Monday, June 11, 2007

Make Love, Not War!

Using the Freedom of Information Act, Edward Hammond of UC-Berkeley obtained a copy of a proposal to create a "Gay Bomb" from Wright Lab in Dayton.

"The Ohio Air Force lab proposed that a bomb be developed that contained a chemical that would cause enemy soliders to become gay, and to have their units break down because all their soldiers became irresistably attractive to one another," Hammond said after reviwing the documents.

The DOD quickly responded, saying that they are "committed to identifying, researching and developing non-lethal weapons that will support our men and women in uniform," and that the idea was quickly dismissed. (SOURCE)

I'm not really sure what to think about this, other than "Well... HUH!" and "Did they REALLY think that turning lose hormones on soldiers at war would really do anything to affect the outcome?" I mean, we've had gays in the military since the beginning of time- they just didn't talk about it openly. And as far as I know, it hasn't caused any hormone-enraged lovefests on the battlefield.

(h/t to Leta for emailing this story to me... so when it shows upon Snopes, I can blame her for starting the rumor- whether it's proven true or not!)


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