Perkins Is So Very Concerned About Transgender Soldiers

The Pentagon is lifting its ban on transgender people in the military and, of course, the Christian right is flipping out over it. Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council is very concerned that it will undermine our national security for some bizarre reason.

He continued: “What do you think our adversaries are thinking as they look at us and all of the stuff that we’re doing? We’re putting women in infantry units. What do you think they think of us? What is their impression of us? I think they believe we’re a bunch of clowns that have lost our way, we don’t know where we’re going or what we’re going to do when we get there. And I think that they see exactly what’s happening in this country that we’ve lost our focus on fighting and winning wars and protecting the nation and now we are all about appealing to special interest groups, that’s what it is about.”

Perkins concurred: “I think they are very happy with what they see — not the allies, our enemies are — because this degrades our military effectiveness and readiness.”

Yeah, I’m sure that’s what they’re thinking. They’re not thinking about the fact that we have more military firepower than nearly every other country on earth put together, only that there will be a small number of trans people in the military now. And everyone knows that a trans person can’t fire a gun or command a tank or fly a plane, amirite?

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  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    But it’s making our fighting force weaker! Imagine when we invade Iran, and all our trans troops get stuck on the beach because of their high heels!

  • Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    I think they believe we’re a bunch of clowns that have lost our way, we don’t know where we’re going or what we’re going to do when we get there.

    Just the way they view Israel, no doubt. No idea how to run a military, those Israelis.

  • moarscienceplz

    We’re putting women in infantry units. What do you think they think of us?

    Ummm, that we are finally catching up to the Russians and the Israelis and many other armies?

  • busterggi

    moar @ 3. – Indeed, Perkins needs to see some video of the Russian female soldiers from WWII (colnago warning!).

  • colnago80

    Re busterggi @ #4

    I don’t ever recall objecting to female soldiers in the military. Interestingly, the Soviet unit that discovered the German Nazi dictator’s remains was commanded by a woman. During the 2nd World War, Soviet women had a number of air force units and commanded tank formations. I daresay that Bev Francis in her prime could have beat the shit out of 99% of the men.

  • Damien McLeod

    We really need to spend more money on humanity’s mental health issues, we’re, like, losing it in a big way.

    Perkins is obviously insane, yet there he is, yakking it up, and some people are actually listening to him like he’s making sense. What’s with that?

    It seems the nutters are prevailing and rational people are helpless to to anything about it.

  • theguy

    “we don’t know where we’re going or what we’re going to do when we get there.”

    We already had that, Pays-Money-To-White-Supremacists Perkins. It was called the Iraq War, and it didn’t end with “Mission Accomplished.”

  • karmacat

    Perkins is giving us quite a display of castration anxiety

  • http://www.facebook.com/eo.raptor.3 eoraptor

    theguy @ 7

    Iraq War? How about going back to Viet Nam, or possibly even Korea?

  • Zmidponk

    What do you think our adversaries are thinking as they look at us and all of the stuff that we’re doing? We’re putting women in infantry units.

    Even if they subscribed to the same view of women that Perkins does, which belongs a good couple of centuries ago, if not more, they’d probably think that we must be extremely confident of victory if we’re sending our women against them – which might act as a crude form of psychological warfare.

  • http://timgueguen.blogspot.com timgueguen

    To Perkins trans people are just a more confusing(to them) version of gay people. And Perkins and his ilk think all gay men are limp wristed wimps with lisps, and hence are effectively women.

  • Jared James

    The phrase “Tony Perkins, National Security Expert” is barely a half-notch above “Allen West, National Security Expert” on the open-ended Hyneman-Savage plausibilogram.

  • rietpluim

    When my tummy catches a bullet I couldn’t care less whether the shooter was cis or trans.