Topic: Accuracy in Media
Accuracy in Media's Cliff Kincaid expands on his most recent anti-gay tirade focusing on repeal of the military's don't ask, don't tell policy with a May 27 column -- with the inflammatory headline "Saving Soldiers from Gay Death" -- insisting that there is "substantial evidence that admission of open and active homosexuals would put our troops in further danger through exposure to tainted blood."
The Pentagon understands that 19,000 soldiers already have HIV/AIDS and that some — if not most — came down with the deadly disease through prohibited gay sexual conduct. It is common sense that opening the ranks to open and active homosexuals would only increase this problem.
Here’s another critical fact that a comprehensive review would disclose –there is no blood test that can be guaranteed to screen HIV and other deadly diseases out of the blood supply once the gay males, who are currently prohibited from donating blood, are welcomed into the services.
Kinacid seems to be assuming that all gay men who acknowledge that they're gay are all automatically graced with HIV.
Kincaid also engages in personal attacks on anyone he perceives as supporting DADT repeal. Wriing that "The Washington Post has editorialized in favor of a quick congressional vote" on DADT, Kincaid claims that "One of the Post’s leading editorial writers, Jonathan Capehart, is a homosexual activist who used to cover gay sex clubs."
As we've detailed, Kincaid's hatred of gays is more than a little pathological, to the point of endorsing a proposed Kenyan law that would provide for the death penalty for merely being gay.
Also, here's the picture accompanying the promotion of Kincaid's column on AIM's front page:
One has to wonder about the kind of secret homoerotic fantasies Kincaid engages in that would make him choose that photo.