VIDEO: Navy captain's homophobic videos shown on USS Enterprise

Sat. January 1, 2011 11:26 PM by News Staff

Norfolk, Virginia - Navy Capt. Owen Honors was known for the videos he liked to script and shoot using U.S. Government equipment. They were broadcast throughout the U.S.S. Enterprise in 2006 and 2007, and featured female sailors making jokes about wanting more time to wash each other in the shower room, men joking about rectal exams, and other sexually charged behavior.

The videos, exposed by the Virginia Pilot, were shot while the Enterprise was deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. They were shown to the 6,000 member crew a couple times a week via closed-circuit television.

Honors is now the Commanding Officer of the Enterprise, which the newspaper said will deploy again in a few weeks.

In one video, Honors brushes off critics: "This evening, all of you bleeding hearts … why don't just go ahead and hug yourself for the next 20 minutes or so, because there's a really good chance you're gonna be offended."

The Navy told the newspaper that once "leadership" was made aware of the content of the videos, they were pulled, and that it was "unfortunate" the videos remained accessible on some shipboard computers years after they were broadcast.