LaBarbera Award: Gregory D. Lee

Jim Burroway

January 18th, 2009

Never heard of him? Me neither. Gregory D. Lee is one of those “nationally syndicated columnists” that nobody has ever heard of, writing for a syndicate that nobody has ever heard of. I hesitated to give this unknown any attention, but since he’s already been featured on the Huffington Post, I figure this humble blog won’t raise his profile to any dangerous heights. So here goes.

The reason Lee is our latest LaBarbera Award winner is very simple. It all comes down to his very simple reason why gays want to see an end to “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”:

[Y]ou need to understand that homosexuals predominantly want to serve in the military in order to have access to people their own age with whom to engage in sex. It’s just that simple. It’s all about sex, and not about serving the nation. It is not unheard of to have a lesbian officer coerce a lower enlisted woman into engaging in lesbian sexual activity. “I’m an officer and you’re a private, who are they going to believe if you tell them I forced you to have sex with me?” Or two male soldiers go out on the town. One has too much to drink, and when they return to the barracks, he passes out in his buddy’s room. When he wakes up, his “buddy” is performing fellatio on him. These are two actual cases, and many more like them have occurred, which prompted the ban to begin with.

Now you see, I never would have thought of that. In fact, the whole reason I didn’t join the military was because I thought basic training, bad haircuts and having to wear drab olive clothing was just way too much trouble to go through just to get laid.

Emily K

January 18th, 2009

look, at least he’s honest. And at least he puts lesbians into the equation for once. most of these guys obsess about dick.

I wish all the other “loving” anti-gays would be as forthright.


January 18th, 2009

See, the military is a lot of UNNECESSARY work to get laid; we’ve got trashy bars and Craigslist just like the heteros.


January 18th, 2009

Reading the excerpt, I thought you should amend the reasons for the LaBarbera award to include silliness.

What’s really scary is that Gregory D. Lee is a retired “Supervisory Special Agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and is a former instructor at the FBI Academy.” Yikes!

a. mcewen

January 18th, 2009

How did he get on the Huffington Post with THAT mess?

a. mcewen

January 18th, 2009

Okay, I see. Another columnist on the Huffington Post focused attention on his column to show how absolutely stupid it is. I also hate giving Lee attention but it is necessary. When you have folks like Mike Huckabee touting a friendly “it’s not us, it’s them” anti-gay line of thought, sometimes it’s good to put the basic inanity of anti-gay speech on a platform.


January 18th, 2009

OMG! I just read that this guy is an active army reserve officer! What kind of country lets kooks like this near guns?

a. mcewen, his column wasn’t on the Huffington Post, it was mocked by Chris Kelly on the Huffington Post.


January 18th, 2009

And, of course, there has never been a single case of straight coercion/rape in any of the armed services. Should straights be banned from service, as well?

David C. Kanz

January 18th, 2009

Waaaayyyy too much trouble just to get laid….c’mon….i mean, REALLY.

Intellectual schlock is how I would characterize Mr. Lee’s statement.

And JT has a valid point….


January 18th, 2009

So Lee is saying that these things happened while DADT was in place. This whole argument is flawed, there are always going to be jerks out there, gay or straight. DADT did not stop these things from happening and there is no argument that ending DADT will make things any worse. In fact, full disclosure about your sexuality may avoid some of the situations cited.


January 18th, 2009

Now i’m really confused. I thought most homosexuals were peodophiles? This would mean they would have no interest in playmates their own age… :D


January 18th, 2009

It’s not unheard of for Xtian ministers to rape their own children, or children from their parish. It’s not unheard of for a Xtian minister to viciously assault their spouse, then claim that to do so is their divine right. These two are actual examples which clearly demonstrate that Xtianity should immediately be outlawed and it’s practitioners jailed and silenced.


January 18th, 2009

Gregory Lee is such an idiot, he would drown in the rain if not prompted to close his mouth.


January 19th, 2009

I think military haircuts are attractive, but really not interested in raping people for them.

Ben in Oakland

January 19th, 2009

Well, homer, if that’s the case, I am officially rescinding your license to be a homo. clearly you didn’t pass basic homo training.


February 21st, 2009

Yup, Gregory D. Lee has got it all figured out:

Having openly gay men and women in close living quarters with heterosexuals would make straight soldiers uncomfortable, to say the least. The morale of units would decline almost immediately, and re-enlistments would most certainly suffer.

That’s cool that he knows how all straight soldiers would feel [uncomfortable, to say the least – because of the constant danger of unwanted sexual advances by teh gays–and our brave (straight) servicemen are of course totally helpless against horny gays] and that he can predict the future with regard to morale and re-enlistments.

Yawn – he trots out every tired-ass piece of homophobic bullshit (“Is the military prepared to handle increased health care costs associated with homosexual activity?”) as if it were fact. A good wingnut never lets facts get in the way of their perpetual victimization drama.

I’m sure a few actual gay soldiers would like to have a word with this “active army reserve officer”.

Ben in Oakland – I disagree with your disagreement with homer. Military haircuts are hot.

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