Anti-gay group weighs in on airport security pat-downs with predictable refrain

Brett Michael Dykes

Today the Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH), a controversial anti-gay group based in Naperville, Illinois, provided a new culture-war twist on the controversy surrounding the TSA's stepped-up security checks. AFTAH is especially exercised over the full-body pat-downs administered to fliers who refuse to pass through an X-ray scanner.

"Is it fair to travelers who may end up getting 'groped' by homosexual TSA agents who are secretly getting turned on through the process?" asks Peter LaBarbera, the group's president, in a press release. "The reality is, most traveling men would not want Barney Frank to pat them down at the airport security checkpoint."

(Photo of LaBarbera via AFTAH)