Gen. Frederich Wilhelm von Steuben (Inspector General and Major General of the Continental Army) arrived at Valley Forge was a well known homosexual and he brought his young French lover with him.<quoted text>
Our founding fathers had no clue that we would have gay people!!!!!
"Von Steuben is perhaps the best-known gay man in American military history. Although his sexual orientation is rarely mentioned and has been excised from standard history books, his role in winning the Revolutionary War was incomparable and second only to Washington's own. As inspector general and Major General of the Continental Army, his job was to teach drills, tactics and maneuvers. He authored the "Revolutionary War Drill Manual" which was used through the War of 1812 and his other maneuvers were used for more than 150 years."
Two weeks later on March 15, 1778 (also at Valley Forge) George Washington signed the first documented discharge from the Continental Army that involved homosexual behavior.
Lt. Gotthold Frederick Enslin was caught having sex with Pvt. John Monhart.
Enslin was discharged and "drummed out of the corps" after being found guilty of sodomy and perjury.
Washington's own writings suggest that he was much more concerned about the implications of Enslin's fraternizing with a subordinate officer and lying under oath than the sordid sexual details of the case.
Despite the fact that the law called for punishments that could include flogging, castration and even death, Washington decided to let Enslin walk away with no other punishment than his discharge.
Private Monhart was not charged and was not forced to leave the army.
I could go on, but the point is that the Founding Fathers knew about gay people and they held a wide range of views on homosexuals and homosexuality.
George Washington personally signed the first discharge that involved homosexual behavior, but he also allowed men he knew to be gay to serve in his Army and often in a close working relationship with himself and his staff.