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Barton: Gays will ‘enlist in the military just so they can have gay marriages’

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch
Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Reiterating false claims he made in an interview with Glenn Beck following the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act, conservative activist and minister David Barton once again alleged that the Obama administration plans to compel chaplains and Central American nations to administer same-sex marriages against their will.

David Barton

Barton, speaking on Wallbuilders Live on Monday, suggested that gays and lesbians will now enlist in the armed forces just to get hitched: “Now that there is no longer a definition of marriage as a man and a woman and DOMA’s struck down, guess what? Guess what happens in the military? Guess what is going to happen in the military? Guess who is going to enlist in the military just so they can have gay marriages and force chaplains to do that?”

He accused the State Department of telling other countries that “you gonna have to get on track with gay marriage and you gonna have to get homosexuality in the nation.” And he finally named which Central American country the US is supposedly forcing to legalize same-sex marriage: Belize.

Of course, Barton was completely off base: the State Department criticized Belize over its harsh law criminalizing homosexuality and for unbridled harassment and discrimination against gays and lesbians.

“So the United States has now become an evangelist for gay marriage, homosexual marriage, across the world,” Barton said. “This is unconscionable.”

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Also from Right Wing Watch: Janice Shaw Crouse of Concerned Women for America says same-sex marriage will lead to the “imprisonment” of Christians.

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  1. LMAO……how ignorant.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:32pm
  2. Lol i don’t even know how those two can relate other then ….gay lol

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:33pm
  3. The ignorance across this county is amazing. These people need to leave us alone and do some GOOD…help the poor, the sick, the homeless.
    Oh and duh…gay marriage is already legal in many other countries. We are just behind the times.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:33pm
  4. This is gay for sure…

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:33pm
  5. This man is an idiot!

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:33pm
  6. eh?

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:33pm
  7. Right. I’m going to enlist, go through Basic Training with a bunch of assholes yelling at me for months on end, live in a barracks with a bunch of KKKrister assholes, learn how to murder my fellow man, offer myself up for the Corporate Military Industrial complex as cannon fodder, just so I can get married. THE IDIOCY OF IT IS BEYOND RETARDATION.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:34pm
  8. Lol……REALLY!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:34pm
  9. Clueless idiot/bigot.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:34pm
  10. ??? Is this an another looser … They are coming out of the wood works… Get real stupid !!

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:34pm
  11. The village called and they missing their idiot.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:35pm
  12. some people are just plain stupid … it’s as simple as that…

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:35pm
  13. They want them gone… only republicans !!

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:35pm
  14. Omg shut up!

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:35pm
  15. You don’t have to enlist in the military to have gay marriage. Stupid idiot.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:36pm
  16. Even if this were true, how would it be any worse than enlisting in order to get free education or health insurance?

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:37pm
  17. Idiot Morons.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:37pm
  18. boy that sounds like a perfect reason to join the military and potentially get put into an endless war! Pick me

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:37pm
  19. He looks like a monkey.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:38pm
  20. As much as I don’t want to be that person… why focus on what these people are saying bad about us, instead of the good that we’re getting. Let’s be positive and focus on the positive. These people are on the wrong side of history, and we all know it… lets embrace the positive things that are happening, and let these people rot in the pit of hate and despair they’re digging themselves into.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:38pm
  21. Here’s a tip for conservatives: if you don’t believe in gay marriage, then don’t marry someone of the same sex. PROBLEM SOLVED!

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:39pm
  22. Omg, hahahaha! What a freaking DUMB ASS!!

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:39pm
  23. Any so-called religious leader that spends any time bashing gays should be ashamed of their actions when there are so many people that actually need help and are being ignored.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:40pm
  24. He looks gay to me…a big coverup

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:40pm
  25. It’s like the roaches are coming out of the woodwork, … quick get the pesticides!!

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:40pm
  26. Idiots….shut up and go away….

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:40pm
  27. As a gay veteran, it’s pretty easy to tell that this moron has no idea how the military works…

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:40pm
  28. WOW…yeah, that’s why ANYONE would want to join the Military..”to get DATES”…

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:40pm
  29. what a dork. you can be married without enlisting fool.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:40pm
  30. DB? douche-bag I would say

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:40pm
  31. even if that were true, so effing what. How many guys join the military to impress their high school girlfriends?

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:40pm
  32. Looser….

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:41pm
  33. MORON gays have SERVED in EVERY war EVERY conflict and EVERY nationa ldiseaster the MILTIARY is NOT a dating service you idiot..take your bigotry and stupiduity back to the church oof pedophiles

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:41pm
  34. it all seems to be about money or politics why cant people just be happy with who they want to be happy with it dosent make sense

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:41pm
  35. Texte moi stp kiss meeeeee?

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:41pm
  36. What an idiot

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:42pm
  37. LOL This dude is obviously lacking 90% of his brain cells.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:43pm
  38. Smh. This guy is ignorant. What’s worse is what the lady is saying about how Christians will go to jail because of gay marriage. How the hell does that work? If you leave the LGBT society alone, you won’t harass them and possibly go to jail. People are just trying to come up with stupid things because they have no real backup for what their fighting for.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:43pm
  39. Get the rubber room ready! Why are these nutjobs allowed a public forum?

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:43pm
  40. oooh where do I sign up and can I get married before I get killed at war?

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:43pm
  41. Yeah, and Jebus had a foot fetish. Or did he do all that foot washing so he could look up his follower’s robes? “Tilt back a little Mary, that I might bathe thy feet and legs, even up to the thighs.”

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:44pm
  42. That makes no sense. Go off to war, risk their lives to get married? Is that what your wife did idiot

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:44pm
  43. No, No, No. If we enlist it will be because we love our country and want to serve. Only a complete fool would assume otherwise.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:45pm
  44. Because straight people have never married a military member just for the benefits? Take a look around at the marriage/divorce/ fidelity rates among straight married couples and then talk to me about my rights to marry my committed and faithful partner who serves this country. Absolutely unacceptable and laughable the amount of hypocrisy spewing from this man.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:45pm
  45. Why is my gaydar going off when I look at him…?

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:46pm
  46. I can’t listen to these evil religious people, they make me vomit a little in my mouth each time. I’ve gotten where I just skip it. They talk about gay people being evil, they are THE EVIL!

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:47pm
  47. They’re far more likely to enlist to pay for college and get health benefits like so many other people already do.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:48pm
  48. No record of this POS serving his country so of course anyone who does serve their country is doing it for some ulterior motive. What a scumbag.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:48pm
  49. Why does lgbtqnation go along with calling these hard-core right wingers “conservative”? When I was a kid, a conservative was to thev right of a liberal but to the left of a reactionary, also called a right-winger. These idiots don’t want to conserve. They want to return to an earlier era where they control the whole show. And by describing them as “conservative” they gain media credibility that they don’t deserve. They are reactionary, right-wing haters. Period.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:49pm
  50. He is WAY to pretty to be straight. What’s in your closet?

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:49pm
  51. Dumb

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:49pm
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    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:49pm
  53. Does his ass get jealous of the shit coming out his miuth

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:50pm
  54. Fighting for freedom? GASP HOW UNAMERICAN!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:50pm
  55. What a moron!

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:51pm
  56. Let’s not start pretending we care what David Barton has to say. It just gives him the attention he craves so desperately.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:51pm
  57. Sounds like something a straight person would say..

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:51pm
  58. Wtf? Are you high?

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:52pm
  59. this man who the hell is he and why is he getting any media attention im gay and i refuse ti enlist in the military just to get married i could spend the time i would in the military in school or trying to get business running instead being being yelled at and shot at

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:54pm
  60. I thin he tripped and banged his head in the shower this morning. Surely, he is suffering from some irrational delusion.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:54pm
  61. exactly what the gay plan is Mr. Barton – actually speaking you are a boob.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:54pm
  62. they are missing him but they happily refused to give him his house back. Message read: send the idiot to cuba

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:55pm
  63. Here’s a clue! Done deal! Now crawl back under your rock and hush up!

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:58pm
  64. And priests become priests to molest little boys and assholes exist so they can become politicians/Republicans! Lol

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:59pm
  65. Yea I want to enlist so I can marry and get killed or step on a mine, lose my legs,go on disability and become a burden to my partner. What a fcuk stick!.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 1:01pm
  66. .

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 1:02pm
  67. …i seriously doubt that…i mean lets look at this objectively…choice a) enlist in military, get married, get deployed, get shot…b) promote marraige equality in own state…c) move to state recognizing equal right to marry….

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 1:02pm
  68. I just can’t even…surely he doesn’t really think that. What a wacko.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 1:03pm
  69. Shelton: Barton is nuttier than squirrel poop!

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 1:03pm
  70. What an *ss hat. Whether you are gay or straight, the military is a calling that only some feel that they must do. They must do it to improve themselves, build a future, or serve their country. Bottom line the military is NOT for everybody, and people don’t enlist just for marriage.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 1:05pm
  71. Gays will enlist in the military because they want to be implicit in State violence.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 1:08pm
  72. Well what about the equality for all such as polygamy? If the gay community wants equality for everyone then why are they not fighting for the rights for siblings to marry or cousins. If we don’t chose who we love then this should be accepted, right? Or is this taboo? It all seems like selective equality. Thoughts?

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 1:09pm
  73. Soon “conservative” will be a synonym for low intelligence.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 1:09pm
  74. Um… You can’t get gay married just by virtue of being in the military… You have to be in a state that allows it TOO!

    In addition, OH NOES!!! Gay people will be IN THE MILITARY!!! Oh wait, they already are…

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 1:10pm
  75. @Colby Bowman…

    If you actually want that, then start fighting for it!

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 1:11pm
  76. what a fuck tard, really where do these people get these ideas? i think it would be easier to just move to a state that allows gay marriage.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 1:11pm
  77. They can fight for themselves. We did. And incest isn’t the same as loving someone of the same sex. I’m not judging, just saying….if that’s what you believe, then fight for it.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 1:12pm
  78. hahahahahahah yeah ok sure!!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 1:14pm
  79. I love it when people talk out of their ass as if they have the slightest clue on what’s going on.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 1:14pm
  80. LOL. Sure we will. LOL They still cannot if it isn’t recognized in their states!! LOL But wait, that’s only state level!! So go ahead and enlist all!!

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 1:15pm
  81. I think the last thing a gay/lesbian/bi/trans person wants to do, who is of the general recruitment age is get hitched. If they do join the military, it’s because they want to protect our freedoms. Even the freedoms of these jack-offs. Keep that in mind when making vast and uncalled for assumptions to promote a bigoted agenda that’s against your fellow Americans.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 1:15pm
  82. Ya ya ya another bigot we get it already. Where are the gay weddings I wanna see MORE GAY WEDDING NEWS!!!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 1:16pm
  83. So that’s bad?

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 1:17pm
  84. And, the concern is…?

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 1:21pm
  85. Ass hat.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 1:24pm
  86. HUH>

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 1:30pm
  87. Wow, thanks for the idea Mr Barton!….I’m calling my friends..

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 1:30pm
  88. Huh?!?

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 1:31pm
  89. At least thay will actually be doing good for others unlike this guy.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 1:31pm
  90. the idiots are coming out ot the woodwork

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 1:32pm
  91. Hey, if it gained support for the LGBT community to join the military… that would be the only positive reason to join the military, so this missing-link-lookin’ dude really just argued against his own point.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 1:33pm
  92. And breeders don’t?

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 1:37pm
  93. Just another bigot given a place to spread hate on FOX!!!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 1:38pm
  94. he is the King of the close minded no dick morons

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 1:44pm
  95. And your problem is?

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 1:45pm
  96. Some people enlist in the military just so they can have a job or just so they can travel… who fucking cares why they enlist? What an asshat!

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 1:49pm
  97. If someone joins the military to get married, instead of, say, move to a state where it’s legal may be in for a rude shock. Along with all the other people who join the military only for the perks.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 1:52pm
  98. Finally!! At Last!! A gay recruiting office. It’s about time…LOL.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 1:52pm
  99. I wonder if he’s had a face lift?

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 1:53pm
  100. STUPID! We have the brains to move to a different state to get married, not risk our lives in a foreign county. How amazingly stupid he is!

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 1:56pm
  101. dumb shit

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 1:58pm
  102. Who cares? If they can do the job, they will be accepted. If they cannot, they won’t be allowed in.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 1:59pm
  103. oh right, because being an evangelist of hate is just, well… better!

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 2:02pm
  104. What Barton says doesn’t make sense. My spouse and I are both legally married and neither one of us have any interest in ever enlisting in the military.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 2:02pm
  105. And they just keep coming out of the sewer, don’t they?

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 2:08pm
  106. Better than the Republican politico strategy of getting out orfmilitary service at any cost.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 2:10pm
  107. ????? Say what ???????????
    He doesn’t actually LOOK evil & scary!

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 2:12pm
  108. Stopping sniffing the makeup and suntan stuff, dude. It’s wrecking your sense of logic and has turned off the button that regulates saying dumb stuff! IDJIT!

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 2:21pm
  109. Like str8′s don’t already do that…

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 2:22pm
  110. Go live in Russia

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 2:26pm
  111. What does that even mean?

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 2:28pm
  112. I’m surprised he can speak English.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 2:33pm
  113. What a piece of shit

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 2:41pm
  114. No buddy – to whip your stupid as!

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 2:45pm
  115. Dumbass!!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 2:46pm
  116. Colby Bowman: big news flash: cousins CAN legally marry each other (even first cousins in some states). & NO, same-sex marriage is NOT the same as polygamy or incestuous marriage.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 2:47pm
  117. Umm gays have been enlisting since the beginning of time.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 2:48pm
  118. Paddle faster I hear banjo music.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 2:51pm
  119. Don’t insult monkeys that way…

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 2:54pm
  120. He needs a new word to describe his brand of @$$hat idiocy: “bigiot.”

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 2:56pm
  121. No, because that IS his @$$.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 2:57pm
  122. He’s certainly had an @$$-”lift”: he puts his pants on arms- & head-first, leaving his @$$ to do the talking.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 2:59pm
  123. Never had a brain to begin with.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 3:00pm
  124. This person is gay. Just sayin’.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 3:07pm
  125. Wow, really? I’m an open lesbian serving in the US Army and when I first enlisted if I happened to get married my wife would have had absolutely zero rights. This statement is complete absurdity.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 3:08pm
  126. uh gay people can get married without being in the military … this is pure conjecture … and wrong conjecture at that.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 3:10pm
  127. Uh, what? Can they not get married already without being in the military? Did I miss something?

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 3:13pm
  128. This is just too much Kimberly! These idiots will make up anything to try to stop progress

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 3:15pm
  129. I know! I think he’s just a tad confused himself, Jackie.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 3:17pm
  130. right I’ll enter the military to fight in unjust illegal wars to die so I can get married. Not BLOODY likely!

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 3:26pm
  131. Coming to an airport mens-room near you!

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 3:31pm
  132. huh?!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 3:49pm
  133. The closet is strong with this one.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 4:13pm
  134. lol

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 4:26pm
  135. Well, of course…..everybody knows that, Dumb Ass!!! He’s just jealous.

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 4:37pm
  136. I didn’t realize that people can be so ignorant!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 4:50pm
  137. Yikes! He’s a picture of inbreeding if I ever saw one!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 4:54pm