crossposted on Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters
Sometimes, it doesn't take much to demonstrate just how nasty and hateful some members of the religious right choose to be.
All you have to do is just give them free reign to talk.
Take for example the recent overturning of Don't Ask, Don't Tell. The American Family Association's phony news service, One News Now published the following piece:
Fighting back against sodomized military
A national defense analyst and Pentagon advisor says the new Congress can take a number of actions to blunt the impact of the new law that allows homosexuals to openly display their lifestyle in the U.S. military.
Many pro-military pundits said they were sickened and angered last week when President Barack Obama ended 235 years of wholesome tradition by signing the bill that will effectively sodomize the U.S. military. One of those specialists is Lt. Col. Bob Maginnis (USA-Ret.), who was part of the military working group that helped craft the 1993 homosexual service ban that the lame-duck Congress and President Obama have now overturned.
“You have a very corrupt regime running the country,” he laments. But he expects there to be a backlash when the 112th Congress replaces the lame-duck body that was repudiated by the American people last month.
Where does one start with this one?
Sodomized military? So according to the AFA, the overturning of Don't Ask, Don't Tell means that automatically the American Armed Forces is facing an “epidemic” of butt-sex?
Also, while the article claims that many “pro-military pundits” (which is a bizarre description. Just who are these “pro-military pundits” and does that mean there are “anti-military pundits”) who oppose the overturning of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, it only quotes one person, Maginnis. And while Maginnis may be a former military person, he isn't exactly a legitimate source of information.
He just happens to be with the Family Research Council (another religious right group) as the “Senior Fellow for National Security.” Before being quoted by this article, he said in another article that “America is no better than Sodom and Gomorrah” for allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military.
It's important to remember that the Southern Poverty Law Center has declared both the AFA and FRC as anti-gay hate groups due to their need to demonize and dehumanize the lgbt community. Granted both organizations claim they are being unfairly victimized for “upholding” Christian values.
And they may have a point . . . only if causing a panic about anal sex is a “Christian value.”