It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these here blogs, but I felt the time was right. Why, you ask? Well, just hold onto your britches and let me ‘splain. His name is Bryan Fischer and he’s a member of the Minnesota Family Council. If it were up to me, I’d really love to delete the first word of that title…as well as the second and third, but I digress.
Bryan, an outspoken critic of DADT and supporter of DOMA, had this to say:
Get ready for an entire spate of hate crimes in the U.S. military, perpetrated by homosexual activists against servicemembers, especially officers, who have deeply held religious convictions about the acceptability of homosexual behavior. I received a communique from a career United States Air Force officer, a man who has been an officer for 19 years. He understandably wants his identity to be protected so that he can finish his military career without himself becoming the victim of a hate crime perpetrated by homosexuals.
A 19-year Air Force officer wants his identity hidden because he’s afraid of the big, bad gays. How interesting. Let us continue:
Says this experienced officer, based on the training he was just recently subjected to:
“Homosexuals are now a protected class of people in the Air Force. Any form of discrimination against them — even an objection to the sexual lifestyle or behavior — is now taboo and will be severely punished.”
Severe punishment for merely expressing reservations about the normalcy of homosexual behavior? Can you say “hate crime?” I certainly can.
Okay, so I’m having a hard time figuring out how one would be perpetrating a hate crime on another by merely objecting to a person’s bigoted views. If a person comes up to me and says, “I don’t like the fact that you’re an atheist.” I respond in saying, “Well, it’s really none of your damn business.” Suddenly, I’ve perpetrated a hate crime? I think not. And on another note, isn’t it interesting how these conservative ass-clowns hate hate crime legislation until they suddenly feel victimized? Oh, but we’re not stopping there. There’s more, fellow heathens!
The officer who wrote to me went on to explain that there was “absolutely no discussion about the right of personnel to be free from unwanted sexual attraction…the guy who asks me out on a date Monday afternoon will be granted the right to shower with me on Tuesday morning…While there is currently some leeway for heterosexuals to object to intimate quarters with homosexuals…senior leaders in the room made it clear that such objections will not be tolerated for long.”
I’m not going to comment on that last part and just assume that you know why that’s stupid. In the end, this is a pretty amazing piece right here. Amazing in the sense that it made me laugh harder than The Invention of Lying and Kick Ass combined. In the end, congratulations, Bryan Fischer and Bryan Fischer’s imaginary army friend. You are (both?) indeed