This is an example of one of the likely reasons:
On Saturday, six gay and straight service members applied some of their finest makeup and lip synced to “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” in what is believed to be first drag queen and king show on an American military base. The show was thrown in support for the base’s recently formed OutServe-SLDN chapter, a nonprofit advocacy group for the army’s LGBT community.
Navy Lt. Marissa Greene told Stars and Stripes she only expected to sell 75 tickets for the variety show, but ended up selling more than 400 in ten days. The event went through the same approval process as other on-base fundraisers go through, with the only caveat being that it was not allowed to be labeled a “drag show” in its publicity materials. The show was warmly received by spectators, who rocked out to performances by the likes of Manny Nuff and Chocolate Sunrise (“a crowd favorite,” the website notes.)
Just a few years ago, performances like these would have been grounds for a possible discharge. The repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell has made it possible for events like this to occur.
This is the Club Play Dance Edition of the US Armed Forces, right up to the closeted Commander-in-Chief. Why on Earth would Putin take seriously a military that has decided to put gays and women on the front lines and gutted its capabilities in favor of foolish imperial adventures and social progress?
Putin may have seized the Crimea, but he had better watch himself carefully now or Obama will pose at him a second time. Oh, SNAP!
And for the Christian conservatives who cling to the belief that America is particularly favored by God, the fact that the military has been literally Sodomized should suffice to indicate otherwise.