Gay Kisses = Terrorist Threat

Ken AshfordSex/Morality/Family Values, War on Terrorism/TortureLeave a Comment

I recently reported that the Pentagon was spying on domestic anti-war protest groups — groups which the Pentagon believed posed a threat to national security.  NBC broke the story last week when it obtained the Pentagon’s secret database of "suspicious groups" which it had spied upon.

You may have heard about some of these groups.  Like a group of elderly Quakers in Florida.

It gets worse:

According to recent press reports, Pentagon officials have been spying on what they call "suspicious" meetings by civilian groups, including student groups opposed to the military’s "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" ban on lesbian, gay and bisexual military personnel. The story, first reported by Lisa Myers and NBC News last week, noted that Pentagon investigators had records pertaining to April protests at the State University of New York at Albany and William Patterson College in New Jersey. A February protest at NYU was also listed, along with the law school’s LGBT advocacy group OUTlaw, which was classified as "possibly violent" by the Pentagon. A UC-Santa Cruz "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" protest, which included a gay kiss-in, was labeled as a "credible threat" of terrorism.

Unbelieveable.  I’m speechless.

Now, keep in mind that Bush is defending the NSA surveillance (which is a separate issue altogether) by assuring us that everyone being surveilled has a known connection to Al Qaeda.  Given the military intelligence at work above, where gay kiss-ins are deemed to be credible threats of terrorism, how much do you trust Bush on that assurance?