Dinesh D’Souza’s Anti-Gay Tirade Defies Reality, Reason

It’s rare to read a homophobe’s take on Catholic sexual abuse without finding a correlation between homosexuality and pedophilia. By some miracle, however, the Hoover Institute’s Dinesh D’Souza not only avoids the erroneous comparison, he refutes it!

He only does so, however, to further demonize the ever-predatory, sexually combustible and downright dirty gays:

In the vast majority of [abuse] cases we aren’t dealing with pedophilia–an extremely rare disorder that is no more prevalent in the Catholic church than it is elsewhere in society–but rather with homosexual priests taking advantage of their authority to seduce teenage parishoners and altar boys.

Today’s New York Times features a a weeping woman named Esther Miller, who considered suicide after being abused by a trusted holy man. We wouldn’t expect D’Souza to acknowledge the female victims, however – that would only poke holes in his unholy argument.

D’Souza’s piece somehow – we’re still not really sure how – links the record breaking Catholic Church payout with the Department of Defense’s discriminatory “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”. The church, he writes, provides the perfect cautionary example for what happens when an “all-male organization” allows gay to “become institutionally entrenched”. Without rhyme or reason (especially reason) D’Souza claims that the military would break down if it allowed gay men, although he fails to provide any justification for his half-assed argument. Instead, he praises the Spartan’s phalanx: the use of gay lovers in the army:

The Spartans are one of the few groups in history to allow homosexuals in the military. They tried to use it to fighting advantage. The idea was that men would be more willing to die for the sake of partners to whom they had become sexually attached. o the Spartans fought as couples, with each young soldier romantically linked to an older veteran. Typically the older veteran played the “male” or dominant role and the youthful recruit the “female” or passive role in the relationship.

We’re not sure if that’s exactly how it worked… Regardless, the Spartans still stand as one of history’s greatest armies. So, really, D’Souza seems to be arguing for gay soldiers.

Realizing he’s backed into a corner, D’Souza simply laughs off his own logic:

Should the United States army set up gay platoons, where camaraderie is based not on team loyalty and male friendship but rather on sexual partnering among veteran soldiers and new recruits? I mentioned this to a friend in the armed forces and he could only forsee one benefit. He noted that if the American military gets soundly whipped in a future engagement, we could always laugh off the defeat and say, ‘Well, yeah, but you only beat a bunch of gays.”

We’re absolutely dumbfounded.

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  • Leland Frances

    Don’t confuse D’Souza’s crackpot slobbering with impotence. He is no Fred Phelps reduced to waving obscene signs on sidewalks as cars zoom by blowing their horns or simply issuing an endless stream of insane, purposely provocative press releases.

    The tireless D’Souza is among that elite menagerie of performing monkeys for the American Taliban, one of many who have benefited from large sums of money from the evil and ruthless American Enterprise Institute. He may not have the high profile outside that herd of fascists that Ann Coulter does, but he is dangerous nonetheless. And, by the way, like Coulter, he’sa frequent guest on Bill Maher’s show. Y’all remember him: “The Advocate’s” “Man of the Year” last year. Who will they pick this year? Ann herself? Or will they finally remember that the “friend of my enemy is my enemy”?

    Nor does D’Souza, like most of the people who brought Bush fils to power, limit his illogical justifications for bigotry to gays as he competes with Coulter for deeper depths of shamelessness. He called his racist book, “The End of Racism.” Sample wisdom: post Civil War segregation was only meant to “protect Blacks.”

    Whatever his marital status or attacks on gays, he always melts the needle on my gay radometer. In any case, he also consistently triggers my imagination—that is, of his dying a long and excrutiating death screaming for mercy as he simultaneously pisses and shits himself.

  • Paul Raposo

    Catholic apologists have been using the gay priest having sex with teenagers excuse for years now, but have never been able to provide solid evidence of thier claims, i.e., the sexuality of the priests and the age of the boys–they never care about girls who were molested.

    I wish Eric Alva would show up at D’Souza’s office and show him what kind of ass whopping a gay soldier can give.

    Just follow the link and read all the comments, some from conservatives, pointing out what a moron Dinesh really is.

  • GoodBuddy

    Here’s a link so twisted you have to laugh to keep from crying: http://www.theonion.com/content/node/27834

    I think there is a link between “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and abuse. One of the main things an abuser tries to impress on their victim is not to tell anyone. Randy Shilt’s in his book “Conduct Unbecoming” thoroughly documented how straight women were victimized by the governments DADT policies when they were used to coerce women into having sex. The military needs to realize that racist=sexist=anti-semite=homophobe. Intolerance is an aspect of personality, and if you get rid of the people who who cannot work with gay people you will get rid of individuals who cause problems in lots of other areas.

    Of course, the highest level of intolerance is the desire to kill people. That is the job of the military. Just like the police are not known for their tolerance for gay people, and their mission is to send people to jail. And priests send you to hell.

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