American Family Association: "Gay Sex = Domestic Terrorism"
June 10, 2010 3:27 pm ET by Matt Finkelstein
Yes, that's actually the title of the latest screed from the American Family Association's Bryan Fischer:
Some of England's leading newspapers - The Sun, the Telegraph, the Daily Mail - all had feature stories yesterday about the latest Taliban terror tactic: burying dirty needles with their bombs in an effort to infect troops with HIV. They are planting hypodermic syringes below the surface with the points facing upward in hopes that bomb squad experts will prick themselves and become contaminated with hepatitis and HIV.
If the bomb goes off, then the needles become deadly flying shrapnel.
Said a member of Parliament, "Are there no depths to which these people will stoop? This is the definition of a dirty war."
If we connect the dots here, the inescapable conclusion is that gay sex is a form of domestic terrorism.
In Fischer's mind, this is also a compelling reason to sustain the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy:
Every time an HIV-infected male has sex with another male, it's essentially the same as plunging an infected heroin needle into his arm. He's passing on a potential death sentence, just as the Taliban seeks to do on a foreign battlefield.
It is because of the risk of HIV transmission that the FDA will not allow a male homosexual to donate blood if he has had sex with another male even one single solitary time since 1977. The second riskiest behavior for HIV infection is injection drug use.
Now if gays are allowed into the military, they will be inevitably be put in battlefield situations where donated blood from soldiers may be necessary to save the lives of wounded comrades. An HIV-infected American soldier whose blood is used in those circumstances may very well condemn his fellow soldier to death rather than save his life.
If open homosexuals are allowed into the United States military, the Taliban won't need to plant dirty needles to infect our soldiers with HIV. Our own soldiers will take care of that for them.
It's important to remember that, as Kyle Mantyla points out, Fischer is scheduled to speak at the annual Values Voters Summit, which is co-sponsored by the American Family Assocation and is a popular attraction for prominent Republican figures. Other confirmed speakers for this year's event include House Republican Conference Chairman Mike Pence (R-IN), Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), and Mike Huckabee.