Navy Veteran: Focus on Protecting America, Not Preferred Pronouns

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A Navy veteran called in to Todd’s show to voice his concerns about the woke sex and gender policies of the Biden Pentagon.

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STARNES: [00:21:05] Let’s go to California. Sydney is on the line. And Sydney, I understand that you actually served in the Navy. What’s your reaction to this news coming out of the Navy?

SYDNEY: Hey, Todd, how are you? First of all, I want to thank you for taking my call. Yeah, like I was telling Grace, I’m not surprised, but I’m very, very disappointed that the Navy, that I served in and gave my life to for some years, will bow down to these people who I can say at the most represent 5 percent of the people of the population. And surely this, you know, the members of the LGBT community that have been around for years, in the military, for years, and that’s an honest fact. I’ve served with a few of them. But I will say that the greatest, quote-unquote, greatest Navy in the world needs to focus more on protecting our country instead of focusing on pronouns.

STARNES: Sydney, I’m curious, are you hearing from other people who are maybe veterans or people who are currently serving? Are they concerned about all of these all of this wokeness.

SYDNEY: Being in Lancaster, Edwards Air Force Base here, and I have a lot of friends that are that have served in the military Air Force, Army, Navy here at Lancaster Baptist Church. And we are concerned with how the military should go and is concerned, disappointed, like with anything else that is happening in the Biden administration. We’re concerned and very disappointed, but we just have to you know, for us, coming from Lancaster Baptist Church, we’re just trusting in the Lord, knowing that he’s got a plan for everything and we just have to continue to pray for our country. And that’s the least we could do is ask the Lord to do just, you know.


STARNES: Oh, you’re absolutely right, Sydney, and that’s a big problem these days. You know, people are afraid to speak out. They’re afraid to say something. And this goes all the way back to the Obama administration, where this attack on the foundations of the military actually were being waged.

SYDNEY: Yep. And as far as I can remember, none of the Democratic presidents ever liked the military, so it’s something that I kind of expect. But still, I’m disappointed. But I still have confidence in the men and women, my fellow sailors who are currently serving. They just have to keep strong, keep faith in what they serve, what they signed up for. And hopefully, in two years, we’ll have a new president that will love the military more.

STARNES: Well said, Sydney. We appreciate you. And we salute your service to our great nation and say hello to all of our friends out there in Lancaster, California. Good people out there in that part of the country.

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