Todd "Legitimate Rape" Akin Now Going...

Todd "Legitimate Rape" Akin Now Going After Gay Troops

There are 22 comments on the Mother Jones story from Dec 18, 2012, titled Todd "Legitimate Rape" Akin Now Going After Gay Troops. In it, Mother Jones reports that:

The controversial congressman, who lost a Senate race in November after explaining how victims of "legitimate rape" don't get pregnant, is going out with a bang.

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“Marriage Equality”

Since: Dec 07

Lakeland, MI

#1 Dec 18, 2012
from the article, "Under Akin's proposal, a service member could cite his or her religious beliefs on homosexuality for refusing to serve alongside gay and lesbian colleagues, or for treating them differently from everyone else. For example, a service member could object to being housed in the same facility as someone who is gay or lesbian."

Am I the only one that doesn't immediately see that this would work both ways?? That GLBT troops would also be similarly protected for refusing to serve alongside heterosexual troops?? Or be house with heterosexual troops?? How the hell would THAT ever work??

OMG. We are TRULY surrounded by idiots and fools. Let's carve out a special protection for anyone serving in the military that's uncomfortable with anything that will allow them to dictate the rules about everything around them at any given time. THAT'S a good idea, isn't it??

WTF??
david traversa

Argentina

#2 Dec 18, 2012
More and more one gets the feeling these losers will do and say anything, no matter how absurd, in order to try and recapture their past (and now heavily tarnished) reputations.. Pitiful spectacle..

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

Location hidden

#3 Dec 18, 2012
I'll be so happy when this nut-job is out of Washington. Of course, the drawback is he will be back here in Missouri, full time, probably fomenting more trouble locally.
SLIF

Toronto, Canada

#4 Dec 18, 2012
Let the straights go fight in all of the wars,they cause these wars in the first place.
SLIF

Toronto, Canada

#5 Dec 18, 2012
I wonder how he was conceived.
david traversa

Argentina

#6 Dec 18, 2012
SLIF wrote:
I wonder how he was conceived.
Reminds me of Dorothy Parker's comment on the Christine Jorgensen case.. "And what sex, may one ask, is the mother..?
SirAndrew

Albemarle, NC

#7 Dec 18, 2012
SLIF wrote:
I wonder how he was conceived.
I think he's the love child of Bob Dornan and Phyllis Schafly.

Lililth_Satans_B ore

Since: May 12

Bellevue, WA

#8 Dec 18, 2012
i would never serve next to a christian... it violates my morals... they are scum

“LGBT Americans, We're ”

Since: Jun 09

Everywhere you are!

#9 Dec 18, 2012
Todd Akin - Just in case you didn't get the message on November 6, I'll spell it out for you .. YOU'RE FIRED!!

Now, go home and stop causing trouble for everyone else.
Jerry

Los Angeles, CA

#11 Dec 18, 2012
I admire Mr. Akin for speaking the truth.

Lililth_Satans_B ore

Since: May 12

Bellevue, WA

#12 Dec 18, 2012
Pig Mania wrote:
<quoted text>You better scram before BIG BOSS MAN gets back or you know what!!!
oh i know... he's gonna wack off again to thoughts of getting to fluck me.... good thing he still has his hands i guess
Billl Of Rights

United States

#13 Dec 18, 2012
Lililth_Satans_Bore wrote:
<quoted text>oh i know... he's gonna wack off again to thoughts of getting to fluck me.... good thing he still has his hands i guess
What does fluck mean? Sounds gay.

Lililth_Satans_B ore

Since: May 12

Bellevue, WA

#14 Dec 18, 2012
Billl Of Rights wrote:
<quoted text>
What does fluck mean? Sounds gay.
u know dumbazz... to have sex..... i know its a word you have never used....

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#15 Dec 18, 2012
SLIF wrote:
I wonder how he was conceived.
Perhaps by legitimate rape. Oh no, he couldn't have been!

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#16 Dec 18, 2012
Jerry wrote:
I admire Mr. Akin for speaking the truth.
I must have missed that. When was it?

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#17 Dec 18, 2012
Some might want to separate Catholics from Protestants.

Some won't want to serve with Atheists, who might not want to serve with Religious people. Or people of different color based on religious beliefs.

Or perhaps they should make no law respecting the establishment of any religion.

Lililth_Satans_B ore

Since: May 12

Bellevue, WA

#19 Dec 18, 2012
Mellow Yellow Lipstick wrote:
<quoted text>
You'd look better next to a Muslim anyway. You have no morals.
why would anyone serve with a christardo..... eeeewh

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#20 Dec 18, 2012
The latest is that most of what Akin was trying to cram into the bill has been gutted. Gone is the outright discrimination he wanted against same sex couples by prohibiting them from marrying on base and all that is left is a conscience clause that says service members cannot be punished for their beliefs, but those beliefs don't excuse you from the UCMJ.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#21 Dec 18, 2012
SLIF wrote:
I wonder how he was conceived.
Petri dish.

Since: Jan 12

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

#22 Dec 18, 2012
January 3rd 2013.

The Day Todd Akin leaves congress!

Remember the day!

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