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A beautiful photo of a West Point cadet escorting his boyfriend to a winter formal is making the blogosphere rounds.
The photo appears on the Facebook page of Knights Out, the West Point alumni support group for LGBT soldiers. The men in the photo were not named by the site.
"This, ladies and gentleman, is progress at an Academy in which we can be proud," the caption reads. "A member of the Academy's Spectrum group and his boyfriend at Yearling Winter Weekend last weekend."As I commented over at Retrophoebia, the blogmaster at which I owe a hat tip, this is simply revolting in a fundamental, elementary way. It makes me physically ill to see this photo, the "ick" factor is so strong.
Now that condonation of open homosexuality is the official moral position of the military--making the values of Believers completely non grata--I can no longer advise in good faith any of my children joining the armed services. Morally, the institution has cast off its moorings and has surrendered its status as a place where men can serve their country with honor. As it was, my past advice to them was ambivalent; stuff like this now tilts me into the "anti" column.
Gross. And saddening to watch something great slowly die.