The social experimentation on our military is raging on full speed ahead.
Late in former President Barack Obama's second term in office, then-Secretary of Defense Ash Carter issued a "transgender inclusive" military policy set to be put into effect on July 1, 2017, (though it's been delayed by the Trump Administration for six months). In accordance with the initiative, which bypassed Congress, the Army is providing new training material for biologically female soldiers, who will now encounter "women with genitalia," otherwise known as men, in women's bathrooms, barracks, and shower facilities.
"The U.S. Army is telling women soldiers that they need to accept gender-confused, biological men in their showers, bathrooms, and barracks as part of a controversial policy to build 'dignity and respect' for 'transgender Soldiers,'" notes Life Site News. "The guidance is part of the Pentagon’s new 'transgender inclusion' agenda launched by Obama and gaining ground in the Armed Services."
Nothing says "inclusion" quite like forcing women to bump uglies with gender-confused men in women's showers, amirite?
In a September PowerPoint on such Army guidance, titled “Policy on the Military Service of Transgender Soldiers Training Module, Tier 3: Units and Soldiers,” female soldiers are notified of a possible scenario in which a transgender soldier pre-sex change surgery "begins using female barracks, bathroom, and shower facilities. Because she did not undergo a surgical change, the Soldier still has male genitalia."
Two “Considerations and Responsibilities” concerning the "vignette" about the male soldier with a penis in the women's shower go as follows, per Life Site News:
1-Understand that you may encounter individuals in barracks, bathrooms, or shower facilities with physical characteristics of the opposite sex despite having the same gender marker in DEERS.
2-All Soldiers should be respectful of the privacy and modesty concerns of others. However, transgender Soldiers are not required or expected to modify or adjust their behavior based on the fact that they do not “match” other Soldiers.
Yes, "All Soldiers should be respectful of the privacy and modesty concerns of others," says the Army, as it simultaneously forces biological women to shower with dudes.
The ban on openly transgender applicants, as well as these new "inclusive" trans guidelines, was set to take effect on July 1, 2017, but is currently on hold due to a six-month delay issued by Secretary of Defense General James Mattis.
"After consulting with the service chiefs and secretaries, I have determined that it is necessary to defer the start of accessions for six months," said General Mattis in a memo dated June 30. "We will use this additional time to evaluate more carefully the impact of such accessions on readiness and lethality."
The U.S. Army and Navy reportedly requested Mattis delay such experimental measures for two years. Mattis' rejection of the two-year ban, opting for a mere six months, has conservatives worried.
"Social conservatives are complaining that Secretary Mattis is too solicitous of the LGBT agenda and that the 'transgender' policy should be scrapped entirely rather than 'studied' while soldiers are forced to endure morally offensive, politically correct 'training' to accommodate gender rebels," notes Life Site News.
Chairwoman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation, Rep. Vicky Hartzler, (R-MO) slammed the PC-move by the Obama Administration.
“This policy is costly and a threat to our readiness. The deployability of individuals going through the sex transition process is highly problematic, requiring 210 to 238 workdays where a soldier is non-deployable after surgery,” argued Hartzler in a June press release. “This recovery time equates to 1.4 million manpower days where transgender personnel cannot deploy and fight our nation’s wars, therefore relying on an already stressed force to pick up the burden."
“It makes no sense to purposely recruit individuals who cannot serve,” she added. “This is a senseless and highly unfair double standard.”
“By recruiting and allowing transgender individuals to serve in our military, we are subjecting taxpayers to high medical costs, including up to $130,000 per transition surgery, lifetime hormone treatments, and additional surgeries to address the high percentage of individuals who experience complications," noted Hartzler.
It is unclear what steps the Trump Administration will take once the six-month delay expires on the trans policy implementation.