They Didn’t Ask-He Didn’t Tell. Now It’s Too Late!

THURSDAY 8-07-08…John Thomas Matthew Lee is a Navy Lieutenant Commander, and a Roman Catholic Navy chaplain. He’s also a homosexual….and he is HIV positive. He has AIDS!

Commander Lee will be spending the next two years in the brig for sexual misconduct with several men, including an enlisted Marine, an Air Force officer and two naval Academy midshipmen. According to Navy Times, Commander Lee pleaded guilty to two counts of sodomy, one count of aggravated assault, three counts of conduct unbecoming an officer, two counts of failure to obey lawful orders, and three lesser charges.

If you’re a veteran, you may be aghast that he only received two years prison-time. It was all part of a plea bargain. You see, prosecutors traded the relatively light sentence for information that only Commander Lee could provide regarding the identity of other people he infected so they could be notified of their exposure.

What makes this story even more interesting is that presidential candidate Barack Obama says he wants to allow gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military. In an interview with Military Times newspaper, he was asked how he would deal with opposition from within the Pentagon. He smiled and said “Well, I’m a pretty persuasive guy.”

At the same time, a hearing was underway before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on the subject of allowing gays to serve openly in the military.

Elaine Donnelly is the chief of the Center for Military Preparedness. She says “if homosexuals are allowed to serve openly in the military, it’ll result in forced cohabitation with homosexuals 24/7 in all military communities, including Army and Marine infantry battalions, Special Ops forces, Navy Seals, and all ships at sea, including submarines. It would be tantamount to forcing female soldiers to cohabitate with men in intimate quarters, with no recourse but to leave or avoid the military altogether.”

It would also produce many, many, more Commander John Thomas Matthew Lee types, spreading AIDS among like-minded individuals in the military. Let’s hope saner heads prevail.



One Response

  1. Hello Bruce,

    Thank you for zeroing on an element of my testimony before the House Armed Services Committee Personnel Subcommittee that the members did not want to hear. A summary of my statement is posted on my website, here,

    If you would like to talk about the issue in more depth, please call me at 734/464-9430. All the best,


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