Another one of Barack Obama’s gay honorees is under fire for a sex crime. And its going to be hard to blame this one on the usual scapegoat of homophobia and bigoted white, male conservative republicans. The man hailed as a pioneering gay hero by the New York Times and lauded as a “key player” behind the demise of Dont Ask Dont Tell, will be going to trial for the sexual assault of a gay male Marine officer. It appears the hero used the DADT repeal as an excuse to take advantage of a drunk Marine and did the dirty deed. Unfortunately, the dirty deed has caught up with him. From the Daily Caller
Air Force Lt. Joshua Seefried was initially charged in April, a development that went largely unreported by the media. The charges came about after complaints from U.S. Marine Lt. Edgar Luna, who is also gay.
On a weekend in May of 2012, Seefried had gathered with a group of gay military officers in New York City. Luna was also present, and the group was celebrating the repeal of the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, which Seefried’s organization, called OutServe, had anonymously worked with several of the officers at the event to remove. After a few drinks at a restaurant, Seefried invited some of the officers to join him at his hotel spa. Later, Seefried and Luna reportedly separated off to a private hotel room.
Luna alleged that Seefried then made non-consensual advances on him, but couldn’t remember almost anything that had happened to him after the restaurant because of extreme intoxication. Luna awoke shortly after the incident, totally disoriented and naked.
Seefried’s gay buddies are hoping that the newly passed law intended to will be the ticket to his success.
Hudson said he is troubled over the decision by General Burke to “ignore” the Article 32 investigating officer’s recommendation against proceeding with a court-martial for Seefried.
Hudson said that Seefried ironically would have benefited from a bill stalled in the U.S. Senate that calls for removing military commanders such as General Burke from the decision-making process in sexual assault cases.
Lets be real clear: this sexual assault wasn’t committed by some straight, gay-hating, fag-basher, but by an open, “out and proud” branded gay rights hero. Seefried’s, if found guilty will be one of thousand of rapists and sex offenders on active duty who prey on their own “sexual orientation” pool. According to the DOD Sexual Assault and Prevention Response Report, in 2012 alone, some 14,000 male on male sexual assaults were reported.
Isn’t it strange that this individual who was given such high, historical prominence by the liberal media when he was shilling for gay rights is now a media ghost as a sex assault perp? How could Elisabeth Bumiller, the NYT reporter who wrote the glowing report about Seefried miss this? After all when DADT was repealed he was all over the media. Obama invited him to the White House to witness the repeal signing. Two years after the Seefried article, the Times featured a story about male on male sex crimes, noting :
Sexual assault has emerged as one of the defining issues for the military this year. Reports of assaults are up, as are questions about whether commanders have taken the problem seriously. Bills to toughen penalties and prosecution have been introduced in Congress.
But in a debate that has focused largely on women, this fact is often overlooked: the majority of service members who are sexually assaulted each year are men.
In its latest report on sexual assault, the Pentagon estimated that 26,000 service members experienced unwanted sexual contact in 2012, up from 19,000 in 2010. Of those cases, the Pentagon says, 53 percent involved attacks on men, mostly by other men.
But if failed to mention what would have been a kingpin example of this destructive phenomena by citing the Seefried case. As to the perpetrators of the 14,000 male on male rapes, its not known how many of the perpetrators are gay. There seems to be no interest in identifying people by “sexual orientation” when they are the criminals.