The Christian conservative group American Family Association (AFA) is spinning repeal of “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” as a loss for would-be gay soldiers.

In a blog post published Thursday on the group's website, Bryan Fischer, director of issue analysis at the AFA, argued that gay troops have just lost their “get out of jail free card.”

Fischer opines that 85 percent of soldiers discharged under the policy outed themselves to escape their military commitment.

“In other words, homosexuals – or people who suddenly discovered latent homosexual tendencies when they could use it to parachute out of the military – signed up for the all-volunteer army, got a few weeks into basic and said, forget this noise. I'm outtahere. All they had to do was admit they were gay – whether they were or not – and they got their walking papers along with an honorable discharge.”

“So, who's sorry now?”

“This may be the silver lining in this whole mess,” Fischer adds. “Conservative groups, simply as a public service, may want to sound this message far and wide out of simple, straightforward compassion, just in order to protect potential homosexual soldiers from themselves and from the distressing discovery that they just kissed off a handy exit option that nobody else had.”

Fischer, whose group was just added to the Southern Poverty Law Center's (SPLC) list of known hate groups, went on to suggest that sexual exploits drive gay men to a military career.

“The more this message resounds, the fewer homosexuals will want to enlist. It's one thing to be gay, and say, hey, I'll give it a few weeks and then bail if I don't like the food, can't get enough action in the barracks, or thought I'd enjoy ogling male soldiers in the shower more than I did.”

“Bottom line: be careful what you ask for. You just may get it.”