So I will point it out to them.
Andrew Nichols steadies himself for the camera in GE's latest stunt to offend the sensibilities of the patriotic citizens of Fort Benning and its civic twin Columbus (my former home). On the billboard Nichols (presumably) declares, "I fight for your freedom. And...I am gay." Well Andrew, that's not entirely true son.
The statement is made in the present tense by GE so as to
trick people imply that Nichols is active duty. He's not. According to their press release, Nichols is an "honorably discharged member of the United States Army who achieved the rank of Sergeant."
Correct me if I am wrong, but doesn't that mean that you no longer fight? It can be said that you once fought, but the truth is you are not currently fighting anything except a great majority of people who do not want to have open homosexuals serving in the military.
I served 10 years active duty Army with combat service and I knew and worked with many homosexual men and women in uniform. I was once one myself. Georgia Equality didn't need to be deceitful and paint Nichols as something he's not. That's the unmitgated arrogance Im talking about. They put these billboards up in communities they deem "ignorant". How offensive to the decent Georgians in these towns.
Nichols or whoever wrote the text could just as easily have said "I fought for your freedom, And...I am gay". He has my respect, but no need to lie, Georgia Equality.