By Greg Jaffe
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
The Navy moved quickly on Monday to pledge to investigate videos in which a senior officer uses anti-gay slurs and mimicks masturbation, while a prominent gay rights group praised the military's condemnation of the videos.
Capt. Owen Honors, who commands the USS Enterprise, based in Norfolk, Va., stars in the videos that were aired on the aircraft carrier's closed-circuit television system in 2006 and 2007 when he was the ship's second in command. In recent days, the videos have made Honors an Internet sensation.
"What we see here is, unfortunately, a 49-year-old Navy captain acting like a 19-year-old fraternity boy," said Aubrey Sarvis, executive director of the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, which has advocated for gay military members. "There is no place for that type of frat-house behavior."
In The Navy? Anywhere? Not Broadway? Not Hollywood? Perhaps Rogers and Hammerstein were too 'Gender Specific.' Nothin' Like a GBLTQ? N'cest Pas?
Really, Aubrey? Hasty Pudding? Village People? SNL?