A high-ranking Navy officer, Captain Owen Honors of the USS Enterprise who produced and showed raunchy videos to the crew of an aircraft carrier three or four years ago is expected to be relieved of his command of the ship, defense officials said Tuesday.
The offending video shown in 2007 became public this weekend, proving an embarrassment to the Pentagon.
The videos released by a newspaper in this Navy port city feature Honors using gay slurs, pantomiming masturbation and staging suggestive shower scenes. They were played on the shipwide television system during weekly movie night when Honors was executive officer, or second in command, of the Enterprise. Honors has since become commander of the ship.
I have two questions for you to ponder and respond to: 1) Why aren't the commanding officers at the time, who obviously knew about the planned video presentation and undoubtedly green lighted it's showing? And 2) Do you think this has anything to do with the repeal of don't ask don't tell, or better stated, is the military pandering to homosexuals in the military?