By Tony Perkins
Sexual assault has been devastating to the military community, but it’s certainly been a boon to the employment line. In news that’s both shocking and depressing, the Pentagon admits to hiring more than 1,000 full-time “certified response coordinators and victim advocates” to handle the crisis, which has only gotten worse as time passes. Outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel brought up the army of new counselors at a recent news conference when he addressed the 8% jump in sexual assaults.
Reporters with The Weekly Standard were so stunned that they emailed the Defense Department to confirm “if Hagel’s statement meant that these 1,000 response coordinators literally work full time on sexual assault matters as opposed to combining this work with other duties. Laura Seal, a DOD spokesperson replied. ‘The answer to your question is: Yes. In addition, more than 22,000 Sexual Assault Response Coordinators and Sexual Assault Response Victim Advocates have been certified…”
Unfortunately, the Pentagon’s new team won’t lack for work, especially not after the DOD admitted that 3,850 military men had been raped last year — all real-life victims of the President’s policy of sexual liberalism. With male-on-male attacks climbing and women reporting more unwanted sexual attention than ever, the DOD is trying to deal with the distraction however it can.
Of course, the tragic irony of all of this is that these coordinators are necessary in large part because of a problem the President created by using the military to advance his radical social agenda. For the sake of those who serve and for the sake of our nation’s security, we’ll work to ensure that the new Congress treats the military like a fighting force and not a sexual playground.
Tony Perkins is president of the Washington, D.C.-based Family Research Council. He is a former member of the Louisiana legislature where he served for eight years, and he is recognized as a legislative pioneer for authoring measures like the nation’s first Covenant Marriage law.
(Via FRC’s Washington Update. Tony Perkins’ Washington Update is written with the aid of FRC senior writers.)
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