POLITICS
11/30/2010 09:07 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Joe Rehyansky: Allow Lesbians To Serve In Order To Give 'Straight Male GIs A Fair Shot At Converting' Them

Joe Rehyansky, a former official at the Chattanooga, Tennessee, District Attorney's office, recently penned an op-ed opposed to allowing gays in the military, in which he argued that lesbians should be allowed to serve in the armed forces, in part because it would give straight male soldiers a chance to "convert" them.

The statement, which initially appeared at the Daily Caller but has since been removed, served as the apogee to an entirely controversial piece of writing, most of which still remains in the post.

Here's the original ending, now replaced:

My solution would get the distaff part of our homosexual population off our collective "Broke Back," thus giving straight male GIs a fair shot at converting lesbians and bringing them into the mainstream.

Though apparently the only segment outrageous enough to get scrapped on the editor's chopping block -- some have suggested, based on the rest of his piece that he is advocating for a sort of corrective rape of lesbian soldiers -- what remains of Rehyansky's writing is overflowing with other strange and offensively-worded arguments against gays in the military.

"I don't claim to be a Constitutional law scholar on a par with President Obama, but shouldn't the overwhelmingly straight warriors who answer their county's call be spared the indignity of showering with other men who achieve lascivious enjoyment from the sight of those lithe naked bodies, and who may be tempted to seek more than the view?" Rehyansky writes.

And, if not for the "indignity" of having to serve alongside gays, at least think of the disastrous health consequences that could be spread by allowing promiscuous men "with little or no restraint," who believe "it's 'party time' all the time," to serve, Rehyansky argues:

"What does all this have to do with force readiness and 'Don't-hint
-don't-wink' or whatever they're calling it these days? My answer should by now be as painfully obvious as a suppurating genital rash: gays spread disease at a rate out of all proportion to their numbers in our population and should be excluded from the military."