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NOM’s Ruth Institute: Pro-Gay Military Magazine Will Undermine Unit Cohesion!

September 09, 2011 5:11 pm ET by Carlos Maza

According to the National Organization for Marriage’s (NOM) Ruth Institute, the cohesiveness of America’s armed forces is being threatened by… a pro-gay magazine title.

In a September 9 blog entry, the Ruth Institute re-posted a OneNewsNow article warning that “radical” LGBT activists are attempting to push for “more than the right to serve in the military.”

And what is this “more” that ‘homosexual activists’ are fighting for?

Equal partner benefits. And the right to distribute a magazine for gay service members on military bases:

But according to The Washington Times, the radical group that calls itself the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network is urging Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to extend military housing and other benefits to the same-sex partners of homosexual service members, once the new policy is in place. They also want approval to distribute a homosexual advocacy magazine called OutServe on military bases.

The OneNewsNow article relies on Elaine Donnelly -- misinformer on gay rights issues and president of the anti-gay Center for Military Readiness -- to explain the serious threat posed by these “unheard of” demands:

“This is the real problem with OutServe,” she contends. “This is certainly contrary to everything we know about unit cohesion -- to encourage one group within the ranks to set itself apart as something different, separate, and with a singular set of demands.”

Apparently, Ruth Institute contributor Betsy, who posted the OneNewsNow article on the Ruth Institute website, agrees. Betsy wrote:

Even the name of this magazine makes them sound like they are setting themselves apart and are better than their comrades at arms. Is that really what they’re going for with this?

The post is just the latest in NOM’s inexplicably renewed interest in opposing open service.

Marriage-related or otherwise, no anti-gay talking point is too ridiculous for NOM.

Previously:

NOM: Homosexuality Is “Immorality,” “Evil,” “Darkness Parading Around As Light”

NOM’s Ruth Institute: “All Laws” That Allow Gay Couples To Raise Children Are “Wrong”

NOM Finds Time To Misinform About DADT Repeal