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Carney on congressional vote: 'Let's get serious'

Jay Carney, Barack Obama’s White House press secretary, apparently believes some of the actions in the U.S. Senate aren’t serious. Or at least questions about them should be ignored.

At today’s White House news briefing, he responded, “Let’s get to something more serious,” instead of answering a question about a Senate vote on the repeal of sodomy and bestiality.

The action was documented by Alan Colmes on his “Presents Liberaland” website, where he noted that the defense authorization bill would repeal Article 125 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

The action comes in the wake of Washington’s decision to authorize open homosexuality, which was banned for centuries, in the U.S. military.

The provision, still not approved by the House, would overturn the section that, according to Colmes, makes it, “illegal to engage in both sodomy with humans and sex with animals.”

“It states: ‘(a) Any person subject to this chapter who engages in unnatural carnal copulation with another person of the same or opposite sex or with an animal is guilty of sodomy… Any person found guilty … shall be punished as a court-martial may direct,'” the website posting stated.

CNS has reported the details about how it got started when last month a U.S. Senate committee voted to approve a defense authorization plan that included the repeal.

The report said Tony Perkins, of the Family Research Council, tied the vote to the repeal of the military’s longstanding practice of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, under which homosexuals were not removed from the service if they did not make a public issue of their sexual lifestyle choice.

“It’s all about using the military to advance this administration’s radical social agenda,” he told CNS. “Not only did they overturn Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, but they had another problem, and that is, under military law sodomy is illegal, just as adultery is illegal, so they had to remove that.”

Les Kinsolving, WND’s correspondent at the White House, today asked, “The Family Research Council and CNS News both reported a 93-to-7 U.S. Senate vote to approve a defense authorization bill that, quote, ‘includes a provision which not only repeals the military law on sodomy, but also repeals the military ban on sex with animals, or bestiality.’ Does the commander-in-chief approve or disapprove of bestiality in our armed forces?”

Carney said, “I don’t have any comment on – I don’t have any comment on that. Let me go to another question.”

Kinsolving tried to ask whether the president thought it would be endorsed by animal support groups, and Carney said, “Let’s get to something more serious.”

Other reporters weren’t quite so willing.

“You sure you don’t want to ask Lester another question? Give him another opportunity?” said one.

“I’ve learned my lesson,” Carney said.

Ask President Obama your own question.