AN OPEN LETTER TO SEN. JOHN McCAIN by Penny2
December 10, 2010 by easearle
Celebs in Disgrace screens at Stonecoast Movie Night (Jan. 13 in Freeport, ME)…
UPDATE: Senate votes to repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell…
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AN OPEN LETTER TO SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN by Penny 2
Dear Senator McCain,
With the deepest respect for your service to this country, I ask you to stop listening to the ghosts of your fellow servicemen of decades ago in the discussions of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell at the Senate.
Your fellow servicemen gave so much to their country, but were products of their time, brought up to fear gay men. People fear what they don’t understand. They don’t have the benefit of having had gay friends all their life, like I have.
I read that your daughter Meghan McCain favors repeal. I am twenty years older than Meghan. We are members of a generation of Americans who are now 26-46 years old. Yet in yesterday’s hearing, you let the ghosts of men thirty years older than me guide your questioning.
You seem so sure that the minority of soldiers who still harbor the prejudices won’t be able to get past them. They will–and they will be looked at by future generations as greater because of it.
Stop listening to the prejudices of your generation as you set laws that will govern mine. Please support our country’s military leadership in repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.
**This letter was originally published in the Belmont Citizen Herald in Belmont, MA