WND: Kennedy 'humiliates' soldiers to further homosexual rights
That's one of the best WingNutDaily headlines ever.
The gasbags at Concerned Women for America had spittle flying from their lips when they learned that the hate crimes legislation advanced today. Look at this wild-eyed rant:
Sens. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., and Gordon Smith, R-Ore., have trashed the collective reputations of millions of U.S. military service members in order to advance their “hate crimes” legislation, which would make it a crime to utter a negative opinion about homosexuals or their lifestyle, a pro-family group says.
The U.S. Senate yesterday approved an amendment by Kennedy and Smith to install in federal law a ban on such expressions of religious and personal opinion. The amendment was added to the Department of Defense Authorization bill, which is needed to keep funding worldwide U.S. military operations.
“[The] senators humiliate[d] our brave men and women in uniform by alleging that America's military is a haven for bigots committing 'hate crimes',” said Wendy Wright, the president of Concerned Women for America.
“The Defense Authorization bill has been twisted to shamelessly smear our military. Alleged crimes by military members are already prosecuted, so the point of an amendment accusing military members of committing 'hate crimes' is to create the perception that America's military is rife with violent bigots,” Wright said.