For those looking for news briefs, they are in the post before this one.
Something I read this morning has been bugging me so much that I have to post about it.
Anti-gay spokesperson Matt Barber wrote a press release patting the U.S. Supreme Court on the back for its recent decision not to hear a case challenging Don't Ask, Don't Tell - the policy of gays in the military.
Now in this piece, Barber says the following:
I served twelve years in the Army National Guard. During basic training a young man who later turned out to be homosexual was discharged after making unwanted advances toward other soldiers and for inappropriately touching several while they slept in the barracks.
“A lengthy investigation ensued. Troops were pulled away from their regular training to answer questions. It was a tremendous distraction for our entire platoon. This incident most definitely disrupted unit cohesion and harmed troop morale.
I have a serious problem believing Barber's story and here's why:
The one thing I know about Barber is that he never misses a chance to attack the lgbt community on our supposed wrongs and proclivities. His entire career has been built on being a phony martyr of the alleged gay agenda.
But to my knowledge, this is the first time I have ever heard him recount this story. I find it hard to believe that Barber would let such an juicy anti-gay anecdote be unheard until now.
And the ironic thing is that Barber is quoted repeating the alleged incident in a One News Now article which also quotes Elaine Donnelly. Donnelly is the head of a the Center for Military Readiness and has been vocal with attacking the concept of gays in the military.
The question I have is where was Barber and this story last year when Donnelly was figuratively and deservedly butchered in front of a Congressional committee last year for her abysmal testimony against allowing gays in the military.
You will remember that one example she cited about an alleged incident in 1974 concerning a white female who was accosted by a group of lesbians.
Why didn't Barber supply her with his incident, which would have been a more up-to-date story.
Let me first apologize if the concerns I have relayed are inaccurate.
But for now, I think that Barber's story of roaming gay hands in the military is a vague and skillful lie.