Congressman to threaten DADT repeal after the fact?
Some members of the religious right just can't deal with the fact that Don't Ask, Don't Tell has been repealed.
One such person is Cliff Kincaid, president of America's Survival and editor of Accuracy in Media. According to an interview yesterday with the phony news service, One News Now, he said:
"The secretary of defense, the chairman of the joint chiefs, and the president have to certify to Congress that the repeal will not interfere with or hurt military readiness," he notes. "And that's going to be very, very hard for them to do."
Kincaid has a long history of distorting the lives of lgbts. Last year his group, America's Survival, put out a video claiming that gays serving openly in the military will lead to an increase in diseases like AIDS. The video was so offensive that it was removed from youtube.
And even earlier than that, his other group, AIM, was forced to retract a story on its web page which inaccurately accused Obama appointee Kevin Jennings of being a pedophile.
And Kincaid is probably one of the only few people in this country who openly defends Uganda's anti-gay bill including the part about the death penalty for "aggravated homosexuality."
In yesterday's interview with One News Now, Kincaid also made the following claim:
Jack McKeon (R-California), the new chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, will soon hold hearings that will make it difficult for Obama and the Pentagon to certify that allowing homosexuals to flaunt their lifestyle in the military will bring no harm to cohesion within the armed forces.
So is Kincaid saying that even after the repeal has passed, some members of Congress are going to make an attempt to throw a monkey wrench into the proceedings?
From what I understand, the story got McKeon's name wrong. His name is Buck McKeon, not Jack. I have been looking to see if I could find any statements by McKeon that vouches for what Kincaid claimed and so far I couldn't find any.
But I will definitely keep you posted if I do.