Highest Ranking Gay General Patricia Rose Retires
The move is significant because she has been vaunted as the “highest ranking openly LGBT service member in the US military,” with the emphasis on “openly,” because at least one other homosexual General officer is of higher rank but not (technically) “out.” Her presence — in uniform — at events sponsored by homosexual activists (essentially lobbyists using uniformed troops as props) has been a conundrum for those with principle who castigated service members for attending ideological events in uniform.
In an interesting revelation, within her speech Gen Rose seemed to admit violating her integrity as she served the US Air Force — whose first core value is “Integrity First” — because she chose to serve in the military for decades even while such service was a violation of the law. Regarding the repeal of DADT (she doesn’t mention the law), Gen Rose said [emphasis added]:
it was a different world entirely for those of us who no longer had to live under that shadow, and lie by omission if we wanted to serve, suffering thousands of cuts to our integrity each and every day.
It almost seems as if some people think lying was, or has become, “noble.”
And as if to indicate what she “really” thinks, on the very day of her speech Gen Rose’s Facebook page became adorned with anti-Trump memes and quotes critical of those with different ideas about the US government or military “celebrating” certain types of sexual behavior.
Gen Rose spoke highly of “diversity” in her speech. Most people would say diversity includes that of thought or religious belief.
‘Diversity is the strength of our military, as long as I’m not offended by your diversity…’