This post is probably going to piss off some people, and quite frankly, I don’t give a shit.
Most of the folks reading this will have come here from Facebook, and if you are my friend there, you pretty much know my stance on a lot of issues. Especially when it comes to gay rights. I couldn’t care less if two men like to have sex, or if two women get it on. Personally, I prefer women, and the key point is that it’s my personal preference. I will never judge people for what they do in the privacy of their own bedroom.
Especially if they have willingly signed over their lives for our country.
Today, I posted on Facebook: “I don’t think I’ve ever been prouder to have served in the US Navy.” and linked to the article about the first Navy homecoming kiss between two women. The kiss was a light peck and honestly, I’d want a heterosexual couple to keep it just as quick.
I was greatly disappointed by a family member who commented “Just plain wrong to me”. I know this person reads my Facebook posts, and will most likely see this link, and I hope they read it.
There is one thing that is guaranteed to bring me to tears, and that’s to see service members being reunited with their loved ones after a deployment. I’ll be the first to admit that a naval deployment isn’t normally as dangerous as an Army or Marine deployment, as we were generally stationed in waters well away from direct fire. This isn’t to take away the sacrifices that the Navy families and their loved ones have suffered. Seeing families be reunited is like hitting my “insta-cry” button. That includes the traditional homecoming kiss.
Why should anyone give a flying fuck if it’s two women? Or two men? If you are pissed that they are gay, keep in mind that they are putting their GAY lives on the line for you to have the freedom of speech to hate them for it.
I gave eight years of my life to my country to protect the right of free speech. I proudly served in order for people to proudly spew their homophobic bullshit.