How is WorldNetDaily marking Christmas? By ratcheting up anti-gay sentiment over the repeal of the military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy.
The headline on a Dec. 24 WND article by Brian Fitzpatrick blares: "Fury over 'gay' ban repeal." But Brian Fitzp[atrick cites nobody but people who have "written WND to express their fury about the repeal of the military's ban on open homosexuality," so it's hardly a representative sample of the American public. Of course, Fitbzpatrick names none of the people being quoted, so any information is impossible to independently verify.
WND loves that anonymous rage -- there's a companion article by Fitzpatrick about an "Army lieutenant colonel ... whose identity was being protected" who "has asked to be relieved of command rather than order his troops to go through pro-homosexual indoctrination" -- even though its embrace here runs counter to WND editor Joseph Farah's declaration that anonymous quotes are "usually quotes made up out of whole cloth to help make the story read better." Nevertheless, WND wants to keep it going; Fitzpatrick writes, "We encourage readers, especially those on active duty, to let us know what you think about allowing open homosexuality in the military and how you plan to respond to the new policy."
And what better way to feed anonymous rage than the non-stop gay-bashing attacks on WND's commentary page? There's been a pile of them so far, and the hate continues:
Joseph Farah screeched, "There would be no prohibitions against sex between two or more men. And there would be no prohibitions against sex between two or more women. At least I have not detected any concerns about group sex." He added: "Are Congress and the U.S. military also ready to embrace transexualism and transvestism? If not, on what basis does it make a distinction? ... How will and should military recruiters respond the day – and it's coming – a man tries to enlist while wearing a dress?"
Alan Keyes accused Ron Paul of endorsing "coercion of conscience" by voting for DADT repeal, declaring him to be among "fellow travelers in the movement intended to redefine the doctrine of rights in a way that promotes the pernicious notion that they are invented by government rather than authorized by the Creator God."
James B. DeYoung, author of a WND-published book attacking another book -- the Christian novel "The Shack" -- went on an opportunistic, self-serving side trip, bashing the book anew because it "and the gay-rights movement have a common attitude toward the institution of marriage," and that the "strong current of anti-institutionalism coursing through the novel" reflects that of the "militant gay-rights subculture" that endeavored to "gun down the 'don't ask, don't tell' policy in the armed forces."
Star Parker wrote: "I cannot think of anything more dangerous to our national security and the ongoing strength of our nation than the collapse of our sense that there are objective rights and wrongs."
And that's how WorldNetDaily is celebrating Christmas.