If homosexuals can serve openly in the military, then how about polygamists? Will their 12 spouses receive the same benefits as those who are homosexual? We are all born with the desire to be adulterous.

What about rights for the adulterous lifestyle? Will adultery and profanity (never seen enforced) still be punishable under the Uniform Code of Military Justice when homosexuality is not?

Where is the balance and fairness as we are losing the integrity of gender? May I, as a male, now shower with the females since I feel uncomfortable and unsafe?

In response to "Not so logistically difficult" (letter, Oct. 14), the female author stated that she did not mind showering with a homosexual woman, but how would she feel showering with a male who surely may have equal attraction to her as the homosexual woman? After all, as long as they execute their mission, it’s all good.

As a noncommissioned officer in the Army, I am to do what is right, both legally and morally.

This is one of the Army values, the value of integrity. There seems to be some confusion on what morality is.

The situation may be "just the way it is," but it does not have to be permissible simply for that reason. If that is the case, then we ought to legalize crack cocaine, thievery and speeding, because they are all-too-common.

Our duty as soldiers is to enforce the "moral" standards set forth and not the social norm simply because everyone does it. Immorality is a virus to discipline, and discipline must be maintained within the ranks. I am currently proud to serve, but soon to be ashamed of serving our nation.

The moral of the story is, just because it occurs does not make it right.

Staff Sgt. John TaylorCamp Victory, Iraq

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