Mat Staver, Chairman
Liberty Counsel Action
Earlier this week, the Senate overwhelmingly passed a motion to allow the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to proceed. The Act, if passed, funds our military into 2018.
Now LGBT advocates New York Democrat Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Maine Republican Senator Susan Collins have sponsored an amendment to the NDAA that seeks to delay the Trump administration’s ban on transgender people serving in the military. This amendment needs 60 votes for consideration and will potentially divide senators, threatening the NDAA’s passage.
+ + Liberty Counsel Action opposes the Gillibrand/Collins amendment!
We believe that military readiness is paramount to our national defense. With military operations ongoing on several fronts, and with North Korea threatening nuclear war, this is no time to divert attention to promote and fund transgender service within the ranks of our military!
Time is of the essence. Our Capitol Hill contacts tell us that the vote on the Gillbrand/Collins amendment could come any day now. That’s why we are calling for swift action.
+ + Liberty Counsel Action supports President Trump’s call to restrict transgender people from serving in the military!
A Liberty Counsel Action representative met with White House officials and others about the need to reverse the Obama administration’s radical military policy. He stressed the importance of the President’s power to direct his generals to prioritize unit cohesion and military readiness rather than sacrificing them to the demands of the transgender lobby.
In response, President Trump announced on July 26 that the U.S. government will not allow so-called transgender people “to serve in any capacity in the U.S. military,” reversing the Obama administration’s ill-advised policy. Secretary of Defense James Mattis is crafting the review and implementation of the policy. The Gillibrand/Collins amendment would unreasonably delay any action until 60 days after Defense Secretary Mattis finalizes his work and submits a report to Congress.
Our call to restrict transgender people from serving is not about hate, as some contend. The United States military is not the place for social experimentation, a proving ground for gender identity theories, or a place to get free medical care for sex change operations. The focus should always be military readiness and unit cohesion.
Today, consider joining with many other citizens in calling for Senators to defeat this untenable NDAA amendment!
We are strong defenders of our men and women in uniform. Thank you for joining with us!
Mat Staver, Chairman,
Liberty Counsel Action
P.S. The President has kept his promise to return to military priorities by not continuing the transgender policy that undermines unit cohesion, preparedness, and morale. The military is a unique community of people and not the place for radical social agendas.
Now, LGBT advocates in the Senate want to undermine the President’s planned policy. It’s our responsibility to tell our elected officials what we think of their attempted delay of the policy.