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FRC: ’DADT’ Repeal Caused Rise in Military Sexual Assault

by Jason St. Amand
National News Editor
Friday May 24, 2013
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In his daily email on Tuesday, president of the ultra-conservative and anti-gay organization Family Research Council, Tony Perkins, expressed concern over the Pentagon’s recent report on the increasing rate of sexual assault in the military. No stranger to spewing homophobic rhetoric, Perkins blamed the assaults on the repeal of "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell," in 2011. Right Wing Watch reports.

"President Obama is finally admitting that sexual assault is a serious problem in the military--but what he hasn’t conceded is that his policy on homosexuality helped create it," Perkins wrote.

He goes on to say, "How could this happen? Well, for starters, the Obama administration ordered military leaders to embrace homosexuality - completely dismissing the concerns that it could be a problem to have people attracted to the same sex, living in close quarters." He concluded that "groups like FRC were right to be concerned about the overturning of "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell."

RWW notes, however, that the rise of sexual assault in the military has not been caused by Obama’s "policy on homosexuality" and "neither is there any documentation of ’a growing trend of same-sex assault in our ranks.’"

In a related article, FRC’s vice president Jerry Boykin blamed women in combat along with the repeal of DADT for the rise of sexual assaults.

Comments

  • Blondie , 2013-05-24 13:00:35

    Du bubba stupid he look ROFLMAO!! these people are too much... dumbass is as dumbass does


  • Anonymous, 2013-05-24 21:45:53

    Morons, and yet another thing to blame on the President!


  • Anonymous, 2013-05-25 06:05:54

    Oh yeah openly gay people are causing str8 people to sexually assault each other? Tony go drink some cool aid lay off the vodka and weed for a while ya may want to consider cutting back on the acid for a while ’cause you have LOST YOUR MIND!


  • Anonymous, 2013-05-26 11:50:52

    These groups like FRC and NRA make me embarrassed to be an American. I’m beginning to thing that ignorance, obesity, heart disease and diabetes is just natural selection.


  • Anonymous, 2013-05-27 03:56:27

    Hey, I am a smart fat diabetic, I enjoy shooting and get pegged as a red neck a lot. Do not think all of us are as stupid and evil as the nut jobs from f.r.c


  • Anonymous, 2013-05-28 21:19:16

    The problem of sexual assaults in the military existed long before LGBT people were allowed to be honest and open about sexual orientation and still be in the armed forces. It was also a serious problem long before women were allowed in combat. In fact, if people such as Tony Perkins and Jerry Boykin were to check their history, they would know that not so many years ago, women were primary victims of sexual assault and sexual assault was one of the tools of war - and sadly, often right under the nose of religious officials. Hmmm! Seems to me that sexual assault is a problem and will be a problem until we ban heterosexuals from military service.


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