California Rep. Duncan Hunter has
warned that gay rights activists won't be satisfied until they take
over the military, media watchdog RightWingWartch.org
Hunter, a Republican and a former
Marine who fought against repeal of “Don't Ask, Don't Tell,” made
his remarks during an interview with Family Research Council (FRC)
President Tony Perkins on the radio show Washington Watch.
When Perkins asked whether Duncan was
surprised by calls to end continued inequities in the military for
LGBT service members, including having their marriages recognized,
after the policy that had banned gay and bisexual members from
serving openly had ended, Duncan answered that gay rights advocates
were determined to take over the military.
“Are they moving faster than you
thought they would?” Perkins asked.
“No, in fact this is exactly what we
knew would happen,” Duncan answered. “We're not especially
clairvoyant, we can't see into the future, but the homosexual lobby
isn't simply pressing to have equal status in the military with
people that are heterosexual. They would like a military takeover by
the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community, and that's what
they're going to keep pushing for until it happens.”