Far Right Christian Group Warns That “Gay Blood” Will Destroy Our Military If DADT Is Repealed
By Alex Seitz-Wald on May 26th, 2010 at 7:00 pm
The right has been girding for a fight to defend the military’s discriminatory “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy after the White House and some members of Congress reached an agreement this week that will likely repeal it. House Republicans are “preparing to mount a vigorous defense” of the policy, Sen. John McCain is threatening a filibuster, and right-wing Christian groups are pressuring conservative lawmakers to toe the party line.
Today, right-wing hate-monger Cliff Kincaid’s group America’s Survival launched a repulsive fear campaign against repeal, warning that “disease-tainted gay blood threatens our troops.” The group’s abhorrent video — and the 60 page report that accompanies it — present ludicrous stereotypes of gay men and women, going so far as to claim that “open and active homosexuals into the U.S. military could very well result in the spreading of deadly HIV-tainted blood throughout the ranks”
Of course, all would-be soldiers undergo mandatory HIV screening and are not allowed to serve if they are found to be positive. Kincaid mentions this, but as Joe.My.God noted, the press release “cites the singular example of an HIV-positive soldier infecting a 17 year-old male he met in a chat room. Because if it happened ONCE out of all those millions of soldiers…”
Kincaid goes on to warn that repealing DADT will lead to “transgendered individuals who want to dress up as members of the opposite sex and would cry ‘discrimination’ if they are not allowed to do so.” Ignoring the fact that service members of both genders often wear identical uniforms, Kincaid’s only example of this allegedly real threat is a fictional character from the TV show MASH.
TPM notes that, in a separate bit of right-wing hate mongering, the Family Research Council is warning that repealing DADT “will turn the U.S. military into a terrifying free-rape zone” where straight service members “will be fellated in their sleep against their will” and commanders are powerless to resist.
People can’t be that stupid and ignorant at the same time, can they? Most importantly, why is this still a topic? We’re still on the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” in 2010?!? No other President before Obama had thoughts of putting this on the chopping block before today?!
DADT at its best, is some ignorant bullshit. Someone is willing to risk their life to protect this country from harm that WE probably started in the first place, someone is willing to DIE for the freedom of his or her fellow citizens and all that’s out the window because the person is gay? Somehow the possibility of death for protecting the country is insignificant because of the hate one breeds towards gays. First you didn’t want blacks in the military, you didn’t want women, now gays. What’s next? If your 2nd toe is longer than your big toe, DADT.
And you religious, bible toting, zealots. Straight service members will be sexed while they’re sleep against their will?!?! Are you kidding me?!! This sounds like this CHRISTIAN’S group unilateral wet dream. Out of respect of readers choice to practice whatever religion they want, I’m going to keep my thoughts to myself because some of yall KILL me. Plus I don’t JUDGE. Don’t you remember that verse in the good book?