The Family Research Council is asking for your help to urge the Senate to vote “no” on a measure that would work against the Trump administration’s directive to bar transgender individuals from serving in the military.
The Senate is currently considering the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2018 (H.R. 2810, “NDAA”), and as they debate this issue, it is likely they will vote on the amendment, which is being proposed by Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.). The Amendment is an attempt to undermine the recent Trump administration directive, “Military Service by Transgender Individuals.”
The Family Research Council sent out an email asking us to “urge your Senators to vote against the Gillibrand/Collins Amendment and to support our Commander-in-Chief’s Directive that returns the military’s focus to fighting and winning wars, rather than social engineering.”
“The president’s directive simply returns the military to its pre-June, 2016, policy regarding the recruitment of people who suffer from gender dysphoria and the taxpayer funding of sex-change surgeries for military personnel, and tasks the Secretaries of the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security with determining ‘how to address transgender individuals currently serving in the United States military,'” the FRC email explains.
“Those suffering from gender dysphoria have a psychological and medical condition. Allowing people who identify as transgender to serve in the military, much-less be recruited for the military, will have a negative impact on readiness, recruitment, and retention.”
Fighting to keep transgenders in the military takes the insanity of gender confusion to a whole new level. Not only could it potentially put our nation and our armed services at risk, but it also poses a high risk for the individuals themselves. Suicide rates are incredibly high among both veterans and transgenders, so to want to willingly subject someone who is already at high-risk for suicide is far from compassionate.
Let’s remember to keep the transgender community in our prayers, and pray they will find their way back to God and His love.
Pray for our Senators as well, that they will make the right choice for the safety and security of all Americans.
How You Can Help
To hold our politicians accountable and make sure our voices are being heard in this important fight, the FRC is asking us to contact our senators and let them know we want them to vote against the Gillibrand/Collins Amendment.
You can contact officials using this form here, or send the following letter to your state Senators:
I am writing to urge you to vote against any amendment, offered by Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) or others, to the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2018 that undermines President Trump’s Directive, “Military Service by Transgender Individuals.” President Trump’s Directive prioritizes readiness, recruitment, retention, morale, and unit cohesion, rather than social engineering. Therefore, the Trump directive fulfills a promise the GOP made to the American people in the GOP’s 2016 Platform. Not only that, but the Directive ensures my tax dollars are prioritized for fighting and winning wars, rather than training military personnel on transgender issues and paying for sex-change surgeries. Please vote against the Gillibrand/Collins amendment, and any other amendment that attempts to undermine the president’s directive.
To locate contact information for your state Senator, you can visit this website.
Let’s let our voices be heard that our national security has no room for social experiments!
Why do leftists only care about military standards when it comes to gender dysphoria?