GOP presidential hopeful Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., says the move that has begun in the Democrat-dominated U.S. Senate to make bestiality in the military legal is “absolutely abhorrent, reprehensible.”
“You’re thinking we live in a culture … now we’ve embraced barbarism,” she told Glenn Beck on his web television program tonight.
The move prompted the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals to express outrage to the White House.
Les Kinsolving, WND’s correspondent at the White House, had asked press secretary Jay Carney, “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.”
See the exchange that happened at the White House:
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 took advantage of the opportunity to poke fun both at Carney and Kinsolving.
“You sure you don’t want to ask Lester another question? Give him another opportunity?” one asked Carney.
“I’ve learned my lesson,” Carney replied.
Beck suggested that the question actually should have been easy.
“I’m going to say disapprove on that, for $1,000 Alex,” he said. “I mean how difficult is that?”
He continued, “I can’t believe we’re living in a world [where that is] written in a bill that the Senate voted on.”
“Have we lost our minds?” exclaimed Bachmann. “We’re talking about the military! Our military men and women!
“In what planet and universe could you reside where somehow where all sexual practices are equal … They aren’t,” she said.
Added Back, “Who in their right minds said that’s [the ban] gotta go?”
“All things aren’t relative,” said Bachmann. “There are things that are right. There are things that are wrong.
“We have to discuss this?” she said.
Because Congress is working to install open homosexuality in the U.S. military, senators were working on eliminating obstacles such as the Uniform Code of Military Justice requirement that sodomy is illegal.
Toward that end, members of the U.S. Senate agreed to repeal Article 125 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, according to a report from Alan Colmes on his “Presents Liberaland” website
The section bans sodomy with same- or opposite-sex partners as well as bestiality.
But when Kinsolving raised the question, Carnery’s response was, “Let’s get to something more serious.”
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.
CNSNews.com has reported it got started last month when 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.
“It’s all about using the military to advance this administration’s radical social agenda,” he told CNSNews.com. “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.”