Should Navy Capt. Owen Honors Be Punished for Participating in Raunchy Videos?

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ByABC News
January 3, 2011, 9:01 AM

Jan. 03, 2011— -- A Navy captain is in hot water today because of raunchy videos that were created and distributed aboard an aircraft carrier several years ago.

Capt. Owen Honors, then-No. 2 officer aboard the USS Enterprise, participated in the videos, using gay slurs and mimicking masturbation as he introduced comedic sketches. The videos were broadcast to the ship's 6,000-member crew.

The videos were made public by the Norfolk, Va., newspaper the Virginian-Pilot, and the Navy has launched an investigation into the actions of Honors, who has since been named the No.1 commander aboard the ship.

In a statement, U.S. Fleet Forces Command spokesman Cmd. Chris Sims said that "production of videos, like the ones produced four to five years ago on USS Enterprise... were not acceptable then and are not acceptable in today's Navy."

Some have called for Honors to be removed from his post but a former female Navy pilot warned today on "Good Morning America" that such videos, created while the ship was deployed in a time of war, should not be taken out of context.

"[Honors] is an individual that, by all accounts, has been an exceptional leader, an exceptional aviator," Lt. Carey Lohrenz said. "We need to proceed very cautiously when we just automatically have a strong reaction and say, 'Hey, this guy needs to be out of there.'"

Our question to you today: Should Honors be punished for participating in the lewd videos?

ABC's Kirit Radia and Lee Ferran contributed to this report.

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