Monday, March 22, 2010

The Dutch Respond to U.S. Retired General Sheehan's Blaming the Gays for the Srebrenica

     In an attempt to defend Don't Ask, Don't Tell in Washington last week, retired U.S. Marine Corps General John Sheehan blamed the presence of gays in the Dutch armed forces for the 1995 Srebrenica Massacre/Genocide, in which Christians ethnically cleansed Muslims by committing the largest mass murder in European history since the slaughter of German citizens in Eastern Europe after World War II.  

     The Dutch are outraged at Sheehan and have been quick to attack and discredit Sheehan's ignorant and homophobic statements.   Rachel Maddow reports on the specifics of the Dutch response below.  In short, Sheehan based his allegation on the word of a Dutch man who doesn't exist (and I'm not talking about his god) and the highest members of the Dutch government are condemning Sheehan's ignorance. 

1 comment:

truthspew said...

So Sheehan is lying through his teeth. Doesn't surprise me in the least. The so called christians tend to do that with ease.

And if you take Tammy Baldwin's whip count into account, you see we have the votes to both enact ENDA and repeal DADT (And more likely than not DOMA too!)

The bigots are now in an uproar. I think we're in a time where we are seeing the decline of religion. It can't go fast enough for me but it is encouraging.