Les Kinsolving, Homophobe
WorldNetDaily's White House "reporter" so hates gays that he considers them no different than pedophiles and necrophiliacs, and he endorses quarantining AIDS victims.
By Terry Krepel
Les Kinsolving declared in his March 8 WorldNetDaily column that "I strongly disagree with the current campaign of militant homosexuals to promote acceptance of their orientation, and with their creation of the word 'homophobia.'"
Why? Perhaps the word "homophobe" is a pretty accurate description of Kinsolving, and it's a truth he'd rather not have pointed out.
Kinsolving, WND's White House correspondent, has never been terribly fond of gays (as ConWebWatch has detailed), repeatedly using his perch to rail against what he calls the "Sodomy Lobby." It's an attitude he brings into the White House briefing room; he asked during one 2006 press briefing, "Did the president watch any of the Academy Awards for prostitution and sodomy last night?" which he justified in his WND column by grousing that "'Brokeback Mountain"' won three Oscars for its romanticizing of sodomy -- one of our nation's most extensive and deadly health hazards."
But he has ratcheted up his hatred over the past year, particularly regarding the subject of gays in the military.
In an Oct. 19 column, Kinsolving denounced a judge who issued an injunction against the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, claiming she would “force the acceptance of openly announced buggers into the barracks.” Kinsolving asserted that it was a “very dangerous and disease-ridden judicial decision,” adding: “The recruitment of self-announced homosexuals would also cause a major medical problem given the sexual orientation's high rates of AIDS and syphilis.”
Kinsolving went on to ask his readers to “imagine a Marine Corps general whose combat record includes numerous battle honors for extraordinary courage -- issuing the following orders” on segregation of homosexual and heterosexual inmates. He doesn’t explain what one’s combat record has to do with following orders that exist only in Kinsolving’s imagination. He also asserted, “Forcing any heterosexual midshipman to room with any self-announced homosexual midshipman would be an appalling denial of basic rights.”
Kinsolving followed up in a Nov. 30 column claiming that repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell will "almost certainly put an end to our all-volunteer armed forces" and "compel reinstitution of the draft" because "a large number of long-serving personnel who would retire as soon as possible -- rather than submitting to such a horrendous invasion of privacy as being lusted after by the numerous lobbies of militant homosexuality" That claim, however, is contradicted by the experiences of pretty much every other country that implemented inclusive policies.
In a Dec. 7 column, Kinsolving complained that a senator's statement that sexual orientation shouldn't be used to determine the contributions any man or woman makes to our military "invariably suggests that all sexual orientations should be eligible for military service. That would include pedophilia and bestiality." He added that a similar statement by President Obama "also raises the question about the armed forces accepting such additional alternative sexual orientations as necrophiliacs, coprophiliacs and urophiliacs."
In a Dec. 21 column, he grumbled: "Since practicing non-monogamous homosexuals have this nation's highest per capita rate of AIDS, why should they be recruited but not other alternative sexual orientations?" He then listed a number of "alternative sexual orientations" that he apparently considers equivalent to homosexuality, including pedophila, necrophilia, bestiality, "incest practitioners," and "klismaphiliacs (sexually stimulated by enemas)."
Kinsolving then approvingly quoted the founder of WND's favorite gay-hating groups, MassResistance, calling Sen Joe Lieberman a "shameful disgrace and embarrassment to orthodox Jews everywhere" for "desecrat[ing] the holy Sabbath to go to work the U.S. Senate and vote to force the U.S. integration of homosexuality into the U.S. military."
Kinsolving concluded by asking, "Do any of these four other alternate sexual orientations have anywhere near the HIV/AIDS and syphilis rates or the hundreds of thousands of deaths as this nation's homosexuals?"
(Kinsolving sure spends a lot of time obsessing over what pedophiles and necrophiliacs think. Is there something he wants to tell us?)
And in an April 5 column, Kinsolving touted how Rowan Scarborough of the Washington Times "was leaked a copy of our armed forces training material for 2.2 million active and reserve troops," which he said was attributable to Scarborough being "one of the best veteran reporters and columnists in our nation's capital" (actually, it's likely more attributable to his a right-wing hack, as ConWebBlog documented back in 2007 with his attempt to smear a CIA official who was an outsider to the particular management regime he favored).
Noting a statement from the manual that "Commanders may honor a request not to shower with known-gay service members," Kinsolving added:
In a brief interview with Scarborough, I cited that and asked: "If they allow that refuge from the possibility of excessively peering homosexual eyes in the showers, what about the presence of peering by announced homosexuals in the latrines?"
Kinsolving went on to declare as "grim news" that the Supreme Court has ruled "private consensual sexual activity to include consensual sodomy, regardless of sexual orientation, is a protected liberty under the 14th Amendment." Then he wrote:
QUESTION: Do the U.S. Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces know of any sexual orientation with a higher rate of AIDS and syphilis than homosexuality, which has led to so many thousands of deaths? And if homosexuals in our armed forces are medically examined for AIDS and syphilis when they are accepted into the armed services, should they not be re-examined whenever they return from leave given the possibility of an AIDS- or syphilis-infected civilian lover, together with this homosexual armed forces member's possible promiscuity in search for others in barracks or aboard ship?
Gays in the military is not the only source of Kinsolving's recent anti-gay animus. For instance, in an Oct. 17 press briefing, he asked then-press secretary Robert Gibbs: "Presuming the president supports the Transportation Safety Administration's pat-down searches of airline passengers and that he believes they will never have male security personnel patting down female passengers, what if any of these male security personnel are not heterosexual?"
Kinsolving also loves his old-school gay-bashing, such as in an Aug. 17 column that used a New York Times editorial as an excuse to indulge his fallacious reasoning that homosexuality equals pedophilia equals bestiality equals necrophilia:
Surely there is an enormous majority of the United States that has very strong moral disapproval of the Massachusetts-based NAMBLA the North American Man/Boy Love Association.
And in a July 21 column, Kinsolving endorsed quarantining AIDS victims:
Is there any record that President Obama's fellow Democrat President Franklin D. Roosevelt ever disagreed with, or took any action against, authorities of his native state of New York, for their years of quarantining Mary Mallon?
In the same March 8 column in which he expressed his displeasure at the existence of the word "homophobe," Kinsolving more than ably proved that he is one, using much of it to describe what he called "my imagination of what just might possibly happen later this year" but is just some bizarre takeoff of the recent Supreme Court decision upholding the right of Fred Phelps' Westboro Baptist Church to protest the funerals of American soldiers:
Since May Day 2011 took place on Sunday, when the U.S. Supreme Court was not in session, the militant homosexual organization No Tolerance of Homophobia, or NTH, planned its day in court for Monday, May 2.
First, who knew that "militant homosexuals" spoke in all caps?
Second, the irony is that Kinsolving clearly hates fags just as much, if not more, than Fred Phelps does.