It seems that Duncan D. Hunter, a Republican congressman and military spokesman came out with this gem of a speech during a recent interview on U.S. National Public Radio. Melissa Block, the interviewer, asked the congressman why he does not support gay men and women serving openly in the military.
Duncan D. Hunter: Because I think that it’s bad for the cohesiveness and the unity of the military units, especially those that are in close contact, that are in close quarters in country right now. It’s not the time to do it. The military is not civilian life. And I think the folks who have been in the military that have been in these very close situations with each other, there has to be a special bond there. And I think that bond is broken if you open up the military to transgenders, to hermaphrodites, to gays and lesbians.
Melissa Block: Transgenders and hermaphrodites?
Duncan D. Hunter: It’s not just gays and lesbians. It’s a whole gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual community. If you’re going to let anybody in no matter what preference, that means the military is going to probably let everybody in. It’s going to be like civilian life, and I think that would be detrimental for the military.
It’s a passage which speaks for itself, really.