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Watch: Last-Minute Right-Wing Scare Tactics Warn of Gay Rape, HIV-Tainted Blood on Troops if 'DADT' is Repealed


Right-wing fear-mongering is off the charts as possible repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" is taken up in Congress.

The Family Research Council put out a video this week complaining that Pelosi, Obama, and Senator Carl Levin are forcing homosexuality on the military:

The FRC is holding a press conference at 2:30 pm, at which they'll be joined by Congressman Jack Kingston (R-GA).

Sprigg  FRC Senior Fellow for Policy Studies Peter Sprigg held a conference call earlier today in which he warned that troops will be more likely to be raped if "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" gets repealed.

Alleged Sprigg:

We are today releasing an analysis of publicly available documents which show that homosexuals in the military are three times more likely to commit sexual assaults than heterosexuals are relative to their numbers. We believe this problem would only increase if the current law against homosexuality...were to be repealed...If open homosexuality was permitted in the military, these numbers can only increase. The number of homosexuals would grow, the threat of discharge for homosexual behavior would be eliminated and protected class status for homosexuals would make victims hesitant to report assaults and make commanders hesitant to punish them for fear of appearing homophobic."

You may recall that Sprigg has advocated for the criminalization of homosexuality, and has said that gays should not be near children, and that gays should be deported from the U.S. rather than being allowed to immigrate.

In even bigger fear-mongering, the website USA Survival released this video, which claims that once gay troops are allowed to serve openly, soldiers will be exposed to HIV-tainted blood on the battlefield:

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  1. Not being funny but why aren't the protestor's aiming at these peoples HQ and also the Republican's?

    Posted by: Rowan | May 27, 2010 1:16:01 PM

  2. Sometimes, I love these fundie explosions for the sheer nonsense that they are.

    And 78% of the American public disagrees with these loudmouth bigots.

    Posted by: Chitown Kev | May 27, 2010 1:17:05 PM

  3. When the chips are on the table you see what they really think. I'd feel bad for people with such bizarre, disturbing beliefs if they didn't have so much power and influence.

    Posted by: jersey | May 27, 2010 1:25:58 PM

  4. Are people still taking FRC seriously after the George Rekers scandal?

    Fucking idiots!

    And do these people realize gays are ALREADY SERVING in the Armed Forces?
    They just want to be honest in their service.

    Of course honesty and Christianity do not go hand in hand. They go hand on cock.
    Just ask George Rekers.

    Posted by: Daniel | May 27, 2010 1:26:46 PM

  5. Wow - the desperation in their voices is palpable. This is a full-out assault on the idea of giving equal treatment to our gay and lesbian service members. No amount of reason will stop this kind of fear-mongering.

    Posted by: Steve | May 27, 2010 1:29:05 PM

  6. With such a moral code and authority (so they think) why then has the FRC not gone after the REAl and present OPPOSITE SEX Rapes and Sexual Assaults currently happening in both Iraq and Afghanistan? Our women military are being constantly assaulted and NO ONE is speaking for them! That's the real danger - Same Sex Rapes?? in their twisted fantasy lives!!!

    Posted by: AlexInBoston | May 27, 2010 1:48:20 PM

  7. Wouldn't it be great if hell really existed for these cunts ?

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | May 27, 2010 1:48:52 PM

  8. You're right, Steve. No amount of reasoning will help.

    You can't reason someone out of a position that they didn't reason themselves into.

    This is a pathetic attempt to pander to the lowest common denominator of humanity in a desperate grab for some shred of legitimacy. The more they squirm and shriek and scream that the sky is falling, the more idiotic they'll appear when it's revealed to be the non-issue that it is. They're railing against a change in society that has already happened... you can't un-ring that bell. And they're pissed off that the rest of America is slowly but unstoppably coming around to supporting the idea of GLBT equality. They would be pathetically funny if they weren't still so instrumental in ruining people's lives and fomenting violence.

    They'll pay in hell. Each and every one of them.

    Posted by: The Milkman | May 27, 2010 1:51:37 PM

  9. There is NO reason for anyone to be in the closet today. I feel that people that stay in the closet are just as guilty as those who are homophobic. I'm sick of paving the way for cowards who are afraid of the truth. SHOW yourselfs!! come out!

    Posted by: KB | May 27, 2010 1:57:23 PM

  10. You know, the louder they scream shows desperation.

    Posted by: Tyler | May 27, 2010 2:03:34 PM

  11. Just flagged the youtube video as inappropriate and there is a category for protection against hate speech w.r.t. sexual orientation.

    If enough people do it, it will be removed. There are already 85 down-votes on it (and 5 upvotes)

    Posted by: suede | May 27, 2010 2:21:41 PM

  12. I can't wait to see Lt. Dan jump up and swipe the mic from them.

    Posted by: Rick | May 27, 2010 2:27:40 PM

  13. @KB When is the next "National Coming Out Day"? I agree with you. If no one was left in the closet and we all lived our lives openly and homophobes be damned, I think it would be even MORE difficult for the FRC assholes to get away with this garbage.

    Posted by: jamal49 | May 27, 2010 2:30:14 PM

  14. though god-fearing americans, these yahoos have no sense of decency or propriety. i do not believe in hell. but, they do! may they burn in their fire-and-brimstone concept of hell.

    Posted by: nic | May 27, 2010 2:34:33 PM

  15. Additionally, almost all his images are stolen off the internet. some of which I believe are photos I took, so I've reported a copyright violation to youtube. Hopefully, they'll take action.

    Posted by: JamieMcG | May 27, 2010 2:58:05 PM

  16. You can only report a copyright violation if you are the copyright holder.

    I guess they use this stuff as a major fund raising tool.

    Posted by: anon | May 27, 2010 3:31:25 PM

  17. Some of the photos he used in the video were photos I took and own the copyright on...maybe he should have thought about that before stealing images from all over the internet.

    Posted by: JamieMcG | May 27, 2010 4:37:43 PM

  18. Hey, I just checked and the vid's been removed. Good for you, JamieMcG.

    Posted by: margueritegautier | May 27, 2010 4:44:47 PM

  19. Cheers to that, Marguerite! Good on you for standing up for your legal rights, Jamie :)

    Posted by: DN | May 27, 2010 8:49:23 PM

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