Joe Rehyansky, a part-time magistrate and Vietnam veteran, wrote on conservative news site The Daily Caller that lesbians should be allowed to serve in the military because straight male soldiers could “convert” them.
The Daily Caller swiftly removed some of his remarks but not before they were picked up by other websites.
Mr Rehyansky, of Hamilton County, Tennessee, argued that men were naturally more promiscuous than women and “it fell to men to swing through the trees and scour the caves in search of as many women as possible to subdue and impregnate – a tough job but someone had to do it”.
Then, he claimed that the “promiscuity” of gay men, coupled with HIV, would have “the potential for disastrous health consequences” if gay men were allowed to serve openly in the military:
Gays spread disease at a rate out of all proportion to their numbers in our population and should be excluded from the military. Shouldn’t the overwhelmingly straight warriors who answer their county’s call be spared the indignity of showering with other men who achieve lascivious enjoyment from the sight of those lithe naked bodies, and who may be tempted to seek more than the view?
Lesbian military personnel, who Mr Rehyansky praised for their “medical and administrative specialties,” should be allowed to serve because they apparently have low sex drives.
His final argument, which has now been removed by The Daily Caller, for which Mr Rehyansky was accused of advocating corrective rape for lesbians was as follows:
My solution would get the distaff part of our homosexual population off our collective ‘Broke Back,’ thus giving straight male GIs a fair shot at converting lesbians and bringing them into the mainstream.
*vomits in mouth then punches wall* The ignorance of some people, and people in powerful positions, never fails to enrage me.