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Anti-Gay Activist Blames Military Sex Assault Rise On 10 Days Of DADT Repeal



Elaine Donnelly, who has made a lifelong career battling America’s enemies — also known as homosexuals in the twisted mind of Elaine Donnelly — now is placing the blame for an increase in military sexual assaults on the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT), the now-repealed law that banned openly-gay people from serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Donnelly, founder of the Center for Military Readiness — whose main function is to attack gay people and pro-LGBT policies — has released a “report” that “analyses” the U.S. Military’s actual report on sexual assault.

READ: Anti-Gay Activists Still Attack DADT Repeal As New Poll Finds Even Less Impact On Military

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. 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, have just come out, and Elaine Donnelly, president of the Center for Military Readiness, immediately noted that sexual misbehavior is on the rise.,” Unruh, in an act of journalistic malpractice, writes:

In December 2010, Congress repealed the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy established by President Clinton that allowed homosexuals to remain in the military on the condition they not make a public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 “currently 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.”

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“In December 2010, Congress repealed the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy,” Unruh writes, but President Obama, per the terms of the law, did not certify the military as ready for the repeal to go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 “this category of homosexual conduct no longer is illegal.”

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 in The New Civil Rights Movement’s list of “Top 10 ‘Don’t Ask Don’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, “No one predicted anything would happen immediately, so that prediction is true,” and added, “I’ve heard from military people who have no way of registering what they feel about this. They’re just quietly leaving, but they’re not leaving right away. No one predicted that they would.”


To be clear, and as The New Civil Rights Movement has covered extensively, including 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.

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Tennessee Governor Slammed After ‘Praying’ for Nashville School Community Without Mentioning Mass Shooting



Governor Bill Lee quickly drew tremendous outrage in the wake of a school mass shooting where six people including three young children were shot to death. Social media users criticized the Tennessee Republican, who had signed a permit-less gun carry law, for declaring he was “praying for the school, congregation & Nashville community,” without posting any mention of the mass shooting.

Tweeting he was “closely monitoring the tragic situation at Covenant,” Gov. Lee said, “As we continue to respond, please join us in praying for the school, congregation & Nashville community.”

There was no mention of any loss of life, and, as Moms Demand Action founder Shannon Watts passionately noted, the “situation” was a mass shooting.

“If thoughts and prayers alone worked to stop gun violence, there wouldn’t have been a shooting at a Christian elementary school. It’s your actions – including weakening the state’s gun laws – that’s killing kids in Tennessee,” Watts also tweeted. “SHAME ON YOU.”

Gov. Lee signed a permit-less carry bill into law in 2021, at a Beretta gun manufacturing plant.

According to the CDC, as of 2020 – one year before the permit-less carry bill was signed into law – Tennessee ranked tenth in the nation in per-capita firearm mortality.

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Meanwhile, others took notice of the gun culture Gov. Lee has fostered in “The Volunteer State.”

MSNBC analyst and Bulwark writer Tim Miller commented, “Tennessee governor Bill Lee issued a statement recently about how the drag ban in Tennessee ‘protects children.’ If only he would have instead focused on laws that might have prevented the mass murder of children in his state today.”

Historian Kevin Kruse pointed to an article from last year, after the Uvalde, Texas school shooting, titled: “Rep. Clemmons Seeks Renewed Gun Laws, Gov. Lee Requests Prayer.”

“You chose prayer over gun reforms last year after the Uvalde massacre,” Kruse wrote. “And now here we are.”

The progressive website Tennessee Holler pointed out that Gov. Lee, along with GOP lawmakers, “just appointed Jordan Mollenhour to the [state] board of education— whose company was sued for selling ammo to an underage mass killer (SANTA FE) and sold ammo to at least one more (AURORA) He has ZERO education experience.”

Let’s Give a Damn founder Nick Laparra tweeted, “We are 86 days into 2023. So far, 9859 people have died by gun violence and there have been 128 mass shootings. Meanwhile, @GovBillLee spends his days being outraged over drag queens and CRT and book bans. This is Bill Lee’s and the GOP’s fault.”

See the tweets and video above or at this link.

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Mystery Grand Jury Witness in Trump Hush Money Probe Is Former ‘Enquirer’ Publisher and Trump Ally



Avid followers of the Manhattan District Attorney’s moves noted the grand jury had been called into service for Monday, and soon news leaked that yet another witness would be testifying in the probe into Donald Trump’s alleged hush money payment to Stormy Daniels.

Monday afternoon, NBC News’ Garrett Haake reported live on MSNBC that the mystery witness was David Pecker, the former tabloid publisher of the “National Enquirer,” who reportedly had been looking for stories in 2016 to protect Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Haake notes Monday was Pecker’s second appearance before the grand jury in the hush money case.

The New York Times also reported David Pecker as the grand jury witness, calling Pecker “a key player in the hush-money matter. He and the tabloid’s top editor helped broker the deal between the porn star, Stormy Daniels, and Michael D. Cohen, Mr. Trump’s fixer at the time.”

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“While the focus of Mr. Pecker’s testimony is unclear, he could provide valuable information for prosecutors. A longtime ally of Mr. Trump, he agreed to keep an eye out for potentially damaging stories about Mr. Trump during the 2016 campaign,” The Times reports. “For a brief time in October 2016, Ms. Daniels appeared to have just that kind of story. Her agent and lawyer discussed the possibility of selling exclusive rights to her story of a sexual encounter with Mr. Trump to The National Enquirer, which would then promise to never publish it, a practice known as ‘catch and kill.'”

Former Deputy Assistant Attorney General Harry Litman weighed in, noting, “nothing about that decision [to have Pecker testify] suggests any change of heart on Bragg’s part to indict Trump.”

Former Dept. of Defense Special Counsel Ryan Goodman, an NYU professor of law, notes that Pecker’s “testimony can show the [hush money] scheme was designed to affect outcome of election.”

“He reportedly communicated directly with Trump on payment,” Goodman adds.

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‘Our Children Deserve Better’: First Lady Jill Biden Speaks Out After Six Die in Nashville School Mass Shooting



First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, speaking Monday afternoon at a National League of Cities conference, told attendees, “Our children deserve better,” as she broke the news of the Nashville school mass shooting at Covenant Presbyterian School where three children and three adults were shot dead.

“You know,” Dr. Biden, herself an educator and clearly pained by the news, began her remarks by saying, “I hate to say what I’m gonna say next because you know you’re so enthusiastic and with so much energy and hope and I feel it.”

“But while you’ve been in this room, I don’t know whether you’ve been on your phones but we just learned about another shooting in Tennessee, a school shooting and I am truly without words and our children deserve better, and we stand – all of us – we stand with Nashville in prayer.”

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The First Lady, a former public high school English teacher and currently a professor of English at a community college, was speaking at the organization’s Congressional City Conference.

Watch Dr. Biden below or at this link.

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