ControversialChristian historianDavid Barton claimed today on his "WallBuilders Live" radio show that the U.S. government protects 82 official gender identities, including child molesters and people who have sex with animals.
Barton claimed this meant that pedophiles could serve openly in the U.S. military, notes RightWingWatch.org.
Now, think about that, on the basis of your gender identity, you cannot be taken out of the military. Now, remember, there's 82 official gender identities now and they all have equal status and protection here, so we're talking pedophiles.
So, if you're a military member and you have an inclination for young children, you can't be kicked out of the military for that anymore because that is your gender identity.
If you are into having sex with animals, bestiality, that is one of the 82 gender identities, you cannot be kicked out for your lack of judgment and your very perverse taste on that.
However, according to a report by the Army News Service in 2014, Congress banned anyone from military service who "has been convicted of rape, sexual assault, incest or forcible sodomy under state or federal law" under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. NPR reported earlier this year that age of consent under the code is 16 years old.
Psychologist and blogger Warren Throckmorton writes: "If Barton protests that he is only talking about inclinations, then he is making things up just to generate unfocused outrage. You never could be kicked out of somewhere for thinking something unknown to anyone but yourself."