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Supporters Rally for Navy Captain



    Supporters Rally for Navy Captain
    In this undated photo released by the U.S. Navy, Navy Capt. Owen Honors is shown in an official portrait. The top officer aboard a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier broadcast to his crew a series of profanity-laced comedy sketches in which he uses gay slurs, mimics masturbation and opens the shower curtain on women pretending to bathe together, a newspaper reported. The Virginian-Pilot reported in its Sunday editions that Capt. Honors appeared in the videos in 2006 and 2007 while he was the USS Enterprise's second-ranking officer, and showed them across the ship on closed-circuit television. He took over as the ship's commander in May. (AP Photo/US Navy)

    Today supporters of the Navy captain accused of producing raunchy videos will plea with a board to keep him in the Navy.

    The board is trying to determine if Captain Owen Honors Jr. engaged in misconduct or sub-standard performance as executive officer aboard the Enterprise when he helped produce and appeared in the series of videos that aired on the ship's closed-circuit TV station.

    The videos include anti-gay slurs, sailors of both genders shown in shower scenes and vulgar language.
    Honors was relieved of command in January after Navy leaders learned about the videos.

    Honors said the videos were intended to boost morale.