The only problem is that Elaine Donnelly and her partner in reality-twisting, World Net Daily writer Bob Unruh -- author of this week's WND "Exclusive" (almost everything WND publishes they claim is an "exclusive,") titled, "Now Men Are Victims Of Military Sex Assaults" -- don't know how to fucking read a calendar.Â Or, they simply don't care about the twisting of actual facts and properly defining reality for their readers. Or, both.
"The newest reports, for Fiscal Year 2011,Â have just come out, and Elaine Donnelly, president ofÂ the Center for Military Readiness,Â immediately noted that sexual misbehavior is on the rise.," Unruh, in an act of journalistic malpractice, writes:
In December 2010, Congress repealed the â€œDonâ€™t Ask Donâ€™t Tellâ€ policy established by President Clinton that allowed homosexuals to remain in the military on the condition they not make a public issue of their sexual lifestyle.
The new law, for first time in U.S. history, allows homosexual members to openly acknowledge their sexual choices.
Among the details in the reports: While, since 2006, 5 percent of the violent sexual assaults have been against men, recent reports now put that figure at 12 to 14 percent.
The Army said it is â€œcurrently monitoring same-gender sex crime for a potential increase in forcible sodomy and other sex offenses related to the disassociation of homosexuality from the crime itself.â€
Non-consensual sodomy attacks for fiscal 2011 totaled 7 percent of the nearly 2,500 attacks cited on one military report.
But here's the thing.
"In December 2010, Congress repealed the â€œDonâ€™t Ask Donâ€™t Tellâ€ policy," Unruh writes, but President Obama, per the terms of the law, did not certify the military as ready for the repeal to go into effect -- for it to be legal for gays to serve openly -- until September 20, 2011. So, if you were gay and in the military and came out before September 20, 2011, you could easily have been kicked out.
WND correctly states the military's report is for fiscal 2011, but fiscal 2011, as the report clearly states, covers the actual time period of October 1, 2010, through September 30, 2011.
"Donnelly told WND that the statistics show a more than 20 percent increase in reported sexual assaults on males," Unruh writes:
And she said researchers specifically announced plans to track numbers to monitor the increase, since â€œthis category of homosexual conduct no longer is illegal.â€
Of course, "this category" is consensual same-sex sex, not rape, folks. Let's be clear, OK.
So, Elaine Donnelly and WND writer Bob Unruh are trying to blame the rise in military sex assaults on the 10 days that "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" was no longer the law of the land. Brilliant.
These people will stop at nothing to paint gay men, lesbians, and bisexuals as the most evil creatures on the face of the earth.
I think it's called "projection."
Donnelly, who was a speaker at "The Awakening 2011," a virulently homophobic convention headlines by anti-gay hate group leaders, was included inÂ The New Civil Rights Movement's list of "Top 10 'Donâ€™t Ask Donâ€™t Tell' Repeal Lies That Never Came True."
Last month, Donnelly was forced to backtrack on her armageddon-like predictions that the military would lose a great number of service members because DADT was repealed, stating, in Rapture 2011 fashion,Â â€œNo one predicted anything would happen immediately, so that prediction is true," and added,Â â€œIâ€™ve heard from military people who have no way of registering what they feel about this. Theyâ€™re just quietly leaving, but theyâ€™re not leaving right away. No one predicted that they would.â€
To be clear, and asÂ The New Civil Rights Movement has covered extensively, includingÂ here, here, here, here, here, and even here, sexual assault in the military is a dangerous and extraordinarily destructive issue for everyone. It is both a crime and a devastating experience for anyone to face. Even one incident is excessive. The military must do more, and we are not excusing their lack of action, or even accepting as sufficient their recent heightened attention. But to blame gays in the military as the cause is not only disingenuous, it is clearly a lie. Elaine Donnelly and her cohorts at World Net Daily deserve not only contempt, but time in the brig.