Holy illiterate homophobic bigot Batman!
Wired.com is reporting (via Boing Boing) that the Army actually issued a comic book in 2001 about the right ways to proceed with an inquiry about homosexual conduct. (probably for thier upper brass who needed pictures on how to conduct a witch hunt.)
The comic titled “Dignity & Respect”, (Right!) is about the TRIALS and tribulations of Private First Class Howard. He has the misfortune of being observed in a homosexual act by two of his fellow soldiers. That triggers a tiptoe through a thicket of regulations and bureacrat-speak. Like: “What is a ‘reliable person?’
You’re certain about [his] sincerity?” Williams’ first sergeant asks his commander. “I think so,” she answers. Then she recommends Williams for a discharge.
Finally, there’s a Q&A. “Wouldn’t admitting to being a homosexual be an easy way for soldiers to get out of the Army?” one Q goes.
Oddly, the A is: “No. Absolutely not!
Well guess what? Private Howard gets DISCHARGED