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FRC Devoted Hundreds of Research Hours to American Soldiers Giving, Receiving Head

“The most common type of homosexual assault is one in which the offender fondles or performs oral sex upon a sleeping victim,” the Family Research Council states in a report on Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. “Assaults upon victims who are intoxicated are also common.” FRC claims to have “reviewed” the “case synopses” of “all 1,643 reports of sexual assault reported by the four branches of the military for Fiscal Year 2009 (October 1, 2008 through September 30, 2009). Our startling finding was that over eight percent (8.2%) of all military sexual assault cases were homosexual in nature. This suggests that homosexuals in the military are about three times more likely to commit sexual assaults than heterosexuals are, relative to their numbers.” And yet FRC is completely silent on things like …

The startling findings that Mother Jones‘ Adam Weinstein relays:

Also this week, Lt. Commander Anthony Velasquez, a Navy doctor in Japan, admitted he’d sexually assaulted at least 23 female patients over several years. Stars & Stripes reports that he either made sexually explicit comments or inserted ungloved (and unwelcome) fingers into the women while examining them. One sailor who reported him left the service after her complaint went nowhere; later, a hospital administrator reported that the doctor had a serious problem and should “only be allowed to treat male patients.” Instead, the Navy cleared him of wrongdoing and transferred him to a clinic at…guess where? Camp Arifjan in Kuwait, where he assaulted three more women. When he returns to the US, he’ll have to register with civilian authorities as a sexual offender. In the meantime, he has to serve out his military prison sentence: “seven days of confinement at the Yokosuka Naval Base brig.”

(Our research shows that servicemembers whose first names begin with a vowel are 3X more likely to commit sexual assaults than those whose names begin with a consonant, and we are launching an effort to force these individuals to either leave the armed forces or hide their first names.)

Weinstein writes he “once served Adm. Gary Roughead, the Navy’s chief, when he was the Naval Academy’s commandant, and I have respect for the man. But before he expresses any more concerns over DADT to Sen. McCain, perhaps he should account for what went wrong in the Velasquez case. … It does me no pleasure—particularly on a weekend where we ought to honor our service members’ sacrifices—to hurl lightning bolts at military leaders. But in the debate over DADT, both sides seem to grant a notion of the armed forces as a monolithic bastion of national virtue. They’re wrong. Despite its mission, it’s just another subculture made up of human beings. And the crooked timber of humanity can still be found thriving there, in an all-straight force. To argue, as some ideologues do, that gays will take the military over a moral or strategic cliff is not only hyperbolic; it’s stupid.”

(Pictured: Former members of the military, from left, Anthony Woods of Arlington, Va., Stacy Vasquez of Denton, Texas, David Hall of Washington, and Todd Belok of Ridgefield, Conn., are seen during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 3, 2010, to discuss an effort to repeal the military’s ban on openly gay service members. via AP)