I must have ignored this story a good seven times in the last two days. I was sure it was fake. Not so. The military, in fact, hoped to develop a bomb that would make foes so horny for gay lovin', they'd forget about fighting.
As part of a military effort to develop non-lethal weapons, the proposal suggested, "One distasteful but completely non-lethal example would be strong aphrodisiacs, especially if the chemical also caused homosexual behavior."
The documents show the Air Force lab asked for $7.5 million to develop such a chemical weapon.
"The Ohio Air Force lab proposed that a bomb be developed that contained a chemical that would cause enemy soldiers to become gay, and to have their units break down because all their soldiers became irresistibly attractive to one another," Edward Hammond, of Berkeley's Sunshine Project, said after reviewing the documents.
Andrew Sullivan notes, "This was in 1994. And we wonder why the top brass couldn't cope with openly gay servicemembers?"
Update: From Popnography: "They've never seen a pissed off queen ready to throw a punch when somebody looks at his boyfriend the wrong way"