Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Religious right want Congressional hearing on DADT repeal

While certain members of the religious right consoled themselves during President Obama's mention of the DADT repeal last night by tweeting ugly messages, the American Family Association's One News Now seems to be taking a different offensive line of attack:

A member of the House Armed Services Committee believes the new Congress will hold hearings on the consequences that could result from repealing the ban on homosexual military service.

Many opponents of the repeal say the hearings should have taken place last year, before the bill was rammed through for political motives that could have serious consequences on troop morale and unit cohesion.

South Carolina Republican Joe Wilson, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee's Military Personnel Subcommittee, intends to conduct oversight on the issue.

"My real view on this is one of privacy," he explains. "To me, persons who are serving in the military should respect each other's privacy."

Of course One News Now, in its attention to omitting details not suitable to the spin it's trying to push, ignores the fact that hearings did take place, including one where a certain phony military expert got her, shall we say, butt handed to her.

And then there was the survey released last year which revealed that the majority of the troops have no problem with gays serving openly in the military.

So this whine about the DADT repealed being "rammed through" is mere phraseology designed to obscure and obfusticate.

However should there be a hearing, I am curious as to whose expert testimony will be called.

Will it be Robert Knight of Coral Ridge Ministries who has spoken out against pro-lgbt legislation in front  Congress before. Will he cite the research of the discredited Paul Cameron this time?

Will it be Matt Barber of the Liberty Counsel, who waxed last night about soldiers being "felt up" in foxholes?

Or maybe Peter Sprigg or Tony Perkins of the anti-gay hate group, the Family Research Council. I'm sure their testimony about the lgbt community would be credible.

Maybe Sprigg will talk about deporting gays again.

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1 comment:

Mykelb said...

These jerkwads have had their hearings and Tony Perkins testified. They had their day to blab about their Jeebus, now it's time to STFU and take it like a wussy KKKristianist.