"Allen West On DADT Repeal: ‘It’s Just A Matter Of Time’ Until Gay Soldiers ‘Break Down The Military’"
Speaking to a conservative crowd in Plant City, Florida this weekend, embattled Rep. Allen West (R-FL) dug further down into his anti-LGBT trench. When asked about the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, West said he opposed the move but that it was too late to change it. But the finality of repeal didn’t stop him from marking it as the harbinger of military decline. “When you take the military and you tell it they must conform to the individuals behavior, the it’s just a matter of time until you break down the military,” said West. He also once again rejected the civil rights comparison between African-Americans and gays in the military as, to him, homosexuality is apparently a choice. “Let me explain something to you,” he said. “I can’t change my color. People can change their behavior, but I can’t change my color.” (HT: Miami New Times)