Whoops! Uncle Sam Doesn't Want You

Homosexual-unfriendly US military unwittingly lists jobs on gay site
By Zach Samalin,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 18, 2007 1:29 PM CDT

(Newser) – The US Army, Navy and Air Force were surprised Tuesday to learn they'd been advertising thousands of jobs on GLEE.com, a gay networking website included in job-listing giant Monster.com's "diversity and inclusion" package. The website is at odds with the military's exclusionary "don't ask, don't tell" policy, which bars openly homosexual people from the armed services, USA Today writes.

"This is the first I've heard of it," said Maj. Michael Baptista, who handles the National Guard's advertising purse strings. He claimed GLEE does not "meet the moral standards" of the military. Perhaps lost on Uncle Sam, the irony registered with at least one gay-rights advocate, who noted homosexuals "have been drummed out of the armed forces simply for using sites like GLEE."