Trump: Transgenders Banned From Military

US armed forces “cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption”

[The Commander-in-Chief trumps the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, whose comment about “Don’t ask, don’t tell” is a non-sequitur for trannies, for whom there is no need to ask or tell …]


by Trey Elmore • ChurchMilitant • July 26, 2017

WASHINGTON D.C. – President Donald Trump tweeted on Wednesday that so-called transgender people will not serve “in any capacity” in the U.S. military. The reason cited was “tremendous medical costs and disruption” which would be brought about by so-called transgenders in the US armed forces.

This after Adm. Mike Mullen, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, told Congress on Tuesday to accept transgender service members, saying, “I led our armed forces under the flawed ‘Don’t ask, Don’t tell’ policy and saw firsthand the harm to readiness and morale when we fail to treat all service members according to the same standards,”

Church Militant reported at the end of June of 2016 that the Pentagon would lift the ban on transgenders in service. In June of 2017, Church Militant reported that the US military was struggling with implementation of the new policy. On July 14, The Republican controlled house voted in favor funding for so called sex change surgery for service members.

In late 2016, the United States Marine Corps became the last branch of the US service to roll out guidelines for implementation of transgender service policy. The Marines’ guidelines for “transitioning” Marines included requirements for meeting height and weight standards for the gender Marines identify as.

Last September, Church Militant featured an episode of the Download on the subject of transgenders in the military. Church Militant also reported that the Navy was implementing transgender re-education.

President Trump in February stood against the transgender agenda by reversing Obama’s transgender bathroom policy for public schools. This development comes as US states continue the battle over so called transgender bathrooms, the Texas Senate voting on a bill requiring use of the bathroom assigned to one’s biological sex.

The US military ban on active and professed homosexuals, known as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” was lifted in 2011.

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  1. Conservatives applaud Trump’s military transgender ban, but LGBT groups are up in arms

    Peter LaBarbera

    July 26, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — President Trump’s bold move to ban “transgender” service in the Armed Forces “in any capacity” for the sake of America’s military preparedness has earned him a wave of praise from pro-family conservatives and bitter condemnations from LGBTQ activists.

    In a three-part tweet this morning, Trump announced:

    “After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail.”

    “Trump Bans Trans!” shouted the Drudge Report, linking to a New York Times story on Trump’s action, which likely renders obsolete a series of Armed Forces policies dealing with the “transgender” issue. That includes controversial Army training guidelines effectively advising women soldiers to acquiesce to showering, bunking and using restrooms with severely gender-confused men.

    The White House policy change makes moot congressional efforts to block or slow down “transgender inclusion” in the military. On July 13, the House of Representatives failed in a close vote to ban taxpayer funding of transsexual “surgeries,” as 23 Republicans joined 190 Democrats to reject the amendment by Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Missouri, to a defense appropriations bill. House conservatives strategized over ways to resurrect the amendment after an avalanche of criticism directed at the renegade Republicans.

    “AFA applauds President Trump for his courageous decision to end the usage of our military for social engineering and political correctness,” said American Family Association (AFA) president Tim Wildmon. “American families deserve a military that is focused solely on readiness and national defense.”

    Walt Heyer, a former transsexual who now urges men not to go through with body-mutilating “sex reassignment surgeries,” said “bravo” to Trump “for being the Commander in Chief and preventing the madness of transgender people in the military that was about to take place.”

    Heyer, author and founder or, told LifeSiteNews that Trump has thwarted “turning the military into a giant, tax-funded, sex-change clinic.”

    Calls by conservatives had been growing for the Armed Forces to ditch President Obama’s “transgender-inclusive” policy in the military, which was announced late in his term by then-Defense Secretary Ash Carter (with the help of Obama’s openly homosexual Army Secretary, Eric Fanning). Obama’s pro-“transgender” policy was never voted on nor fully debated in Congress. It was slated to go into full effect July 1, allowing open recruitment of gender-bending people, before Defense Secretary James Mattis announced a six-month delay to review the policy before implementing it.

    Micah Clark, president of AFA of Indiana, said, “The far left and their allies in the media are going to flip out” over Trump’s “transgender” ban.

    “Homosexual activist demonstrators may well become violent,” Clark said. “It would be a good time to lift up President Trump in prayer.”

    Evangelical ‘hate’ to blame?

    Indeed, LGBT activists were quick to unleash their fury on Trump for reversing an Obama policy they hoped would be permanent.

    Leftist atheist homosexual blogger Joe Jervis announced the news by stating, “Donald Trump, the self-described best friend the LGBT community ever had, is bowing to evangelical hate groups.”

    An email by Zeke Stokes of the media LGBTQ group GLAAD warned ominously, “Make no mistake: The Trump administration is waging a coordinated, full-scale attack on LGBTQ people and our rights to live openly — even preventing us from serving the country we love.”

    And the LGBTQ lobby group Human Rights Campaign (HRC) blared in an all-caps headline: “Breaking: Trump Launches All Out Assault on Service Members.”

    “Today Donald Trump has proven himself as unpatriotic as he is unfit to serve as Commander in Chief. He has put a target on the backs of the more than 15,000 transgender troops proudly serving in our military,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “This heinous and disgusting action endangers the lives of American service members, undermines military readiness and makes our country less safe.“

    Griffin’s “15,000 transgender troops” number appears to be inflated. The conservative One News Now reports that “there are as many as 250 service members in the process of transitioning to their preferred genders or who have been approved to formally change gender within the Pentagon’s personnel system, according to several defense officials. The Pentagon has refused to release any data on the number of transgender troops currently serving.

    A Rand Corp. study “estimated that there are between 2,500 and 7,000 transgender service members on active duty and an additional 1,500 to 4,000 in the reserves,” ONN reported.

    • [Some conservatives (especially of the “neo” kind) don’t; hat-tip to Canon212: “Neumayr: Trump’s thankless recovery of common sense shows once again that conservatism is too important to be left to self-appointed conservatives”]

      Let the Dems Be the Transgender Party

      July 27, 2017

      That will just make it easier for Trump to win re-election.

      The other day, Bill Kristol, sounding like a spokesman for the ACLU, decried the theism of Donald Trump. “In America the president doesn’t tell us who or what or whether to worship,” he harrumphed on Twitter after Trump merely said that Americans worship God above government.

      It is humorous to hear Edmund Burke-quoting “conservatives” peddling such pitiful liberal prattle, all while informing us that Trump isn’t a “real conservative.” Are they? As far as I can tell, most of them support the gay agenda, hold wishy-washy views on most contested cultural matters, support open borders, and second the propaganda about Islam as a religion of peace. And now they are even championing the bogus rights of cross-dressers in the military. These hawks are shocked that the commander-in-chief would command his generals to choose military strength over political correctness! How dare he.

      Unlike these phonies, Trump doesn’t clear his throat with classical tags. He doesn’t make nerdy, self-conscious references to the “conservative movement.” But who cares as long as he is restoring common sense to the government? Without common sense, without respect for the natural order of things, “conservatism” is useless. It is just destructive liberalism at a slightly slower speed.

      The classicists whom the Wills and the Kristols so pretentiously quote would have recognized the perennial conservatism in Trump’s common sense. They wouldn’t have recognized it in the me-too liberalism of the Never Trumpers.

      Trump’s uncomplicated defense of common sense is nothing if not conservative. He doesn’t need “commissions” to tell him whether or not enlisting men who pretend to be women and women who pretend to be men hurts military readiness. Anyone with five senses and a functioning intellect can see that it does. It is only under the vast experiment against common sense that is liberalism could such obvious truths fall into disfavor.

      Of course, the stupid party is joining the evil party in this experiment against common sense. And so a host of Republicans, along with pundits like Kristol, threw a wet blanket over the ban. According to this confederacy of dunces, Trump is making a grave political mistake. The Dems naturally agree and have announced to the press that they “welcome this culture war.”

      Even West Virginia’s Joe Manchin, in a measure of how extreme the party has become, participated in this PC posturing. The Dems are forevermore the party of compulsory transgender bathrooms and taxpayer-financed mutilations.

      All of this avant-garde nonsense may translate into higher vote totals in California and New York, but it will make it easier for Trump to expand his reach in the Rust Belt.

      In a time of terrorism, the American people are not going to punish at the polls a commander-in-chief for insufficiently prizing political correctness. If anything, the hidden Trump vote will increase. Perhaps most parents don’t want to say this out loud, but the onslaught of transgender propaganda scares the hell out of them. They don’t want their sons to grow up to be mutilated “women.” And most taxpayers don’t want to pay for this grotesque delusion.

      To these Americans, the Dems lift up their middle finger and declare them “intolerant.” This gives Trump an enormous political advantage. With very little effort, he can pick off uneasy religious voters in the center while pulling down almost all of them on the right.

      Trump’s thankless recovery of common sense shows once again that conservatism is too important to be left to self-appointed conservatives. Had the rank-and-file listened to these frauds, Hillary Clinton would be president, her boot would lay on their necks, and the military would be building statues to “Chelsea” Manning.

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