Family Research Council vice president Jerry Boykin joined Frank Gaffney for an entire program in which they discussed the forthcoming “Islamic Republic of America.”
After his usual ramblings, Boykin demonstrated his full capacity for self-delusion by linking the supposed Islamic takeover of America with, of all things, gay rights.
Boykin explained that the Islamic conquest of America can only take place once people lose “traditional American values” and argued that the Obama administration is trying to get rid of such values by repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and the ban on women in combat. This, Boykin attributes to an increase in reported sexual assaults.
“It’s important to understand that this administration in particular has sexualized the army, I mean there’s been so much of this social engineering that all revolves around gender and sexual behavior. What we’re doing though is we are setting ourselves up for absolute failure. Yes, sexual assault is at an all-time, unprecedented high. But then when you look at the fact that we have repealed Don’t Ask Don’t Tell so that we’ve mixed people of the same sex with same-sex attraction at a time when our military is under great stress, that’s a problem; now we’re trying to put women into ground combat roles where you cannot violate the laws of nature, plain and simple, and we’re going to put women into units where there is absolutely no privacy, where you are inviting exactly what is occurring already, and that is sexual assault, sexual attraction and all of these things.
“What is this all about? Why are we doing this? Well the answer is the people that are making these decisions do not care one thing about military readiness; in fact I would say most of them don’t even understand military readiness. They have an agenda and they are fulfilling that agenda by going after the military, which at the end of the day still maintains very traditional American values. While we’ve got people in the military that do some bad things from time to time, at the end of the day we still have the uniform code of military justice and it still finds, for example, adultery to punishable under the uniform code of military justice; at one time sodomy was punishable under the uniform code of military justice. It has maintained very traditional American values and what this is is an assault on the last bastion of traditional values in America because you can’t change this society until you change the military.”
What Boykin deliberately neglected to specify was that the increase was in the number of reported sexual assaults.
The report from the Pentagon last week only stated that the number of reported sexual assaults had gone up. Sexual assault had been a problem in the military for quite some time, which many victims do not report out of fear of retaliation.
So if Boykin wishes to directly attribute the number of sexual assaults being reported to the repeal of DADT and the ban on women in combat, he’s just provided an argument in their favor.