I Guess A Kiss Is Not Just A Kiss, After All, To Some

I guess a kiss isn’t just a kiss.  About two weeks ago, I blogged about U.S. Marine Brandon Morgan returning home from service and reuniting with his partner, Dalan, in Hawaii.  (The link to the original blog is posted at the bottom.)

While the picture has received mostly positive responses, homophobia has reared its ugly head.

The photo was featured in the “Stars and Stripes Magazine” and it ticked off Master Sgt. Corey Wade, stationed in Afghanistan, and prompted this spew of hate:

“The photo you posted in the March 4 Mideast and Pacific editions with the article “Gay Marine’s homecoming kiss gets worldwide notice” is both disgusting and outrageous. It’s bad enough to publish articles that cover the debauchery of homosexuality, but to show that photo crosses the line.

The vast majority of military members I know do not support homosexuality in the military in any way, let alone homosexuality on its own. Yet the voices of opposition to homosexuality continue to not be heard by biased media outlets. “Don’t ask, don’t tell,” although not perfect, was a good compromise for the military. The military is not a 9-to-5 job; it requires people to work in combat 24/7 operations, often under extreme conditions.

I can’t always choose who I room with. But as a Christian, it goes against my faith and the clear word of God (for those Christians who disagree, blow the dust off your Bibles and take a read) to practice such an act; it is clearly a sin.  Marriage has always and should always be between a man and a woman, for it was designed by God and clearly stated in his word. Even non-Christians can agree with this. America is in a deep moral slide and this country will pay the due penalty of its errors.”

In response to that, writer, activist, and former Marine Russian linguist Brett Edward Stout responds to the letter to the editor in Stars and Stripes about Wade’s homophobic rhetoric. Stout lives and works in New York City and his work can be read on Out.com, Advocate.com, Moviebuzzers.com, and ACCESSline Iowa.

My original blog on the subject from February 27, 2012, “All Returning Soldiers Deserve A Kiss:  https://anthonypeoples.wordpress.com/2012/02/27/all-returning-soldiers-deserve-a-kiss/


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Larry on March 16, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    i am getting better at accepting things but i couldnt watch the video of the kiss but hey i guess its ok to publish it


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