Navy Captain Owen Honors was, until today, in command of the U.S.S. Enterprise. He made a series of raunchy videos three or four years ago. He was relieved of command today because of them. (source)
But despite the official condemnation from Navy leadership, the sailors who served under Honors on the “Big E” are coming to his defense on the ship’s Facebook page, calling the controversy a witch hunt.
“I too was on that deployment. Capt. Honors brought up our morale and provided well needed and appreciated comic relief. We were underway for long durations, supporting two theaters of war simultaneously, he brought many smiles to a worn out & tired crew. I can easily say that all of the crew, ship’s company & air wing embarked, appreciated the videos,” wrote Chief Petty Officer Andrew Hodyl. (source)
And on the other hand, the president of the International Association of Crybabies had this to say:
“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.” (source)
Oh wait, I got that wrong… he’s the executive director of the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network. You can see how I could make that mistake.
In any event, he’s wrong.
There is a place for that type of frat-house behavior, and quite frankly, that place is the fucking navy. I expect my military members to be lewd. The military is the country’s largest frat-house. If women and homosexuals want to serve too, then I have nothing but support for them doing so. But, if you walk into a frat house, then you ought to understand that there will be dick jokes, there will be fag jokes, there will be cunt jokes. You can either laugh or you can just pick up your little hat and you go do your job. If you’re in the military and you can’t handle this kind of thing, then I shudder to think what you’d look like under real pressure.