Repeal not OK with Marine - Letters to the Editor - Stripes "Even if a Marine Corps policy is set demanding that official family readiness programs accept homosexuals into their ranks, many families will resort to unofficial gatherings of the wives, creating a very unhealthy rift. As a professional, if dont ask, dont tell is repealed, I will treat homosexual Marines with professionalism and fairness when it comes to promotions, awards, assignments, etc., but I have no intention of ever accepting or promoting their lifestyle choice. It is a perversion of nature, not accepted by mainstream America and a violation of Gods principles. Even California could not legalize homosexual marriage, and that state is as liberal as it gets." That bolded emphasis of mine is next to impossible to accomplish without being called a homophobe, if we as leaders are impartial with respect to awards, promotions, assignments yet reject the homosexual lifestyle and refuse to accept it potential homosexual service members are going to cry homophobia and say the military isn't doing enough. I'm sorry but the military cannot force its members to accept the homosexual lifestyle nor can it make rejecting it an offense punishable under the UCMJ.