Religious rightist likens Mark Kirk and five other Republicans to Benedict Arnold for voting to repeal DADT
Mark Kirk, an Illinois Republican who’s been in the U.S. Senate barely long enough to learn the protocols of the Cloak Room, already has earned condemnation from our old friend Bryan Fischer.
And now Fischer has his undies in a bunch over yesterday’s vote by Mark Kirk and five other Senate Republicans to end a GOP filibuster against repeal of the don’t-ask-don’t-tell policy in the U.S. military.
Fischer spares no vitriol in his VITUPERATION on this matter. He likens Kirk and company to Benedict Arnold (above). He calls them “traitors to national defense.”
And, in a fit of erotic fantasy, Fischer asks: “What young man wants to voluntarily join an outfit that will force him to shower naked with males who have a sexual interest in him and just might molest him while he sleeps in his bunk?”
Is this guy weird or what?
UPDATE: Here’s some more garbage from the Religious Right about the repeal of DADT:
Military chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt SAYS:
Homosexual sin will always be a stench in the nostrils of Almighty God, an abomination which God condemns and shall punish with everlasting destruction. Even if the Senate had voted 100 to 0 to legalize sin, they could not remove God from His throne of Judgment, before which every knee shall bow, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.
Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality SAYS:
If the lame-duck Congress succeeds in ‘gaying down’ our military this weekend, it will take a disastrous leap toward “mainstreaming” deviant, sinful homosexual conduct – not just in the military but in larger society — thus further propelling America’s moral downward spiral.
Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, SAYS:
Today is a tragic day for our armed forces. The American military exists for only one purpose – to fight and win wars. Yet it has now been hijacked and turned into a tool for imposing on the country a radical social agenda. This may advance the cause of reshaping social attitudes regarding human sexuality, but it will only do harm to the military’s ability to fulfill its mission.
The American Family News Network SAYS:
The conservative legal group, Alliance Defense Fund, issued a statement after the vote saying “The Senate’s cave-in to pressure from activists to impose homosexual behavior on our military will place our troops’ religious liberties in unprecedented jeopardy. Indeed, the first official casualty of this hurried vote may well be the religious freedom of chaplains and Service members.” ADF Litigation Counsel, Daniel Blomberg, went on to say ” no Americans, and especially not our troops, should be forced to abandon their religious beliefs.”
Meanwhile, the vast majority of the American people support repeal of DADT.