Evil activist Elaine Donnelly, who was once almost laughed off Capital Hill for her ridiculous anti-gay assertions, has been rounding up social conservatives for a strategy session on Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell:

[PFLAG] has learned that The Center for Military Readiness, a right-wing activist group based in Michigan, has invited leaders of prominent veterans services organizations to a Washington, D.C. briefing on Thursday that the organization has tried to keep secret. The event, outlined in a letter obtained exclusively by PFLAG, is described as “a private, off-the-record briefing” to strategize about how to battle efforts to repeal the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” ban on lesbian, gay and bisexual troops.

“Given your organization’s long-standing commitment to military readiness and the high standards and sound policy that promotes it, I hope I can count on you in joining CMR to defend the law regarding homosexual conduct in the military,” CMR’s Elaine Donnelly writes in the letter, which was sent by fax to VSO leaders in Washington. “We need to talk about what can be done, and why, face to face.”

This must have been what Eagle Forum leader Colleen Holmes was talking about when she told an anonymous ally to find “horror stories” on gays in the military, which they would then use to fight for DADT. Holmes also described gay rights as a “tar baby.”

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