There is at least one person coming to the defense of Capt. Owen Honors, who screened several homophobic and offensive videos while he was second in command on the USS Enterprise.
The sailor sent a letter to the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, an organization for gay and lesbian military personnel, asking for them to retract the statements they made. The ones that caused him to be removed from duty!
The sailor wrote:
"As a gay man that served onboard the USS Enterprise during both the '06 and '07 deployments I was never once offended by Capt. Honors' choice of humor. I have begun to make contact with my fellow gay service members who were also on those deployments. We will band together to show our support for Capt. Honors."
And since when does he speak for EVERYONE?! Just because he wasn't offended doesn't mean someone else wasn't!
Tags: captain owen honors, homophobia, uss enterprise