Republican candidates in the 8th Congressional District appeared to brag this week about abusing gays in the military during their military service. Physicians (and congressional candidates) Ron Kirkland of Jackson and George Flinn of Memphis appear to limit that business to not doing harm in their hippocratic oath to patients.
Both doctors are critical of the Administration’s plan to end the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. Kirkland, a Vietnam veteran, said “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, a veteran from 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.”
Of course, they are alluding to acts that would likely be criminal in nature, since we are assuming that they were not describing leaving literature on the bunks of gay soldiers.
There has been no condemnation from the Republican party in the district or the state or on the national level.
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