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DADT Commentary Suggests Corrective Rape for Lesbians

DADT Commentary Suggests Corrective Rape for Lesbians


Gay men should not be allowed to serve openly in the military, but lesbians should be welcome because it would give straight male soldiers a chance to "convert" them, suggested a former Tennessee official in an online commentary.

According to The Raw Story, Joe Rehyansky posted his commentary last week on The Daily Caller, a right wing website. The site has since removed the part of the article that pertained to lesbian service members.

"In the original article, Rehyansky concluded that his lesbians-only policy 'would get the distaff part of our homosexual population off our collective 'Broke Back,' thus giving straight male GIs a fair shot at converting lesbians and bringing them into the mainstream," he said.

Rehyansky based his argument in his view of evolution, saying that in earlier years of the human species, "It fell to men to swing through the trees and scour the caves in search of as many women as possible to subdue and impregnate -- a tough job but someone had to do it."

Meanwhile, that same sexual impulse provides reason to deny gay men the right to serve in the military.

"[S]houldn't the overwhelmingly straight warriors who answer their county's call be spared the indignity of showering with other men who achieve lascivious enjoyment from the sight of those lithe naked bodies, and who may be tempted to seek more than the view? They are, after all, guys," he wrote.

An Army Veteran, Rehyansky is a former part-time magistrate in Hamilton County and a former assistant district attorney.

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