Alex Blaze

The right's collective head explodes

Filed By Alex Blaze | December 20, 2010 7:30 AM | comments

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"The armies of other nations have allowed gays to serve openly in the military. The reason they could afford to do this is simple: they could allow homosexuals to serve in their military because we didn't allow them to serve in ours.

They knew they could count on the strength, might, power, and cohesion of the U.S. military to intervene whenever and wherever necessary to pull their fannies out of the fire and squash the forces of tyranny wherever they raised their ugly heads around the world.

Those days are now gone. We will no longer be able to bail out these other emasculated armies because ours will now be feminized and neutered beyond repair, and there is no one left to bail us out. We have been permanently weakened as a military and as a nation by these misguided and treasonous Republican senators, and the world is now a more dangerous place for us all."

--Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association, arguing how DADT repeal will destroy America

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Treason is so overdone lately. soon all you will need to do to commit treason is think about helping someone.

I think I'm more pissed at the misogyny of his statement than anything else. Women are as capable of killing people as men are.

Not only that, but he's totally ignoring the fact that there are queer people besides gay men in the military, like, oh, butch lesbians? Let's see how much they femme it up, shall we?

But, as you said, gender/masculinity does not equal strength, military or otherwise.

Just checked out the website of Elaine Donnelly's Center for Military Readiness.

Not a peep about the vote in Congress.

Must be too busy looking for a real job.

Oh, yeah, that Isreali Army, what a bunch of weak, frightened, timid soldiers!

... yes, and I fantasize about how thoroughly Bryan Fischer might soil his pants in the first 30 seconds if the HQ of the American Family Assn got seriously barnstormed by the British Royal Air Force!

All I can say is ... God Save The Queen!

Yeah and those wimpy Aussies, can't count on.. oh.. wait...

Yeah and those wimpy Aussies, can't count on.. oh.. wait...

Because every other military in the world makes their decisions based on whether the U.S. lets people who aren't straight into their military.


Plus, he doesn't seem to realize that there are already LGB soldiers, and so when he describes this strong, mighty, powerful, and cohesive military, he's including them too.

Also, I agree on the faulty "masculine=strong, feminie=weak" idea.

Patrick In Michigan | December 21, 2010 7:02 AM

Remids me of a nursery story, "Chicken Little"