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Walter Barton

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After 26 years retiring from the Navy, then another 14 years as a psychotherapist retiring again, I have finally found time to be more active.

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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 22, 2011
Reflections on Being Gay in the Military One man's reflection of what a gay Naval officer endured and watching the progress of social justice that lead to repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell. The work for equality and justice is not over.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Another Year of Don't Ask, Don't Tell This week Congress is to bring up Don't Ask, Don't Tell, a piece of legislature signed into law by President Clinton. For over 16 years, it has created a 2nd class classification to all homosexuals that honorably serve in our Armed Forces. This forcibly separates those individuals from the values encouraged and held by the traditions of our military, honor, integrity, truth. Long overdue, this discriminatory law needs repeal.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 28, 2010
The New Coverture, the Right's Answer to Marriage The Right wants to keep pushing the same old line that marriage is between a man and a woman. They want the woman to perform her duty to the man like it has been done for hundreds of years. Theirs is a traditional marriage plan designed to entrap women in this role and it is being used to fight against same-sex marriage. The Prop 8 trial in California only brings out the plan so all can see it.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 4, 2010
Integrity of Don't Ask, Don't Tell So who is opposed to the concept of honor? It certainly is not any of the estimated 66,000 gay and lesbians currently on active duty who are forced by law to lie about who they are.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 10, 2009
Gay Marriage vs. Civil Unions, a New PEW Poll A new PEW Research Center poll shows a rise in support for civil unions in the United States to 57% but gay marriages remain steady. Most all recognize the discrimination of homosexuals in the U.S. but are unwilling to recognize the difference between the pew and the government.
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 3, 2009
Roman Polanski “Made a Little Mistake 32 Years Ago” The pedophile Roman Polanski has been arrested, yet there are some who defend him. Why?
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 9, 2009
David Wood and Mary Jo Sharp: Apologetics Assaulted? Christian apologetics violate the tenets of their faith and are openly supported by their church.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 3, 2009
The Effects of Social Institutions on Homosexual Youth A perspective on homosexual youth suicide as a result of the effects of social institutions.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 28, 2009
Don't Ask, Don't Tell, the Debate Goes On Even though 75% of Americans believe Don't Ask, Don't Tell should be repealled, the debate goes on, and on, and on.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 25, 2009
The Nuclear Family's Half-Life The nuclear family is on the decline being pushed along by family values of adultery. When is the hypocrisy going to stop? A tale of one of the strongmen in the nuclear family argument.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 25, 2009
Adultery, a GOP Family Value A weakened Republican Party is bad for the nation. They need to scrap their banner of "family values" and get serious about exactly what they stand for.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 31, 2009
The Bible and Simple Minds Use of pre-science reasoning and literal interpretations of the Bible endanger enactment of civil rights laws. Separation of Church and State must be maintained for local and federal governments.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 15, 2009
Church and State – Two Sides of Marriage Gay marriage issue sparks debate on equal rights for the gay and lesbian community. On one hand, conservatives attempt to interject religion; and on the other, liberals contend it is secular. In this argument, conservatives are threatening free govenment and the principles on which this nation was established.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Don't Ask, Don't Tell Must Go Now America is losing yet another courageous soldier who is critical in the effort to end two wars. 1Lt Dan Choi, an Iraqi veteran, Arabic linguist, and infantry officer is being discharged due to a bad law. Repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell now.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 7, 2009
Bigotry, a National Organization for Marriage Trademark National Organization for Marriage promotes bigotry, oppression, fear and ignorance.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 2, 2009
Virginia Foxx – America's Future Virginia Foxx, the real hoax from North Carolina.
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Gays in the Military: A Good Fit Retired flag officers write OpEd for Washington Post supporting ban on gays in military. This article opposes their tired verbage.

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