,then I‘d have to say I don‘t think they should be allowed in Canadian Forces period,if U.S can avoid that from happening why can‘t Canada?There are religious people in army correct?Well homosexuality is against all religions so to make someone who is religious to have to be around that all the time when training is simply wrong.
That would be like me making you eat something you don‘t like and allergic to.
Obviously you can‘t get rid of religious people in army because that would mean getting rid of more then half the people in army and we would end up with even a smaller army which Canada can‘t afford to have happen.So you might as well get rid of homosexuality in army,which is immoral anyways.Canadian Forces if I am correct is supposed enforce morals to some extent,so does it make sense to have gays and lesbians join?NO.
Like I said that‘s just my opinion with my rights to believe in,since you want to talk about freedom and rights.
As far as you talking about colours,it is pointless because if you‘re trying to say I sound racist,I am not racist,although some of you may think I am just for my opinions against gays.
To me that‘s not racism it is called common sense.
Anyways I have answered your question and given my opinion,but you can disagree all you want,it‘s not going to change my opinion.
Your point of view is your right just as my opinion is my right,like you said Canada is about freedom and rights.