Worth Reading March 18, 2010 â€“ TVC issued the following statement today from TVC Executive Director Andrea Lafferty:
At todayâ€™s Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on overturning the misnamed â€œDonâ€™t Ask, Donâ€™t Tellâ€ policy in the military, Senators should look no further than the scandal involving former Congressman Eric Massa. His shameful behavior as a sexual predator in the Navy clearly shows why lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals should not be permitted to openly serve in the Armed Forces.
The ex-Congressman from New York is now the new poster child for upholding the 1993 law banning gays and lesbians from serving in the military. His former Navy colleagues are coming out of hiding to expose his decades-long habit of trying to seduce his subordinates â€“ known as â€œsnorkelingâ€ in the Navy.
As the public learns more about Massaâ€™s aggressive homosexual advances toward his subordinates, his former Navy colleagues are going public with lurid tales of his gay exploits aboard Naval vessels.
Here is a clear case of a gay sexual predator assaulting his subordinates in the Navy and getting away with it. Massaâ€™s shipmates were afraid of turning him in for fear of retaliation.
If the Congress overturns the 1993 law banning gays and lesbians from openly serving in the military, lechers like Massa will have free reign to aggressively stalk and conquer young subordinates.
Does Congress really want to legalize the predatory behaviors of such men? Overturning the 1993 law will give gays and lesbians license to go after young soldiers, sailors and Marines. Men like Massa will then multiply in the Armed Forces â€“ undermining unit cohesion and military readiness. http://worthreading.ning.com/profiles/blogs/disgraced-former