KY Republican Can’t Get Over Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Repeal, Pushing Anti-Gay Military Bill

Rep. Tim Huelskamp Rep. Tim Huelskamp can’t seem to accept that Don’t Ask Don’t Tell has been repealed: The Tea Party lawmaker from Kansas has introduced a bill that would protect bigoted servicemembers and ban same-sex weddings on military bases.

The Military Religious Freedom Protection Act, or H.R. 914, maintains that members of the Armed Forces  would face no punishment for their religious beliefs regarding sexuality. In particular, chaplains would not be forced to perform ceremonies that were contrary to their doctrine.

Um, have they ever been forced to do that?

The second part of the bill states that marriages—or anything of the sort—cannot be performed on military installations unless they are the union of one man and one woman.

According to the Washington Blade, Huelskamp’s bill has six co-sponsors, “a rogue’s gallery of anti-gay House members”: Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.), Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), Steve King (R-Iowa), Doug LaMalfa (R-Calif.) and Tim Walberg (R-Mich.).

“This is just more of the same from a dwindling number of folks on Capitol Hill who wish to cling to the discrimination of the past, rather than embrace the journey toward full equality and fairness that we have embarked upon as a nation,” said Zeke Stokes of OutServe-SLDN. “Simply put, this bill seeks to address a problem that doesn’t exist.”

You know, it’s not even the vindictiveness and un-Americanness of the bill that gets us—we’ve come to expect that from House Republicans. Its the time and money spent drafting and discussing legislation that is essentially unnecessary and would only affect a handful of same-sex weddings a year.

You lost—let it go.

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  • LancerLaw

    Headline wrong… Kansas is KS

  • MikeE

    @LancerLaw: that’s ok Queerty meant Kansastucky….

  • Dakotahgeo

    @MikeE: LOLOL… that’s funny! There really is no difference between the two states, educationally or intelligence-wise. Both are racing to the bottom of a rather dirty barrel.


    His picture sets off my “Gaydar”.

  • Cam

    1. This guy is a closet case, just look at him.

    2. Funny, the Tea Party was telling us that the military would collapse and that soldiers would flood out of the service if gays were allowed to serve. That hasn’t happened, so what is their excuse now?

    3. Would the media PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE for ONCE point out that no church anywhere has ever been forced to perform a service for people that were not full accepted members of that church? Queerty shouldn’t be the only page that notices that.

  • Eric Auerbach

    Ten bucks say this guy has sucked dick.

  • Eric Auerbach

    @LancerLaw: They didn’t mean the state he’s from, just what brand he prefers when getting fucked.

  • viveutvivas

    It’s always the closet cases. The 100% heteros don’t give a sh*t.

  • MikeE

    @Eric Auerbach: +1 HAHAHA good one!

  • Mr. Enemabag Jones

    I thought Teabaggers were sent to Washington to reduce big government, not waste more tax dollars.


    @Mr. Enemabag Jones:

    Exactly. I love how they can change their ideology when it suits them.

    And yes, he does look like he may not be 100% heterosexual…time will tell.

  • BradT

    Wow! When did Gomer Pyle get elected to Congress?
    But seriously, this is good for our side. As long as they keep acting crazy, hateful and intolerant, they insure the election of more and more Democrats and the complete demise of the Republican party.

  • Paul F

    @BradT: If only they HAD elected Gomer. He at least had courtesy and “common” sense (as I remember the show)… and just got “gay married” in real life. These jerks wouldn’t recognise what those qualities were even if they came up and bit them in their a**.

  • tjr101

    Just imagine had Romney been president he would’ve been signing all these nutjob bills into law. We really dodged a bullet last November.

  • Dakotahgeo

    @Eric Auerbach: And $20 says he did quite well! Experience counts!

  • askthecoolcookie

    Jim Jordan is a Tea Party Conservative from Urbana Ohio, and his district encompasses my hometown. He is a tunnel vision Born Again “christian”, a man of absolutes, who is unable to think outside of his narrow views. He’s dangerous because there is nothing that can be said to him to even to get him to consider anything outside of his predetermined stances on any issue. And anytime you get someone into congress who is this focused on what he thinks is right (like this BS) he’s going to hop on the band wagon for any nut who is even remotely further right than he is.

  • demetreus

    One day these “christians” are going to wake up and realize that there is NO JESUS coming to save them, and then we are ALL going to have problems.

    Religion was made to tame the weak-minded, who are/were capable of serious destruction to themselves and others around them.

    You think the Westboro Baptist Church is bad?? Wait until you see how the rest of them turn out..the lengths they will go to destroy because they have nothing else to live for…

    Think about it for a minute…

    It’s kind of creepy.

  • Chad Hunt

    Blah Blah Blah more hate mongering from the T party.

  • viveutvivas

    @demetrius, I wouldn’t wait standing up for that to happen. It’s been 2,000 years and they still have not woken up.

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