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05/03/2010

Past military injustice: The loathe that dare not speak its name

by Jeremy Hooper

Ron Kirkland and Randy Smith, two Republican candidates in Tennessee's 8th congressional district, have an odd (read: "haha, violence is funny") sense of nostalgia for the way gays were treated during their army days:

Kirkland, a Vietnam veteran, said of his time in the military: "I can tell you if there were any homosexuals in that group, they were taken care of in ways I can't describe to you."

Smith, who served in the first Iraqi war, added: "I definitely wouldn't want to share a shower with a homosexual. We took care of that kind of stuff, just like (Kirkland) said."

GOP House Candidate Who Served In The Military: Gays ‘Were Taken Care Of In Ways I Can’t Describe To You’ [Think Progress]

Oh no, please, Mr. Kirkland -- do go ahead and describe it to us. We'd love to hear it. Really. It'd be somewhat refreshing in this world where brute injustices are often covered up with the constant claims that "gays are seeking special rights."

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**SEE ALSO: TN Equality Project calls for apology:

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