Wow. And to think that the Pentagon was tiptoeing over whether gays and lesbians can openly serve. Jeebus H… I can’t believe this disgusting behavior by a commanding officer in the name of “fun.”
No wonder the military has a problem dealing with changing its culture – it’s not the homos in the ranks that are the issue; it’s Porky’s mentality. (Military.com):
In one scene, two female Navy sailors stand in a shower stall aboard the aircraft carrier, pretending to wash each other. They joke about how they should get six minutes under the water instead of the mandated three.
In other skits, sailors parade in drag, use anti-gay slurs, and simulate masturbation and a rectal exam. Another scene implies that an officer is having sex in his stateroom with a donkey.
They’re all part of a series of short movies produced aboard the Norfolk-based aircraft carrier Enterprise in 2006 and 2007 and broadcast to its nearly 6,000 sailors and Marines. The man who masterminded and starred in them is Capt. Owen Honors — now the commander of the carrier, which is weeks away from deploying.
What an irony – a captain named “Honors” — there sure isn’t any in this news. By the way, do you feel a bit lighter in your pocket? It’s the sensation of Honors and his charges pickpocketing your tax dollars to produce this shite.
The videos, obtained by The Virginian-Pilot this week, were shot and edited with government equipment, many of them while the Enterprise was deployed supporting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
At the time, Honors was the carrier’s executive officer, or XO, the commanding officer’s deputy. He took command of the ship in May.
In the videos, Honors indicates that he’s trying to entertain the crew. They were shown roughly once a week on closed-circuit shipwide television, according to a handful of sailors who were assigned to the Enterprise at the time. The sailors requested anonymity for fear of retribution.
Honors called the showing of these videos “XO Movie Night.” One of those who handled the video shoots said “He was the one coming up with scripts and the jokes. He was the one planning it.”
Please go read the rest. It’s extremely disturbing giving how much time, effort and tax dollars were spent just in 2010 to stall movement on DADT repeal with that long-winded, freepable study about “concerns” of service members re: gay and lesbian troops.
The videos with Capt. Owen Honors were shot and edited with government equipment in 2006 and 2007. Here is one featured on the Pilot’s web site.