A US Judge has allegedly come out with the comments and it was seen by quite a few before some sections were removed. If the reports are true - and an internet search just revealed several threads on his proposal - then it seems beyond belief that such suggestions should be tolerated.
It is sickening on several fronts, not least about the thought that by raping a gay female with a penis it could in some way 'cure' her (lesbianism is not a disease), that it is suggested that men within the army (who are supposed to have honour) would want anything to do with such a crime, that a judge could even come close to suggesting such a heinous act, and that in free speech his comments could be found acceptable.
The whole idea that all a gay woman needs is a decent penis and she will 'turn' is not new. It has been put around for as long as lesbians have been known. It would be complete and utter silliness were it not that is was believed by so many. That aside, who could in any way consider rape to be a way in which a 'cure' could be made?
What of his comments too about soldiers with "lithe naked bodies"? It's quite amazing that he should describe them as such and this is not usual language from your average man is it?
Are gay people such a threat to others that comments like those above will be and can be tolertaed by a voting public? Would such an idea win or lose votes in the US? I well imagine if such a thing were said by a Judge in the UK there really would be outcry and action from 'the powers that be' and in the least I suspect they would lose their job.
Is it me or does anyone else find the above totally shockinmg and unacceptable? I admit to reading it a couple of times to make sure I did not get it wrong. I had it right first time and have to say I was quite sickened by it. My greatest hope is that it is totally wrong and he has been misquoted or someone has deliberately posted it wrong. On first glance this does not seem to be the case so if it is true.... may heaven help us all from judiciary with such views
Don't ask... don't tell
You can die for us but you must not have any sexuality we do not agree with. You can defend our laws and die for us but....
Wait a minute. I thought rape was against the law?