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Perkins: DADT Repeal Will Force Draft

Perkins: DADT Repeal Will Force Draft

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As momentum continued to build toward "don't ask, don't tell" repeal this year, a desperate Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council played to homophobic fears and said that ending the policy could prompt troops, especially racial minorities, to leave, thereby necessitating the reinstatement of the draft.

Perkins presented his pernicious arguments in an op-ed for The Daily Caller, where he warned that repeal of the military ban would usher in a period of same-sex marriages at military chapels, among other things.

"At base social, sports, and religious activities, your military family will be confronted again and again with forced acceptance of a lifestyle you regard as immoral. Military chapels will be required to host same-sex 'marriages,' or, until liberals succeed in repealing the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), they may have to settle for same-sex 'commitment ceremonies,'" he wrote.

Perkins also claimed that lifting the ban would prompt black and Hispanic recruits from urban areas that have been most "resistant" to gay rights to leave the military.

"These are the very areas and groups who have been most resistant to the demands of the homosexual lobby," he wrote. "These are the very regions and groups who have rallied to our side whenever we put a defense of marriage initiative on the ballot.

"If these regions and groups do not enlist in our all-volunteer force, President Obama will be driven to the place he does not want to go: the military draft," said Perkins.

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