Tim Pawlenty would reinstate Don't Ask Don't Tell if he could [VIDEO]

If he's elected president, Tim Pawlenty says he would put military gay folk back in the closet by reinstating Don't Ask Don't Tell, putting himself at odds with Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Pentagon brass, and members of Congress who supported the law's repeal.

He voiced his opposition to gays serving openly in the military, gay marriage, and abortion during an interview with radio talk show host Bryan Fischer.

FISCHER: "If you become president in 2012, will you work to reinstate the prohibition on open homosexual service in the military?"

PAWLENTY: "I have been a public supporter of maintaining Don't Ask, Don't Tell and I would support reinstating it as well."

Pawlenty's relentlessly touring the country to promote his new book and a potential presidential run, and it looks like he'll talk to anyone with a warm microphone. Bryan Fischer is a guy who believes that homosexuality gave us Adolph Hitler, the Medal of Honor has been "feminized," and that Muslims are no different than neo-Nazis. Grizzlies (the animals, not the Palin species)? A curse.

Watch Fischer give Pawlenty, by phone, a series of litmus tests on social issues, including DADT:

Hat tip: PFAW.

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