Gay and lesbian service members have been able to serve openly since the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" in September 2011, but one notoriously right-wing pundit would apparently like to see a ban reinstated.
As Right Wing Watch is reporting, the American Family Association's Sandy Rios blasted out service members in a radio broadcast this week, arguing that transgender officers are "confused" while those that are openly gay are "constantly thinking about their sexuality."
In an audio clip provided by Right Wing Watch, Rios is heard to proclaim, "How many of you who are heterosexual would first of all say to someone in describing yourself, ‘I’m heterosexual, I have sex with the opposite sex’? You have much more of an identity than that, don’t you?"
"Well for homosexuals, they claim that as an identity," she added. "It’s all about sex, so that is a disorder in itself."
In a second clip, Rios argues that "trannies" shouldn't be allowed in the U.S. military, despite recent efforts on former Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders' behalf to allow transgender troops to serve.
Rios, of course, has never minced words about her opposition to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights.
Previously, Rios claimed that Americans can place blame on TLC's "Say Yes To The Dress" for wide-spread acceptance of homosexuality, argued that nation-wide falling test scores are a result of gay-inclusive curricula and suggested that Hilary Clinton's support of same-sex marriage could mean the former U.S. Secretary of State is secretly a lesbian.