Oklahoma Lawmaker Claims DADT Would Stop Promotion Of ‘Gay’ In The Military

Oklahoma state lawmaker Rep. Mike Reynolds (R) is defending his controversial proposal to force gay and lesbian servicemembers in the state’s National Guard back in the closet and reinstate Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. In an interview with KXII, Reynolds argued that the measure would stop the promotion of homosexuality and restore the morale of the troops. “It doesn’t say if you are gay you cant join the military, if you are gay you can’t be in the military, what it says is don’t go out there and promote it,” Reynolds said. “It was a policy that was in place for 16 years and nobody except a couple of radical activists found any harm in the policy and as a pay off for those radical activists for helping him become elected, President Barack Obama chose to reverse the policy.” Watch his comments: