Monday, June 11, 2007 10:36 p.m. EDT
Pentagon Had Plans for ‘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.”
The Air Force lab requested $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,” Hammond said after reviewing the documents.
“The notion was that a chemical that would probably be pleasant in the human body in low quantities could be identified, and by virtue of either breathing or having their skin exposed to this chemical, the notion was that soldiers would become gay,” explained Hammond.