Self-appointed American “family values” moralists must be frothing today after a federal judge ordered the U.S. military to immediately stop enforcing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. DADT, for those Canadians unfamiliar with the loony-toons legal manifestations of certain segments of the U.S. population’s bizarre sexual fears and repression, is a stupid, bigoted 1993 law that forces the military to discharge gay and lesbian soldiers whose sexual preferences have become known.
The American Family Institute’s Tony Perkins — a taut-faced psycho whose weasel-like visage is eerily reminiscent of an older, less fetching Norman Bates (who, incidentally, was played by a gay actor who spent his life closeted) had this to say:
“Judge Phillips is playing politics with our national defense. Once again, an activist federal judge is using the military to advance a liberal social agenda … [blahblahblah] … strong opposition of military leaders … [blahblah] … deference to the Pentagon’s … [blahblah] … potential impact on readiness and morale … [blah] … homosexuals [blah I’m crazy! blah].
I’ve edited the quote a bit for clarity. Obviously, anyone this irrational and uptight badly needs to get laid by a person of the gender their God-given natural attraction directs them too. Which in Perkins’ case would allegedly be women. Cough.
Regardless, it’s a good ruling for human rights in a country infested with intolerant and bossy religious leaders who want their hang-ups legislated on everyone (probably because it’s really lonely being the only asshole kook in a room).
Hopefully, the justice department won’t appeal. Seventeen years of this farce is enough.