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Hillbilly human growth hormone and country artist who wrote a song that I’m sure is played on a constant loop at terrorist training camps, Toby Keith, was interviewed this weekend and asked about his thoughts on gay marriage and DADT. Now take a moment and imagine what he said. Yeah, it’s the complete opposite. CMT reports:
Toby Keith has no concerns about the recent repeal of the U.S. military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy banning openly-gay troops from enlisting and serving in the armed forces, although he questions the safety of females who are sent to the front lines of battle. “That whole gay issue thing, that’s never bothered me,” he told CMT Insider correspondent Allison DeMarcus. “I’ve never seen what that affects and [why] anybody should care — and they never do affect me.” He continued, “First of all, we’re going to stop somebody from getting a marriage license because they’re gay? You won’t stop them from living together, so what have you accomplished? … Wasting a lot of money here and a lot of time that could be spent working on this deficit that we’re under … I never saw the reasoning behind getting in people’s personal lives.” Keith went on to say, “But the military is a tough thing. I don’t worry as much about the heterosexual people fighting as I do … about the gays. … In the military or any class in life, you have people who have problems with it, and I’m wondering how that’s going to be compatible on the battlefield. That’s the only question I have, other than that I don’t care. “It’s just such a big issue that people make such a big stink about — ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ … And that sounds like our government: ‘We’ll fix it by saying, “Don’t ask, don’t tell.” Everybody agree, raise your hands. All right, let’s go get a snack,'” Keith added with a laugh. “You know, I don’t know enough about what they proposed or what they’ve put in place here. … Somebody’s sexual preference is like, ‘Who cares?'”
It’s hard for me to give a guy who wanted to behead the Dixie Chicks because they had the audacity to criticize George Bush credit for anything, but to alienate the vast majority of your fan base because you don’t see a problem with homosexuals having rights, then good for you. There’s other things we as Americans should be worrying about. Things like bears.