News They Recruit
posted by October 18 at 7:57 AMon
The Army, Navy and Air Force unwittingly advertised for recruits on a website for gays, who are barred from military service if they are open about their sexual orientation. When informed Tuesday by USA TODAY that they were advertising on GLEE.com, a networking website for gay professionals, recruiters expressed surprise and said they would remove the job listings.
“This is the first I’ve heard about it,” said Maj. Michael Baptista, advertising branch chief for the Army National Guard, which will spend $6.5 million on Internet recruiting this year. “We didn’t knowingly advertise on that particular website,” which he said does not “meet the moral standards” of the military.
Yeah, the military has such high moral standards these days.
The Army made its recruiting goal last year despite an increasingly unpopular war by turning to people convicted of serious crimes.
Recruiters signed up people who had committed such felonies as arson, burglary, aggravated assault, breaking and entering and driving while intoxicated.
Gay accountants and lawyers? Not moral enough for today’s military. Arsonists, thieves, thugs, and drunks? Sign here, boys.