Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Pentagon Plans Gay Bomb
The Pentagon considered a proposal to create a hormone bomb that could turn enemy soldiers into homosexuals and make them more interested in sex than fighting.
U.S. military officials told KPIX-TV in San Francisco that a "gay bomb" was on the drawing board in 1994 but then subsequently rejected.
The discovery was made by Edward Hammond, of Berkeley's Sunshine Project. Using the Freedom of Information Act, he found a copy of the proposal from the Air Force's Wright Laboratory in Dayton, Ohio.
The "gay bomb" was part of an effort to develop non-lethal weapons. The proposal for the weapon stated: "One distasteful but completely non-lethal example would be strong aphrodisiacs, especially if the chemical also caused homosexual behavior."