My question is: Why did Simmons join the USMC? Was his reason to get in and put a stain on it like this?
A military court ruled this week that it’s okay a Marine wore parts of his official uniform while shooting gay porn videos — because he never appeared on camera wearing the full thing.'
According to the U.S. Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals, Marine Corps Sgt. Matthew W. Simmons was an active-duty member of the Marine Corps band when he took leave to appear in several pornographic videos that “involved sodomy with numerous other men.”
In some of the clips, he was shown wearing his Marine dress blue coat, complete with decorations and rank insignia; others showed him wearing a Marine physical training jacket. At one point he mentioned on-camera that he was a Marine, and still shots from the videos were used for online advertising, McClatchy reported.
According to the Marine Corps Times, Simmons — who used the name “Christian Jade” on the military pornography site “Active Duty”– first came under investigation in 2010 when photos and videos surfaced of him having sex with other men.
He pleaded guilty to charges of misusing his uniform, but in its ruling the court set aside part of those convictions: Because Simmons never wore the complete uniform, there was no “visual evidence” for the general public of his government authority, and even though he identified himself as a Marine, he didn’t say they supported his behavior.
The court held:
“We are also not satisfied, on the basis of this record, that the appellant’s statements or wear of uniform items may create an inference of service endorsement of the activities depicted. The appellant never wore a complete ‘uniform,‘ so the general public could never receive ’visual evidence of the authority and responsibility vested in the individual by the United States Government.’ He did not voice any Marine support for what he was doing or any service views on the propriety or impropriety of his conduct.
Because Simmons‘ actions couldn’t be considered using the uniform for “commercial” purposes, there was no misuse involved. The court instead ordered he be resentenced under the charge of “general neglect or disorder.”
Another on topic column about DADT
my question is: would a computer search of records show if any straight guy/gal was courtmartialled for wearing any part of his/her uniform in a porn shoot? OR, for being without clothing in a porn shoot?
Immorality has been rampant throughout our country for decades now. It get worse every year with every new movie and television series Hollywood puts out!! There are 4 steps needed for communism to take over a country. Step 1 is DEMORALIZATION.....I would say that is pretty much complete with the exception of our Military, and now they must work to demoralize our military! This video will show you the 4 steps to a communist takeover of a country. This video was done back in 1985 by Yuri Bezmenov. He was a KGB agent in Russia that escaped communism and came to the U.S. when he was 29. He knows all about a communist takeover of a country!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Iz3VjoHXLA&feature=share This is the short version, but there are many videos on youtube in longer form.
If Chesty Puller was still running the Corps this liberal thinking modern day, "military court", and its sympathizers, would be squared away FAST!
Back in the late 70s and early 80s there were several young women who were discharged from the USAF for posing in Playboy magazine (or so I've been told <grin> ).
These girls were not performing overt sexual acts. All they did was pose with a "Part" of a USAF uniform. This was enough of a violation to have them discharged from the military.
This is total BS. This is the pussy-ifacation of a warrior class.
We are doomed.
Heard at service today that the pornography business is larger than Microsoft, Google, and a bunch others like them all put together.
Can I hear the word JUDGEMENT?
UPDATE to ARTICLE # 092811 – Don’t Ask – Obama’s Latest Costly Crisis
After release, it has come to my attention that the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010 included the following language – “TITLE 10- Upon the effective date established by subsection (b), chapter 37 of title 10, United States Code, is amended-- (A) by striking section 654; and (B) in the table of sections at the beginning of such chapter, by striking the item relating to section 654.”
Contrary to statements in my original column, the Act passed by the Senate does appear to alter UCMJ Code by striking section 654 entirely, which is the section that prohibited homosexual service in the US Military. The Repeal Act was rushed through both houses of Congress while Democrats controlled both houses in December 2010, via the Small Business and Science and Technology Committees, attached to small business and technology legislation, circumventing all Military oversight committees.
Although the UCMJ Code book itself had not been altered at the time of release, it does appear upon further review, that the Act slipped through the Democrat controlled congress will alter UCMJ Code on the matter by striking the entire 654 section of the Code. Any misstatement of fact in the original report was unintentional and has now been corrected with this update.
It is worth noting that only the following eight Senate Republicans supported the measure –
Sen. Scott Brown [R, MA] Aye
Sen. Richard Burr [R, NC] Aye
Sen. Susan Collins [R, ME] Aye
Sen. John Ensign [R, NV] Aye
Sen. Mark Kirk [R, IL] Aye
Sen. Lisa Murkowski [R, AK] Aye
Sen. Olympia Snowe [R, ME] Aye
George Voinovich [R, OH] Aye