Pentagon bans Towleroad, AMERICAblog sites for being “LGBT.” Coulter, Limbaugh ok.

UPDATE: Even more gay news sites have been found to have been banned by the Pentagon, while an officially-designated hate group is not. Good as You, Bilerico – banned.  AFA, NOM, Red State, Breitbart, Glenn Beck – not banned.

UPDATE: The filter category used by the Pentagon, “LGBT,” also bans gay anti-bullying and suicide prevention sites.

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It’s bad enough the United States Department of Defense censors Towleroad and AMERICAblog – banning the gay civil rights Web sites from being accessed on DOD computers – and it’s even worse that the Pentagon has no problem permitting their computers to access Ann Coulter’s and Rush Limbaugh’s hate-filled Web sites.

But what’s really offensive is that at least one of the Pentagon’s safe-surfing Internet filters has a censorship category called “LGBT.”  And if you’re deemed “LGBT” by the Pentagon, they ban you.

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I wonder if the Pentagon has a censorship category titled “Jewish,” “African-American,” or “Latino.”

The LGBT filter existed before the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, but still has not been fixed.  And the Pentagon was notified of the problem as early as last summer, 2012.  Yet no one’s gotten around to doing anything about it. I’m also told that the censorship varies depending on service and geographical region – it’s not entirely clear why the Pentagon doesn’t use the same bans/filters nationwide and agency-wide, if it’s going to censor the Internet at all. This problem has to be fixed Pentagon-wide.

Our site, AMERICAblog, was previously banned for being “LGBT,” but now we’re only banned at least by the Air Force, for being “political” and “activist.”  The Air Force is banning my Web site for being “political” while permitting other Republican “political” Web sites.  Daily Kos is banned as well.  Anyone else smelling a Big Brother constitutional problem with that?

I had a few different contacts try accessing a variety of sites on DOD computers, in order to confirm this, including Zeke Stokes, communications director for OutServe-SLDN, who confirmed via one of their military members.  Note what they found.

Towleroad – Banned for being “LGBT”

Towleroad, a popular gay news Web site is banned by DOD for being gay.

Towleroad, a popular gay news Web site is banned by DOD for being gay.

AMERICAblog – Banned for being “political” and “activist.” Previously banned for being “LGBT.”

AMERICAblog, a popular gay and straight news and politics Web site, is banned by DOD for being gay.

AMERICAblog, a popular gay and straight news and politics Web site, is banned by DOD for being gay.

 

Josh Seefried, founder of OutServe (a DADT repeal group), banned for being “LGBT”

Josh Seefried banned by dod for being gay

Josh Seefried’s, OutServe founder, Web site is banned by DOD for being gay.

 

Now look at who is not banned by the Pentagon:

Rush Limbaugh, not banned

Rush Limbaugh's Web site is not banned by the Pentagon

Rush Limbaugh’s Web site is not banned by the Pentagon

 

Ann Coulter, not banned

Ann Coulter's Web site is not banned by the Pentagon

Ann Coulter’s Web site is not banned by the Pentagon

Again, I wonder how long the Pentagon computers would ban all things Jewish or Catholic.  This should have been fixed a very long time ago, and in fact, it should never have happened.  The filter actually says that Towleroad and Josh Seefried were banned for being “LGBT.”

Unbelievable.


Follow me on Twitter: @aravosis | @americablog | @americabloggay | Facebook | Instagram | Google+ | LinkedIn. John Aravosis is the Executive Editor of AMERICAblog, which he founded in 2004. He has a joint law degree (JD) and masters in Foreign Service from Georgetown; and has worked in the US Senate, World Bank, Children's Defense Fund, the United Nations Development Programme, and as a stringer for the Economist. He is a frequent TV pundit, having appeared on the O'Reilly Factor, Hardball, World News Tonight, Nightline, AM Joy & Reliable Sources, among others. John lives in Washington, DC. .

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428 Responses to “Pentagon bans Towleroad, AMERICAblog sites for being “LGBT.” Coulter, Limbaugh ok.”

  1. Show me your proof that there are no filters for the exact things you just mentioned. There are, which I know based on usage of DoD computers, but feel free to stand on your soapbox screaming about half the truth some more.

    BTW: If you notice, the filter also lists blogs/personal pages on every single example you gave. THAT is where the ban comes in.

  2. I submit that you have no right to question this person’s patriotism. You John Aravosis have lost any respect I could have possibly had for you for your ignorant statement and it is my opinion you should post a public apology for your statement.

  3. Did you do any research into the 100s of sites of Baptists, Republicans, and southerners? Do you know how many sites on the other side of the spectrum are banned as well? You don’t and I would assert that with your bias you wouldn’t do that sort of research.

    These bans are not based purely on content. They are based on whether people are found to be using the sites instead of working. Clearly, there hasn’t been enough time wasted on the sites you mentioned as not being banned. Also, you are getting information from one single organization within the DoD. Each individual location has its own filters.

    Please at least be willing to admit you have an extreme bias in relation to this subject and then due to that bias gracefully bow out of the subject. If you can’t report fairly on the subject then you shouldn’t at all.

  4. There are many reasons for ANY organization to ban certain sites from usage. Remember, this is a ban for an internal network that prevents people that are supposed to be working from wasting time. If you want to read into this as more than that then that is your right, but don’t take the action at face value.

    The classification of the ban is nothing more than a classification of the site. I had a personal website banned by the DOD for no reason other than it wasn’t work related. If they deem too much time being spent on specific sites that are non-work related they will be banned.

    The banned sites should actually take this as a compliment that they hold enough interest to government workers be deemed worthy of a ban based on work time lost.

  5. Plum Gurly says:

    It is impossible to be a molester and a Christian. If you can molest, you are not a Christian. Every molesters is a fake Christian. For all we know, it is the CIA planting molesters in churches to destroy Christian influences.

  6. Plum Gurly says:

    NAMBLA is North American Man-Boy Love Association. A man has a penis and a boy has a penis, and a man who likes to diddle penises is what? Morally, there is nothing different between a sick sexual desire for children and a sick sexual desire for members of the same sex, or a sick sexual desire for animals, or a sick sexual desire for corpses, or a sick sexual desire for people who fight your advances and say no.

  7. Plum Gurly says:

    Good. I’m a TS woman who opposed the TG and LGBT communities. People don’t realize that TSs are a type of Mainstream person like TG is a type of LGBT. The T on the end of LGBT is the choice of transgenderism, not the birth condition of TSism. A TS woman starts as a little girl that was born with parts opposite of who they are. They fix them, get on with life, and really have no place with the LGBTs. A TG “woman” is a man who chooses to pretend to be a woman, and any of his “femininity” is chosen and worked up.

  8. Ibsyboy says:

    Okay so i should include white straight men with 9 inch dicks to my list of the source of most child molesters.

  9. Ibsyboy says:

    Also, this fascination with guns, and elevating them to some status of a higher level promise from some divinity as the consummate expression of freedom in a Democracy. The very Country that introduced Democracy as a workable philosophy of Governance. The only industrialized country in the world that has this issue with men and guns And the Gun folks have made the 2nd Amendment an Amendment to the 10 Commandments. Thou shall have a gun.

    It amazes me with all of the freedoms being challenged in this country just on a social level. That there are people of a ungenerate opinion, an antediluvian view of life. That guns come first in the matters of life.. An object created to end life. Is a central narrative in the richest and most powerful and successful Democracy in the history of the world. And we argue about guns and gay rights. And voter rights.

    It’s the 21st Century and people still see America as a Dodge City for today’s gun-slinging White Males. You have no idea of how good you have it in the USA. When I hear Right Wingers yell about Freedoms. They should move to Syria, and get a taste of what the real lack of freedom is. Not this paranoid pretend loss of freedom gun people have created.

  10. Ibsyboy says:

    The 2nd Amendment is meaningless, it is more so when people run to it to justify gun violence. The 2nd Amendment is completely irrelevant. Arm everyone, and let the shooting begin. For those lost souls hiding in the Mountains of America waiting for their self fulfilled prophecy to come to pass. They are nothing more that a bunch of paranoid White Guys who have lost the ability and courage to deal with the real world. They have an Utopian delusion of an all White America, women subservient to Men. No gay people, no liberals, no higher education, they don;t need to have intellectual curiosity, that’s a deterrent to Free thinking. Guns, it’s all so chi8ldish, and adolescent. Playing Cowboys and Indians and War as an adult is sociopathic.

  11. Ibsyboy says:

    You have to understand, the GOP and the Teahadists had the shock of their lives. Americans elected a Negro as the POTUS. TWICE!!!

    Now they are being asked to be accepting of another of God’s creations. Gay humans.

    It’s more that their psyches can handle all at once. The emphasis on what they refer to as perversions, are only their imaginations getting the better of them. Their curiosity scares them, the fear of being okay with Gay people scares them.

    The Negro President will never be accepted, to expect them to accept Gay people is punishing it. The GOP has decided on irrelevance.

  12. Ibsyboy says:

    Care to explain why the GOP psyche chooses to be on the wrong side of every issue.

    Anti LGBT, anti Women, anti Poor, anti Immigrant, anti Negroes, anti Education, Anti Intellectual, anti worker, anti Union. Every thing with a modicum of concern for others is a No No issue. Tolerance and Empathy, poisonous words to a GOPer.

    If it costs money and the people benefiting from it do not fit the GOP Utopian view of America, they vote No. Let me add Anti American and Anti Christian to that list.

  13. Ibsyboy says:

    Ah, a psychologist. A human nature expert. Reminds me of people who talk about sports with such certainty, yet they never played the game. They have every p[layer figured out, and the coaches decisions analyzed. Yet never played the game.

    Those a BS experts, like to hear the sound of their own voice, and don’t much care that they sound like A-holes.

  14. Yep, thanks Sean, finally saw that on Facebook and noted it in another story. That was helpful, as some were telling me this was just Air Force.

  15. Your assumption is that I didn’t note that very fact in my story. I did. “I’m also told that the censorship varies depending on service and geographical region – it’s not entirely clear why the Pentagon doesn’t use the same bans/filters nationwide and agency-wide, if it’s going to censor the Internet at all. This problem has to be fixed Pentagon-wide.”

  16. The article is correct as it notes that different services and different geographic locations have different filters. Now tell me how that fact changes anything I wrote above. So you’re suggesting that DOD is now not responsible for web filtering done by DOD employees?

  17. A) Coretta Scott King thinks “LGBT” is akin to race, so you’re wrong. http://aravosis.wpengine.com/2009/04/coretta-scott-king-racism-and-homophobia-are-the-same-thing.html
    B) So you’re for censorship and permitting one political point of view but not others. That makes you about as un-American as you can get. You’re not that proud a vet, clearly.

  18. Read. Then comment. Read. Then comment.

  19. Coretta Scott King thinks they all fall in the same category, and sorry Nullfactory, but she outranks you on this issue. http://aravosis.wpengine.com/2009/04/coretta-scott-king-racism-and-homophobia-are-the-same-thing.html

  20. No problem, how about they only ban 100s of sites of Baptists, Republicans, and southerners. But permits gays and Democrats. I suspect you’d have a problem with it then.

  21. bingo, just what I said before reading your comment!

  22. We got a prominent link from HuffPo. Their commenters are, how shall I put this, often colorful when it comes to gay rights. I’m letting much of it stand, as they tend to hang themselves.

  23. Hi, if you bothered actually reading the story you’d note the contradiction in the filter, permitting some ‘waste of the taxpayer’s dime” when it’s conservative, but not when it’s liberal. That’s unfair. Either you ban all the sites (and then we discuss the appropriateness of doing so), or you ban none of them. But you don’t ban the lefties and not the righties, the gays but not the anti-gays etc.

    See, if you actually read before you speak, your comments and thoughts would be much improved.

  24. No, you’re ethnic based on your genes, the same reason I’m gay. Oh, and how about the Pentagon create categories for Christians, and ban anything written by a Christian, but permit things written by Muslims – you’d be okay with that right? I mean religion is a behavior and a choice.

  25. plutosdad says:

    That was supposed to be “$100 Million”.

    I might add the Marines spent $3 Million to combat the rape of female Marines by male Marines (this is a big problem in all the services). That shows where their priorities are. $100M for a test to see if you are evangelical enough, $0 to help vets who are actually suffering and at risk of suicide, and only $3M to stop female servicemembers from being raped by men in uniform.

  26. plutosdad says:

    The air force is probably the worst offender. I would not say “run by dominions” but there is a LOT of discrimination against non-evangelicals in the air force, and to a slightly lesser extent other services. Part of the reason is that the Air Force Academy is in Colorado Springs, which is home to a number of Evangelical MegaChurches and naturally those influence it, and all those officers rise up through the ranks.

    It is pretty easy to Google up incidents of discrimination that the Military Religious Freedom Foundation has fought against. About 90% of their clients are Catholic or mainline Protestant who are discriminated against by the evangelicals.

    Marines are bad too, they spent over $100 on a “spiritual fitness test” that people did not HAVE to take, but many officers and NCOs did indeed force their people to take, and if you “failed” you were flagged as at risk for suicide and sent to talk to a chaplain.

  27. Ibsyboy says:

    You don’t need anything you don’t use. Wanking off does not count..

    As for hands a feet, have you been sneaking on to those gay porn sites, again?

  28. MamaMelo says:

    True!

  29. MamaMelo says:

    Good…those site should be banned and how dare the author compare being gay to belonging to an ethnic group! So disrespectful! People of ethnic groups aren’t ethnic because of their bedroom practices and deviant sexual desires and/or behaviors!

  30. splashy79 says:

    I think DailKos is banned too, as far as I know.

  31. Ibsyboy says:

    Just take a quick look at the high profile molesters or the profile of a molester, it’s predominantly White Straight Christian rooted Males. Same with serial killers.

  32. Marlyn Daust says:

    Someone who uses the AF network on a daily basis. I have never seen an LGBT block but I have seen plenty of ‘blogs’ blocked. I forgot to check out this page at work, but I will have to do it the next time I go in.

  33. Ibsyboy says:

    Perfect. Way to make my point that the GOPers have no original ideas. I assume you know every liberal in America and you have personally checked on their honesty and mental state.

    Whereas for me and White male GOPers:

    If you know one White Male GOPer, you know them all. Giant Trucks, Tractor Pulls, Football and Budweiser 12 packs. Maybe a little Meth thrown in for good measure.

  34. Marlyn Daust says:

    Someone who has seen plenty of blocked pages on the AF network. I have seen education pages blocked for no reason. I have never seen an LGBT block before. I did not get a chance to test the links myself. I am loud equal rights supporter in the military and I am glad to see change in the branches…slowly but surely. I have friends and family serving openingly with no fear now!

  35. kcw1963 says:

    I did say political and LGBT websites should be viewed at home, not work. Did not single out LGBT websites if you re-read my comment. But you and I are on same page :)

  36. Chris says:

    Leave it to the arse backwards military.

  37. WOW I know many LGBT who serve proudly and with great distinction. Your comment is both impious and cowardly.

  38. OK then, time for some ‘edumication’ for the straight boy.

    A. Jews, Latinos, Hispanics and Christians are NOT races, Blacks (African-Americans) are a race.
    B. Judaism and Christianity are Religions.
    C. Latinos and Hispanics are in fact from the Caucasian race (White) and Central American Aboriginal cultures (Mayan, Aztec, etc.)…..this will be news to many bigots but it’s true goodol’eboys.
    D. Homosexuality is innate as in, you’re born that way.
    E. Religion is a Choice.

    Hopefully, this will clear up any misconceptions you may have. If not, I would advise remedial schooling at the 2nd or 3rd grade level.

    You’re Welcome and have a nice day.

  39. Please tell me you’re being sarcastic……..

  40. Fair enough, so why then are employees of the DOD surfing political websites like Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter. Ban them all or let them all be seen.

  41. Actually, proving you wrong is quite simple, one need only read your post. You use ad hominem attacks against an entire group of people, castigating them for being against free speech which you are clearly exercising without an impediment. Further, you state “facts are facts” yet offer no ‘facts’ to back up your argument. And, if that isn’t enough, you claim “You libs don’t like FREE SPEECH from republicans……” while seeing no irony in your statement given the subject of the story being the denial of FREE SPEECH to liberals. No, proving you wrong isn’t difficult at all…….and that’s what makes your screed so laughable.

  42. Buford says:

    Nice dickishness.

  43. Buford says:

    As I said, the distinction could be that these right-wing nutter sites focus purely on the political, whereas a site flagged as ‘LGBT’ would earn that flag as a lifestyle site that contains non-political content… e.g.., ”
    Poll: The 13 dwarves of the Hobbit, ranked by relative hotness”

    If there is no similar lifestyle-type content on those nutter sites, then you have one criteria which they could leverage into a filterable distinction… hypothetically.

  44. Purple Shell says:

    What ever happened to “freedom of speech”? How is it the the hate mongers have freedom of speech, but not others? This matter need to be looked into by the CIA. In my mind hate mongers are traitors.

  45. Larry says:

    Trying to equate ‘gay’ with Jewish, Latino, or African American is
    just gay…oops..! Yes, it’s gay and lame. That’s the right equation.
    Let’s talk about good friends and ‘mates’ no matter the religion or sex
    of any person and we have some sense. The gay community talk of love and
    intimacy without ever mentioning the whole truth and fact that putting
    one’s phalic member into the fecal removal hole of another is wholly
    unsafe and repugnant. Yet two persons of the same sex can be close and
    great friends without sex and be clean but the LGBT ‘agenda-driven’
    group want to have it all without telling us what ‘it all’ consists of.
    As a parent I/we have an obligation to educate our children and set a
    proper example in the whole of society. That is relatively easy for
    ‘normal’ parents but how do you tell a child or anyone that anal sex is
    proper or right in any manner..? Rush is a ‘dork’ but he has his moral
    compass right at least. *smile*

    Every time the liberal
    defunct courts grant some measure of ‘right’ to some gay cause the gay
    ‘agenda driven’ tools push for more that twists and perverts the norms
    of values and nature beyond belief…What as sick society we build
    for…

  46. Larry says:

    Trying to equate ‘gay’ with Jewish, Latino, or African American is
    just gay…oops..! Yes, it’s gay and lame. That’s the right equation.
    Let’s talk about good friends and ‘mates’ no matter the religion or sex
    of any person and we have some sense. The gay community talk of love and
    intimacy without ever mentioning the whole truth and fact that putting
    one’s phalic member into the fecal removal hole of another is wholly
    unsafe and repugnant. Yet two persons of the same sex can be close and
    great friends without sex and be clean but the LGBT ‘agenda-driven’
    group want to have it all without telling us what ‘it all’ consists of.
    As a parent I/we have an obligation to educate our children and set a
    proper example in the whole of society. That is relatively easy for
    ‘normal’ parents but how do you tell a child or anyone that anal sex is
    proper or right in any manner..? Rush is a ‘dork’ but he has his moral
    compass right at least. *smile*

    Every time the liberal
    defunct courts grant some measure of ‘right’ to some gay cause the gay
    ‘agenda driven’ tools push for more that twists and perverts the norms
    of values and nature beyond belief…What as sick society we build
    for…

  47. Larry says:

    Trying to equate ‘gay’ with Jewish, Latino, or African American is just gay…oops..! Yes, it’s gay and lame. That’s the right equation. Let’s talk about good friends and ‘mates’ no matter the religion or sex of any person and we have some sense. The gay community talk of love and intimacy without ever mentioning the whole truth and fact that putting one’s phalic member into the fecal removal hole of another is wholly unsafe and repugnant. Yet two persons of the same sex can be close and great friends without sex and be clean but the LGBT ‘agenda-driven’ group want to have it all without telling us what ‘it all’ consists of. As a parent I/we have an obligation to educate our children and set a proper example in the whole of society. That is relatively easy for ‘normal’ parents but how do you tell a child or anyone that anal sex is proper or right in any manner..? Rush is a ‘dork’ but he has his moral compass right at least. *smile*

    Every time the liberal defunct courts grant some measure of ‘right’ to some gay cause the gay ‘agenda driven’ tools push for more that twists and perverts the norms of values and nature beyond belief…What as sick society we build for…

  48. Jennifer1972 says:

    No I can get to AFA.net but not to the LGBT sites in this article.

  49. quick_quip says:

    Typical, government leeches sqealing foul that they cannot waste time on the taxpayer dime. Not even worthy of tar and feathers.

  50. Tom J says:

    Michael, I salute you and thank you for your service.

  51. ecoalex says:

    Obviously hate is ok,it gets the troops fired up.Tolerance is bad for business.

  52. Great says:

    Towelroad and AMERICAblog should file a lawsuit if the Pentagon doesn’t change its policy.

  53. Naja pallida says:

    Bigotry collateral damage. They don’t care who they attack.

  54. LibsRNutz says:

    I’m sure Big Fatarse Red Ed Schultz’s website is still available too. This isn’t news, who really cares.

  55. bigone4u says:

    To refer to the Limbaugh website and the Coulter essays as hate is despicably inaccurate. Banning any websites related to politcal discourse should be a violation of employee First Amendment rights. Let everyone read whatever they like and stop labeling those with whom you disagree as haters.

  56. Don Chandler says:

    Why do you have your long nose up other peoples business if you are so grossed out? If there is one thing I’m not interested in it’s what is going on in my heterosexual neighbors bedroom. Somehow, we all manage to find mutual respect for one another, but you can’t seem to shake out the buttinskies…you have a problem–seek help.

    What you are missing is this is a LGBT site that doesn’t have porn all over the place–you are posting in the wrong place, LOL’er ;) When the pentagon ban’s a this kind of blog, it suggests that the people at the pentagon are perhaps afraid of the ideas that are being spread about at this blog…like marriage equality and the right to fight for our country and simple dignity. Or maybe the pentagon’s paper shuffers really are obsessed with the act as you are obsessed with the act…simple solution, acquisition a glass table.

  57. Mike_in_the_Tundra says:

    You do understand that Jewish and Latino are not races? I’m Latino, and my very nice, all over tan is excellent, but it does not qualify Latinos as a race. Jewish is not a race, it is a religion and qualifies as a choice. I do believe with every fiber of my being that being gay is not a choice.

  58. sam jones says:

    No they are not! I know because I am a straight man with a tiny 9 inches! And I don’t like Molesters, might even shoot one if i seen it going on?

  59. Moderator3 says:

    The moderators are aware of these posters, but the regular posters do seem to handle them quite well.

  60. joeAmerican says:

    and Most if not EVERY liar is a liberal democrat with looney left background. So what’s your point?

  61. jOE aMERICAN says:

    You libs don’t like FREE SPEECH from republicans because we tell you the truth about yourselfs. You call it hate speech … lol… you fools. the real hate speech comes from the looney left!!! Facts are facts dipsh*t!! PROVE ME WRONG? You can’t!!! YOU DAMN LIARS!!!!

  62. Micheal so sorry about the TRUTH, however ” not to worry” there are Good White PEOPLE , there are called ALBINOs, really, REALLY White, the others that Claim that color are far from WISDOM and KNOWLEDGE , that is white Repsents in respect to the color WHITE, and YOu who use that word WHITE ,so LOOSLY , Shame on YOU Blessing…

  63. dcinsider says:

    John, I’m all for free speech but you have some real trolls on here spewing a lot of inappropriate language and homophobic comments. I think they need to be banned.

  64. Robert159 says:

    how does the pentagon ban anything from the people?
    It’s time to ban the pentagon from the united states.

  65. Andrew says:

    I am a bit concerned over your completely unwarranted personal attack on me. You know nothing about me other than the fact that I said that censorship was wasting time better spent on other things. Why would that make me a deviant in your eyes? Your train of thought is a bit sketchy to say the least.

  66. lye says:

    Well they don’t have as much money duh.

  67. Alohajonny says:

    OMG, get over yourselves, the DOD bans hundreds of sites, and Rush hate speech, only in your crazy man love eyes.

  68. nullfactory says:

    The person who wrote this piece of trash understand that being gay is very different from being jewish or latino right? Or are gays their own race now?

    I’d rather people in the pentagon actually do work rather then surf websites all day but hey.

  69. nycmcmike says:

    Oh Sally, it must suck how progression is leaving you in the dust.

  70. nycmcmike says:

    Exactly how is banning LGBT sites a “good story” for LGBT Americans?

    Wake.The.F.Up.

  71. Mike_in_the_Tundra says:

    Part of the cultivation of acceptance is crying foul when appropriate.

  72. Kevin Graham says:

    Mercenaries are not US troops, they’re civilians paid to act like military personnel. Unfortunately they’re typically paid much better than our honourable troops.

  73. Mike_in_the_Tundra says:

    Your definition of race needs refining.

  74. Kevin Graham says:

    And I was the second person to sign onto it…

  75. Mike_in_the_Tundra says:

    You need to work on your definition of race.

  76. SinStar says:

    This is nothing more than a feel good story to bash liberty on both sides. One side spews hatred for Limbaugh and Coulter, while the other side bashes ones choices as an adult. When will you people grow up?

  77. Sally says:

    “I wonder if the Pentagon has a censorship category titled “Jewish,” “African-American,” or “Latino.”
    LGBT is not a race; the above are. Please stop slipping in this type of foolishness.
    I’m a proud vet and this bit of news is not concerning. If one wants to read about LGBT, let them do it on their own time, not govt. time.

  78. WomenOnGuard says:

    Very interesting… If the military is OK with homosexuals, so should the pentagon. This is an example of how unorganized our government is.

  79. Cronkite says:

    Is the Lies- and Hate-Filled Huffington Post site banned?

  80. lloydc1234 says:

    If those two would get married they could make a lot more money as has cueball and Madelin. Talk about an “odd couple” show? May they all retire.

  81. Mike says:

    They also allow hate-filled liberal sites such as the Huffington Post.

  82. LGBT are part of American reality. It’s simply ridiculous that a department of the government as large as defense has a problem acknowledging that part of reality and is in for some reason some sort of denial. Good to know an agency that functions according to the morale of it’s soldiers and on “intelligence” decides to demoralize a significant demographic while acting blind deaf and offensively stupid at the same time. What Talibani brainiac thought this bullshit up?

  83. RJLigier says:

    I just thoroughly understand the psychology of sociopathic/psychopathic behavior of homosexuals and bisexuals. It amuses me to no end when you project and prevaricate.

  84. lloydc1234 says:

    Put simply, you are nuts.

  85. lloydc1234 says:

    Say something constructive.

  86. lloydc1234 says:

    Agree.

  87. lloydc1234 says:

    There are other sites, but Rush is the hateful king of talk.

  88. Steve0T says:

    And yours proves mine, dumbass. Try and keep up.

  89. eleanorstrouser says:

    Um, no. But thank you for playing.

  90. eleanorstrouser says:

    If there were no “sell-outs” (gay people working in government?), then you’d be complaining about bigotry in hiring and you’d have nothing to complain about here, since there’d be no gay people in the Pentagon to try to access gay political sites. Instead of just whining and trolling on the Internet, why don’t you follow my suggestion, call the EEO office and get the thing fixed? If you’d like to change the system from within, try “selling out” and getting a job serving your country and fellow citizens. Try experiencing some bigotry first hand, then try to do something about it.

  91. Stev84 says:

    Then they need to be in a “blog” category and not in a gay category. Having a blog category would be reasonable. This is not.

  92. Stev84 says:

    You clearly never heard of the Southern Baptists (especially the Independent Fundamentalist variety). Their coverup of sexual abuse almost rivals the Catholic Church. And because they don’t have a strict hierarchy, they just say “Not our fault. We don’t control that church”

  93. Stimpakistan says:

    Now do the yahoo! search moron.

  94. RJLigier says:

    I would suggest that you stop engaging in histrionic and passive-aggressive behaviors. I would also suggest the borderline psychotic among you cease and desist in serial killings and mass murders and attributing your sociopathic behavior to the general population. The 2nd Amendment protects all of us all from the acts of borderline psychotic adults and tyrannical government composed of sociopathic adults.

  95. RJLigier says:

    Why do all homosexuals and bisexuals manifest histrionic and passive-aggressive personality disorders? Why is it that the borderline psychotic among you engage in serial killings and mass murders? Take responsibility for your behavior before attributing your sociopathy to the general population.

  96. kcw1963 says:

    Why does anyone working at the DOD need to be surfing political or LGBT websites at work anyway? Save it for private viewing in your home!

  97. John M. says:

    Your article is very incorrect. I am responding from a DoD computer on a DoD network. The Pentagon is not at issue.

    What you fail to note is that proxy filtering is done at the enclave level. What you are showing is that a single proxy filter at a single Air Force location is blocking the sites. Your are NOT showing it being blocked by the DoD or even the Air Force as a whole.

    You do yourself and your readers a disservice by not including all the facts.

  98. figure8 says:

    It’s hard to define “Christianity” these days with so much sinning. The internet has opened the eyes for many of the hypocrisy of Christian’s and their tainted halo’s. It’s not just gays that have come out of the closet.

  99. Unbelievable. Or…believable.

  100. gznyc says:

    see what I mean… you are fixated on inappropriate and deviant thoughts that have no bearing on the topic. Please seek help!

  101. gznyc says:

    Dear RJLigier, your comments are being reported as inappropriate… There is no room in this great nation we all live in for your kind of ignorant and LGBT-phobic rants. Just by clicking on your name, one can see your fixation on the subjects of pedophilia and homophobia. I suggest you seek therapy before someone else seeks it for you. I would hazard a guess that you are an proud, NRA, card-carrying member. Please seek help before it is too late!

  102. gznyc says:

    Michael, yikes! That sucks and I’m sorry for your treatment from fellow “Americans”. And those people who behave this way, anonymously (as you described above) and in some comments to your post, are people who are cowards and can’t own up to the fact that they are intolerant and prejudiced. America has NO ROOM for these kind of people. And “asdf” below is an example of one of these people. SAD SAD SAD

  103. gznyc says:

    what “weirds everyone out” is intolerant and enempathetic people who “hate” and name call b/c they either don’t know an LGBT person or are just plain prejudiced.

  104. gznyc says:

    Wow, the above article is ALARMING… As an interpreter, I get a chance to talk with people from other countries and a recent conversation with some fellow Chinese Interpreters opened my eyes and woke me up. I asked, “So, how do you compare our freedom to the freedom that China says you enjoy?” I was bluntly told that, “people in the USA aren’t that free… except you can criticize your government.” When you think about it, his statement was pretty much on the mark. We are told what we can do and when (smoke, buy alcohol, access LGBT / AFA websites, etc…)

    My original intent of posting here was to ask everyone to flag

    RJLigier ‘s comments as inappropriate. He (?) goes beyond the concept of “freedom of speech”. The guy (?) has a fixation on pedophilia, homosexuality and the like. If you click on his name, almost ALL of his comments are based in inappropriate comments, innuendo and hearsay. Maybe the govt should look into this guy. You know, the ones who “bark the loudest” are more likely to be doing what they are barking about, allegedly.

  105. rmthunter says:

    Try assimilating some facts — such as the fact that gay men are less likely to molest children than straight men. If you don’t believe actual science on that score, check the FBI’s numbers — they’re right in line with the research results.

  106. Sven Storm says:

    They certainly know who their real enemies are?! LMFAO!