Well, they just keep on coming. It appears that if you’re a gay man being recruited by the Army, the worst you have to deal with is insane, all-caps emails.
From Marcia Ramode, Army recruiter, to Corey Andrew, who is gay, African-American, and not interested in joining the Army:
You go back to Africa and do your gay voodoo limbo tango and wango dance and jump around and prance in the sun and run all over the place half naked there and practice your gay morals over there that’s where you belong… Obviously you do not understand if you are gay you are out of the military you are disqualified. So whats [sic] the big issue here. You are upset you do not qualify. I bet that’s true. Your inner spirits are not true to you since you do not know if you are male or female. You must be a total idiot and so stupid to presume [sic] that you do not know what gender you are.
This was all in caps. I have removed them for you because I am a wonderful human.
Granted, Marcia was probably a little ticked off by Andrew’s comment, “So take that to your next rain dance and STFU!” She’s Native American, after all. But perhaps Andrew was responding to her previous email:
You head of fto [sic] the gay land of people who have no morals and get rid of yourself. Personally I think being gay is disgusting and immoral…. Take your ass back where you belong not here.
I’m not a big fan of combating racism and homophobia with sarcastic racism, but I’ve got to give the upper hand to Andrew here.
Good news for the Army, though - Marcia says military recruitment numbers are up! “Thousands of qualified people join the Army every day.” Bad news for the Army? She thinks there’s a “WW11.” Someday, Marcia, someday.
Via ThinkProgess and Pam’s House Blend, who has a pdf of the emails.
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