Pentagon Approves the Enlistment of Transgender Troops with Conditions

December 13, 2017
OAN Newsroom

The Pentagon announces its approval for the recruitment of transgender troops in opposition of President Trump’s order to stop the enlistment of trans-individuals.

One America’s Marty Golingan has more on the decision.

  • fabdad

    Can you realistically envision how this would affect the unity of a team of naval soldiers on a fast attack or ‘boomer’ submarine? Few units are as tight-knit and dependant on one-another than these sailors and any disunity will affect national security.

  • Wanda

    It doesn’t make sense to do this yet. To much for us learn yet.

  • Mikey

    I thought the President is Commander in Chief of the Military. Since he is CiC the Generals who dreamt up this policy need to be relieved of command for disobeying a direct order and be Court Martialed.

  • Brandi Hawkins

    Read Isaiah chapter 5 in its entirety then respond.

  • Austrailianterrierlady

    these freaks all need to go to Psyco wards, these people need help not to serve our country

  • The Bible is the book of instructions for living a good and loving for all. It is sad when profound misinterpretations as encountered on this site spew such uninformed opinion. Clearly these comments minds colonized at the feet of white supremacy and privilege. The comments further reveal bias which denies a truth present in countries not colonized as a matter of European conquest. I would suggest that those who made these comments look beyond profound misinterpretations to gain a deeper more authentic encounter of the Divine and holy truth of God. Isaiah 55:8 reads, “For my thoughts are not your thought, Nor are your Ways My ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.” Based on the Isaiah text we should hold our opinions, interpretations in critical tension and seek God’s divine grace.

    Since we are created by a God of infinite wisdom and love the best thing to say is, “We don’t know so we trust in God.

  • shafawn

    Laughing stock of our enemies and shame to our God.
    I guess the satanists and atheists are the only ones who will be pleased with transgender troops..
    Which shows you who is in charge of our laws now…

  • Brace

    Suicide rate for trans is 40%…..normal population not even a full percent….it’s not a stable condition…these people have serious psychological issues obviously as does this feminized society

  • CPO(Ret)_Luv’n_Life

    I’m just glad to be retired. I had to retire, being a good Christian man. When I enlisted, it was not authorized to be gay. Then a few years later, the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy went into affect and most gays remained in the closet. After a few more years, the government did away with the “don’t ask, don’t tell” and 1,000s of gays came out of the closet, that had lied during their enlistments. How’s that for “Honor, Courage, and Commitment”? I’m guessing “integrity” does not exist in the LGBT community. Their “motto”, integrity means nothing when you get what you want. Now the govt openly allows gays and anyone else with some sort of alternate sexual preference, to serve. Again, I’m glad I retired before the gov’t makes homosexuality and alternative sexual lifestyles mandatory.

    • ShemSilber2

      Bravo, bravo, bravissimo, Brother! Thank you for the service you rendered the U.S. of A.

      For myself, I call it the LGBIQ subculture. The “I” is for “impersonator,” because it is impossible for anyone to change genders, but they do become more and more expert at the abominable practice of impersonation.

      Blessed are all those who turn to the Master Yahusha (Lord Jesus) to be healed of all their gender dysphoria (as a precious few have indeed done), for He is the only source of forgiveness for this sin and healing of this disease, amein.

  • Let My People Go

    Otherwise know as the Frankenstein policy. The image of Frankenstein was once an emblem that brought fear. Now we celebrate it.

  • Phil

    On October 30, U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly blocked enforcement of Trump’s transgender military ban. We may rest assured that the Court of Appeals or SCOTUS will take care of this, as has been the case with all such temporary obstructions of Trump policy.

    • off the hook

      Scotus is just as corrupt as their District Courts, the LBGT and The American Psycobabble Assn !!

  • This is pure insanity and right in line with what Satan would want! Trans people are already mentally unstable and should never be allowed to serve in the military! And NO TAXPAYER FUNDS should ever be used for these mentally unstable freaks! Transgender people say they only want to be accepted for who they are, when in reality, the cannot accept themselves for who they really are, the sex they were born with! Lets not pervert our military with these mentally unstable Fools! DADT is the only way to go!

  • A marcus Young

    The Pentagon is in mutiny against the Commander in Chief.

    • Phil

      Don’t blame Trump or the Pentagon–blame activist judges.

      • off the hook

        You can also blame ”The American Psycobabble Assn”. Their motto nowadays is ”If ya can’t cure em, CONDONE EM” !!

  • intimeforthedime

    When my son read this, he told me he will not be joining the USMC as an Officer out of College.
    Does not want to be a part of this social experiment. When your social stance is more important than your ability to kick ace and take names.
    Those days are over for him, and I am sure most red blooded Americans.
    This country will probably lose the next war very badly…dang man….It will be the citizens that give a junk that will have to defend the country on our own soil.

  • gingercake5

    How stupidly dumb. At :43 the narrator says that recruits can be disqualified “if they have gender dysphoria.” What else do they think transgenderism is? If people believe they are the oppo sex, then they have dysphoria, and if people believe and then have some surgery to “prove it,” then they have dysphoria plus a mangled body.

  • texantim

    I dont care if the mentally ill trans people serve, but NO sex changes on my tax dollar, period. Do the commitment then do your de-balling.

    • Phil

      You don’t care? Currently serving troops will not care to have trannys behind them–In front is another matter entirely. Put men in harm’s way and their tolerance for the creepy PC stuff will degenerate to nothing and at that point only a tranny with a death wish will be trying to get into military service

      • texantim

        If I had my preference, no they shouldnt serve. But apparently many of them were serving before with no issues. So I admit I dont really have enough information to say either way. Its the ones joining for the gender surgery that needs to stop.

        • Phil

          Only a very few were serving. It was Obama who opened the military to transgenders just before the 2016 election.

  • William Everett Hendry bhendry

    A transgender (Is that even a word? somebody check Webster!) soldier (A natural Man and Woman descended from Adam and Eve). I predict a bullet in the back of a lot of trans-things accompanied with a pink body bag…

    • off the hook

      4-F sends them a more humane message !

  • Tommy100

    Obama started this lawlessness.

  • Harleydeplorable

    The military is no place for a social experiment especially since we can be at war at any moment.

  • LIZARDMANSC52

    Frontline troops should be able to stand up to pee… Some places don’t have rocks or bushes to hide behind, and sometimes there’s no time to wait for a squatter. Just sayin ‘…

  • turnipweed

    Perverts tend to flock together. For example, the VA hospital system is full of homosexuals. They are starting to flock to the Navy in huge numbers. The trannys will find a place, and there will be 1000 times more than in the general population. I don’t want that place to be our military.

    • Andrew Moore8

      They flock together for safety and security just like the antifags do…You never see an antifag wearing their shirts and masks out on the streets alone…..They are to scared and not man enough….but when you get twenty of them together they believe their is safety in numbers and that is when you have trouble with them….perverts, homosexuals, and trannys are the very same way.

  • turnipweed

    You wish.

  • turnipweed

    Pentagon can’t take a drink of water without approval of Mattis and Trump. I am so disappointed in them, Trump flat out lied to us.

    • William Everett Hendry bhendry

      Appreciate your comment, but don’t understand?

    • Phil

      Trump did not do this and neither did the generals. A Federal District Court blocked enforcement of Trump’s transgender ban. This article is written to make it seem that military brass is in open rebellion against Trump

      • turnipweed

        Every officer in the military serves at the pleasure of the Commander-in-Chief. Trump can fire any officer that accepts a freakazoid, and the admissions would stop. 0bama fired all the Conservative officers, so Trump can fire all the freak-friendly ones.

        A court cannot tell us how to fight our wars. If they can, our country is in grave danger.

  • Opinionsgiven

    Can they do the job? Not a problem with any of this as long as the person can do the job and stay on duty. Safe guards in place so someone is stable whether Trans or not is well needed.

  • BNG66

    The Commander in Chief needs to start firing some folks…Mattis needs to step up!!

  • LucMilLin

    Humans are born either Male(as with a penis) or Female( as without a penis). Now anyone having problems with God’s wisdom, is mental, or just plain Evil. Amen!

  • Will Fish 4 Trout

    They want to enlist…FINE! Trans whatever you are will be first in line to kick in doors, run point on patrol, check for IED’s etc. See how they like that

  • 2EdgedSword

    A combat unit will have friendly fire incidents to address what politicians and the brass kick down the road. Then politicians and brass go after the troops whose lives they put at risk by sacrificing unit cohesion for the dream of a socialist evoking polymorphous perversion as per Herbert Marcuse, Theodore Adorno, and the other Frankfurt School voices of Freudian Marxism.

  • FlamingLimousineLiberal

    I think this is fantastic. In order to clean up the ranks, simply deploy them overseas where sand fleas and dune coons will simply wipe the floor with them before being taken out by real men and women troops.

  • Phi Lemon

    From Williams Institute UCLA: “The prevalence of suicide attempts among respondents to the National Transgender Discrimination Survey (NTDS), conducted by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and National Center for Transgender Equality, is 41 percent, which vastly exceeds the 4.6 percent of the overall U.S. population who report a lifetime suicide attempt…”

    • turnipweed

      Probes beyond a doubt that perverted people are sick in more ways than 1.

  • UEM

    We need a new word to describe this country. Broken just does not seem adequate anymore.

  • Bannaghar

    I thought we all agreed that people wh are metally disabled should not be allowed near GUNS.

  • Bannaghar

    THAT IS INSANE.

  • off the hook

    4F covers disqualification for enlistments! On the grounds of Mental, Moral, and Criminal actions !

  • SFCRetired

    My only concerns, as a former soldier, are these: 1. Knowing the homophobia that was rampant in the lower ranks during my time in the service, are the trans people going to be safe? 2. Granted, I don’t know much about the medical requirements after one has transitioned, but how is that factor going to effect unit readiness and how will those requirements be met during combat?

    In a career that spanned over thirty years, I never served in a unit that did not have homosexuals in it. The senior NCOs, and many of the officers, knew who they were. As long as they kept their private lives private and did their jobs, none of us cared. In fact, some of them were our better soldiers.

  • Scott Snerd

    bloody hell but all you bible thumpers need to just dry up and blow away….

    • Respectfulguest

      Such love and tolerance from the sexually obsessed leftist fascists.

      • Scott Snerd

        cupcake, you can go fu ck yourself, please.

      • Scott Snerd

        i am in no possible way any sort of leftist or fascist…..quite the opposite, I can assure you.
        Bloody bible bangers are in many way the fascists in their views and ideas on their witchcraft and sorcery

        • turnipweed

          Where’s your tolerance, granny?

  • Scott Snerd

    man….me and a buddy bored a 225 .090″ over with some low top slugs, did the head up and had Isky grind us a boost cam….we put a paxton on it…ran 9-10psi….in a ’73 Duster….was a HOOOOOT…..sounded like hell!!!!

    • Larry Spiller

      I’ll be it was something to see. When you said a 73 it brought a Pontiac Memory. About 1979 my friend got a 73 Trans AM 455 SD. When all of those old cars had speedo’s that went from 0-15 they meant just that. Might take a mile or 3 to get there but they would. We even had a loaded New Yorker for a party wagon for a bit. We couldn’t afford performance parts or mods. We were dumb and spent the money on party favors and such. At least back then it was possible to cobble a ride together. Not so much these days. Ford FE engines were a blast too. Peace friend.

      • Scott Snerd

        Larry, you and me sound like we’d get along just fine 🙂
        I’ve always driven a 3 pedal vehicle, and modded ’em all, too…..if it isnt more cubes, its more boost…..:)

        • Larry Spiller

          Gotcha on the cubes. Also 3 pedals and a stick is a much more pleasurable motoring experience for pleasure cruising. I’m not anti-Chevy, but at car shows and such I prefer the more obscure muscle cars. The ones that many avoided back then. AMC’s for one. Nowadays, all I mess with are small engines and even then only out of necessity. Mostly Cub Cadets and Stihl. In fact today I’m supposed to be getting an old Kohler “K” 12hp brand new still in box. Don’t know what it is going to be used for just yet. The price is right and they are getting harder to find when you need one. Just what I need more stuff in the way. Peace and Merry Christmas.

          • Scott Snerd

            If you find a decent Dart(GTS 🙂 ) with a 340(or a 360) 4MT in it, let me know 🙂
            I always drove that ‘different’ car……didnt follow the crowd. The demise of the leaded Ethyl killed a lot of the hot rodding……i carried on by liberating av gas from a local source and mixing it….but it became problematic at 8-10mpg.

  • henry

    trouble with a capital T. There is no place in the US military for trannies, period. Its just plain sick to even contemplate

  • eladtoor

    Transgender groups are joining to demand that ‘Aggravated Flaring Excema of the Genitals’ be an accepted condition for admission to the Pentagon, and the US Armed forces.

  • A marcus Young

    Michael got a sex change

    • Bokonon9

      How could you tell?

  • A marcus Young

    Its called mutiny. Every officer in the military should have to swear alligence to the president, or be discharged.

  • A marcus Young

    Its called mutiny. Every officer in the military should have to swear alligence to the president, or be discharged.

  • Joe Boma

    What about otherkin? Can they serve too even if they consider themselves elves or space aliens or Cats or dragons? Hmmmm . Pentagon Geniuses?! It’s time to clean house. Even after we’re having to boost morale with Kim Jung Fat boy threatening to nuke us and the pentagon is losing sleep over keeping the trannies in an recruiting more of them? What part of insane to do they not understand.

    And when a tranny decides to shootup a church cause the church disagrees with their choices will it be another texas church massacre care of the u.s. military management or lack thereof choices?!

  • Joe Boma

    Time to start firing some staff in the military. WTF? Trump said no transgender . He’s the commander in chief. Who is pushing for this agenda and exactly how many ppl are affected? You’d think transgenders make up such a large majority that these morons can’t grasp how the military could go on without trannies. Ugh. Swamp is all over the place.

  • Fred

    “To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.” Thomas Jefferson
    This is how our tax money is being spent? This is tyranny.

  • John Bison

    So are we still paying for their re-assignment surgery?

    • off the hook

      More than likely the US Taxpayer will now have support ”The Military Welfare Trannies” the rest of their Misbegotten Lives ! Here is an idea, save our military, send em to ”Planned Parenthood” for their surgery, they do a great job on abortions !

  • Leonard Ross

    At least give them their Transgenderd Bathrooms on the battlefield, and of course their choice of Color Courdinated gear, along with a expensive cell phone to broadcast live for gay c9mmunity, and put our troops at risk. WATCH OUT for Friendly fire, if they object, remember, they are lying, unamerican, refuse orders, lib. Traitors, keep me out of that unit of misfits…

  • MJABRTDK

    LGBT are mental sexual disorders and therefore are not fit to serve in the military.

    • off the hook

      4F, covers mental, moral, or criminal, actions !

  • 2EdgedSword

    Who runs the government – Satan? We’ve got to silence these lgbt’s permanently. This is the direct result of the Frankfurt School’s injection of polymorphous perversion in our culture. It is not, nor shall it ever be an accepted part of moral culture.

  • beccababy73

    Blessed to have served my time in the Army without all this. I can’t picture how this will work. When Drill Seargent gives a platoon 5 minutes to shower after PT, and you have 4-7 ppl all Sharing one shower-head, the most awful thing would be to have a man mixed in with all the women.
    Not trying to be rude to anyone, but the bathroom situation doesn’t work.

  • Mr. Covfefe

    Since they’re only about 0.0002% of the population 2 or 3 more might slip in before Trump can get this leftard judge’s ruling overturned. We won’t implode over that.

    • Andrew Moore8

      That’s what I said about the cockroaches in my home once….next thing I knew I had a tarp over my entire house and I was living out of a motel room for about a week….Don’t under estimate your enemy…it could affect you and your national security greatly. But I wouldn’t expect a libby like yourself to understand that because you are used to living with cockroaches.

      • Mr. Covfefe

        I don’t underestimate, them I just know there are so few of them that this brief opening for them won’t amount to much. The don’t reproduce like roaches fortunately and I’m confident the commander in chief will fix this snafu. You were doing good until you called me a libby, you male sucking, ignorant dumbfk.

        • Andrew Moore8

          You mean your not a libby? If not then I apologize.

        • Andrew Moore8

          The commander in chief already fixed the problem….the problem is the DOJ thinks it out ranks our commander in chief and it will take the courts months to sort it out when it shouldn’t even be an issue.

        • Andrew Moore8

          Just read some of your other posts and I do owe you an apology. Sorry for the libby comment.

          • Mr. Covfefe

            No problem my, comment kind of left me open to misinterpretation.

            Sorry for, the “you male sucking, ignorant dumbfk” comment, but I hate libs with a white heat. LOL!

    • turnipweed

      Trump controls the military. He can end this any time he wants.

  • Matt

    You want to stop this issue
    Military – Stop paying for the Sex change and hormone therapy
    It is ELECTIVE surgery

  • Kristin Morgan

    I can’t believe my American countrymen are taking this sitting down. Are they SO gullible that they fell for the “they’re people just like us” scam? There really aren’t enough transgender individuals extant for “regular people” to get a good picture of what and who these trans are all about. I am sure some of us have seen at least one, usually in a grocery store- they are always alone, and never seem to buy anything- they just waltz around (hoping to shock..?) then leave quickly. This tells me, this is all about the same lines as the flashers- they get a thrill from shocking and disgusting strangers. It is a perversion. There are many kinds of perversions, there’s even one where the offender gets jollies for leaving a dump in a public place (poop jogger story in the news- look for it) I knew a woman in retail clothing that told me about it. Anyway, my point really isn’t about perversion, I want it to be concerning the impetus of this decision: the goal is to make a mockery of our military, which is the goal of the UN, which is a communist construct (don’t laugh- it’s true, not a conspiracy theory) I encourage you all to not take my word for it, but visit the UN’s own pages and initiative proposals. Also, see what political stance their leaders take. See what their agenda is and for the future. Remember, they strongly urge all nations to embrace “income equality” so that pretty much sums it up for you.

    • nfcapitalist

      I’m not laughing.

  • Roy Lamberton

    Is the point of all this getting the military to pay for all the prescriptions and further medical procedures required to maintain the transgender military members? and what about someone who enlists and then decides he is a she (or vice versa). Does the military medicine system then provide all of the medical support needed to honor that pursons decision?

    • Mr. Covfefe

      Yes and yes, that’s the problem. Not to mention the impact on morale.

  • Hans Pfall

    The only…ONLY…reason “transgender” (i.e. mentally ill) people want in to the military is so they can destroy it. Exactly the same thing as “gay marriage”. Homosexuals and cross-dressers have zero interest in marriage as an institution or defending America. They only seek to tear those things down, since they hate what they stand for with a passion.

    “Transgenders” are something like .006% of the population, yet we must somehow spend all this effort to accommodate these whack-jobs? We must re-do the military so some nut can pretend to be a girl and still put on a uniform?

    The pendulum better start swinging back to rationality, and soon.

    • nfcapitalist

      .006 % and this is the story OAN comments board managers are following… who’s running this website, the DNC?

  • Lou Blanchard

    ok so lets cut the BS…The statistics are that at least 40% of Trans people attempt suicide at some point, most suffer from depression and a host of other medicated mental conditions…yea, lets let them go to war and suffer the mental assault that war provides…we already have 22 military and vets committing suicide every day…and heaven help them if they ever become POWs! I can imagine our enemies would pay them extra special attention. The Military has always been an organization that decides who is fit to serve…special interests and social pressure shouldn’t change this.

  • Obama Bin Lootin

    Whoa!

    How does the Pentagon defy the CINC?

    • turnipweed

      Never happened before!

  • nfcapitalist

    I’m looking forward to Artificial Intelligence… biology is beginning to see a decline in IQ… coming up on fifty years since men first walked on the moon… and now we are here… discussing this?

  • Bud

    It is outrageous that someone in the Pentagon feels empowered to announce a policy in direct opposition to that which was announced by the president. Root out that individual (or individuals) and perp walk them out of the building.
    As for the judges, tell them to stick it, that the taxpayers are not going to begin financing another social experiment with our military forces.

  • David Bagdasarian

    My question is, WHO’S THE BOSS? Last I heard the President of the US was the COMMANDER IN CHIEF! Those in the Pentagon work for the CInC, fire the a$$holes that usurped your position! Immediately and without recourse!

  • Scotty

    The military is no place for social experiments. People’s lives are on the line.

  • Brenda

    Does that mean the service will have to pay for their operations, that might be why some of them join to get it paid for. That is like them wanting to put girlscouts and boy scouts together, when the girls come home from scout camp few weeks later the girl is pregnant! I
    .

    • TexanForever

      Surgeons experienced in addadictomies will clean up.
      .

  • EdBGM109

    As a vet I regard what the Obama administration did to our military regarding admitting transgenders as abhorrent. It is a burden to every commander and supervisor forced to accommodate personnel who require the intensive medical a psychological treatment needed to transform. Unfortunately, we will have to wait until this cluster makes its way to the Supreme Court to decide.
    Just another good reason President Trump gets to select the next member of the court.

  • Ricardo Garcia

    Yes we need more problems in our armed forces! In this country the minority rules! So much for Democracy…

  • SGM Bob

    What a bunch of Hooey! Our military must be focused on fighting and winning — not on how to cross dress!

  • Scott Snerd

    This is a real bad idea for millions of reasons….maybe billions.

    • nfcapitalist

      Thousands of reasons is accurate enough… this is one more distraction that an XY man doesn’t need when hell is raining down on them. Combatants need brothers… not this kind of soap opera conflict.

  • Brandi Hawkins

    Folks… please leave religion out of this. You can’t spew hateful words and cite a religion who’s sole purpose is to promote love, acceptance, and tolerance. Now if you dislike certain people based off of personal experiences, then that’s something different. But saying negative and hurtful things about someone, and then using a beautiful religion like Christianity to back you up is just plan wrong. It’s like using Jesus to do the devil’s work.

    • nfcapitalist

      Think this is more about instinct not religion… my instincts are in my dna not learned, homosexuality is instinctively disgusting and I can’t do any more than try to ignore them… it’s really in the genes.

      • Bud

        “Transgenderism” has nothing to do with homosexuality.

        • nfcapitalist

          That’s not much of an explanation but more of a denial.

      • Brandi Hawkins

        That’s fair. You’re entitled to your own opinion. If you personally feel a certain way about a certain type of person, that’s on you. I’m commenting on folks trying to justify their prejudices through a book intended to preach love and acceptance.

        • nfcapitalist

          It isn’t an opinion… it is an instinct and where does that come from?

          And it isn’t about a certain type of person… it’s about what the norm sees as disgusting, homosexuality, incest, child molestation… these are instincts that make us cringe, certainly not a learned prejudice.

          • Brandi Hawkins

            So if someone you’ve been close to your entire life came out of the closet, you would immediately detest them? And these are learned behaviors. We aren’t born hating anything.

          • nfcapitalist

            Didn’t say I hate them… that’s you putting words in my opinion that you want to use to support your position… I don’t hate gays, homosexuals, or transgenders… I just find those tendencies, compulsions, however you want to describe same sex attraction… both weird and repulsive.

            Call it instinct… not learned or thought through… simple normal DNA instinct.

          • Brandi Hawkins

            Irony. I didn’t say you hate them. I didn’t say you, nfcapitalist hated anyone. This started when I pointed out the negative things said about the LGBT community and the use of biblical passages to justify those negative words. You counter with biology and i countered with learned behaviorism by asking if someone you were close to, either became or came out as the very people you ‘instinctively’ find ‘disgusting.’ You have yet to answer that question.

          • nfcapitalist

            “We aren’t born hating anything or detest someone… blah blah blah… I’m done here.

          • Brandi Hawkins

            Good, because I think you completely missed the point. Either way, I wish you a happy holiday season, and a bountiful New Year. God bless.

          • Brandi Hawkins

            To answer your question…No, I don’t think homosexuals find heterosexual preferences or acts repulsive. Further, they do not mind themselves with the personal sexual business of others. They simply want to live their lives the way humans should.

            For your second question…I’m not sure where you got your facts from, but the correlation you just pointed out is not only not grounded in any facts, but makes no sense as there are a lot of men who do not like homosexual men but do not mind homosexual women….because heterosexual men are attracted to women whether they are hetero or homosexual…that’s just common sense.

  • off the hook

    This issue is the A P As new cash cow and the A P A sold out years ago ! “If Ya Can’t Cure em, CONDON EM” !! Our Military can get along with out them, The Military already has it’s hands full without this ”ADDED INSURGENCY” !

    • off the hook

      A P A American Psychiatric Association !!

  • Phil

    What is there in “Commander-In-Chief” these generals do not understand? Trump should fire the lot of them and replace them with officers who obey orders.

    • Chris H.

      From the way I understand it a Federal judge is legislating from the bench again and has ordered this “action” by the military and the military has appealed it. They asked for a stay while an appeal is pending but were denied. The Judicial branch has taken over the rightful power designated to the Executive branch in this matter like in many other issues in this country. Liberals can’t get legislation through Congress so they legislate through their judicial appointees.

  • TexanForever

    Does this mean women who have had an addadictomy can become man killers? … Having a period during combat could make ’em fiercely aggressive with an AR in hand. … but weepy if passed over for promotion.
    .

  • michaelparsons

    Hotsy Totsy rooten toot, visit us oh phantom fruit.

  • Brandi Hawkins

    So much hate and religion in these comments lol! I thought at the core of Christianity was to love your fellow man and/or woman; share your blessings; and be compassionate and respectful. Yet, I see so many of you going against those principle. Never really saw anywhere in the bible stories of Jesus hating on someone because they were different than him or the people around him. Hmmm : /

    I guess this ‘love’ only applies to a certain group of people. Or I must have read a different bible from you all.

    • WaterIsWet

      Ever read the Bible and his engagement with Samaritans?

      • Brandi Hawkins

        Actually yes… it’s where we get the term good Samaritan. But please, tell me where in the bible does it show him truly hating anyone because they are different. I keep asking for examples but no one seems to be able to give me a clear direct answer. You mention his pass through Samaria. But did not cite how his interaction with them mirrored the hate I pointed out on these comments.

        • WaterIsWet

          He looked at them being inferior to Jews. Read again.

        • Bud

          It is not a matter of “hating anyone because they are different” where our military is concerned.

          • Brandi Hawkins

            You are absolutely right. It’s not when our military is concerned; as they should be focused on recruiting able-bodied individuals brave enough to sign up. It shouldn’t matter what their gender preference is; that’s their business. As long as they are willing and able to serve, that’s all that should matter. And if they are willing to risk their lives to protect what we hold dear and true, they deserve our support.

    • Ricky Ricky

      You have not read the bible, that much is certain.

      • Brandi Hawkins

        Riiight. So, let’s say for argument’s sake I hadn’t. Please tell me where in the bible Jesus acts in the same manner as many of the folks on here…or where he acts in a hateful manner to anyone who did or did not cause physical harm to him. Educate me.

        • Ricky Ricky

          There is more to the bible than the actions of Jesus and his direction given. Only on few occasions did Jesus obvert the Old Testament. But he also supported it on many, predominantly the possibility that he would come. If you “HAD READ” the bible there are groups of people that have been separated out as “offensives” , yet love and understanding should prevail to allow those persons involved to acquire “HIS” understanding.

          • Brandi Hawkins

            Then please tell me, at its very core, what is Christianity about? What is the purpose of the Christian religion? Because it was my understanding it stood for peace, love, acceptance, and tolerance. Am I wrong about this??

          • Bud

            Perhaps you should read the Bible yourself. No one will make it into Heaven based on peace, love, acceptance, and tolerance.

          • Brandi Hawkins

            Wait what? Who says that? Where does it say that?? lol oh!! You’re being ironic! haha!! got it!! I knew there had to be someone on here with a sense of humor : ) Good one!

        • Bud

          Oh, good grief. “Transgenderism” would not have been tolerated in Jesus’ day. The military is not about not causing physical harm to the next guy in line. It’s about being able to trust them, and causing physical harm to the other guys. You appear to be noneducable.

    • nfcapitalist

      Hey Randy… it’s science. My dna makes homosexuals instinctively… repulsive.

      • Bud

        Your DNA has nothing to do with the issue.

        • nfcapitalist

          So our instincts come from where if not from DNA… read ‘Genome,’ available on line or the bookstore… and the issue is operating in a combat zone being complicated enough without something… instinctively repulsive.

  • Larry Spiller

    In a 69′ GTX behind a 440 MAG? I’m all in.

    • Scott Snerd

      440 COMMANDER!!

      • Larry Spiller

        Get in, You drive. We’ll sort out MOPAR designations on the way out of this insanity.

        • Scott Snerd

          …or how about a nice Max Wedge 😀

  • mortilipshitz

    Don’t forget to pack your hormones and the number to your therapist, Pat. We’ll be heavily armed and deployed for a long time in hostile territory, and living together in very tight quarters. God help us. If you’re that confused over what nature (God) gave you and feel you need to change your hormones & sexual organs, please stay home and keep it to yourself.

  • hjole

    get rid of the Obamabots at the Pentagon.

    I sure as hell wouldn’t want to be on the front lines with a tranny, that is no place for them to be, period.

  • jenshadus

    Oh goody, the Military used for social engineering again. We’re bombarded between our schools and the military by 1% of the population. Yuk.

  • Robert Sigler

    I have yet to meet a transgender person who was not medicated. Just being honest here folks.

    • Bud

      To my knowledge I’ve only ever seen one “transgender” person in my entire life of numerous decades, and “she” had already undergone “the change.” Or at least so I was told by a coworker who pointed “her” out to me in the employee lunchroom.

  • DJLugoff

    That is sick!

  • Moore by +9

    Funny thing is, they will serve loyally, and most of you will sit on your couch watching wheel of fortune. I am glad someone has the balls to serve, whether they want their balls or not. Beats the hell outta you people.

    • Robert Sigler

      As a Marine you know you shouldn’t assume anything. Like you, I’m thankful there are young men and woman who step up to the plate. If the Armed Services are not paying for the surgery I don’t think there will be to many transgender types stepping up. Semper Fi!

      • Bud

        Even one will be one too many.

  • Roscoe

    This is a great idea. They can be used to clear mine fields, defuse IED’s and charge machine gun nests. Just think that before the first one clears basic training they could ALL be specialists.

    • Aldo

      Oh YEAH !!!! GITrannys to the rescue !!!!

      • Roscoe

        Just think. You check your underwear and see man equipment and want to be a woman? Step on a mine while clearing a mine field and TA DA, it is reality.

  • Aldo

    People want sex-change surgery paid for by the government – when people are dying and NEED critical procedures done !!! WTFFFFFFFFFFF What next “RaceChangeOperations” ????

    • Moore by +9

      So you are advocating for single payer healthcare. Did not expect that.

    • Scott Snerd

      hahah…

      that’s already being done for free…didnt you know that? Just ask that crazy Pelosi bi tch

  • Moore by +9

    How is all this “winning” going my Cheeto-loving friends?

  • Aldo

    GI~Joe/Jane ?#*%^@^@#)@!!!

  • 808Americans

    Bad move.

    IMO.

  • eladtoor

    What ‘conditions’ should transgenders have in order to be admitted to the military?

    Athlete’s foot? Hemorrhoids? Pregnancy?

    The bible says, “Do unto others…..”

    So religious transgenders should reject the military.

  • jvlewis

    Gender dysphoria is a mental illness. Transgenders suffer from gender dysphoria. Therefore, I don’t see how transgenders can join the military. I don’t even care if a transgender serves in the military, I care about the cost of cosmetic treatment and surgery that transgenders require. Taxpayers must not be responsible for transgender treatment.

  • The other Donald

    The military must of figured out that a soldier dressed in drag scares the crap outta the enemy in the field of battle , lol

  • Varangian Guard

    Condition #1 – No mental illness………………..
    Condition #2 in the odd event that #1 is met – reassignment surgery not included with the hitch. Successfully complete your hitch and maybe there could be some financial support, but that ALL hinges on #1 being met….

  • Quantum Leap

    The only reason Transgender people join the military is to get FREE reassignment surgery – fact. They aren’t patriotic. It costs taxpayers a fortune for each one. Ridiculous. This is a mental illness and should be treated as such.

  • carefulwhatyouwishfor

    This forces the military to spend vast sums of money keeping these people on meds because of their transition, but our VETERANS are dying in VA hospitals of NEGLECT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Moore by +9

      Military = DOD
      Veterans hospital = Veterans Admin
      Don’t blame one for what the other does. Makes you look like you read from this shitsite too much.

      • carefulwhatyouwishfor

        When did you have yours done???

        How does it feel depending on someone who you are not quite sure of to defend you, unless you have them DROP THEIR DRAWERS ???

        Males and females react to dangers in different ways……….the DNA still stays the same.

        • Moore by +9

          Stop dropping your “science” on me. I am a Marine and know how the military works fool. Go get a degree in biology and then start talking. I work with the VA, I have a foot to stand on here. You read news from OANN, you have zero credibility.

          • carefulwhatyouwishfor

            CHILL

          • Bud

            You’re a hoot to type something like that when YOU ALSO are on OANN. You have zero credibility. But then that was already obvious from your posts above.

          • Moore by +9

            Let me tell you something you don’t realize: I am in a war against ignorance. Ignorance is not found on truth-telling (though sometimes bias) news websites. Ignorance is rampant at breitbart and oann. RAMPANT. My battlefield is where the ignorance is. So if you have any question about us trolls and why we do what we do, and where, remember this definition and remember what we think of you. Bud.

  • KevinR.

    So, who is Commander in Chief? When did they amend the Constitution to remove the President from that position.

  • Robert Johnson

    Swamp in the pentagon?

  • Twinkle Toes

    God made us perfect as man and woman and He made two sexes for a reason. Homosexuality is not natural and that fact is not disputable.

  • ShemSilber2

    What does that mean, “…if they don’t have gender dysphoria…”? If they have not accepted the gender that the Master Yahusha (Lord Jesus) our Creator assigned at conception (no matter WHAT “religion” you are or are not), then you definitely do have gender dysphoria! One cannot change from an XX to an XY or vice versa, but only malinger, that is injure oneself so as not to be able to carry out one’s assigned responsibility. That used to be a court-martial offense for a soldier to malinger, but now they have even funded malingery, thus encouraging it, because the of the loud-lying LGBIQ subculture (“I” for “impersonator”, because of the impossibility of changing gender). Just HOW stupid and bassackwards can we BE, already?

    Romans 1:18-32 applies, whether one believes the Scriptures or NOT, because of the truth of the statement therein of Rabbi Shaul (the Apostle Paul) that people put the Creator out of mind and thereby LOSE whatever mind they have. Truth does not evaporate just because people fight against it.

    LGBIQ is an abominable evil, and Isaiah also applies here, in that he says at Isaiah 5:20: “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”

    So if anyone wants woes instead of blessings, Isaiah tells us there how to have them, says Yahuwah Avinu (our Father), in the Name of His Firstborn, our Redeemer, the Master Yahusha, amein.

    Blessed are those who choose life and blessing instead of death and curses, through our Master Yahusha, amein!

  • Dell Wilber

    Doesn’t matter anyway. Whoever does enlist, does so at their own peril. People disappear off ships all the time….

  • ArbyJay

    While everyone gets completely worked about this, one has to wonder: Exactly how many transgenders are going to be hankering and hungering to serve in the military? I think that number will be minimal. As a social experiment, this is likely to work itself out thoroughly within a single decade and, hopefully, fade quietly into the woodwork as a “social issue” of little or no consequence.

  • FW B

    This insane scenario is too crazy to describe. We live in a nation full of lunatics.

    • J. Waltam

      You got that right, and it’s gonna get worse.

  • TwoInchPattern

    No employer is forced to hire anyone if they do not meet the qualifications which can include an interview that results in a objective & subjective analysis of the candidate’s personality and demeanor and ability to fit into whatever team of people they’re being hired to join.

    • Rufus Firefly

      But disability cannot be an automatic disqualifier. Blind, deaf, and people in chairs can work office jobs and others.

  • TwoInchPattern

    Who wrote that subhead “..in opposition of President Trump’s order to stop the enlistment of trans-individuals.” How many times do people need to be reminded of Trump’s “The Art of the Deal” ? Of course his initial position is all the way to one end. This position by the Pentagon isn’t terrible and it certainly isn’t the last word on the matter. No wonder he keeps winning. (If Luther Strange had been on yesterdays election ballot in AL. the GOP would have won – people should stop trying to outguess the Prez.)

  • DOCWRIGHT

    So the new policy says if they have a medical diagnosis from a military medical provider indicating that gender reassignment surgery is medically necessary, then the armed services will do it. I thought Transgendered people said it is not a medical problem, or dysphoria but a choice. Gotta make up their minds.

  • Done with it all

    So glad I retired from active service in 2005. I would have been drummed out for not accepting this social experiment to the detriment of all the armed forces. So damn sad………….

    • J. Waltam

      I was discharged (honorably) in 1992. I can’t imagine how the military can competently operate with all these sociological (aka politically correct) distractions. With Bergdall walking, military retirement system changing to 401Ks, etc., etc., I doubt we’re going to have much of a defense capability in the forthcoming years.

      • Legion

        I doubt we will have a country

  • Burrito Smith

    Anybody else wondering what the greeting of the day is gonna be? “Good morning Sir- I mean Ma’am- I mean…….standby”

  • coolflannelcat

    This is insane. We are enabling a mental illness. There are two sexes. Period. Gender dysphoria is a psychiatric disorder, and now our government is becoming just a sick by calling it normal. One day there will be lawsuits by those who will blame the government, parents, doctors who participate in this insanity. Watch and see. Parents allowing their children to have life changing surgery at the age of 10 or younger, will someday sue because they will change their minds.

  • Zotus

    Headline isn’t correct. The DOD is complying with federal court orders to process transgender enlistees while the case is under appeal by the DOJ. They are complying with the accession policy issued by former Secretary Carter in 2016. Under the 2016 Carter policy, a history of gender dysphoria is disqualifying unless, as certified by a licensed medical provider, the applicant has been stable without clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning for 18 months. Additionally, a history of medical treatment associated with gender transition is disqualifying unless, as certified by a licensed medical provider, the applicant has completed all medical treatment associated with the applicant’s gender transition, the applicant has been stable in the preferred gender for 18 months, and if presently receiving cross-sex hormone therapy post-gender transition, the individual has been stable on such hormones for 18 months.

    • CDG

      I can’t imagine very many would qualify based on those requirements.

      • Zotus

        I agree! Seems anyone who would claim to be uncomfortable with the genitalia they were born with and/or using the appropriate restroom would be suffering gender dysphoria.

    • Patient / Impatient

      It’s time to revoke medical providers’ licenses, and revoke Judges from practicing law in any capacity because both seek to destroy society’s morals and ethics, and perhaps on a larger scale, overthrow the Republic.

  • Erica Merovich

    Would any other employer in this country be forced to hire someone who needs medical attention?

    • landy fincannon

      Psychology help you mean

  • Sui-Juris

    Well, it’s not like these guys, now um… women, will be serving in combat roles. But hey, who doesn’t want a Jenner or a Kaepernick in lipstick, nylons and high heels working the base admin desk. LOL

  • RMCS Ret.

    The pentagon didn’t approve it, the courts did, most specifically; The judge, Colleen Kollar-Kotelly of the Federal District Court in Washington blocked the President’s ban.

    • Huks

      Like Jackson told them, “The court has made their ruling. Now let’s see them try to enforce it!”

  • Jerry White

    This is STUPID!!! If a person is so mentally weak that they cannot accept the genitalia they were born with, how can they be expected to be strong under the stress of combat? STUPID!

    • Alwaysafan

      Good point.

  • Larry Spiller

    The only trannys necessary in the military are those that are part of the drive train on equipment. Not Tranny people. That is all. Carry on.

    • J. Waltam

      Ya, with fluid drive too.

      • Larry Spiller

        Fluid drive or gear to gear. Just don’t want any tranny people near. There are other government sanctioned jobs they can get their kicks from. Just wish they’d leave the military alone. Go to the Post office or somewhere else and let them play it out there. Glad I didn’t have to put up with this crap. so much has changed for the worse in 31 years. Peace.

    • AmericaFirst

      Lol.

  • CorrectionPlease

    Tranies will sue the Military first chance, for any situation
    their lawyers deem suitable for a fat payday.

  • Joshua Campbell

    so then a man that is now a women can compete with other women. The physical fitness tests will have to change…

    • likwyd

      Already started. See: Army Rangers

  • Libhunter

    No more discussions, send them to Saudi Arabia for training/trannies.

  • Libhunter

    nope

  • Flagfriend

    Let the lawsuits begin, the first time one of these freaks thinks he/she is being treated poorly by his/her peers.

    • ShemSilber2

      Amein! One might add to that this wisdom from Solomon: Proverbs 12:15: “The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkens unto counsel is wise,” such as Yahuwah’s counsel not to put on the opposite gender’s clothing, let alone impersonate the opposite gender, per Deuteronomy 22:5: “The woman shall not wear that which pertains to a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto Yahuwah your Elohim,” in the Name of the Master Yahusha, amein.

      • Twinkle Toes

        Are you SDA?

        • ShemSilber2

          No, not SDA nor any church. I used to attend a church that called Saturday the Sabbath, and also celebrated the times and seasons mentioned in Leviticus 23, which the SDA do not, but the Master Yahusha (Lord Jesus) invited me out of the church to be His disciple instead of theirs. So now they think I am lost and cursed, but my Nazarene Israelite rabbi has taught me more truth about the Master Yahusha and how to follow Him than the churches did in 60+ years.

          HalleluYAH and amein!

          • Hans Pfall

            Shem is a Hebrew Roots cultist who seeks to yoke believers back to the law and deny the grace of Jesus Christ (not Yeshuah).

            Sorry, Shem. It’s not about some Rabbi or some church denomination. It’s about God’s absolute, pure, inerrant word in the King James Bible. Preserved by God as He promised. You believe in “another another Jesus, another gospel”. Your choice…but I want that no other be deceived.

          • ShemSilber2

            Thank you, Brother Hans, for the compliment.You will note that the Rabbi Shaul, the Apostle Paul, was also falsely accused on his way to Rome of being in a cult.

            NO WAY do I deny that we are saved through grace through the faith of the Master Yahusha (Lord Jesus) that He gives us. What the churches are saying, in effect, is that since the Master Yahusha paid the debt that we owe Him because of sin is that we are therefore free to throw the Torah in the trash can and behave any old way we want to. Rabbi Shaul would strongly correct the churches’ stance, for He said we are not even considered just if we don’t keep Torah (Romans 2:13). He also said we should not continue to sin against the Master Yahusha just because of grace, per the first few verses of Romans 6.

            Because the churches teach against the Torah, we have suffered severe degradation of so-called civilization, such as the mass murder of millions of unborn babies, promotion of the LGBIQ (“I” for “impersonators,” since nobody can in fact change gender), and other evils of this world.

            The shame will be on the church fathers who have promoted such abominations, and not on those who obediently answered the Master Yahusha’s call to follow His example of Torah observance, per 1Peter 2:21-25. When we follow Peter’s counsel there, we are learning NOT to be sheep going astray, but obeying the Master Yahusha’s Torah.

            Please remember not to use one Scripture to cancel out another, or else you, like the church, are calling Almighty Yahuwah a liar, and that’s a slippery slope to stand on, Brother Hans.

            Even you will hear that from the Master Yahusha Himself, if you won’t hear it from His watchmen who are, in effect, sounding the shofar before Him, amein and AMEIN!

          • Hans Pfall

            Blah blah blah. You Hebrew Roots guys are ALWAYS ready to overwhelm with verbiage. You also love to accuse with quick statements such as Bible believers throw the Old Testament in the trash. If we did, we wouldn’t be Bible believers.

            All that needs to be said is:

            Acts 15: 5 “But there rose up certain of the sect of the Pharisees which believed,
            saying, That it was needful to circumcise them, and to command them to keep the law of Moses.”

            and

            Acts 15:10 “Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the
            disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?”

            11 “But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they.”

            I think Peter probably had a pretty good grip on what God wanted for men to be saved…and what was NOT needed.

          • ShemSilber2

            Shalom, already, Brother Hans. I’m not mad at anybody, I just see the word differently from what I was brought up in the church and in Bible college to believe. Here are statements straight from the Word, our Master Yahusha (John 1:1-18), which also obey the Apostle Peter’s counsel not to twist the Scriptures to our own destruction, per 2Peter 3:14-18, to wit:

            My question of the Christianity that the Master Yahusha took me out of is: Did the Master then pay the price of our sins, which is transgression of the Torah (1John 3:4), which is not a heavy burden and by which we express our love for Yahuwah, per 1John 5:3; John 14:15-21; 15:10 in order to free us up to flaunt ourselves against the Torah, the loving instruction that He gave (rather than a “harsh law,” as I was taught in the churches)?

            Shall I state where Christianity calls Yahuwah a liar? In teaching that there are dispensations, e.g., they contradict Paul’s statement of 1Corinthians 14:33, that He is not the author of confusion, but of order, Psalm 117:2, that His truth is eternal, not shifting back and forth, Psalm 119:89, that His word is permanently settled in the heavens, Malachi 3:6 and Hebrews 13:8 that tell us He is always the same, never changing, Genesis 15:6 coupled with John 8:48-59 that shows that Abraham, our father in the faith, was saved the same way we are, by grace through the faith of the Master Yahusha, as were all the people who were saved before the Master Yahusha came to do the work of redemption, and Exodus 20:8-12 and Deuteronomy 5:12-15, both part of “every word that proceeds from the mouth of Yahuwah” (Matthew 4:4 and Luke 4:4), which the Master Yahusha set us an example of believing and obeying (1Peter 2:21-25), and never changed the Sabbath commandment, because it is a permanent commandment, and told us that the Sabbath was made FOR man, not against man (1John 5:3), and not man for the Sabbath (Mark 2:27) and that He is the Master (“Lord”) of Sabbath (Matthew 12:8), not calling the first day of the week “the Lord’s Day,” as the vast majority of the churches do.
            Torah and grace are not in opposition to each other, for that is another means that the churches make Yahuwah out to be a liar, which we ought to know good and well that it is impossible for Him to lie (Hebrews 6:18). As stated above, those who were saved, the Master Yahusha saved by grace through His faith flowing through them. That applies also to the people who were waiting in Abraham’s bosom (Luke 16:22) until He resurrected them as soon as He rose up from the tomb (Matthew 27:52-53), and He took them to heaven with Him after they had witnessed to people in the city. So Torah and grace are now and always have been “soul-mates,” and not the latter canceling out the former.
            If you will look in your KJV, you will notice that the word covenant is in italics in Hebrew 8:7, indicating that the translators-interpreters inserted that word. It says, “If that first covenant had been faultless…” Of COURSE the covenant was faultless, but the people didn’t keep faith with it. The problem was with them, just the same as it is with us, who are not one whit better than they. Romans 3:23; 6:23; 8:7 and Jeremiah 17:9 applied to them as it does to us, but we have the advantage of Scriptures that they did not have, so there’s less excuse for us. “To whom much is given much is required,” per Luke 12:42-48, so then there is much more obligation on us to be Torah-observant, even as Rabbi Shaul was until Nero had him beheaded, in the Name of the Master Yahusha, amein.

          • Hans Pfall

            You believe there is error in my Lord’s pure word which He promised He would preserve forever. I knew you did. ‘Nuff said.

            I will not speak for myself any longer, but let my Lord’s pure, inerrant word do the talking…and according to your view, almost the whole New Testament must be a lie:

            Romans 10:4 “For Christ [is] the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.”

            Romans 7:6 “But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not [in] the oldness of the letter.”

            James 2:10 “For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one [point], he is guilty of all.”

            Galatians 5:18 “But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.”

            Galatians 2:16 “Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we
            might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the
            law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.”

            Romans 3:28 “Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.”

          • ShemSilber2

            The Master Yahusha formed you in the womb with freedom of choice. Go ahead believing what you want to believe until the Master Yahusha Himself gives you His correction.

            There is no error in Yahuwah’s word, but there surely is error in the broad, easy way that mainstream Christianity is in (Matthew 7:13-14). The Word is true, the twisting of the Scriptures, as I have pointed out, is to one’s own destruction, per the Apostle Simon Peter’s counsel of 2Peter 3:14-18.

            Shame on the church fathers, who apostatized from the truth that the Master Yahusha brought, for they will certainly be brought into judgment that will make them rue the day that they swallowed Satan’s lies and passed them on to the sheep that they SHOULD have been teaching the truth, in the Name of the Master Yahusha, amein.

          • Hans Pfall

            The only one lying and twisting and spinning here are Hebrew Roots folks and their rabbinical buddies. You might, in fact, truly believe what you’re saying, but that may be because God has given you over to strong delusion.

            James 2:10 “For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one [point], he is guilty of all.”

            There is no way around that verse, friend. And I assure you, you have offended in one point (at least) now and then.

            I only hope and pray that people will come to the truth, not be fooled by the H.R. cult and simply take God’s word as it is, not as some rabbi has interpreted it.

            Amen.

          • ShemSilber2

            Go your way in shalom, Brother Hans, and when the Master Yahusha has taken us into His presence, everything will have been cleared up and straightened out between Him and us, per 1Corinthians 13:12, and Yahuwah Avinu (our Father) will rejoice at the growth of His family, in Yahusha’s Name, amein.

          • Hans Pfall

            Now there I agree. When we are with Jesus…that would be the Lord Jesus Christ…everything will indeed be cleared up. Shalom.

          • Bokonon9

            Exactly. Either you believe God’s Word or you don’t.

          • Hans Pfall

            Thank you brother!

        • Bokonon9

          Probably JW.

      • Brandi Hawkins

        Soooo….according to this, women wearing pants, (which was not introduced until the 20th century by the way) are an abomination??? Do you curse the women you see wearing pants to hell? Who knew back then women would be wearing trousers, blazers, vests, and even neck ties?? No one!! Gotta read in between the lines, understand the historical context, and not take everything you read literally.

        • Lawrence Rodriguez

          Yeah. Those Biblical characters didn’t realize pants would be something a woman might want to wear and that people might want to change their gender. Those ancient people didn’t know they might want to be a different sex than from what they were born into. Tell me, what does a black man do if he wants to be white?

          • Twinkle Toes

            Ask Michael Jackson, he’ll tell you how well that works out.

          • Scott Snerd

            ask mike jackson….oh wait…

          • Elizabeth

            Yes, and pants are not the issue. There is indeed historic context but God deigned the body parts, not the clothing fashion.

        • ShemSilber2

          I don’t have any business cursing anyone to hell, per Matthew 5:22 and Romans 14:4, which I do indeed take literally. All those who have their trust in the Master Yahusha and who testify that He is the Redeemer who died to pay for our sins and rose again to assure us of everlasting life will in fact live forever and NOT “go to hell,” per Romans 10:9-10. See also Romans 5:1-11.

          You better believe I take literally what the Scriptures tell us, and the world would be a whole lot better off if more people did. They would stop being contortionists who have their capital members either in the clouds or in the sand up to their elbows.

          HalleluYAH and amein!

          • Brandi Hawkins

            Right. And do you think God or Jesus would support you hating his creatures, and taking judgement into your own hands? You see, you cite some very specific passages without going into the context (what it’s about) of the story. What good are these passages if you miss the overall message? God isn’t about the mortal man passing judgement on his fellow man. Jesus entered and exited this earth to show us that we can coexist if we love and accept each other as children of God.

            Let people live their lives and let God determine their final resting place when their time comes. No need to promote hateful and judgmental ideologies on these types of platforms. It’s not necessary and it goes against the very things Jesus Christ died for.

          • Elizabeth

            I did not get the hate part? The scripture points to or creator God’s design, His sovereignty, and what he intended for his creation. It’s not about wearing pants or not, it’s about accepting what God made. God loves everyone one of us, no matter what we are struggling with, and, even if we don’t love Him back. That still doesn’t change His plan or design. And yes, we are commanded to love one another, struggles, shortcomings and all. Still, with that, we are not to defy God. Hence the cliche’ “Love the sinner, hate the sin”. To an unbeliever I suppose this sounds like a paradox. Realize God loved you so much, He died for you to illustrate the depth of that love. Lastly, “woe to those who call good evil, and evil good…….” Isaiah 5:20

          • Brandi Hawkins

            Not sure why you’re qouting Isaiah chapter 5… this has nothing to do with what I’m talking about here. You’ve taken a very small passage out of context to support whatever point you are trying to make. The rest of that chapter doesn’t apply here. But yes, God’s design. If it were not meant to be…it wouldn’t.

          • All verses within the Bible are to be used to refer also to other things in life. It is only the uninformed who try and say that is only means to apply to one certain item within the Bible.

          • Elizabeth

            Did read, yet again Isaiah 5 and Commentary by Matthew Henry. Very applicable. No room here for theological discussion albeit worthwhile. We may just have to agree to disagree.

          • Austrailianterrierlady

            God loves everyone, but he hates sin, your suppose to flee from sin

          • ShemSilber2

            As I said before, @disqus_05EjntYoOx:disqus, I don’t judge anybody. That’s the Master Yahusha’s bailiwick, and I dare not tread where He tells me NOT to. He warns us in Matthew 5:22 that calling someone else a fool, casting aspersions on them, puts them in danger of judgment, which your post seems to show that you delight in doing. Watch out, for one of the Master Yahusha’s watchmen has warned of the danger you put yourself in, and please rethink your disparaging comments, not for me, because I’m not the one who will suffer from them in the Judgment. Wake up and hear what the Master says in Matthew 5:22, amein.

          • A marcus Young

            God has and will destroy

          • A marcus Young

            God has and will destroy

          • Mark Steiner

            Who said anything about hate? You’re the only one that mentioned “hate.” You must be a hater since you thought it first and were the first to bring it up.

          • Mark Steiner

            Who said anything about hate? You’re the only one that mentioned “hate.” You must be a hater since you thought it first and were the first to bring it up.

          • It doesn’t matter who you are or what you believe in, every person on earth will stand before Jesus and be judged. And God is specific in what is perversion and what is not. Also, the insanity that is running rampant within society today is perfectly described in Romans 1:21-32. These people are so deprived within their minds that God has left them to their own devices, which is leading them straight into the bowels of Hell, without anyone condemning them except themselves.

          • Brandi Hawkins

            Question. Do you condone and/or believe in interracial relationships?

          • rily

            The subject is “transgender” men and women entering the military, not interracial relationships. You’re trying to compare apples and oranges.

          • It doesn’t matter what I condone or approve of, it is what God condones and what HE approves of.

          • Brandi Hawkins

            Well, it was to point out that societal view points tend to change over time as we learn more about ourselves. We tend to fear what we don’t understand. If you took the time to understand their hearts, you may not say the same things you’re saying now. It won’t hurt you to be kind to others, no matter how different they are. If they pose no physical harm to you, then there is no reason to think negatively about them.

          • I have a grandson who is wanting to become a female, so yes, I do know what they are going thru and I still say they are mentally deranged. I love my grandson, but refuse to call him by his chosen female name and I call him “Son” when I hug him. I accept him as he is, he is a male. No male in history has ever changed his sex to female, even if they mutilate themselves, and that is a FACT, Jack! I am not for being mean to them or anything of the sort, but I am a firm believer in living in Reality, something people who treat these freaks like it is normal, do not do. They contribute to the sickness by treating them like they are females when they are not. And our military certainly does not need mentally unstable people like Trannies, who have to take hormone shots their entire lives and who have to have time off for those treatments. No Trannies in the Military is the best policy. I served under Presidents Johnson thru Clinton and DADT is the only way to go.

          • Twinkle Toes

            Most of us Christians treat the LGBT community no different than the way we treat anyone else. And most have friends and/ or relatives who are gay. Just because we choose to honor God and his word does not mean we love them any less or that we pass judgment, that is His job, not ours.

          • Twinkle Toes

            Good answer you scored an angel wing☝️

          • Lol, Thanks, but I am not worthy of even being saved, or worth our Lords time, but I Love how HE Loves Me and pray one day I am worthy of his Love. God Bless you and yours, my friend! Merry Christmas!

          • Twinkle Toes

            Thank you and God’s blessings to you too my friend, Merry Christmas!

          • rily

            No, you don’t know the bible. Jesus did not enter and exit this earth to show us that we can coexist if we love and accept each other as children of God.
            Mankind has not been able to coexist, even when God, and Jesus were in direct contact with humans in prior times, and they cannot now.
            Jesus was born into this world to die for the sins of all mankind, past, present and future, whosoever would believe on Him will have salvation, eternal life. And it was God, Himself, Who said “Jacob I loved, Esau I hated”. God hates sin, and the bible lists all the things that God hates, and God even warns in His word that we are not to make our souls abominable, by eating or doing things He considers to be abominations, i.e. detestable things. We’re not to hunt people down and kill them, but if people are doing things that God hates, and that will put them under His wrath, we’re to warn them away from it, not enable them in it by “loving” them straight into hell.

        • Kristin Morgan

          Come on Brandi, you know good and well what the comment meant about a woman not dressing as a man, and so on. But, there ARE some strict religious orders that definitely DO take that passage literally and disallow women from wearing slacks. Some Baptist, Methodist, of course the Brethren and old school Catholics also. Do you know any trans? Better: ARE you trans? By the way, what IS trans? I took it traditionally as those who are trans-op, but today’s media considers ALL trans: including, and especially merely a transvestite! I know two trans individuals intimately- that is, I know them from family association, and I have for years. One is post-op, another I haven’t asked, but I suspect merely “mid-op” without the money to complete the rest. One, the post-op, is a successful surgeon. Would I be a patient? No, only because trans is a mental perversion and if I can help it I won’t have a pervert treat me. But, back to the trans I know personally: They are both frightening in appearance, along the lines of football player on Halloween in a ballet tutu line. Cheap wigs, stick-on eyelashes that are askew, and this is actually pretty standard for trans men. Their goal is NOT to “pass”, but merely to wear women’s garments and appear AS a woman! They WANT to appear as a biological original male, but who’s altered to feminine look- not totally, they still embrace their “mannishness”. This I have found in all trans men I have met – bar none.

          • Brandi Hawkins

            I’ve definitely come across quite a few transgender individuals in my time. And no, im not trans. I’m an POC femaleI born and raised in the city and grew up in a very inclusive family. I’ve been fortunate enough to travel the world and meet a wide variety of people. And it never phased me as I got to know who they were as a person. I’ve never come across one that meant me any ill will. And honestly, that’s all that should matter.
            Perversion is relative. Less than a century ago, interracial dating was considered perverse and adamantly frowned upon. Times change… people change. And I’ve found that biologically, living creatures fear what they do not know and/or understand…am I wrong? We naturally fear what we don’t understand. I think if you took time to understand who the individual is and get to know their heart (like I’ve done over the years), you may not think or feel the same way you do now. It’s a big world out there and a lot of very different people who want different things. We must learn that different does not equal bad. And we can’t generalize anything nowadays.

          • Respectfulguest

            Ah, the era of moral relativity, perversion relativity, sexual relativity, gender relativity–all ploys of the evil one to create chaos, confusion, and disturbance to the souls of men and to have them focus on sin rather than God and His tenets, His commandments, His ways–and yes, He does love us all because we are all sinners, but there is something called repentance and trying to live as God wants us to–fall though we all do, some of us know that God doesn’t want us to stay on the ground fallen, or to stay on the ground proud and reveling in our weakness and our fall–He wants us to get up and try, try, try and try again to be pure, to be kind, to be gentle, to be moral and to be ethical and loving. 🙂
            Unfortunately, today’s culture of the west tells us that to remember that God doesn’t want us to be defined by sexual labels but as His creatures designed in HIS IMAGE is somehow hateful or ‘intolerant’.

          • Scott Snerd

            just because its NEW does NOT mean its RIGHT

        • john

          Dumb ass – Women in China wore pantaloons prior to the BC era. Your knowledge of history is appalling.

          • Brandi Hawkins

            Wow John. One, rude. I didn’t call anyone names on here and your response simply speaks to your inability to articulate yourself in an intelligent manner. I thought this was a place for intelligent individuals to share their opinions. But that’s besides the point. Prior to the 20th century male trousers, or pantaloons were not not fashionably acceptable nor promoted. Women wore pants throughout history but mire for functionality. I’d say my knowledge of history is comparable to yours….appalling or not.

          • rily

            In King David’s time, men wore skirts.

        • Respectfulguest

          Gender confusion is a mental illness or perhaps even a spiritual illness, and such demonic ideas spread like wildfire to the mind that is not strong and the person who is not stable. Do you think that in places where daily survival is foremost on the mind–in places of war, persecution, famine, etc. that they have the ‘frivolity’ of being so mentally unstable as to worry about what gender the ‘feel like’ and/or if they should spend tens of thousands of dollars surgically changing themselves?!? Put this demonic insanity into context!!!

          • Brandi Hawkins

            Not sure where you got that from. Are you talking about gender dysphoria???

            People!! Before you say another thing to me…please please please check your facts. You’re only making yourselves look a certain way when you reply with these very seemingly emotional responses, not grounded in any facts.

            If that is too much, do not reply.

          • Jim Raye

            You comfort yourself with your version of “facts.”

          • Scott Snerd

            FACT is that these brain damaged, delusional, suicidal organisms have NO business in the military. We have enough problems with the scum that enlists to compound it with these mentally ill organisms.

          • Bokonon9

            I have a niece who “identifies as a boy”. She is an adorable little 90 pound woman. When she was a small child, she was left in the care of one of my wife’s brothers, where she was molested in disgusting ways. Is it any wonder that her reaction to the horrific abuse would be to declare herself to be a man, so she can deny the horrors she endured (he molested a girl – I’m a boy)? A few years of psychotherapy may have kept her as a woman instead of a beautiful woman who dresses up like a man (and is a lesbian).

          • Brandi Hawkins

            I’m sorry to hear about your niece. It’s never easy grappling with that especially when it happens so young. And you are absolutely right! Therapy definitely would have helped her cope with the horrible acts committed against her. It’s almost as if she didn’t have a choice. These things happen far more often than they should. I feel in these cases the genesis of their gender switch/confusion is not natural. It’s the result of some kind of trauma and it’s best they address that in a healthy way before they put more on their plate by fighting for our country.

          • intimeforthedime

            You said that very well, thank you…made perfect since to me…

          • Libhunter

            All liberals must be shipped out to Saudi Arabia or some other Shiite hole as drafted soldiers, 17 thru 50, men & women, & for you special kind of people the House Of Saud will step in for your special training like, or kind of like airborne training, I suggest you drink a lot of red bull ’cause y’all going to need the wings!

        • A marcus Young

          Yes.

        • A marcus Young

          Yes.

        • jenshadus

          ACtualy, chinese women have been wearing pants for thousands of years. The whole dress code was started by Paul in his letter to the Corinthians

        • Corey Crane

          Well back then they didnt make pants for women now they do. My wife wears slacks to work but they were made to fit a woman. For example the kilt was made for a man. Go to the mall today there is a woman side and man side. There are no bra and panties in the men section. So he is still correct. Try to understand the scripture

      • Revelation 20:6 –
        “[T]hey will be priests of God and of the Christ, and will rule as kings with him for the thousand years.”

        Question: Over whom will they reign? After all, you can’t be much of a King if you don’t have subjects, right? 🙂

        We find the answer here in Revelation 5:10 –
        “[The Lamb, Jesus,] made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God, and they are to rule as kings over the earth.”

        Aha! So, they are to rule over the earth’s new subjects, it’s new inhabitants.

        Question: Who are these inhabitants?

        Let’s turn again to Revelation this time to chapter 7 verses 9-12 which reads, in part –
        “[L]ook! a great crowd, which no man was able to number, out of all nations and tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, dressed in white robes; and there were palm branches in their hands. And in response one of the elders said to me: “These who are dressed in the white robes, who are they and where did they come from?” So right away I said to him: “My lord, you are the one that knows.” And he said to me: “These are the ones that come out of the great tribulation, and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.”

        Here we see a “great crowd, which no man was able to number, out of all nations and tribes and peoples and tongues”. ““These are the ones that come out of the great tribulation” Jesus prophesied would occur as recorded in Matthew chapter 24.

        Question: Aren’t these of the “great crowd” the same who “[The, Lamb, Jesus] made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God, and they are to rule as kings over the earth”?

        No. How can we be so sure? Revelation 20:1 & 3 helps us understand why this is so. Here we read in part –
        “[L]ook! the Lamb standing upon the Mount Zion, and with him a hundred and forty-four thousand having his name and the name of his Father written on their foreheads. [These] hundred and forty-four thousand [] have been bought from the earth.”

        For what purpose were they bought from the earth? Going back to Revelation 5:10 we read –
        “[The, Lamb, Jesus] made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God, and they are to rule as kings over the earth.”

        Putting these two verses together, Revelation 20:1,3 and Revelation 5:10 we can understand that those gathered together to be made kings and priests over the earth total just 144,000.

        For this reason we can conclude that the “great crowd” mentioned in Revelation 7:9-12 is not the same group referred to as those who would be kings and priests over the earth.

        This understanding harmonizes with what Jesus said when, hanging alongside an evildoer who exerted faith in him he promised him, “You will be with me in Paradise” – Luke 23:43

        Jehovah’s original purpose for the earth and mankind will be fulfilled. The entire earth will be restored to the paradisaic conditions the Garden of Eden once enjoyed.

        “Look! I am making all things new”, God says. (Revelation 21:5)

        “[I] will reside with [mankind]”, he promises, “and they will be [my] peoples. And [I myself] will be with them. And [I] will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” – Revelation 21:3 & 4

        When Jehovah God goes into action to bring the last of his promises to completion we will finally see the fulfillment of what he prophesied so long ago as recorded in the Bible book of Psalms –

        “For evildoers themselves will be cut off,
        But those hoping in Jehovah are the ones that will possess the earth.

        And just a little while longer, and the wicked one will be no more;
        And you will certainly give attention to his place, and he will not be.

        But the meek ones themselves will possess the earth,
        And they will indeed find their exquisite delight in the abundance of peace.

        For those being blessed by him will themselves possess the earth,
        But those upon whom evil is called by him will be cut off.

        The righteous themselves will possess the earth,
        And they will reside forever upon it.

        Hope in Jehovah and keep his way,
        And he will exalt you to take possession of the earth.
        When the wicked ones are cut off, you will see [it].” – Psalms 37:9-11,22,29,34

        Let’s turn to where the release of Satan is detailed, Revelation chapter 20:7-9 –
        “Now as soon as the thousand years have been ended, Satan will be let loose out of his prison, and he will go out to mislead those nations in the four corners of the earth [] to gather them together for the war. The number of these is as the sand of the sea.”

        If you notice, the scripture here says that “he will go out to mislead those nations in the four corners of the earth” thus clearly indicating that the earth will remain inhabited.

      • Libhunter

        I where my families Tartan Kilt & you say negatively about that you be in a heap of trouble boy!

        • ShemSilber2

          The Tartan Kilt is a real MAN’S garment, Brother, don’t you know that?

          I am myself an Ulster Scotsman, my dear late grandfather having come over from Bal’nahinch, County Down in 1899. I dinna wear the Kilt, mind you, but I have it in my blood, that and a love of the sound of the PIPES. The poetry of Robbie Burns is dear to my heart.

          But nothing is as dear to me as the redemption provided for us all by our Master Yahusha (Lord Jesus), who gave His sinless blood to pay for our sins so that we can be washed clean of all of our sins and shortcomings, and by His resurrection He assures us of everlasting life. I WOULD be in a heap of trouble without trust in Him who died and rose again for all of us.

          Blessed are all those whose trust is in the Almighty Yahuwah, in the Name of our Master Yahusha His Son, amein and amein.

    • kaiju

      Since when is it in anybody in the pentagons authority to disobey an order from the Commander in Chief? They don’t have it figured out. In fact if they can’t figure out what’s between their legs, they sure shouldn’t have a gun in their hand.

      • James

        Jeff Sessions does nothing.

        • Libhunter

          He breathes our air!

        • TwoElks

          Jeff WHO ?? You mean that guy that is supposed to be a crime fighter?

    • “I’m a Rooster!”

      This transgender thing is a real quandary. Must be difficult for some of them, I’d say.

      • Elizabeth

        It is awful and my heart breaks for everyone dealing with this in their lives. Over the years I have had friends struggling with their sexual identity. I believe it is no different than any other sin. And yes, it is a sin, and we all have our share in different forms. Sexual sin seems to be as addictive as heroin but God can overcome. This does not happen instantly very often, and once a person has surrendered to God with a desire to overcome, it can feel like two steps forward one step back, three steps forward two steps back, and sometimes even a proverbial fall off the wagon. The beauty though is God never gives up on us, He knows what we endure, and He begins working on us right where we are at for “while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” It’s about believing, surrendering and seeking His will and He will transform our hearts.

        • “I’m a Rooster!”

          Thank you, Miss Elizabeth. You’re words are heard here.

    • Bannaghar

      It’s time to investigate the American Psychiatric Association.

    • Sane_Person37

      What I wanted to hear and didn’t was that the military(us) would not be paying for their transition surgeries.

  • irjsiq

    No to any ‘trans’ in Military . . . ‘re-assignment surgery’ Not Defense Budget’s Purpose!!

    • Huks

      I agree 100%.

    • jenshadus

      Amen

    • Michael J Tomarchio

      I guess it would appear under the circumstances to allow women breast enhancement??? Where does it stop??

      • Elizabeth

        I agree with you there too except that doesn’t affect behavior so much……

  • Blacksheep The Deplorable

    At least this is being made as difficult as possible, by imposing rigid requirements. “Transgenders” are totally screwed up people, both mentally and physically, and have no business endangering our normal troops on the battlefield and damaging morale in peacetime. Men who want to be women and in our military should have two choices: Either as nurses, or lead scouts.

    • CDG

      Yeah, I saw the requirements. Be very difficult for someone to prove all of those. I think it will scare off 99.9% of transgender people attempting to enlist. Of course, those standards don’t apply to those already in service. Not sure what DoD is going to do about those yet.

      • DOCWRIGHT

        Those in the service can stay but only if they continue to meet all the standard requirements that everyone else meets. If they want to transition to the opposite sex they have to have a medical diagnosis from a Military Dr. saying it is Medically necessary for that person to transition.

      • jrickert1974

        In the meantime, the rest of the world laughs that the nation others strive to emulate could allow this to to take up so much time.

        I can remember a time when the biggest challenge in the infantry was getting a female into the barracks without others knowing.

    • Patient / Impatient

      Homosexuals and their supportive families and friends argue that homosexual behaviors are not deviant and have little effect on societies, but evidence dating back to antiquity proves deviant behaviors destroy civilized societies.

      Traitors invoked the Civil War, and subsequent wars, to eradicate DNA that was the most intelligent, and physically fit from the U.S. society, which left deviants to produce generations of deviants. The time has come to eradicate deviants by the same method or house them in prisons and insane asylums to prevent them from reproducing and destroying society.

      • Zotus

        I agree that acceptance of deviant behaviors degrades the morals of a civilized society but the Romans rose to one of the greatest empires all while pretty much accepting deviant immoral behaviors. It wasn’t until Constantine that Christianity was even accepted by Romans. That wasn’t what brought the empire down. Immigration of Germanic tribes is what actually brought them down.

      • Twinkle Toes

        Reproduction is a non issue and they are naturally self eliminating through attrition. They can’t reproduce.

        • Edwardjn

          Don’t have to reproduce…adoption. This Country is morally broke. Wait and see; adoption rules will change for the worse.

      • Ana Garcia

        Did you just… try to say that homosexuals caused the Civil War?

        • Twinkle Toes

          I did not interpret that from his comment. However, I disagree with his comment about how to deal with ‘deviants’. Dealing with ‘deviants’ is God’s job, not ours.

      • Brandi Hawkins

        whoa whoa whoa!!! You’re sounding like Hitler right now. It was that exact mentality that caused the deaths of over 60 million people during WWII. The deviant behavior you speak of really belong to those individuals who took it upon themselves to kill people solely because they were different from them. This deviant behavior destroyed worlds and entire societies.

        Someone minding their own business and trying to live their best life has no impact on their neighbor. They’re not killing anyone, they’re not harassing anyone, they’re not doing anything violent; unless provoked. Who are you to judge who is more intelligent or physically fit? If we are on this planet, we are God’s creatures. And I don’t know about you, but I was taught to love all of God’s creatures.

        • Alwaysafan

          Totally agree. People with such intolerant thinking need to take a closer look at themselves.

    • KevinR.

      So does this mean all mentally ill people are now eligible to join the military?

      • Two Cents Worth

        Yes Kevin you can now enlist.

      • nfcapitalist

        That’s an interesting observation.

  • No Mas

    The conditions should be,.,.,. first to front line of combat to scare the enemy lol, and no sex change procedures performed with tax dollars… next issue…

    • Burrito Smith

      Platoon Sergeant to Trans SM on fire team: “I want you to run up there and bite the tip off of that machine gun!”.